Imagine watching your idol perform... The bright lights, the songs you've loved for years being recreated right there in front of you, in your town... and then onto the stage steps a friend of yours, or maybe you? You walk right up to where your idol is standing, and you pick up the microphone, or the guitar, and you start playing along! You look out into the crowd and the whole town is watching this magical moment, and they couldn't be more proud to see one of their own performing side by side with an absolute legend!
Magical moments like these are what LEGEND & THE LOCALS is all about.
LEGEND & THE LOCALS is a Hey There Happiness concept (featuring a different Australian music Legend each year) of Regional Queensland communities. The much loved music ‘Legend' is accompanied by an up and coming support act, and invites locals to join the show for unique collaborations.
The ‘Legend’ connects with the community through workshops with a choir and individual musicians. The focus is on honing the skills of the locals, developing collaborations, and preparing them to step onto the stage, side by side with the Legend in an awe inspiring show in the evening, featuring the hits of the ‘Legend’, and showcasing the talents of the locals. A truly 'once in a lifetime' experience!
In 2019 we are delighted to be able to present Country music Legend Troy Cassar-Daley who has released 10 studio albums over 30 years. It's Troy's generous nature that makes him perfect for connecting with our communities and sharing skills.
In 2017 CQUniversity's Legend & the Locals starring Country Music Legend Sara Storer, collaborated with 445 regional QLD locals through orchestras, bands, choirs and individual musicians in twelve towns across the state:
All of this is made possible through the generous support of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal with thanks to the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation.