Rainbow Beach Delivers International Folk Tour

Chamber President, Mark Beech, and Brooke Bignall are delighted to announce that Rainbow Beach will host The Festival of Small Halls

Chamber President, Mark Beech, and Brooke Bignall are delighted to announce that Rainbow Beach will host The Festival of Small Halls

Rarely do the small halls of Australia have the chance to roll out their red carpet for international musicians.

This summer, in partnership with Festival of Small Halls, Rainbow Beach Commerce and Tourism Association welcomes American folk raconteur Vance Gilbert and Australian singer-songwriter Liz Stringer to the Rainbow Beach Community Hall.

Organiser Brooke Bignell said she is “beyond excited to bring that ‘village’ feeling that I fill my heart up with each year at the Woodford Folk Festival to Rainbow Beach.

“I’m looking forward to a wonderful evening of folk tunes, laughter, chatter, and nourishing community driven celebrations just in time for Christmas,” said Ms Bignell.

Rainbow Beach is a sleepy, seaside village through the ‘off’ season, and a vibrant tourist hub through peak season. With the stunning natural environment, abundant local activities and tours, k’Gari on its doorstep and friendly locals, the little town has something for everyone.

With a permanent population of 1100, you’d be right to assume that everyone knows everyone, and that’s just the way the locals like it. Without the tight knit community, Ms Bignell says, “we wouldn’t have our wonderful and dedicated community groups.”

Rainbow Beach Community Hall was opened in 2012, after decades of tireless contribution by many locals. Locals are proud to have such a beautiful architecturally designed building in the center of Rainbow Beach, and are thankful to those organisations and individuals who helped get it off the ground.

Ms Bignell thinks Rainbow Beach and its new community hall captures the essence of The Festival of Small Halls perfectly, as “our community often pulls together to get events, programs, clubs and structures off the ground. The Community Hall is a great example of that.”

Festival of Small Halls arrives in Rainbow Beach at the Rainbow Beach Community Hall for one night only on Sunday, December 10th 2017.

Doors open 6.30pm.

The Festival of Small Halls Summer Tour 2017 is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Tickets can be purchased online at festivalofsmallhalls.com

Limited tickets available at the door.