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Bermagui is Swinging Back to the 1960s

The fabulous music of the 1960s and the very different history of the 1960s has attracted enormous interest in the Bermagui/Narooma/Bodalla area in a free ‘Back to the Swinging 1960s’ concert to be held in Bermagui on Thursday April 9th.

“Even though it’s still a month away, more than half of the available seats have already been snapped up,” the organizer of the event, Peter Lacey from the South Coast History Society, told The Beagle. “So, we’re strongly advising those who are still thinking about coming to book their seats today.”

Numerous popular songs from the 1960s will be performed by well-known local entertainer Sam Stevenson, and some of the fascinating things that made the 1960s decade so unique will be recalled.

The concert was originally scheduled for the Bega Valley Seniors Festival in February but was postponed to April 9thin the aftermath of the bushfires.

“And we think one of the reasons why this concert is now proving to be so popular is that it will be a really fun, really different event following all the devastation and tragedy that resulted from those fires,” Peter indicated.

The concert, which is to be held at the Bermagui Country Club, starts at 2pm and will run for about 90 minutes. It’s free and a free afternoon tea is provided.

“It’s absolutely essential to pre-book a seat as no admission tickets will be available at the door on the day. Bookings can be made by emailing southcoasthistory@yahoo.com or by phoning 0448 160 852,” Peter said.

For those unable to attend the Bermagui concert, there are two other performances of ‘Back to the Swinging 1960s’ being presented. One is at Club Sapphire in Merimbula at 1.45pm on Wednesday April 8th and the other is at the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre on Thursday April 9th at 10.15am. Again, it is absolutely essential to pre-book seats for both events.

All three performances are proudly supported by Bega Valley Shire Council, Bega Valley Historical Society and South Coast History Society.

Photo: Mick Jagger, one of the ‘bad boys’ of the 1960s, whose music will feature at the ‘Back to the Swinging 1960s’ concert in Bermagui on April 9th

Further information: Peter Lacey, 0448 160 852

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