Planning is underway for the official opening as well as a celebration concert on the newly completed Manning RiverStage in Taree's Queen Elizabeth Park.
The official opening is set for Tuesday, October 27, at 11am and will be followed up a couple of weeks later, with The Show Must Go On Concert, on Friday, November 6.
The concert, a fundraiser for the Manning Music Program of the Australian Children's Music Foundation, will be a celebration of talent from the MidCoast Council area as well as, hopefully, a couple of celebrities from Sydney.
Regardless of COVID-19 restrictions when the time comes, the event will be live cast so people can watch it whether they are permitted to attend or not.
The concert is part of the Great Southern Nights - 1000 gigs around New South Wales - sponsored by the NSW Government.
The official opening has been pushed back on several occasions because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The project was the brainchild of local Rotary and Lions clubs. Rotary Club of Taree on Manning's projects manager Ken Raison was instrumental in bringing it to life.
It took three years of planning and eventual construction to complete the project. Construction began last November and wrapped up in March.
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