After years of being held off site at the Leisure Centre, the Kiama Show Society is moving its Ball to an more appropriate location – the Pavilion at the Showgrounds.
“This year we have decided to go for a more intimate feel, with better facilities,” says the event’s organiser Colleen Burge.
The Show Ball has always been a must do on the local social calendar, an opportunity for people to dress up and dance the night away.
In its hey day, when there was not as much competition for people’s attention, the Show Ball used to regularly attract 750 people.
These numbers led to it being held on the Leisure Centre’s basketball court, with the organising committee working hard to make the venue atmospheric for the night.
“We are hoping that the community will approve of the move, and come along and have a great night whilst supporting the Show Committee,” says Ms Burge.
“Make up a table of 10 with family and friends or join another table and meet new people!”
As part of the venue change, this year’s Ball will also have the convenience of a licensed bar. Guests can still bring along their own basket supper, while drinks will be available for purchase from the venue.
The night will feature Kiama’s favourite chanteuse, Pearl Noire, and her band.
“Pearl’s voice has been described as ‘velvet tones and dark chocolate on a lover’s tongue’,” says Ms Burge.
“Her repertoire includes jazz, swing, soul, soft rock, funk, reggae and country. She always brings her own unique style and influence to a song, and enjoys taking requests from an audience.”
Ms Burge explains the Show Ball is one of several events run by the Show Society.
“As the costs of staging the annual Show continue to increase, events such as the Show Ball help the Committee in securing first class entertainment and keeping ticket prices at the Kiama Show affordable.”
Details: Saturday 12 October, Kiama Pavilion. Doors open at 7pm, with the band starting at 8pm. Tickets $40 members/$45 non-members from www.kiamashow.com.au