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Excitement builds as city's Boomtown shows loom

Mayor Gail Sellers browses QMF program

It's almost show time with the excitement building for the Queensland Music Festival's biggest ever free community production, Boomtown, set to entertain from Thursday, July 18 to Sunday, July 21.

The Marina Parklands will host four night open-air performances. QMF, partnered by Council will tell the story of the development of Gladstone into an industrial city through a cast of about 300 talented local performers.

The alcohol free events will start at 6.30pm with the community encouraged to take blankets, chairs or cushions. Read more...

Sport and recreational grants program opens

Groups and organisations planning to host a regionally significant sport or recreational event between September this year and March next year can now apply for a grant from Gladstone Regional Council.

Round one of Council's Regional Sport and Recreation Event Sponsorship program opened on July 1, with a maximum of $3000 per event offered. Read more…

Switched on Sundays makes debut at marina

Looking for a different way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon?

Gladstone Entertainment Centre is about to kick off Switched on Sundays, a recommended 18+ event, offering a line-up of talent every second month.

Five hours of entertainment will be delivered by local bands Mad Hat McGrinny, Thunderbirds and Pandamic, and comedians George Smilovici, Gary Bradbury and Dolores Lorette.

The action starts from 12.30pm on July 7 with hot rods, Harleys and Hyundais on display and ticket giveaways for the 2014 Agnes Blues and Roots Festival.

A licenced bar and café will operate. Tickets can be pre-booked or purchased at the gate. Book online or contact the Box Office on 4972 2822.