2017 Summer Sounds in the Park

2017 Summer Sounds in the Park

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The stage by the Oriental Garden in King Edward Park will once again come to life on Saturday 28 January as part of Summer Sounds in the Park.

After last year’s successful event, the day will include an array of different music so there is bound to be something that suits everyone’s tastes.

Entertainment will start at 4pm with El-Dee-Vee (from Wanganui) performing some solo tunes, followed by the smooth tunes of Gumboot Tango and their country taste. Then there will be a performance by the Te Puna Rangatahi O Waingongoro Kapahaka group followed by the main act, Modern Maori Quartet.

Modern Maori Quartet (MMQ) has been to Taranaki before, and have a repertoire that blends old school charm with modern pizzazz, featuring unique spins on Maori Waiata, showband hits and pop music, all infused with the multi-talented Maori foursome’s irresistible charisma, sublime harmonies and universal humour.


South Taranaki District Council events co-ordinator Jody Bloor says she looks forward to seeing lots of people enjoying the evening’s free entertainment.

“We hope families take the opportunity to have a relaxing evening, taking in the music and the stunning scenery,” says Jody. “Make a night of it and bring along a picnic, or make use of the Riversong Gypsy Café selling some savoury delights for dinner and your favourite doughnuts will also be there made by Bushel & Peck – perfect for dessert!”

This event is proudly brought to you by South Taranaki District Council and supported by TSB Community Trust in association with More FM.