City dwellers rarely need an excuse to soak up some sun in the park, but if you're looking for a reason there's no better one than the Sunset Sounds.
A series of three free concerts run by the City of Stonnington in the area's most inviting parks, you'll want to get to the concerts early with a picnic blanket to stake out a good spot. A perfect activity to do with a group of friends on a balmy evening, you'll be treated to some fantastic music and good vibes. No Melbourne event is complete without some great food trucks, which will also be around in case the snacks in your picnic basket don't cut it.
First up is The Audreys playing at Victoria Gardens on the 10th January. Having won multiple ARIAs, the band is a favourite among the festival circuit in Australia, as well as in Europe and North America. The Audreys have recently released their fourth studio album is which they will perform as a special intimate duo at Sunset Sounds.
Emma Donovan and the Putbacks
Emma Donovan and The PutBacks Sunday 17th January Central Park, Burke Road
The following Sunday, Emma Donovan and The PutBacks will grace the stage at Central Park, East Malvern. The PutBacks have established themselves as one of the premier funk outfits in Australia, with a little twist of country and rock & roll. Indigenous vocalist Emma Donovan grew up singing church songs with her grandmother and things have only gotten better from there.
Dave Graney and The mistLY
Dave Graney and the MistLY Sunday 24th January Malvern Public Gardens, High Street
Finishing off the sessions will be Dave Graney and the MistLY at the Malvern Public Gardens. Dave Graney has previously won 'best male vocalist' of the year, and combines his talents with drummer Clare Moore for a true rock & roll sound. Dave Graney and the MistLY will play songs from their most recent album as well as many from the archives.
The generous folks at Sunset Sounds are not only treating everyone to a great summer concert experience, they're also giving away a great Reid cycle at every concert. These vintage wheels will have you travelling around town in style, and all you have to do is instagram and tag your best shot of the concert.