Hervey Bay's Botanic Garden Outdoor Chapel is set to come alive with the soulful sounds of local talent at BLOOM: Melodies in the Moonlight. This musical extravaganza celebrates the rich diversity of our community’s musicians, with each evening dedicated to a different genre. Among the standout performers is Harding’s House, led by the enchanting Nicole Cornish.

Nicole Cornish, the lead singer of Harding's House, shares what attendees can expect from their performance:

“We write and perform original music from the heart, featuring topics like love, life, addiction, mental health, and other personal and social phenomena. Due to a range of influences, our style is diverse and could best be described as indie folk/blues/roots. As we are a family band who shares love through our music, it is our main goal to deliver a performance that touches the hearts and minds of our audiences. In doing so, we hope that the connection we share through music carries over to our audience, and that they feel welcomed in as a part of the family too!”

The natural beauty of the outdoor chapel perfectly complements Harding's House's acoustic, heartfelt style. Nicole elaborates on this synergy:

“This event is a unique opportunity for Harding’s House to go back to our roots of performing as an acoustic three-piece. Siblings Nicole and Robbie grew up on a 500-acre property near Biggenden, starting out playing acoustic covers of their favourite songs in their teenage years, so an outdoor setting is really nostalgic. With one guitar, two vocals (male/female), and acoustic percussion, set in such a beautiful outdoor environment, this performance is sure to feel extremely intimate. This setting allows for the sibling harmonies and emotive lyrics to be the main feature of our performance, and we really hope attendees enjoy the night.”

Each night of BLOOM promises an immersive experience. Two sittings are available each evening: from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM and 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Attendees will enjoy a 30-minute tour of the enchanted garden, followed by a complimentary drink and snacks, and then an hour of captivating musical performances. With a bar available for additional drink purchases, guests can savour the night in the cozy atmosphere of the Botanic Garden.

To make the experience even more special, childcare services are provided for the first session (5:00 PM - 6:30 PM) at the Urangan Community Wellness Centre, allowing parents to enjoy the music worry-free.

Tickets are priced at $45 per person, which includes a drink and a platter on arrival, the garden tour, live music, and childcare for the first session. Proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the Urangan Community Wellness Centre.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to celebrate local talent in a breathtaking setting. Book your tickets now and be a part of BLOOM: Melodies in the Moonlight, where music, nature, and community come together in perfect harmony.