COVID-19 EVENT UPDATE INFORMATION
The MECC is operating in accordance with the current QLD Health Directive.
In line with Queensland Government Health Directive, from 17 December 2021, all who come to MECC will need to be fully vaccinated (16+ years) or medically exempt. You’ll need to register on arrival via the Check in Qld app and the easiest way to show proof of vaccination is to link your certificate or exemption through the app.
Before purchasing tickets, please read the Covid Safe Terms & Conditions which are in addition to the regular MECC Terms & Conditions of sale.
Swinging jazz, powerful soul and cheeky kitsch featuring Melissa Western and her band. It's the year 1954.
Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James and Eartha Kitt are all at the dizzy heights of their careers. With swinging jazz, powerful soul and cheeky kitsch these three women broke new ground for all who followed in their footsteps. Melissa Western and her band pay tribute to this magnificent era in music and inspiring trio of pioneering singers.
50s style abounds.
“Western is a force of nature…Great storyteller, feisty, highly enjoyable; … Warm, witty and supremely talented … captivating …fantastic instrumentalists” ***** (five stars) Broadway Baby
“Western is absolutely brilliant… her aptitude for music is vast and versatile” ***** (five stars) ThreeWeeks magazine [UK]
“Western’s gorgeous singing voice serves her well” The Australian
Please note - This is a tribute concert.
Enjoy free tea, coffee and biscuits before the show (from 10am), Thanks to the the Friends of the MECC.
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.
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 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.