Spring is in full swing and Floriade 2018 is upon us! Back Deck Entertainment is gearing up for a massive week ahead as we provide six groups for various performances at the festival.
CBR Big Band started out our involvement last Sunday, the 23rd of September, with a set to an enthusiastic crowd at Stage 88. The band played some modern big band arrangements from composers such as Alan Baylock and Bob Minzter.
NightFest has already started with some brilliant performances, but don't miss out on Party Night on Saturday the 29th of September. Big Boss Groove will be taking to the stage at 8:00 pm to bring you a massive set of all your party favourites. Get your tickets now!
Come Monday morning, new group Ellen and the Eligibles will take to Stage 88, for a set of funk and fusion inspired original tunes, from songbird Rachel Ellen. Join them at 11:00 am
Hang around on Monday the 1st of October, because at 2:00 pm, Canberra party boys The Po Boys will take to the stage for the first of six performances at Floriade! You can see them on Monday at 2:00 pm, Tuesday at 11:00 am, Wednesday at 12:30 pm, Thursday at 2:00 pm, Friday at 12:30 pm and one last time on Sunday at 12:30 pm, all down at Stage 88! It's going to be a huge week for those guys! And just for a bit of extra fun, you can see them at the Australian Parliament House Open Day on Saturday the 6th from 9:30 am.
On Wednesday morning, the 3rd of October, at 11:00 am, Bewitched will jump on Stage 88 for a fantastic set of classic swing tunes, with a few different arrangements thrown in the mix. Join Melody and the guys for a trip back to the glitz and glamour of the 40s and 50s.
On Friday afternoon, the 5th of October, at 2:00 pm, Scotty's Little Big Band will take to the stage to launch their massive funk and soul show! Featuring tunes from James Brown, Tower of Power, Earth Wind and Fire, Chicago and more.
There's so much to do and see at Floriade 2018, make sure you pack your picnic blanket and head on down to Commonwealth Park and go for a stroll through the flowers, pick up some produce from many of the local small businesses and support your CBR community. While you're there, make sure you stop by and have a listen of a dance at any one of our performances!
See you there!