Griffith Musicians Club Inc’s premier party event will celebrate a special milestone, holding its 20th annual ball on Friday August 17 at the Yoogali Club.
Club president Michael Pfitzner says this is an event Griffith people make sure to mark on their calendars and arrange travel plans around.
“It has become the social event of the year for quite a few Griffith people. There is always a buzz and people’s eyes light up when they talk about the Musicians Club Ball”.
It has become the social event of the year for quite a few Griffith people. There is always a buzz and people’s eyes light up when they talk about the Musicians Club Ball.Griffith Musician's Club president Michael Pfitzner.
When asked what makes this event so special, Mr Pfitzner said it’s all about the Griffith community.
“It’s an event that has stood the test of time for 20 years and its popularity hasn’t wavered,” Mr Pfitzner said.
“It is also a great boost for local businesses in town benefiting from the flurry of preparations for the Ball to ensure patrons look their finest. “
The club is made up of around 50 members who all work or run businesses in the Griffith. All these people have a common interest and that is playing and performing music.
Most of the performers are made up of regularly working bands or duo’s around town and the collective talents are pooled to create this iconic event.
The Griffith Musicians Ball is the main fundraiser for the club to conduct its yearly activities including The Young Musician of the year awards, now in its 12th year.
Harriet Kelly, the most recent winner of these awards, will take to the stage joining with a couple of bands as well as Anastasia Comarin, Lara Camm and Emily Verri.
The ball is also a great opportunity for these rising young stars to share a stage with seasoned local performers.
The Griffith Musicians Club is also supporting the newly formed Murrumbidgee Regional Conservatorium of Music and is keen to see it up and running.
The club will also hold a Guitar Masterclass with one of Australia’s premier guitarists Michael Dolce on Monday August 20 following the Ball.
The Ball will kick off with “Diva and The Beatchez” laying down some classic favourites from at 6.30pm.
Then the night ramps up with Eugene, The Unicorns, The Luxxtones, Happy Avenue, Trouser Effect and Vertigo closing out the show.
The crowd will be dancing to all their favourite tunes past and present.
“There is sure to be something for everyone. Guests can bring their own food, alternatively food will also be available to purchase at the club,” Mr Pfitzner said.
Tickets can still be purchased at MDM for Men but are selling fast.