Friday, June 14, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Discover The Harmonies Of The Sunshine State With QLD Music Trails

Venture on a journey through Queensland's musical tapestry with the QLD Music Trails and discover the beauty of a place we like to call…the Sunshine State. Support local talent by attending this musical odyssey of excellence that’s close to both home and the heart. With singer-songwriters, groovy tunes, acoustic folk and a cultural twist to the mix, this line-up of live performances in the Mackay and Whitsundays and surrounding areas will have something for everybody - and is an experience you won’t want to miss!

Enjoy live and local music while surrounded by the beauty of Queensland's finest attractions.

Take A Journey Through Mackay and the Whitsundays’ Melodic Landscapes

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind road trip to adventure as you discover the local blueprints of music, culture and natural wonders within The Reef Trail's series of upcoming events.

Enjoy live music by singer-songwriter Will Blume at the official launch party, "Embark," on Friday 5th of July from 4pm at the Red Dog Brewery. Savour Mackay's finest brews and delicious pizzas as you mingle with fellow Reef Trail-Goers amidst the vibrant backdrop of Mackay’s prestigious Pioneer River at this free entry event!

Next up, get ready to groove at Arcadia Bar on Saturday the 6th of July from 1pm, with indie anthems and dynamic tunes from Great Gable and Kitschen Boy. Join the youthful energy of The Push All-Ages Team and be among the first to hear what’s in this exciting line-up. Don't miss your chance to win free arcade game tokens and dance the afternoon away.

Experience the magic over two days (6th-7th of July), from 4pm, featuring "Between the Tides" on Yuwibara Country in Cape Hillsborough, where local Tia Gostelow will support Christine Anu (Saturday 6th July) and Josh Pyke (Sunday 7th July) serenade you against the beautiful remote setting. Immerse yourself in the culturally guided gathering, leaving behind only footprints as you create unforgettable memories under the guidance of Yuwibara custodians.

Finally, don’t miss out on the last hurrah at “The Reef Sundowner” on July 13th from 3pm Saturday, where you can expect an afternoon of acoustic folk music and local delights at the serene Lake Proserpine. Relax amidst stunning sunset views and camp under the stars, cherishing the memories made along this extraordinary Queensland Music Trail.

To make it all just that little bit sweeter, Mackay and Whitsundays locals can also use the code 10OFF when purchasing tickets to save $10 on tickets! Tickets are selling fast to this unique and beautiful experience, Book now! More information can be found at

Josh Pyke. Image supplied
Christine Anu. Image supplied
Tia Gostelow. Photo Credit: MACAMI

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