GC Mayor to host Seniors Flashback party

If the 50s was the era of rock ‘n roll, Mayor Tom Tate is bringing it back at the 2016 Seniors Week.

The Mayor’s Seniors Week Concert Program on Thursday will include rocking legends and rolling entertainment in the Paradise Room, The Arts Centre Gold Coast.

“This concert is one of the most popular events on the City’s annual calendar,” said Mayor Tom Tate. “This year’s Rock‘n’Roll Flashback promises great music, laughter and entertainment and will be a highlight of our Seniors Week activities.”


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The concert will take patrons on a journey from the 1950s, 60s and beyond with a star-studded line up of three internationally renowned rock‘n’roll tribute artists: Dean Vegas (Elvis Presley), Dennis Knight (Johnny O’Keefe) and Kris Knight (Buddy Holly), accompanied on stage by The Legends Show Band.

The concert is part of the broader Seniors Week activities across the Gold Coast, celebrating the contributions and achievements of seniors. Seniors Week is held between 13 to 21 August. Currently the Gold Coast has 83,000 residents over the age of 65, making up over 15 per cent of the city’s population, and that figure is expected to grow to 20 per cent of the population by 2031.

Gold Coasters wanting to  rock’n’roll can attend one of three sessions this Thursday (9.30am, 12pm or 2.30pm) and tickets are free. To book, visit cityofgoldcoast.com.au/seniorsweek or call the Box Office, The Arts Centre Gold Coast on 5588 4000. Tickets can be booked in person at The Arts Centre Gold Coast or by mail.