Ipswich Civic Centre, 50 Nicholas Street Ipswich

Presented by Melly Melody Entertainment

Good Morning Vietnam, Music from the Vietnam War Era – Live in Concert! vividly reimagines the treasured and symbolic songs of the 1960s and 70s that spilled across our airwaves during the Vietnam War… songs that questioned, stirred and reflected the political turmoil and massive cultural changes happening during one of the most far-reaching and divisive events of the 20th century.

This production brings together a group of outstanding Queensland musicians and vocalists to deliver superb interpretations of some of the most iconic pop, folk, soul and rock songs of the time. A projection design backdrop adds compelling storytelling and scenescape elements; depicting the groovy psychedelia of the flower power movement as well as images of the despair, protest and resistance that was flaring in the city streets of America and here in Australia.

“It’s a celebration of beautiful rock music but there is also a sense of melancholy, sadness, and the tragedy that war inflicts on peoples’ lives,” says musical director Simon Gardner. “All great music not only transcends an era but also defines it, and the rock music created during the Vietnam War period was ground-breaking in that it reflected immense unrest as well as the greatest powers of all – peace and love.”

Friday 12th March 2021 at 19:30 - 22:00