Carnivale Music Trails Boon For Local Artists

Port Douglas, 15th March, 2023 – Port Douglas Carnivale is adding a new event to its 2023 soundtrack.

Original music will be front and centre on Port Douglas Music Trails, a celebration of local and touring singer/songwriters and the Port Douglas venues they have gigged in.

Described as “an ambling aural adventure”, on three consecutive nights, Carnivale goers can listen to great tunes and hear the stories that flavoured the songs from a range of artists around town.  

Organiser Marty Brown of Port Douglas’s Chopperdog Productions said the Music Trails’ acts were chosen for being exceptional singer/songwriters within their own genres.

“Each is different from the other, but all are equally awesome.”

Artists include Cinnamon Sun, Tim Woodz, Stuie Harcourt, Tessa Devine and JC & The Tree.  

“For these shows it is really a sit down and listen type vibe where the artist has a chance to give a little bit of background on themselves and the inspiration and stories behind the songs.”

Mr Brown said Port Douglas Music Trails will be a great night out showcasing the musicianship and artistry of singer/songwriters with ties to the region.

“I don’t think there is near enough focus on the vast array of talent we have up here in the Far North.

“There is a huge collective of musicians in a multitude of projects in the area continually working

behind the scenes on various things.”

He said highlighting local original talent through Carnivale will be a boon to the region’s music scene.

“We really hope we can grow the event into something special, Mr Brown added. 

Port Douglas Music Trails will run as follows: 

Friday May 19
Tin Shed: Cinnamon Sun 7pm-9pm

Saturday, May 20 
Tin Shed: Tim Woodz 1pm-3pm
Paddys Bar: Stuie Harcourt 4pm-6pm
Chillies Trattoria: Tessa Devine 7pm-9pm

Sunday, May 21 
Central Hotel Beer Garden –
JC & The Tree – 2pm-3pm
Tessa Devine – 3:30pm-4:30pm
Tim Woodz – 5pm-6pm
Cinnamon Sun – 6:30-7:30pm

For more information, visit the website

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Tanya Snelling

Strategic PR

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