Local sounds with Chantal Waters – Taste the Tweed

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Seven Deadly Swings

HI FOLKS, welcome to local sounds. So it looks like we’re heading into festival season in the Tweed Shire.

We are very lucky to have so much to choose from. The main street of Murwillumbah will come alive this Friday with Taste the Tweed (Tweed Foodie Fest). This event is the brainchild of local event manager Kerry Turner who started with the Unity Fest at the showground in 2008. The event was of exceptional quality rich in experience, finest in food, dance, arts, music and film.

The Friday night long table dinner was originally held at the showground. It was so popular that it wasn’t long before the Unity Fest would become the Tweed Foodie Fest and held in the main street. The Foodie Fest is now a tri-annual event with people driving for miles to sample the finest local food from paddock to plate.

The Taste of the Tweed is a celebration that sees the locals coming together in the main street for a massive street party. This Friday is no exception. Kerry and her team have worked long and hard to bring this event to the Tweed.

It’s going to be a very special event with a great variety of music starting with our very own Lyrica Blue, a high school student that has been breaking into the live music scene over the last year. Her songs are haunting and her voice is as illuminating as her personality.

We also have some very special guests and I will also be playing a set. If you want some great national entertainment you must be at the Foodie fest this Friday you will not be disappointed.

The final act of the evening will be the Seven Deadly Swings Hot Neo Swing, Cool Jump Jive and Deadly Rock ‘n’ Roll. This local act features seven of hottest the musicians on one stage at one time. They are the ultimate party band, guaranteed to put a thing in the swing, a move in groove and get the joint jumping.

Taste the Tweed this Friday is the first of three events, then Hastings Point on October 22 and finally the big one, the long table dinner to be held on December 3rd in the main street of Murwillumbah.

See you Friday night until then have a great week.