Free youth concert kicks off school holidays
TEENAGERS are invited to celebrate the first day of their school holidays with a live music concert.
Iron+Clay will be playing at the Church in the Marketplace on Saturday, September 22.
Youth leader Ruth Basham said the band was really great and connected well with the youth.
"The young people of our community need something that's free, positive and encouraging,” she said.
The band, who has performed at South Burnett High Schools and the church before, will share between songs about their life stories, and how they've gotten through situations.
There will be a free sausage sizzle and games from 6pm, and drinks will be available for purchase.
"It's a good opportunity to let loose and enjoy yourself, its a really safe and encouraging space to have a good time,” Mrs Basham said.
Church member Zoe Basham said Iron+Clay's music was current and very relevant.
"They do a lot of what's been on the radio at the moment, as well as their own music,” she said.
Students from Year 6 to 12 were invited along to the youth concert, and young adults were also welcome to come.
"The energy the band has is contagious, it's a really enjoyable time, and it's just about connecting youth with something that's a safe and fun environment,” Miss Basham said.
The band also talks about real world issues, that are often not necessarily talked about, such as the influence drugs and alcohol can have, anxiety, depression and the importance of being true to yourself.
"They talk about really important issues that a lot of school children and teens face,” she said.
"Without necessarily focussing on the Christian side of things, they have a very positive influence through music and stories.”
The free concert will be held at the Church in the Marketplace from 6-9pm, on the corner of the Bunya Highway and Ivins St, Kingaroy.
Iron+Clay will also be performing at the church on Sunday morning at 10am.