Geraldton summer favourite Sundays by the Sea to return for another season

Edward ScownGeraldton Guardian
The Parke and Breen families enjoying a City of Greater Geraldton Sundays by the Sea concert.
Camera IconThe Parke and Breen families enjoying a City of Greater Geraldton Sundays by the Sea concert. Credit: Reuben Carder/Geraldton Guardian

A lazy Sunday evening of food and music by the foreshore has been a summer favourite in Geraldton since 2016 and it is set to return with the 2022 edition of Sundays by the Sea.

Starting on January 9, and running every Sunday until May, the City-run events will bring live music and local food vendors together at Stow Gardens for all ages.

“We are spoiled when it comes to both local musical talent and culinary delights, and it’s great to be able showcase it at a venue that boasts the gorgeous Geraldton foreshore as a backdrop,” Mayor Shane Van Styn said.

Each Sunday will feature a local artist for a 90-minute set, meaning 17 paid gigs for local solo, duo and group acts.

Ian Weggler opened the festival in January this year. He said the relaxed nature of the evenings had drawn him back.

It has also drawn acoustic performer Anne Williams back, despite some technical hiccups during last year’s performance with Rosie Sitorus.

“We had no power at the beginning of the show,” Williams said.

“We just got everyone to come in close and we sang to them on the steps. (It) was such an awesome, memorable gig.”

To get on stage, register interest on the City of Greater Geraldton website before December 1.

Anne Williams says she'll be back for Sundays by the Sea in 2022.
Camera IconAnne Williams says she'll be back for Sundays by the Sea in 2022. Credit: Facebook/Supplied

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