5 June 2019
Today marks four months to go until the 17th Australian Masters Games and party-time gets underway Adelaide.
The Games is known just as much for the social program as it is for the sport and this year the party will deliver an exciting entertainment lineup throughout the week, including a tribute to the piano man himself, Billy Joel.
Fresh off a huge national tour, Celebrating the Music of Billy Joel with Anthony Mara will be performing on the final night of the Games, Saturday 12 October, closing the 2019 event in style.
The full live band consists of the finest musicians around, plus state of the art sound and lighting, in a powerful show that has all the classic Billy Joel hits such as: “Piano Man”, “New York State Of Mind”, “Honesty”, “It’s Still Rock’n’roll To Me”, “Uptown Girl”, “We Didn’t Start The Fire”, “River Of Dreams” plus many more.
“It’s a great honour to be performing at the Australian Masters Games closing ceremony, such a great national community event being held right here in our hometown of Adelaide,” Mara said.
“By the time October comes around, the Billy Joel Tribute Concert will have toured and performed over 20 shows in five States around the country in 2019, so to come home for this party event will be an awesome thrill for us. We can’t wait!”
As always, the Games will kick off with the much-loved athlete march into the Adelaide Convention Centre welcoming everyone to the weeklong festival of sport on Saturday 5 October.
Adelaide cover band Blackjack will be on hand bringing the tunes and welcoming the over 8,000 participants and their supporters to the Games. Their music ranges from ABBA and Stevie Wonder to Justin Timberlake and Beyonce and will surely get everyone moving.
“Blackjack are very excited to kick off the Master Games in Adelaide 2019,” the band said.
We are looking forward to contributing to a great party atmosphere with so many fun loving and inspirational athletes. We can’t wait to warm everyone up for a fantastic event with plenty of tunes to fill the dance floor.”
“Blackjack” is one of Australia's finest show bands presenting high end party tunes with visual flamboyance and a vocal quality that no-one can deny – the perfect way to get the week going.
There’s still more to come… Keep an eye out for more entertainment announcements as the Games get closer.
Co-host of Seven Network’s Sunrise, Port Adelaide chairman and avid sports fan David Koch is trading in his business suit for active wear as the official ambassador for the 17th Australian Masters Games.
Murrumbateman, New South Wales boxer Laeli Hogan is headed to Adelaide this October for her second Australian Masters Games.
Seventy-one-year-old John Holland is ready to take on the Australian Masters Games for a fifth time.