The venues that make Ocean Street a vibrant cultural entertainment hub have banded together to create the collaborative Ocean Street Precinct, which is bringing a series of five Summer Series events to life in the coming months.
The Precinct now features the Coastal Quarter, a massive temporary venue that includes a 600-metre-squared weatherproof marquee. The challenge is on for Pub Choir to set a new record by filling the venue to its 2000-person capacity on November 10.
Ocean Street Precinct spokesperson Jo Jordan says the Coastal Quarter will become a temporary music classroom as participants, who don’t need any musical experience or even to be able to sing in tune, come to learn the lyrics and harmonies from a popular song.
“The Pub Choir phenomenon is taking off,” she says.
“Their latest events in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast sold out. People are just loving the idea of coming together and singing as part of this group activity with a beer in their hand.
“Because the Coastal Quarter is significantly larger than any of the venues that have hosted Pub Choir, we have the opportunity to become the largest event of this kind.”
The Coastal Quarter is located near Solbar and includes a stage, amenities as well as food and drink options.
“It’s basically a pop-up venue,” Ms Jordan says.
“Really we are just amplifying the things we know and love about Ocean Street.”
Visitors can visit oceanstreet.com.au to find everything about the venues in the street and all of the gigs and special events happening in the precinct.
The Coastal Quarter will host five Summer Series events in November and December, proudly supported by My Weekly Preview.