Port Lincoln City Band welcomes back FAME Awards

SHOWTIME: Port Lincoln City Band members Joan Reidy, Valerie Staunton and Yvonne Low show their ready for the FAME Awards and the Vintage Circus theme. Photo: Jarrad Delaney
SHOWTIME: Port Lincoln City Band members Joan Reidy, Valerie Staunton and Yvonne Low show their ready for the FAME Awards and the Vintage Circus theme. Photo: Jarrad Delaney

Port Lincoln City Band is encouraged people to "roll up, roll up" as the FAME (Film and Music Entertainment) Awards returns after a year off, seeing a good number of entries from the community.

The awards night is a cabaret-style event which serves as the main fundraiser for the City Band each year, and features short films and music videos created by local filmmakers and musicians.

After last year's event was cancelled due to COVID-19, the awards return on July 23 at the Nautilus Arts Centre with the theme of 'The Greatest Showman/Vintage Circus'.

City Band president Valerie Staunton said there was a good number of entries into this year's awards, including a record number for the under 15 category with nearly 10 received.

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"We've got some good short films, including an animation," she said.

"We're really impressed with the huge amount of children getting involved this year and school teachers played a big part so we're grateful for that and excited to see what the judges and people pick on the night as winners."

Awards will be presented for Best Music Video, Best Original Short Film, Best Under 15, Industry Incentive Award and the People's Choice Award, which is voted by people on the night.

These categories are sponsored by Port Lincoln City Band, Port Lincoln City Council, Magic 899, Missing Link Media and On Eyre, and Raine and Horne Port Lincoln respectively.

Ms Staunton said this was becoming the fastest selling FAME Awards ever with only three full tables of 10 seats left, with some seats still available on other tables.

"We're excited and fingers crossed COVID will stay away so the show can go on," she said.

The City Band is ready to put on a show, having rehearsed songs for the evening including circus themed music and songs from the hit movie 'The Greatest Showman'.

Entertainment will also include from That's Dancing with performances from Helen Marks, Charlee Watt and others.

People are also encouraged to dress in the theme of 'vintage circus' for the red carpet with the best dressed to be awarded a prize, thanks to Port Lincoln Carpets and Flooring Direct.

For ticketing visit nautilusartscentre.com.au.

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