Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life


Hitch your wagon to a star and mark your calendar for the Friends of the MECC's Morning Melodies as ‘Blue Bayou’ graces the MECC stage on Friday 24 March.

Written and performed by Nadia Sunde, the cabaret singer and her band will deliver a nostalgic setlist that will transport audiences back to the golden age of country-pop music. The recipient of multiple national and international awards for her songwriting and performance, Nadia is no stranger to the country genre.

“Mum bought me the Readers Digest Country & Western songbook when I was a kid because I just couldn't get enough country from the radio,” Sunde says.

Evoking the nostalgia of the country pop music genre, Mackay locals are in for a morning of delightful entertainment, featuring down-home warmth, charm, and masterful storytelling.

“It was all Jerry Reed, Willie Nelson, John Denver, Dolly Parton and the rest of the gang for this little girl. They were my heroes and their storytelling built something in me,” Sunde continued.

The songstress is thrilled to take the Mackay audience on an unforgettable musical journey, showcasing the works of renowned country artists.

“Blue Bayou’ has felt a bit like a homecoming. It's beautiful to bring these songs to audiences across the state who feel the same way.”  

Ticket holders will be treated to complimentary tea, coffee, and biscuits before the performance, and will have the opportunity to win exciting lucky door prizes from Guardian Pharmacy Walkerston and Whitsunday Biscuit Factory. With tickets starting at just $15 each, The Friends at the MECC’s Morning Melodies is an affordable and enjoyable day out for Mackay locals.

What: Friends of the MECC’s Morning Melodies Blue Bayou

When: Friday 24 March 2023, 11am

Where: MECC Plenary Halls


Blue Bayou is set to charm Mackay audiences this month

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