BUSINESS owner Toula Elliott will have plenty to sing about when she joins a group of musicians passionate about restoring a sense of community at Gardentown Shopping Centre.
Ms Elliott, who owns Toula's Engraving, Gifts and Home, said Thursday's lunchtime concert was a good way to encourage shoppers into the centre.
She said it was an exciting time at the centre, with tomorrow's opening of the IGA supermarket.
"It helps us with the friendly feel of the centre," Ms Elliott said.
She said she would perform in The Support Gardentown Traders and Welcome IGA Concert as long as she could get away from work.
Concert organiser and Friends of Gardentown founder Alan Mackey said some traders had battled to remain viable during the time the supermarket was closed.
"It is time to have all of the people start filtering in," Mr Mackey said.
Thursday's concert will feature a range of folk and country music artists from 11am until 2pm in the Gardentown food court.
"They (the performers) all understand how important Gardentown is to the social fabric."