First Summer Sunday Concert to Benefit Fire Appeal

The City of Ballarat’s Live Music Strategy comes into play this weekend with the first of three Summer Sunday concerts in the Botanical Gardens.

Rain, hail or bright sunshine, the hugely popular concert will go ahead this Sunday, 5 January with an impressive line-up of artists – so come prepared Ballarat.

Audiences will be treated to the likes of Melbourne singer-songwriter, Maylene Slater-Burns,  Ballarat-based band Meraki Minds, sister folk duo - Charm of Finches and - Triple J favourite Ali Barter who will be performing songs from her new album, ‘Hello I’m Doing my Best’.

With excellent wine offerings from Blue Pyrenees Estate Winery and Kilderkin Distillery, uninterrupted views of the stage or a relaxing bean bag lounge, it’s no wonder the FREE Summer Sunday concert series is one Ballarat’s most popular live music events and a perfect way to kick off the New Year in a family-friendly environment.

Take advantage of the selection of food vans which in 2020 include- The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the Dumpling Man, Dos Diablos Mobile Cantina, lil nomnoms, St Gerry’s, East India Trading Co, Luigi’s Gelato, Boost Juice Ballarat and Bean Me Up mobile espresso.

Importantly, audiences at Ballarat’s three Sumer Sunday concerts on January 5, 12 and 19 will have the opportunity to donate to the Bushfire Relief Appeal.

Earlier today, Council announced it had donated $20,000 cash to the Red Cross Relief Appeal for Disaster Relief and Recovery.

Many of the performers appearing on stage in Ballarat this summer have taken to social media to acknowledge the heartbreak for so many communities impacted by bushfires. Charm of Finches were forced to cancel their show in Katoomba on December 21 due to fires.

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