When the shoe strings break
On both your shoes
And you're in a hurry-
That's the blues.

When you go to buy a candy bar
And you've lost the dime you had-
Slipped through a hole in your pocket somewhere-
That's the blues, too, and bad!

– Denice Jackson

On May 7, 2011, the blues comes alive in Cairns and in Marlin Cove Resort  as local blues brothers show off their music in the 3rd Annual Cairns Blues Festival. Guests in our Trinity Beach accommodation will be captivated and inspired by the haunting music that hails from the spiritual and work songs of African Americans.

Blues music will remind of you of your first love's soft hair, farewells in train stations, and the sad, saccharine knowledge that the one you love's only going to make you cry.  The music will then be complimented by the majestic setting of our Cairns holiday accommodation. Hum Fat Domino's "Every Night About About this Time" as you stroll back to your Cairns beach resort from a day-long swim at the Great Barrier Reef. The flora and fauna of the Daintree Rainforest will just make you sing to the tune of Louis Armstrong's "What A Wonderful World". After a day packed with music and adventure, holiday makers in our Trinity Beach family Accommodation can then look forward to a restful night at our snug and spacious rooms

There will be two stages in Fogarty Park-one at Sound Shell and the other at the Hill Top. Some of the excellents acts to catch are Albatross, The Derringers, Moon Gypsy Blues Band, Chase the Sun,  Claude Hay, and personal favorite Phil Manning. Eric Bibb and Ian Moss will also perform as the headliners.

Moreover, you can take photos of the exciting bike display atthe Cairns Hot Rod Club Parade. Feeling peckish? Have your fill of yummy snacks and then pick up souvenirs at the on site food and bazaar stores. There will also be a kids tent at festival so  your littlies can have an entire day of fun play time while you enjoy the beachside blues.

For more information, visit the Cairns Blues Festival website – www.cairnsbluesfestival.com.au

For bookings at Marlin Cove Resort, click here.