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Eilen Jewell.

MEENIYAN TOWN HALL FRIDAY NOVEMBER 25

EILEN JEWELL

Honesty, confidence, and respect permeate Eilen Jewell’s music, dating back to her self-released Boundary County album in 2006. Since then, the Boise native has recorded five studio albums for Signature Sounds with her road-tested touring band, and two more as a member of the Boston-based gospel-charged Sacred Shakers (also on Signature Sounds), which includes that well-oiled band at its core. Her latest, Sundown Over Ghost Town, is a masterful culmination of Jewell’s work to date, and rolls out May 26.

As hard as it is to categorize Jewell’s music—terms like alt-country, roots-rock, country-noir, and Americana get used a lot—it’s even harder not to become thoroughly enraptured by the singer/songwriter’s powerful versatility, musical stories, and images. And that gorgeous voice makes you feel like she’s singing just for you, out on the breezy back porch or by a crackling campfire. She does so much, so well.

Book tickets via email
Concession $46 Adults $48 (includes all bkg fees and GST)

Book tickets via email or any of our local ticket outlets: Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek; Duck Hutt, Meeniyan; Main Street Revelations, Foster; The Rusty Windmill Cafe, Leongatha. Enquiries phone 5664 9239 / 0427 060 219

Table seating. All Ages. BYO.

Lindi Ortega with the Cactus Blossoms

MEENIYAN TOWN HALL FRIDAY OCTOBER 21

LINDI ORTEGA WITH THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS

Canadian songstress Lindi Ortega, described by The Guardian as “southern Americana with emotional heft,” makes a welcome return to Australia  for the first time since 2014. That year she left audiences wanting more and 2016 will be no different.

The Cactus Blossoms will be headed our way for the first time ever and will bring their harmonies and timeless style with them. Made up of brothers Page Burkum & Jack Torrey (yes they are indeed brothers), their debut album ‘You’re Dreaming’ was released in 2015 with much fanfare and praise with American Songwriter stating “It won’t take more than one spin for these songs, with their lovely, pure melodies and sharp wordplay, to get stuck in your brain.”

Book tickets via email
Concession $46 Adults $48 (includes all bkg fees and GST)

 

Summer of Soul

MOSSVALE PARK SATURDAY JANUARY 7

SUMMER OF SOUL: WELCOME TO ANOTHER GREEN WORLD

The weather forecast is in – it’s going to be a true Summer Day. Bring lots of water, sunscreen and even some Aeroguard. Find a cool spot under one of the magnificent trees and be prepared to have a brilliant day.

Remember – mobile phone reception at the park is very poor. This also means NO teller machines, so bring cash.

Summer of Soul 2017 has a line-up intent on celebrating all of the reasons we count down to this time of the year.

From the USA, on a short Australian tour, don’t miss your chance to experience the warm, soulful pop grooves of one of the best live bands on the planet: Lake Street Dive. The Cat Empire charismatic frontman, Felix Riebl, is performing with his band Paper Doors. Reibl has sung, danced, hollered, shouted, sweated and danced from hundreds of stages, in scores of countries; it will be hard to take your eyes off him!  And African guitar giant, Vieux Farka Toure, often referred to as The Hendrix of the Sahara, will mesmerize us all.

Experience the sound of cruise control, dive bars, strobe lights and tape decks with the band GL.  Cruising on glowing synths, gritty drum-machines, and the stratospheric vocals of lead vocalist Ella Thompson.

Soul crooner Simon Burke and his band The Meltdown is a band known for horn heavy dance floor cuts and majestic down-tempo country soul, evoking big skies and long open roads.

 The Sugarcanes are Melbourne’s most revered Rock n Soul quintet. If you like bands like Alabama Shakes, then this band’s for you. The band’s keen attention to those old soul sounds that, with the help of Lucy’s powerful vocals, are transformed into a modern rock n roll take on the classic heartbroken genre.

A band boasting an elegant line in sweet soul, ‘The Do Yo Thangs’ – a 7-piece outfit that feature lush vocal harmonies, nasty beats and straight up killah tunes. Like a summer festival in a band the sunshiny, super smooth harmonizing and hell tight rhythm section make for good times and complement the formidable vocal power house that is lead singer Audrey Boyle. The Do Yo Thangs are sure to insight outbursts of head bopping, lip pouting, and come “highly recommended”

To begin the day: That Gold Street Sound, a Motown Funk, Rock and Soul band from Melbourne will make you shake your tail feather. It is ‘Devil’s Music’ with heavenly vocals that will make you wanna dance, and put you in the mood for romance. This is Funk, but not the type of Funk where songs and chorus’ take a back seat. It is Motown with a modern twist. It is old fashioned Soul with the influence of Rock and Roll. It is the most fun you can have with your pant’s on…until you dance your pants off!

