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Sundown Sounds music festival

Nuria will be performing at the summer festival in Mijas.
Nuria will be performing at the summer festival in Mijas. / SUR
  • A season of free open air summer concerts are to be staged in the small square in front of the town hall building

La Cala de Mijas is gearing up for a season of free open air summer concerts, which are to be staged in the small square in front of the town hall building at sunset.

Each Thursday at 8pm (9pm in July), a different style of music will be presented and these will include jazz, blues, reggae, pop, rock and flamenco.

The concerts, an idea proposed by Roy Peréz, councillor for foreign residents, are staged under the banner of ‘Sundown Sounds’.

The Mijas town hall has contracted Big M Promotions to arrange the live music events from 4 May until the end of the summer. The company was chosen to organise the events because of their past track record of concerts and other social events on the coast.

Martyn Wood, director of Big M Promotions, confirmed that 11 different artists and bands have already been booked to perform at the concerts, but he is hoping to add more acts to the list in order to be able to offer a wide variety of music throughout the summer.

Those already booked include the Jersey Boys, a popular local tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons; and the Rolling Steves, a duo who perform hits from the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

Other musicians taking part will be Finnish vocalist Harry B Goode; the ever popular entertainer One Wish Steve; singer Nuria and band The Memphis Trio, considered by many to be one of the best rock and roll and bands on the coast.

There will also be a traditional Andalusian flamenco show performed by the Fuengirola-based flamenco troupe, Arte Azabache, and there will be two nights of reggae supplied by Magnet Man and Jens Malling.

Musicians and singers who would like to participate in the festival should contact Martyn Wood through Facebook or www.costadeldisco.com

The Plaza del Ayuntamiento is situated at the main roundabout in the centre of La Cala de Mijas and parking will be available at the fairground.