The third Sunshine Sounds, a free all-ages music event, will be held at the Missingham Amphitheatre in Ballina this Sunday.
The event, hosted by Jah Life Music, aims to raise funds and awareness for homelessness with the Songs for Swags team.
‘The broad concept behind the event is all about taking positive action within the community through providing quality free entertainment for all while raising awareness and funds for conscious-minded organisation and initiatives,’ says Sunshine Sounds founder Scotty Brimstone.
The first event in September, although relatively small in scale, was very well received, promoting and raising funds for the Western Papuan Freedom Flotilla.
The idea for the event arose earlier in the year, gaining some momentum after Scotty pitched the idea to Ballina councillor Jeff Johnson, who suggested that the Missingham Amphitheatre in Ballina would be the perfect venue for the event.
‘It’s a wonderful venue in the park next to the river,’ said Johnson. ‘The idea of local musicians putting on a free afternoon of music and raising funds for community groups was always going to get the support of the council.’
With the support of Ballina Council the idea started to grow, with local reggae sound system Solidarity Sound and local deejays and performers offering their services free of charge for the event.
If you would like to find out more, make a donation or offer your support, you can email [email protected] for further details or call Scotty Brimstone on 0448 103 212.
Sunshine Sounds – Missingham Amphitheatre, Ballina, Sunday 12 noon.
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