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Summer of Sunset Music in the South-East and West

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by Monique Thorpe (subscribe)
Globe-trotting nomad life since April 2015.
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Summer In The City Just Got Better

Both City of Stonnington and Hobsons Bay City Council have unveiled their live music programs for summer 2015. Both feature a great lineup of local acts and both are FREE to attend and enjoy.

If you're planning a summer in the city, then these gigs should be marked on the calendar as a must-do. There is simply nothing better than a balmy summer's night spent under the stars, with your local community, bopping along to some live music.

Summer Sounds in Hobsons Bay
Summer Sounds in Hobsons Bay

Hobsons Bay are producing Summer Sounds at two locations: Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown, and Logan Reserve, Altona. Primarily featuring blues, folk and the classics, this will be the ninth consecutive year for the popular program.

The music starts at 2pm on the dates below. You're encouraged to bring a picnic, sunscreen, and a deckchair. This is no ordinary council music jam; with headliners including The Pierce Brothers, Miss Murphy and Chris Wilson, these events are sure to bring in a diverse crowd and keep everyone up and dancing until long after the sun has set.

Sessions are:
Logan Reserve, Altona
Saturday 7 February
Kylie Auldist & the Glenroy Allstars, Nikita Azzopardi, plus opener
Saturday 21 February

Ms Murphy, Chris Wilson and Alyson Murray

Getting to Logan Reserve: Take the Williamstown Train to Altona Station and walk south on Pier Street.

Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown
Saturday 14 February
Pierce Brothers, Gena Rose Bruce and Robbie Bundle
Saturday 28 February
Liz Stringer band, Suzannah Espie & the Last Word and Midnight Hunting Crew

Getting to Commonwealth Reserve: Take the Williamstown Train to Williamstown Station and walk about 500m, to the water's edge.

City of Stonnington have announced only three Sunset Sounds shows for 2015, however they are certainly great ones.

City of Stonnington Sunset Sounds
City of Stonnington Sunset Sounds

Prahran Sunset Sound
Kick off 2015 in style with the first Sunset Sounds concert happening at Victoria Gardens, High Street, Prahran on 4 January. This first gig will feature Kylie Auldist and the Glenroy Allstars onstage with her distinctive soulful vocals. Perhaps best known as vocalist with The Bamboos, Kylie will be joined by her hot six-piece band The Glenroy All Stars for Sunset Sounds.

Getting to Victoria Gardens: Take tram 6 to stop 34

Malvern East Sunset Sound

The event will be held on Sunday 11 January 2015, from 6pm and will feature the iconic The Pearly Shells Swing Orchestra onstage. Expect swing and big band tunes to fill Central Park in Malvern East as the audience jive the night away. In a special edition, Hetty Kate will provide vocals onstage to accompany the classy and classic tunes of the Pearly Shells.

Getting to Central Park: Take tram 5 to stop 52

Malvern Sunset Sound
The final Sunset Sounds in City of Stonnington will be held at Malvern Gardens, High Street, Malvern and will feature The Music of Van Morrison: Performed by Joe Creighton and his eight-piece band. Join in the fun from 6-8pm on Sunday 18 January.

Getting to Malvern Gardens: Take tram 6 to stop 46

City of Stonnington Sunset Sounds
City of Stonnington Sunset Sounds
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Why? To make the most of your summer in the city
Where: Various parks across City of Stonnington and Hobsons bay City Councils
Cost: FREE!
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