With a focus on local singer/songwriters, 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 history of the Tanks Unplugged concept dates back to the early 2000's, when musicians were invited to perform at the monthly Tanks Market Days. With gaining popularity, the format evolved to include a more specialised Tanks production which included formal marketing from 2004 – 2006.
In 2007, a budget was established to pay performers, bringing the Tanks Unplugged format to where it is today; a series of fully produced evening gigs with three acts performing on the night.