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Naracoorte’s Town Squares will be filled with a huge range of music on Saturday February 8th as the 2014 “Taste the Limestone Coast Festival” brings a party mood to the town!

Previous “Taste” festivals have set the trend for a high quality mix of local musicians and entertainers along with a guest band; usually a top cover band from Adelaide or Melbourne and the organizing committee are sure that this year’s music mix will continue this tradition of excellence.

The festival will open at 11am and the live music will commence at 11.30am continuing until around 6.30pm.  In total, there will be almost seven hours of great music for festival patrons for an adult entry fee of $10 which represents great value entertainment.  On top of this there will be an array of wonderful food offerings, great local wine, cider, beer, soft drinks and coffee to help everyone enjoy a splendid afternoon in the park! 

There will be two stages and the music will alternate from one to the other during the day so that patrons in both squares will be entertained. Two large marquees and many shade umbrellas will be provided for the comfort of festival goers to allow them to relax and enjoy the day.

Returning from the 2013 Taste Festival is local singer/songwriter Christy Wallace.  Christy’s music is deeply personal and it reflects life from the melancholic to the joyous.  It is best described as a mixture of country, rock and folk and it gives her a very personal style.  We had many requests following last year, so we are delighted to welcome Christy back for the 2014 Taste.

Local legends Hoody and Fab need very little introduction as they have built up a very strong following across the Limestone Coast.  They are able to perform in a wide variety of styles and their list of performances is impressive.  They have entertained at many festivals, winery functions and hotels across the Limestone Coast.  Their many local fans will enjoy the opportunity to see them at the Taste Festival for the first time.  Hoody will also be joined for a bracket of songs by local singer Ann Woodard, who sang at the 2013 festival, and we welcome her return to the festival.

“Reality Bites” is a new name for a group of local musicians who have played in many other bands across the region under different names.  More recently, they entertained the crowd at the Rymill Cabernet Carnival as part of the Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations. They will certainly have the crowd rocking along!

Our highlight band will be one of Adelaide’s top cover bands, “Rush Hour”.  This band is in very high demand for corporate functions, weddings, hotels and clubs, so we are thrilled to be bringing them to Naracoorte for the Taste Festival.  They play a huge range of party music from the 60’s to the latest chart toppers, using the very best sound equipment.  With their professionalism and extensive experience, we will enjoy a great afternoon of music. Taste will be both a festival and a fun party!

To help set the mood for the festival, the organizing committee invites local musicians and entertainers to be buskers on Saturday morning before the festival starts.  Not only have Smith and Ormerod Streets come alive in previous years, but the Kincraig Plaza and the Naracoorte Historic Vehicle Club’s monthly market at the Sheep’s Back Museum have also welcomed buskers.

Interested people should contact Gabby at Naracoorte First National about the Kincraig Plaza and Daphne Burford about the Market.  Buskers who wish to perform on footpaths must register with the Naracoorte Lucindale Council and younger buskers must have parental permission and appropriate supervision.

Taste Chairman Derek Blackwell believes that entertainment throughout the town is certainly popular at festivals and commented that, “Street buskers certainly helped create a buzz in the town last year and set the scene for a relaxed and enjoyable festival, and many young people made some handy pocket money as well.  We invite entertainers to join in to make this a weekend for all, locals, tourists and visitors alike.  There is a wealth of talent in our town and the wider Limestone Coast district, so let’s show what we can do!”

For further information, contact Derek Blackwell 0418 897 122