february, 2021

23feb7:00 pmMackay to Manhattan – A Musical Memoir


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(Tuesday) 7:00 pm


Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre

58 Goondoon Street

Event Details

Karen Jacobsen’s musical memoir is performed solo at the grand piano; part concert, part motivational experience.


Event details: 

Tuesday, 23 February 2021  |  7pm

Ticket Prices: 

Adult  $35
Loyalty Member $28
Concession $31
Group 6 or more  $29 per person

Tables can accommodate up to 10 people

Mackay to Manhattan follows the story of a small-town girl with big dreams who believes “it is never too late to recalculate” to get to your dream destination in life.

Writing songs from the age of seven in her hometown of Mackay, Australia, when Karen Jacobsen saw Olivia Newton-John on television, she knew what she wanted to do with her life.

To look at her, it may seem like it was a breeze, but Karen has been to the brink. She shares how she navigated her way through debilitating anxiety and financial disaster, and if you have ever had a moment of doubt in your life, this show will quickly give you the experience you are not alone.

Be ready to be entertained, inspired and hear the “only woman men will take directions from” in this very special Queensland artist event.


Hungry for something more?

Wagu beef meatballs with creamy mash for $15 is available to order at the bar – no preorder necessary!


About Karen Jacobsen

Mackay born Karen is an international speaker, songwriter and concert artist whose voice is in over a billion GPS and smartphone devices worldwide. Through her songs, performances and speaking presentations, she entertains and inspires people to recalculate their way to their dream destination in life. Karen’s show Mackay to Manhattan – A Musical Memoir is ideal for groups who want to take their people on a part concert, part motivational journey that leaves them elevated with powerful insights about their own lives. Karen’s timeless melodic songs, powerful vocals and message “It Is Never Too Late To Recalculate” leaves everyone energised and engaged with their potential.


That was the most fantastic show I’ve ever seen. I love Olivia but I love you more! Best wishes for tons of success with this. It was so meaningful and real to hear your beautiful story of how you continually have risen above the obstacles in your way. You are truly an inspiration for anyone who wants to “live their dream”!
– Susan, California, USA

“A super musical performance: Karen Jacobsen, in a spectacular gown, is a beautiful, funny, a lovely light-fingered pianist and a terrific singer with a fine clear voice who writes melodically original personal songs giving glimpses of her life and relationships. She totally engages her audience with her charm, her voice and her wit and she can hold a note like Jerry Colonna, It’s a treat to be entertained by this talented, lovely woman. Catch her if you can. It’s one of the best performances of the decade.”
– Richmond Shepard