Summer of Soul has been the stress-free family friendly music festival since 2012. The spectacular leafy amphitheater of Mossvale Park, between Leongatha and Mirboo North in south Gippsland, near the Gippsland coast, is an open secret for lovers of soulful music who prefer good food, local brews and a relaxed circle of deckchairs to the frenzied multi-stage stampede.

2.00-2.40pm:            GOLD STREET SOUND

3.00-3.40pm:            DO YO THANGS 

4.00-4.40pm:            THE SUGARCANES 

5.00 -5.45pm:           GL 

6.05 – 16.50pm:        THE MELTDOWN 

7.10 – 8.00pm:          VIEUX FARKA TOURE 

8.20 – 9.20pm:          FELIX REIBL 

9.40 – 10.45PM:        LAKE STREET DIVE

tree and crowd and saskwatch

TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE GATE ON THE DAY.

Pre-purchase tickets from Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek; the Duck Hutt, Meeniyan; Main Street Revelations, Foster; Rusty Windmill Cafe, Leongatha, Upbeet Juice Bar, Wonthaggi & Massage & Books, Inverloch.

And online through Oztix

As ticket purchases via email require bank deposit the cut-off for these purchases is Jan 3rd.

Book tickets via OzTix
Book tickets via email
PRE-PURCHASED TICKETS: CONCESSION $70 ADULTS $80 (+BF) UNDER 14 FREE.

Concession $80 Adults $90 At the Gate on the Day….

BUSES TO THE PARK: Need to be booked by Noon 06/01/2017. Bookings now closed

Departing Cowes 11.55 from No 2 Vline stop, Thompson Ave – San Remo 12.20pm Vline stop (opp Post Office – Wonthaggi 12.55 Vline Stop, 2 Biggs St. Arriving Mossvale Park approx. 1.40pm. Fee $20 to be paid in cash when arriving at the park. Return ticket.

Departing Inverloch 12.45pm, Vline stop ($15). Leongatha 1.05pm Vline stop ($10) – Fee to be paid in cash when arriving at the park. Return ticket.

BYO FOOD AND BEVERAGES (NO GLASS PLEASE), OR ENJOY THE DAZZLING ARRAY OF LOCAL FOOD, WINE, BEER AND CRAFT STALLS.PARKING IS FREE

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MOSSVALE PARK

A two hour drive from Melbourne. Take the South Gippsland Highway to Leongatha. As you arrive in Leongatha at the T-intersection, turn left. Mossvale Park is 14 kms out of Leongatha on the Strzelecki Highway  – follow the signs.

No animals, no glass, no dickheads.

PAUL DEMPSEY

MEENIYAN TOWN HALL SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10 AND SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2016

PAUL DEMPSEY

Paul Dempsey played the Meeniyan Town Hall…

 

Fri. 14th Oct. Robert Ellis, Joshua Hedley & Joe Pug

Book tickets via email: lyrebirdarts@hotmail.com OR

any of our local ticket outlets: Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek; Duck Hutt, Meeniyan; Main Street Revelations, Foster; The Rusty Windmill Cafe, Leongatha. Enquiries phone 5664 9239 / 0427 060 219

Tickets: Concession $46 Adults $48 (includes all bkg fees and GST)

Table seating. All Ages. BYO.

Texan born and raised singer-songwriter Robert Ellis and The Perfect Strangers, along with fellow troubadours Joshua Hedley and Joe Pug play a special OUT ON THE WEEKEND sideshow at Meeniyan.
ROBERT ELLIS recently released his eponymous fourth album, with the 11-song set is his most personal statement yet and a summation of his career thus far. The album has received many accolades and was given a 4/5 star review by Rolling Stone Magazine and Spin Magazine calling is “A masterful intersection of emotion and musicianship, Robert Ellis is one of 2016’s finest.” The new album follows Ellis’ critically acclaimed 2014 release, The Lights From The Chemical Plant. Racking up multiple year-end accolades, NPR selected it as one of their “50 Favorite Albums of 2014,” calling him a “major sonic storyteller” and Rolling Stone called it “a fully realized masterpiece.” Esquire declared it one of the best of the year and Buzzfeed hailed him as one of “25 New Artists You Need In Your Life In 2015.” His touring band The Perfect Strangers (Kelly Doyle, guitar, Geoffrey Muller, bass, Will Van Horn, pedal steel guitar & Michael “Tank” Lisenbe, drums) will also be joining in him here in Australia.
JOSHUA HEDLEY, who has toured Australia with Justin Townes Earle and Jonny Fritz and recently completed a co-headlining Australian tour with Willie Watson, will be back at Out On The Weekend but this time stepping out front and centre as the star of his show with his own brand of traditional country music and his pure sweet country voice. The Music described his recent live performance as “Rich and hanging heavy with intent on murder ballads or sweet resignation on tear-stained ballads, he knows his way around real-deal country music.”
Chicago born and raised JOE PUG also makes a long overdue return having not been in our part of the planet since 2012. In that time Joe wrote, recorded and released his third and critically acclaimed album Windfall, a 10-song indie-folk gem that has cemented his reputation as one of America’s most respected young songwriters. On it’s 2015 release it was met with high praise with The Australian describing it as “absolutely brilliant.” As Paste Magazine commented “Windfall is an album about not just the broken moments and uphill climbs that shape life, but how to exist in those moments, how to draw on core strengths and adapt, how to live through it all and come out stronger.” Agreed.

