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The City of Stirling is committed to providing a calendar of free and low-cost community events that offer entertainment and leisure opportunities for everyone to enjoy.

WAAPA in the Park 2020 - Cancelled  

The City of Stirling and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) have jointly decided to not go ahead with the WAAPA in the Park concert planned for this Saturday 14 March due to potential storms and the developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. 
In the interest of community wellbeing, the City and WAAPA are taking a proactive approach to the Government’s advice that all non-essential gatherings of more than 500 people be avoided to minimise public risk.

Please visit the website for updates regarding events in the City of Stirling.

The City of Stirling, Edith Cowan University and WAAPA proudly present Australia's premier performing arts academy in concert.

WAAPA in the Park will be held on Saturday 14 March 2020 from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

An annual tradition since 2007, WAAPA in the Park is a free family-friendly evening of fabulous music performed in Ron Stone Park. This year marks WAAPA’s 40th anniversary and it also marks the final WAAPA in the Park concert so don’t miss your opportunity to attend this event.


Free entry!

Be wowed by the outstanding Latin Ensemble and WAAPA's most accomplished Jazz and Contemporary musicians as they rock, bop and strut their way through an awesome collection of old and new funk, soul, pop and jazz classics.

Bring your picnic rug and hamper, and enjoy an evening of exciting musical talent and showmanship.

This is a smoke, drug and alcohol free event.


The students of WAAPA will light up the night with an astronomical set of music by some of the world’s biggest artists including the Eagles, George Michael, Ariana Grande, John Mayer and Sara Bareilles.

Behind the scenes, WAAPA’s Production and Arts Management students will take care of the technical details needed to bring this special event to life, including the stage management, lighting, sound and front-of-house management.

Music Directors: Mike Eastman, Victoria Newton, Carrie Pereira and Chris Tarr

Performed by: Jazz and Contemporary Music students

Contemporary music line up

  • Life in the fast lane by Eagles 
  • Magic Man by Heart
  • No Such Thing by John Mayer
  • Best Part by Daniel Caesar feat H.E.R
  • Release by George
  • What You Won’t Do for Love by Ricky Peterson
  • Rosanna by Toto
  • I Say a Little Prayer by Aretha Franklin – Lianne La Havas cover
  • New Groove by Rockmelons
  • Love Song by Sara Bareilles
  • Freedom by George Michael
  • Greedy by Ariana Grande

Jazz line up

  • Chili Con Carne – Anders Edenroth
  • Sing Sing Sing – Louis Prima/arr. Darmon Meader for New York Voices
  • Smile – Charlie Chaplin/arr. Ben Bram
  • Mas Que Nada – Jorge Benn/arr. Victoria Newton/Tom Greble
  • Joyful Joyful – Ludwig Van Beethoven/arr. London Gospel Community Choir/ Sister Act 11

Latin Ensemble

  • Descarga De Hoy – Jesus’ Alemany
  • Oye Como Va – Tito Puente
  • Ran Kan Kan – Tito Puente


WAAPA in the Park is subject to weather conditions. If the event is cancelled a notification will be posted on Facebook, Instagram and the City of Stirling website. It will also be posted through WAAPA platforms

Food and drink

BYO picnic hampers and blankets welcome.

There will be food and drink available for purchase at this event.

The food trucks on location will be:

  • Lady Latte
  • Viking Waffles
  • Baolisious
  • Pulcinella Pizza.