With a focus on local singer/songwriters in the acoustic genre, Tanks Unplugged is a concert series that puts the spotlight on the talented musicians of Cairns and the region.
The series offers a relaxed platform for both established and emerging artists to play to their local audience, promote themselves, sell their CDs and network with other musicians and performers. The series is presented in partnership with Entertainment Cairns.
The history of the Tanks Unplugged concept dates back to the early 2000s where a monthly format was held at the Tanks Market Days. With gaining popularity, the format evolved with a more specialised Tanks production which included formal marketing from 2004 – 2006.
In 2007, a budget was introduced to start paying the performers, bringing the Tanks Unplugged format to where it is today: a series of Friday nights throughout the year with three acts performing on the night.