Over the past two months, we’ve presented a host free events at our three venues featuring some of Melbourne’s finest musicians, performers and artists. Patrons have enjoyed everything from live music and mini golf to face paining and inflatable handball games. These events have brought enormous energy to our community with something for everyone and there’s even more to come with one last weekend of great events.
We have a very special lineup to draw this great program to a close.
Burnett Grey Gardens, Ripponlea is the place to be on Saturday 26 February with the unique sounds of Synthronica who will be packing their blend of fat beats, fatter synths, bari sax, Afrobeat, glitch-hop, wonkfunk and more from 12.30 pm.
On Sunday 27 February, we invite you to find some balance in the beautiful surrounds of Burnett Grey Gardens with Yoga Space Melbourne from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm. Yoga Space Melbourne embraces yoga as a holistic practice, one that often begins on the mat then gently expands into all aspects of life. Join us at the gardens for an invigorating and healthy way cap off your weekend.
It’s a full-on live music marathon at Cleve Gardens, St Kilda starting with the brilliant Bernadette Novembre playing from 1 pm to 5 pm on Saturday 26 February. Bernadette’s music can be described as a mix of late 1960’s Rock: The Doors, George Harrison, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane with Brit Rock/Alternative Rock: Arctic Monkeys, The Last Shadow Puppets, The Vaccines, Babyshambles, Queens of The Stone Age, Franz Ferdinand, Muse, Oasis, Nick Cave and Chrissie Hynde.
Hungry for even more Summer Sessions magic, Synthronica will make the trip from Burnett Grey Gardens on Saturday to join us at Cleve Gardens on Sunday 27 February from 1 pm to 5 pm.
Town Hall Reserve, South Melbourne has been home to some incredible activities, performances and live music over the last 12 weeks – and we’ll be closing with yet another live music feast. From 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm on Saturday 26 February, we’ll be starting our musical voyage with Capt’n Justyna, a moody, melodic alternative rock band based on the songs written by The Captain (a self-proclaimed Angry Slav Woman) laced with laments, anger, betrayal, vulnerability, fear but also hope, determination, and a sprinkling of dark satire at random times that take the listener on a voyage of human emotions. It portrays what it FEELS like to be human: imperfect, vulnerable, delicate, lost, scared, weak, messy, determined, strong-willed, spiritual, hardy, brave, calculating.
On Sunday 27 February, we welcome Melbourne’s favourite alt-country outfit Team Love. You’ll be treated to traditional country and folk songs with a twist, rocking duets to heartbreaking ballads to dazzling four part harmonies. Team Love have been breaking and melting the hearts of all who hear them, with music that echoes the country greats with a contemporary spin. Exploring traditional themes such as love and loss, as well chronic illness, identity and feminism, Team Love will not only make you think but make you feel heard.
A very special thank you to all the performers, artists, musicians and everyone in our community who made this such a memorable and exciting program for the last 12 weeks.