WILLIE WATSON + JOSH HEDLEY

MEENIYAN TOWN HALL SATURDAY JULY 16 , 2016

Willie Watson + Josh Hedley **SOLD OUT**

Looking like a man from leaner and meaner times, Willie Watson, steps on stage with a quiet gravitas.

Please Note: Meeniyan Pizza shop closed in July

Doors 7p.m. show 8pm. BYO. Table seating. All ages. Tickets: $40 / $45 (incl. gst and bkg fees)

Sat. 10th Sept. PAUL DEMPSEY SOLD OUT

SHANE NICHOLSON

MEENIYAN TOWN HALL SATURDAY MAY 7, 2016

SHANE NICHOLSON + SPECIAL GUESTS

Shane Nicholson and Guests played the Meeniyan Town Hall…

 

 

Willy Watson & Josh Hedley

Sat 16th July: Willy Watson & Josh Hedley **SOLD OUT**

Please Note: Meeniyan Pizza shop closed in July

Doors 7p.m. show 8pm. BYO. Table seating. All ages.

Tickets: $40 / $45 (incl. gst and bkg fees)

Looking like a man from leaner and meaner times, Willie Watson, steps on stage with a quiet gravitas.

 

Lost Ragas + Special Guests

MEENIYAN TOWN HALL SATURDAY APRIL 16, 2016

Lost Ragas + Special Guests

Lost Ragas played the Meeniyan Town Hall with special guests…

 

Luka Bloom

Luka Bloom played a sold out St Patrick’s Day show at the Meeniyan Town Hall last Thursday.

Photo: Claire Burge

 

Saturday 7th May: 8p.m. Shane Nicholson Plus Special Guests.

Tickets $35 / $40

Saturday 16th April: Lost Ragas plus Special Guests.

Tickets $35 / $40

 

FRIDAY 4TH MARCH, 2016: CALEXICO **Please note date change***SOLD OUT**

Tickets:$55/$60

Sunday 20th March, 2016: TWEEDY

Tickets: ALL ONE PRICE $90

Summer of Soul: Mossvale Park: 09/01/2016

Friday 11th December: Dan Sultan **SOLD OUT**

Tickets $35/$40 – ALL SHOWS: all ages, table seating, BYO. Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

Sat 21st November 2015, 8pm: Perch Creek

Tickets: $35 / $40

 

Tuesday 27th October: An Evening With The Waifs. **SOLD OUT**

Tickets $55

Sunday 18th October, DAWES. Support, Barna Howard. tickets available @ the door on the night

Tickets $40/$45.

Friday 16th October: Sam Outlaw, Jonny Fritz, Shelly Colvin and The Nashville All Star Backing Band featuring Robert Ellis, Josh Hedley and more * Tickets available @ the door*

Tickets $40/$45

Friday 25th Sept. 2015. Vince Jones Quartet **Tickets available at the door on the night**

Tickets $40/$45

 

Sat. 19th Sept. MARTHA WAINWRIGHT **SOLD OUT**

Book tickets via email: lyrebirdarts@hotmail.com. Tickets $60/$65

Sat. 22nd August: MEGAN WASHINGTON **SOLD OUT**

MEGAN WASHINGTON ANNOUNCES

AUSTRALIAN TANGENTS TOUR

 

Sat. 25th July. Women of Soul with special guests

Doors 7pm. Show 8pm. BYO. all ages. Table seating.

Tickets: $35/$40 (incl. all bkg fees and gst).

 

Friday March 6th: Lake Street Dive **Tickets available at the door on the night **

Table Seating. BYO. All Ages. Doors 7pm Show 8pm.

Tickets: Concession $45 Adults $50 (includes GST and booking fees)

Thursday 12th March, 2015: BOMBINO (Niger)**Tickets available at the door on the night **

Table Seating. BYO. All Ages, Doors 7pm , Show 8pm.

