Blamey Street Swings with The Beatles


March 2 2024
Once Only
Opening Hours
7:00pm - 10:00pm
253 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan NSW 2620
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After a sold out show in 2023, The Blamey Street Big Band with Leisa Keen is bringing its incredible Big Band Beatles show to The B!

It’s no secret that The Beatles sound adapts perfectly to interpretation by the classic big band – saxophones, trumpets, trombones and rhythm section. Alongside well-loved arrangements such as Michael Buble’s ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’, and Count Basie’s ‘Eleanor Rigby’ and “Michelle’, master arranger and principal saxophone player with Blamey Street, Andrew Hackwill, has created fabulous swinging arrangements of treasured tunes including ‘Penny Lane’, ‘She Loves You’, ‘Here Comes The Sun’, ‘Octopus’ Garden’, ‘Something’, “A Hard Day’s Night’, ‘With a Little Help from my Friends’, ‘Yesterday’, and many more.

With Canberra’s leading jazz vocalist, Leisa Keen, adding her special magic to Andrew’s arrangements of tunes from all the studio albums, some of the singles, and even the latest single, ‘Now and Then’ this will be a night of music that no Beatles fan should miss.

Join Conductor Ian McLean and the fabulous 22-piece Blamey Street Big Band for this unique and very special concert.


  • Sat 2 March 2024 - 19:00 - 22:00


Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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Terms & Conditions – Caroloke Competition

  • Entry is free.
  • Only one entry per person whether you are an individual or in a group.
  • Categories are: Primary School, High School, Adults – Individual, Duet or Group.
  • There will be amazing prizes from local businesses for the winner in each category.
  • Your performance must be a Christmas Carol that is no longer than 3 minutes long.
  • Your performance must not contain any explicit language.
  • Please note, this is not a religious event.
  • Entrants must also not be professional singers. If you are a professional singer, please contact the events team on 0481 007 012 to book your performance.
  • Registrations close Friday 8th July 2022 at midday.


  • All entries can be dropped off at the Queanbeyan Showground on Friday 7th July 2023 between 4:30pm and 6:30pm.
  • You can only enter once in each category. i.e. 1 x Christmas Cake & 1 x Gingerbread House in your age group.
  • Cakes and gingerbread houses must not exceed 30cm in height, width and length.
  • All care will be taken while on display but we will not be responsible for any damages.
  • Cakes & gingerbread houses will be judged on decoration only.
  • All entries will be judged on Friday evening 7th July 2023 and winners will be announced at midday on the main stage on Saturday 8th July 2023.
  • All entries will be on display at the event in the building behind the Grand Stand.
  • A photo will be taken of the winners and their creations for promotional material.
  • Collection of yours entry can be done from 3pm to 5pm on Saturday 8th July unless previously organised with the QPRC events team.