MAP Pharmacies Morning Melodies 2021 | A Holly Christmas

MAP Pharmacies Morning Melodies 2021 | A Holly Christmas

COVID-19 EVENT UPDATE INFORMATION

The MECC is operating in accordance with the Restrictions on Business, Activities and Undertakings Direction.

For contact tracing purposes the MECC are using the Check In Qld app and encourage all patrons to download the app and fill in their details and those of their guests prior to visiting The MECC.

Before purchasing tickets, please read the Covid Safe Terms & Conditions which are in addition to the regular MECC Terms & Conditions of sale.

The wellbeing of all visitors, artists and staff is our priority.


A Holly Christmas

The Buddy Holly Christmas Concert

Join us for the final Morning Melodies performance of 2021!

Doors open 10am

  • One lucky ticket holder will win a double pass to each Morning Melodies show in 2022!
  • Lucky door prizes
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits before the performance
  • Complimentary Lion’s Christmas cake
  • Be the first to know of the 2022 Morning Melodies Season
  • Christmas markets, stall holders are:

- Friends of the MECC - Anne Bags
- Mackay Regional Council Libraries
- Fitter for Life, MECC Gymnastics 
- MAP Pharmacies
- Whitsunday Biscuit Factory 
- Let the Children Play 
- Flavourista Consultant Helen Howarth


Deck the Halls with BUDDY HOLLY and celebrate all that is Christmas with an incredible collection of Christmas favourites performed by Scott “Buddy” Cameron and his band.

Hear the Christmas classics: ‘Santa Clause Is Coming To Town’, ‘Jingle Bells Rock’, ‘Blue Christmas’, ‘Little Drummer Boy’ as well as some Buddy Holly rock ‘n’ roll classics like ‘Peggy Sue’, ‘Rave On’, ‘Oh Boy’ and ‘It’s So Easy’.  It’s a show that has had outstanding reviews everywhere its toured, full of energy and vitality, along with blindingly accurate and faithful recreations of the hits, as you remember hearing them.

Buddy Holly was one of the greatest pioneers of Rock and Roll in the 1950's. His career spanning only two short years before the day the music died, he still managed to leave behind one of the biggest musical legacies with a wealth of material that had a lasting impact on popular music.

Donning Holly’s trademark horn-rimmed glasses, his ever so engaging and charismatic figure and a lilting vocal hiccup is Scott Cameron as he returns to the role that made him famous. Scott "Buddy" Cameron - as he became known – was a childhood guitar prodigy in Australia sharing stages with Tommy & Phil Emmanuel, Slim Dusty, Jade Hurley, Glen Shorrock, Ross Wilson, Keith Urban, Doug Parkinson & Brian Cadd. In 2004 however he found his calling answering an audition call for the Buddy Holly Story musical. His uncanny look, eerily similar voice and guitar prowess, transformed Scott to become the single most recognised Buddy Holly performer in the world! Receiving the support of Buddy Holly's family and friends including The Peggy Sue, Holly’s Widow Maria Elena and Bob Montgomery (who wrote with Buddy and penned the song Heartbeat). Scott had a remarkable run of rave reviews for his portrayal of Holly in the lead role of the International musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story in productions staged from 2005 through to 2009. The musical took Scott all over the world including London’s West End. Australian audiences last had the musical in 2009 which played for over a year and toured to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne & Adelaide even receiving a Civil reception from the City of Adelaide.

In 15 years Scott has performed as Holly over 2000 times, sold more than 1 million tickets, broken 5 pairs of glasses and knee slid through countless pairs of pants. Scott was also the international lead in Memories Of Buddy Holly, The Class of 59, Elvis meets Buddy, Buddy & Roy and several other touring productions and has even appeared as Holly on film in America.

Scott is joined on stage by a 3-piece band including some of the finest Australian and international players.

Please note - This is a tribute concert.

Brought to you by MAP Pharmacies West Mackay and Ooralea.


Coffee and cookies

Enjoy free tea, coffee and biscuits before the show (from 10am).

Thanks to the the Friends of the MECC.

Basket with multiple prizes inside

Lucky door prizes at each Morning Melodies show in 2021!

Thanks to the
MAP Pharmacies and The Whitsunday Biscuit Factory.

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    Become a MECC Member!

    Your membership entitles you to purchase 4 tickets (per show) at the discounted MECC Card price, providing you personally present your membership card.

    Membership cards are not transferable - only the card holder can purchase discounted MECC member tickets.

    When you join the MECC card membership you receive the following benefits:  
    - Discounted tickets for a big range of selected shows
    - Be the first to know about special offers
    - Chances to Win - ticket giveaways and competitions for MECC Members only.

    Accessibility
    Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre aims to ensure our venues and performances are welcoming and accessible.  If you have any questions about access requirements, please contact the Box Office before purchasing tickets.

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    Wheelchair Access
    Wheelchair seats/spaces are available for all events. These seats/spaces can be booked by contacting our Box Office on (07) 4961 9777. All levels of the MECC carpark are fully wheelchair accessible.

    Hearing Receivers are available in the Auditorium and a Hearing Loop is available in the Plenary Halls. To access this equipment simply enquire at the Box Office prior to event.
    Please contact the Box Office (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person for more information.

    Companion Cards
    Companion Card holders are entitled to a complimentary companion ticket to all performances. The cardholder must provide their Companion Card details when making bookings and present the valid ID card to receive their ticket/s from the Box Office. To access this program, please contact the box office on (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person.

Purchase Tickets

10 December, 2021
11:00 am
MECC Plenary Halls
$15 Admission
$13.50 Friend/MECC/MAP Member


$2.70 Phone Administration Fee

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no paper tickets will be printed at any time. Tickets will be issued in a digital, PDF format and will be sent by email to the ticket purchaser, not to each individual.