Songs & Stories of Australia with Karen Knowles


Fri, 30 Aug 2024


7:30 PM – 9:30 PM


From $40 - $60


Townsville Civic Theatre
41 Boundary Street
South Townsville QLD 4810



Presented by Townsville City Council & Karen Knowles Enterprises Pty Ltd

In her most personal show yet Karen Knowles presents Songs & Stories - a concert celebrating the Australian music that we’ve grown to love - songs from artists such as Judith Durham, Olivia Newton John, Archie Roach featuring many other much-loved songs that sing up and connect us to this amazing land we call home.

Singing for and with Australia audiences with heartfelt gratitude and recognition, promoting unity with all people and all of creation be sure to book early for this amazing opportunity to join Karen for Songs & Stories for this one night only event. Karen has sung The Seekers repertoire extensively when touring with The Seekers as their lead singer in the early 1990s and has been singing Olivia’s music since her early teens on television.

Through Karen’s work with reconciliation since the early 1990s she has sung I am Australian at various national events and was very touched by Archie Roach’s musical expression of connection to country. Karen very much enjoys travelling and connecting to country when touring and some of the songs that were written during such inspired times on country (featured on her 7th and 8th studio albums Solid Ground & Sanctuary) will also be featured as part of this Songs & Stories performance.

In this specially curated concert Karen will perform I Honestly Love you, Let Me Be There; I’ll Never Find Another You, Morningtown Ride, Carnival Is Over; Under the Milky Way Tonight as well as Archie Roach’s gems Native Born and One Song and Karen’s own song Belong.

Songs & Stories offers audiences an opportunity to be with each other to collectively celebrate the gift of being Australian while honouring various iconic Australian artists who have created music that has touched our hearts forming a much-loved soundtrack to our lives.

Join Karen and her celestial band The Elements (piano, guitar, and cello) for this magical evening performing all the songs you know and love.

This will be a concert to remember!

“All the way back from Young Talent Time, to touring with The Seekers and singing the original version of I am Australian, Karen’s voice is still smooth, and she still has those beautiful dimples. Karen Knowles is a gem with many facets – she shines from whatever angle you view her.”Audience member.
“Thank you for your moving concert last evening. The audience was so very appreciative of your marvellous gift…you really do spread peace and joy.” – Audience member.

Part of Theatre Season 2024.

Additional Details

Age Suitability:

All ages


  • Companion cards
  • Disability parking
  • Disability restroom
  • Hearing loop
  • Nappy changing facilities
  • Wheelchair accessible venue
  • Wheelchair seating available


Cuisine To Go Menu

Did you know you can now pre-book your meals through Cuisine to Go at least 48 hours before the scheduled show time. Menu varies and is available 1 month prior to the performance.

Pre-ordered meals are served in our air-conditioned Balcony Bar on Level 2 unless otherwise advised on the menu.

Don't miss this delicious culinary experience at our theatre!

Interval Drinks

Tired of waiting in the queue for a drink at interval?

Well, save time and pre-order your drinks at the bar before you go into the show, and they will be ready at interval.  Ask our friendly bar staff!

  • Duration: 2 Hours including an Interval
  • All Ages.
  • Australian Music.
  • $4.10 transaction fee + 0.5% credit card surcharge applies. No booking fee applies if purchased in person over the counter.

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