Summer Music Series 2019
Free concert series at Emerald Lake Park, every Sunday in February
The Summer Music Series 2019 is a free, family-friendly series of concerts held every Sunday afternoon in February at Emerald Lake Park.
Spread out a picnic blanket on the lush green lawns of the park and enjoy a fantastic line-up of local musicians as they perform in the bandstand. You can also take part in the drum circle event, held every week
The café will be open, and the park has plenty of great activities to enjoy
No pets, alcohol or glass allowed.
Event will be cancelled if it's an extreme fire danger day
In the event of a CFA-declared Code Red or Extreme Fire Danger Rating, or in other extreme weather conditions, Emerald Lake Park will be closed and the concerts will be cancelled.
To check conditions on the day: CFA’s Central Fire District Bans, Ratings and Restrictions web page
Sunday 3 February: Clint Wilson and the Velvet Valley
Clint Wilson is an acoustic troubadour, part of the new wave of Australiana artists whose influences draw from country, folk and Americana. His debut album “Dark Water" tells a distinctly Australian story.
With a nostalgic, alt-country sound reminiscent of Paul Kelly, Wilson draws from artists such as Crowded House and The Church, bringing local context and real world experiences to his music.
Sunday 10 February: Cardinia Civic Concert Band
The Cardinia Civic Concert Band is the shire’s premier band, performing a wide variety of music suitable for all ages.
The band will be performing once again at the Summer Music Series, giving children an opportunity to discover music from a variety of genres and join in some of the performances.
- Visit the Cardinia Civic Concert Band website
Sunday 17 February: Babaganoush
Babaganoush play a mix of gypsy, Balkan beats and Greek folk music. Their spicy melodies, hot rhythms and fiery vocals are mesmerising. Their sound is sensuous and intoxicating, created by an exquisite combination of violin, clarinet, piano accordion, bass, percussion and bouzouki.
Great to dance to, they delight audiences everywhere. From the Spiegeltent to Europe’s liveliest bars to Australia’s best music festivals, Babaganoush have ventured the world music circuit in full swing.
Exuberant, authentic and heartfelt, the band has an organic beauty that is rare and unforgettable. Look out for their new album in 2019.
This combined show will feature a live broadcast from 3DMR
Sunday 24 February: Rich Davies & The Low Road
With a poet's heart and rocker's soul, Rich Davies & The Low Road deliver a “foot-stomping contemporary folk attack” (Mick Thomas). The Golden Guitar 2018 nominee has been hailed as “The Pogues meets Springsteen”.
The award-winning songwriter and his rousing band have been wowing audiences across Australia, as they peel back the skin of rock’n’roll to expose bones of folk and roots. The Low Road are renowned for their raucous live show and heart-stopping harmonies, traversing tender ballads to impassioned stompers. Placing song craft front and centre, Davies’ heart-wrung voice leads the charge.
Drum circle on every week
Make your own summer music with Peta Minter’s Positive Music Drum Circle, to be held at every Summer Music Series session in February from 12.30pm to 3pm.
Centred around friendship, fun and self-expression, Peta brings an array of fun, colourful, vegan and traditional hand drums and small percussion instruments for a fun and exciting group drumming event.
All levels welcome, no experience necessary.
- Visit the Positive Music Drum Circle website
Watch the event video