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McGregor Summer Retreat’s week of music and art open to community

The annual USQ McGregor Summer Retreat is back for another year, presenting visual and creative art classes through a week-long series of workshops (January 13-20).

Simultaneously, the Music Retreat is also in residence at the University of Southern Queensland’s Toowoomba campus, with workshops for music lovers who travel from all over Australia.

McGregor Summer Retreat has been running for 51 years and draws a talented array of tutors and participants to the creative hub of USQ.

As part of the 2019 McGregor Summer Retreat, McGregor presents a selection of concerts and exhibitions to the community.

These events are a part of the evening entertainment for the annual McGregor Summer Retreat. Open to the public, the events are a great opportunity to get a taste of McGregor and to meet other like-minded people from across Australia.

Join us for our Summer Retreat Market Night! - Thursday 17 Jan 5pm-7pm: Refectory, R-Block USQ

Join us for the McGregor Summer Retreat Twilight Art and Craft Markets, where tutors and artists from the McGregor Summer Arts Retreat will showcase and sell their original works.

Peruse and purchase authentic, one-off pieces created by talented artists from across Australia. Perhaps you’ll take home your very own piece of McGregor Magic.

Catch our McGregor Music Tutors in action! - Free Concert - Friday 18 Jan 7.30pm: Arts Theatre, A-Block USQ

Every year we ask our McGregor Music Tutors to show us what they’ve got by piecing together a full collaborative contemporary music concert.

This is your chance to catch some of the best musicians in the country, playing the songs you love, for free!

McGregor Music Participants Finale - Free Concert - Saturday 19 Jan 2.00pm: Arts Theatre, A-Block USQ

They’ve spent all week working together to improve and master their instrument of choice and now they’re ready to show you what they’ve got.

This concert is built throughout the week of the McGregor Summer Retreat and typically features an array of popular songs from across different eras.

It’s an opportunity for the McGregor musicians to gain performance experience and showcase to family and friends what they’ve taken away from their week immersed in music.


The McGregor Retreat week of events offers the perfect line up of artistic events to get out and enjoy, particularly in what is normally a quiet time of the year. Many of the concerts fill up quickly so it’s advisable to reserve seating.

Bookings can be made at or by phoning box office on (07) 4631 1111.

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USQ McGregor Summer Retreat is back for another week of workshops starting January 13.