Tickets: Concession $35 Adults $40



02/04/15: MAVIS STAPLES **sold out ** No support. Doors 7pm Mavis 8.30pm

Table Seating. BYO. All Ages

Tickets: Concession $60 Adults $65

Sat. 10th January ‘Summer of Soul’: Marlon Williams **SOLD OUT**

Sat 10th Jan 2015, ‘Summer Of Soul’: The Cat Empire **SOLD OUT**

Sat 10th Jan 2015, ‘Summer Of Soul’: Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions feat. Dan Sultan, Clairy Browne, Kira Puru, Vika & Linda Bull **SOLD OUT**

Sat 10th Jan 2015, ‘Summer Of Soul’: Perch Creek **SOLD OUT**

 

Sat 10th Jan 2015, ‘Summer Of Soul’: MoJo Ju Ju **SOLD OUT**

Sat Jan 10th 2015: ‘Summer Of Soul’ Melbourne Ska Orchestra **SOLD OUT**

Friday 12th December: Dyson, Stringer & Cloher – Support: Jim Lawrie. Tickets available at the door on the night

Table Seating. BYO. All Ages, Doors 7pm , Show 8pm.

Tickets: Concession $35 Adults $40

Saturday 29th November. Hurray For The Riff Raff – Support: Brighter Later. Tickets available at the door

Table Seating. BYO. All Ages

Tickets: Concession $35 Adults $40


Sat. October 25th: Augie March…………Tickets available @ the Door

Doors 7pm, Show starts at 8pm

Ticket Price: $50/$55 (includes all bkg fees and GST)

Friday October 24th: Double Header – Nikki Lane, The Delines……..Tickets available @ the Door

Doors 7pm, Show starts at 8pm

Ticket Price: $35/$40 (includes all bkg fees and GST)

Sunday Oct 19th: Justin Townes Earle. Support: Marlon Williams: Tickets available @ the Door

Doors 7pm, Show starts at 8pm

Ticket Price: $55/$60 (includes all bkg fees and GST)

Wednesday 17th Sept. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

Meeniyan Town Hall. 8pm (Doors open 7pm).  All Ages. BYO.

Tickets on sale Friday 4th July. Ticket Price: $60/$65 (includes all bkg fees and GST)

Sat. 26th July ’14 The Davidson Brothers. Support: The Little Stevies

Meeniyan Town Hall. 8pm (Doors open 7pm). Allocated Table Seating. All Ages. BYO.

Ticket Price: $30/$35 (includes all bkg fees and GST)

Book tickets via email: lyrebirdarts@hotmail.com      Enquiries phone 5664 9239

SATURDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER ’14: JOE HENRY

Meeniyan Town Hall. 8pm (Doors open 7pm). Allocated Table Seating. All Ages. BYO.

Ticket Price: $55/$60 (includes all bkg fees and GST)

Saturday 28th June: Joan As Police Woman. **SOLD OUT**

Meeniyan Town Hall. 8pm (Doors open 7pm). Allocated Table Seating. All Ages. BYO.

Tickets on sale Monday 31st March. Ticket Price: $60/$65 (includes all bkg fees and GST)

WEDNESDAY 12TH MARCH, 2014: THE STRAY SISTERS (of The Waifs) with special guest Ruby Boots ***SOLD-OUT***

Meeniyan Town Hall, Doors  7pm, Show starts at 8pm.

B.Y.O, Table seating, All ages.

Tickets: $50 (includes all booking fees & GST)

SAT 15TH MARCH: GLEN HANSARD; Support Lisa O’Neil *** SOLD OUT ***

Academy Award-winner and The Frames frontman Glen Hansard returns in rare and intimate mode for a career-spanning solo concert .

Meeniyan Town Hall, Doors open 7pm, Show starts at 8pm.

B.Y.O, Table seating, All ages.

Tickets: $50/$55 (includes all booking fees & GST)


Saturday 19th April, Jason Isbell. Support, Tift Merritt

Meeniyan Town Hall, Doors open 7pm, Show starts at 8pm.

B.Y.O, Table seating, All ages.

Tickets: $50/$55 (includes all booking fees & GST)


Sunday 2nd Feb, 2014: CAT POWER. Support: Mick Turner. SOLD OUT

 Meeniyan Town Hall, Doors open 6pm, Show starts at 7pm.

B.Y.O, Table seating, All ages.

Tickets: $50 (includes all booking fees & GST)


SATURDAY 8TH MARCH: NEKO CASE Support Darren Hanlon SOLD OUT

Meeniyan Town Hall, Doors open 7pm, Show starts at 8pm.

B.Y.O, Table seating, All ages.

Tickets: $55 / $60 (includes all booking fees & GST)

LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS: ‘SUMMER OF SOUL’, MOSSVALE PARK. SATURDAY 4TH JANUARY

CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN’ RACKETTES: ‘SUMMER OF SOUL’, MOSSVALE PARK. SATURDAY 4TH JANUARY