SAYD will be performing at the Coffs Harbour Show this weekend.
SAYD will be performing at the Coffs Harbour Show this weekend. contributed

Show stopper at Coffs

ROCK music, bush music, choir singing, pipes and drums, brass band – even a magic show will be on offer at this weekend’s Coffs Coast Advocate Coffs Harbour Show.

The stage action will kick off at 10am on Saturday and build pace until after the Fireworks Spectacular at 8.30pm, when up and coming local band SAYD show the style which took them to the grand final of YouthRock.

The local teenage rockers beat 44 of the best youth bands around, making them the youngest band ever in YouthRock history to win the Best Regional Band award.

Their recent tour of Sydney had them playing two gigs at the Royal Easter Show, which was quite a feat for this dynamic band of 15 year olds.

SAYD will take to the stage from 9 - 10pm on Saturday and show their fans how Aussie Rock is well and truly alive in Coffs Harbour.

Sunday’s pace in the stage area will be a little slower than the rest of the showground, giving mothers a chance to kick back and relax while being entertained.

Whether stopping for one act or throwing down a rug and staying for a few hours, the stage area will be the perfect retreat for mums this Sunday.

“Well over a year ago, the Coffs Harbour Show Society committee members were shocked to hear that their 2010 Agricultural Show was to fall on Mother’s Day,” said committee member Margo Caba.

“The dates, which are determined by a governing body, are set well in advance and cannot be changed, so to make the most of what appeared to be a poor turn of the dice, the show committee members decided that they’d look on the bright side and add a live entertainment area to their show to encourage mothers of all ages to spend a few hours soaking up some local and visiting talent.”

Referred to as the stage area, situated in the open air on a grassed pocket between the Exhibition Hall and the Norm Jordan Pavilion, the area will be a picnic rug venue with some chairs and tables provided.

The mostly local acts showcase a real cross-section of the community and include Scottish country dancing, interactive bush music, the Sing Australia Choir, a Magic Show, the Coffs City Brass Band, a young Rock Band, two young vocalists and the Coffs Coast Pipes and Drums.

The Coffs Harbour Show Society Mothers’ Day Raffle will be drawn at 12.30pm on Sunday in the stage area.

Prizes on offer are an Opal Cove Absolute Beachfront Accommodation Package, a $100 Dinner Voucher at Zulu’s Restaurant and Bar, a Classic Facial courtesy of Ann Hobson Beauty Therapy and an artwork from Coffs Arts Club.

Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5 and are available from show society members or the secretary’s office at the showground.

The 2010 Coffs Coast Advocate Show will be held from 4pm Friday to 3.30pm Sunday. Email or secretary John Sjolander 0428 523 559

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