Local musicians to shine at new Samford event

Published 5:00am 17 June 2023

Local musicians to shine at new Samford event
Words by Jodie Powell

Eatons Hill musician Zoe Quinn is among the local talent that will take to the stage at first-ever Music in the Valley Samford on June 24.

The 21-year-old singer/songwriter and guitarist draws influence from indie and folk-pop threads, infusing heartfelt lyrics and bold, passionate guitar-playing with her compelling voice.

Last year, she performed at the Woodford Folk Festival, and she has regularly graced stages at festivals and events across South-East Queensland over the past few years.

One-man band Alex Kosenko is also performing at Music in the Valley Samford.

He’s known for his unique mix of Australian folk and blues accompanied by his compelling electric sound, delivering energy performances with a blend of original tunes and crowd-pleasing covers.

The line-up will also feature the Redcliffe-based Fonoti Brothers, who will bring a fun and energetic vibe to the stage.

With an array of originals and covers, they are sure to get the crowd up and dancing at Music in the Valley Samford.

Moreton Bay Big Band will also hit the stage with a dynamic performance.

The event will feature FREE facepainting, kids’ fun and a stack of delicious food trucks.

Music in the Valley is proudly presented by Moreton Bay Regional Council and supported by strategic sponsors Moreton Alert, Ausbuild, UniSC, Brisbane Whale Watching, Village Motors and Pacific Harbour Golf and Country Club.

Big program of events

Mayor Peter Flannery says Council has delivered 43 free community events in the 2022-23 financial year in partnership with Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT), and had continued that investment in the 2023-24 Budget handed down on June 16.

“These kinds of music events aren’t just great crowd pleases, they’re great to bring our whole community together, especially in areas like Samford,” he says.

“We heard loud and clear that locals wanted more festivals and activities in their suburbs and neighbourhoods, so we have delivered that again for you to ensure you have options close to home rather than needing to travel to Brisbane.

“In fact there’s now a Council-sponsored party somewhere in Moreton Bay almost every week, thanks to our new jam-packed events calendar.

|“I know more and more locals, especially young families, are looking for free and affordable entertainment closer to home - which is why this was an important consideration in this year’s Budget.”|

Cr Darren Grimwade (Div 11) says it will be a celebration of life in Samford Valley.

“I hope to see everyone in the area boogie on down to the showgrounds,” he says.

“Not only is this a free event, which is so important as living costs increase, but it’s a celebration of Moreton Bay’s local musical talents that we’re showcasing for you to enjoy.

“And let’s be honest, there’s no better place to be on a cool winter’s afternoon than outside in the crisp country air with some great tunes.

“It is a licensed event, it’s not BYO, but depending on how things go we’re prepared to look at the rules around that.

“So come on down and help us get this party started!”


Date: Saturday, June 24
Cost: Free entry
Location: Samford Showgrounds

Find out more here.


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