Summer Music Series
About the series
Our Summer Music Series concerts are free, family-friendly events held annually at Emerald Lake Park throughout February.
The concerts feature local and visiting musicians and are held in the park’s bandstand between 12.30pm and 3pm.
Every week – Positive Music drum circle
Make your own summer music with Peta Minter’s Positive Music Drum Circle.
Centred around friendship, fun and self-expression, Peta brings an array of fun colourful vegan and traditional hand drums and small percussion instruments for this group drumming event. All levels welcome, no experience necessary.
5 February – Khristian Mizzi
Melbourne singer-songwriter Khristian Mizzi is known for his powerful original music and great live performances.
His songs explore humanity, social justice and hope and are imbued with an overwhelming gratitude for life and love, inspiring and enlivening audiences wherever he plays. Mizzi's has released three studio albums - The Road Between (2008), A Beautiful World (2009) and Midwinter Spring (2014), and has toured both in Australia and internationally.
Visit Khristian Mizzi's website.
12 February – Cardinia Civic Concert Band
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.
12 February – a bonus evening show
Following the Summer Music concert in Emerald Lake Park, a bonus show will be held at the amphitheatre at the Cardinia Cultural Centre on Sunday 12 February. Featuring the talented Alaapana Tamil Music Group and Cardinia Performing Arts Company (CPAC), the family friendly afternoon brings the annual music series to a new location.
Enjoy a picnic outdoors or in case of inclement weather, the event will be moved into the theatre.
19 February – Nadanalaya Academy of Indian Classical Dance and Alaapana Tamil Music Group
This combined show will feature a live broadcast from 3DMR.
Meena Elankumaran is a dancer, dance composer and a teacher who started her career at the age of 5 under the guidance of her esteemed Guru, Jaya Sakthivel. Meena holds a diploma in Bharatanatyam and received the North Ceylon Oriental Music society's Teachers Grade Award in Bharatanatyam. After migrating to Melbourne, she established Nadanalaya Academy of Indian Classical Dance to preserve and propagate this art form.
The Alaapana Tamil Music Group performs a range of songs in Tamilese and South Indian language.
26 February – Daisy West
Daisy West are an original soul roots band who draw inspiration from a range of musical influences. Led by the intriguing and powerful voice of Blin Vanheems, expect the unexpected from this band which brings a strong tinge of `wonderland’ to the stage. Their music has been described as “psychedelic and danceable…(featuring) meaningful songs with whimsical twists”.
Visit Daisy West's Facebook page.