Event Management – the grind behind the glamour.

Our second iteration of Chillogan Festival is just around the corner on November 16th at Meadowbrook Golf Club.

Logan! Get your Chilli on!
Enjoy the head at Chillogan Festival

As a sole event manager, our CEO Sandra Beynon of Body and Soul Australia – Events and Entertainment – takes pride in knowing I don’t need a committee to get things across the line.  “Death by Committee” is definitely not something Sandra wants to know about.

So, when you see the PR pumping out in the last weeks before the festival, spare a thought for all the behind-the-scenes work that gets done, probably 18 hours of every day.

Social media posts don’t happen by themselves, and a lot of thought, time and creative writing goes into making posts that will hopefully excite viewers and elicit a ticket-buying response or at least a commitment to attend on the day.  It takes time, focus and a lot of energy to ensure that supporters and stakeholders are recognised.    Here is just a sample of who’s involved at Chillogan 2019.

Chillogan Festival supporting YFS
Logan-based charity YFS

This year’s festival is supporting Logan-based charity YFS which provides essential services to so many in the Logan area who are marginalised, disadvantaged of struggling to cope in a variety of ways.

 

 

Viking Breed Social Motorcycle Club, headed by Mark “Rabbit” Pritchard, president of Brisbane/Ipswich Chapter, will again be lending their support to fundraising on the day through their “Viking for a Day” pillion ride auctions, as well as helping Miss Chillogan raise money through the “Hug a Chilli” fun promotion throughout the day.   Raffle tickets will also be sold.

Viking for a Day charity auction
Viking Breed Social Motorcycle Club

Live entertainment on the day is by Sean Mullen who is an international-standard artist with a penchant for Joe Satriani’shttp://www.thesatrianitribute.com.au immensely difficult music.  His show will astound listeners and be a great backdrop to the sunset at Meadowbrook Golf Club.

Young jazz outfit, Philip John Trio, will be setting some great grooves and Lobeau, the Logan-Beaudesert Country Music Club’s five piece band, will open the festivities with some great country rock vibes.

Phil North heads up Burning Bites Down Under

Phil North of Burning Bites Down Under will this year be co-hosting some of the 6 chilli challenges set to entertain the audience throughout the festival.

 

 

 

 

Award-winning artisan chilli products
Rob Donn heads up Australian Extreme Chilli Condiments

Stalwarts like Australian Extreme Chilli Condiments’ Rob Dunn will be in Hellfire Alley to show off their huge range of award-winning artisan sauces and rubs.

Firing Line Gourmet Chillis is undoubtedly one of South-East Queensland’s best proponents of low-slow meat cooking and smoking.  Don’t miss their stall as they sell out fast!

If it’s a little Mexican food you’re after, word is that Juan at the Carlos Tacos stall may have some much-loved Jalapeno Poppers on offer throughout the day.   These little food items are in high demand so hot-foot it over to their stall.

If honey is your thing, go and visit the  Australian Agrifutures Rural Women’s Award finalist Natasha Roebig and husband Jason at the Bee All Natural Honey stall.  So many yummy ways to eat honey and even a diabolically hot 3 Stings chilli honey for the very, very brave (and you need to sign a waiver!).

Organic honey Queensland
Tash and Jason Roebig with daughter Miranda

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s so much more to see and do than we can tell you here, so head on over to the Facebook event page and stay in the loop and have all the latest info at your fingertips.

Candy from Hell Challenge at Chillogan Festival.

Are you ready to test yourself?

Yes, of course there’s always something to do in Logan if you look hard enough.

Not only is this region peppered with beautiful open spaces and parkland, it now has its very own chilli festival – Chillogan – this year happening at the breezy Meadowbrook Golf Club..

On Saturday 16th November 2019 Chillogan will kick off once the hottest part of the day is done, at 3pm, and a program of back-to-back events including:

Music by three bands including Philip John Trio, The Satriani Tribute with Sean Mullen Guitar, nd the Logan-Beaudesert Country Music outfit, Lobeau.

  • 6 chilli challenges
  • 1 fun kids’ watermelon-eating challenge
  • 3 dance groups including the Blue Porcelain Dancers courtesy of North Brisbane Chinese Association and Carl Wu, the Bhangra United Dance Group, and the BADance academy
  • Roaming fun mexican wrestlers
  • Viking Breed Social Motorcycle Club
  • Brisbane Commodore Car Club
  • VIP Dog Training with Maree Field – Agility Display
  • Best Costume Award
  • Cutest Chilli Kid Award
  • Chilli Dog Mascot Award

And speaking of the 6 challenges……one of the more interesting ones is Adrian Zocaro’s  (Firing Line Gourmet Chilli) new “Candy from Hell” Challenge which kicks off at 6.15pm, bumping the Flaming Wings Challenge.   Find out more at the dedicated Facebook event page here.

Adrian has lovingly created a colourful collection of diabolical little gummy drops, in all colours, sneakily belying their heat level, leaving the challengers to find this out as they chew their way to the victory line.

The event will be MC’d by Phil North of Burning Bites Down Under so it’s sure to be a fun segment.

To register for the Candy from Hell cha

llenge or any of the other challenges on festival day, please visit our Humanitix registration page.

Adrian is better known for his amazing, low, slow-cooked meats (and vegetables) and is a very popular destination for meat-lovers at any festival which features his beloved cooker.  Chillogan 2019 will be no exception and Adrian has prepared some great surprises for his regular customers and will be ready to wow his new customers with his melt-in-the-mouth offerings.

Hellfire Alley will feature some of Australia’s finest artisan chilli product makers ready to test your mettle with their wares.

The Afterburn Bar will cool your tongue with some great beverages, including chilli beer and chilli cocktails and mocktails.

The kids can amuse themselves with two jumping castles, pony rides and an animal nursery.

And for those who like to learn new things, pop along to Adrian Zocaro’s workshop on smoked meats (brought to you by Firing Line Gourmet Chilli). Then learn about bees, honey and all things apiary with Tash and Jason Roebig of Bee All Natural Bee-keeping.  

The 7 hours of fun, excitement and relaxation will fly by and before you know it you’ll be heading home with a bag full of chilli goodies, a stomach full of delicious food (chilli and non-chilli), some worn out but happy kids and a greater appreciation of those brave challengers who take to the stage to test their endurance in one of our 6 six challenges.

Logan! Get your chilli on! 

Tickets on sale now – save time in the queue and buy online – don’t print out your tickets!

 

 

Satriani Tribute Show one night only at The Swan Hotel Fremantle

Sean Mullen plays Satriani
Sean Mullen is an Australian guitarist with serious chops.

If Joe Satriani is your thing and you live in Perth, Western Australia, make sure you get along to this concert by Brisbane-based guitarist, Sean Mullen, as he pays tribute to one of the world’s most famous guitarists.

The Satriani Tribute Show plays on Friday 12th July at the Swan Hotel, Fremantle.

Mullen is one of the rare guitarists whose technical prowess allows him to emulate the great compositions of the USA’s Joe Satriani who has only just finished his world tour.

Playing Satch’s compositions as they were written is a labour of love for the lawyer-by-day, guitarist-by-night wunderkind of the electric guitar.

When not performing Satch’s tunes, Mullen can be found playing alongside talented Brisbane songstress, Sandra Beynon, in the Willie Nelson’s Love Child Show (also performing one show only at the Ravenswood Hotel in Fremantle on Friday 5th July.

Tickets are available from Humanitix or at the door.  $10 adults, $5 concessions.

Check out what’s in store for you at this concert:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J708fbihYFM