UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday 27th March. Sarah Blasko. **Sold Out**

MEENIYAN TOWN HALL  Saturday 27th May 2017. Doors 7pm. Show 8pm

Sarah Blasko **Sold Out**

Performing without a band for the first time in her storied career, Sarah Blasko will lay bare her extraordinary songwriting and iconic voice in a special nation-wide tour of theatres both intimate and grand. Sarah Blasko writes songs that strike with rare immediacy, clarity and purpose. Melodies beguilingly simple, lyrics ever honest and direct. She has a deserved reputation as one of Australia’s most commanding live performers whether she’s playing in the most intimate theatres, the grandest Opera Houses or our most expansive festival stages.

“Whenever I listen to Sarah Blasko’s albums I feel like I’m navigating a vast ocean” – Dave Faulkner – The Saturday Paper

From her game-changing debut The Overture & The Underscore (2004) through to 2015’s stunning synth-laden paean to love Eternal Return, the three-time ARIA Award winner has continually proven herself an irrepressible artistic force and one of the most recognisable voices in Australian music.
In the midst of releasing 5 studio albums both beloved by fans and critically adored, Blasko continues to find time to write scores for award winning film, television and theatre productions.

Book tickets via email
Members & Concession $52. Adults $55

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.

Booking tickets via email is simple: just email us telling us the number of tickets you want to purchase and we will email you back with payment details.

Enquiries phone 5664 9239 / 0427 060 219

Table seating. All Ages. BYO.

Saturday 10th June: Beth Orton

MEENIYAN TOWN HALL  Saturday 10th June, 2017. Doors 7pm. Show 8pm

Beth Orton **sold out**

English Brit award winning singer-songwriter Beth Orton today announces that she will play dates around the country this June, adding to her already announced appearance at the Sydney Opera House (Vivid Live festival).

Last in Australia in 2013 for the Heavenly Sounds tour, Orton is well known for her mesmerising on-stage presence and powerfully emotive vocals. Consequence Of Sound wrote of Orton’s “… intensely heartfelt vocals and ever assured guitar…” at a recent London show, continuing that “Orton’s vocal at times recalled the melisma of Joni Mitchell and the purity of Sandy Denny”.

Orton will perform with a full band for the first time in Australia in many years playing songs spanning her celebrated career from Trailer Park, Central Reservation, Daybreaker, Comfort of Strangers and Sugaring Season to her 2016 album Kidsticks, which was co-written and co-produced in LA with Fuck Buttons’ Andrew Hung. The album received rave reviews from tastemakers around the world, with the UK’s Guardian describing the album as a “joyously abandoned swirl of words and sounds”, while Clash Magazine said, “it is an album marking out its own territory rather than trying to conform to expectations.”

“Her 20 years of folk-electro oscillations find an experimental middle ground here, between breathy vocal rounds and abstract electronic grooves”, said Rolling Stone Australia.

WATCH Beth’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert here, and live performance of Moon on WFUV here

Don’t miss your chance to experience this incredible performer when she returns to our shores in June.

TICKETS ON SALE 9AM LOCAL TIME, FRIDAY 7TH APRIL

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Members & Concession $60. Adults $65

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.

Booking tickets via email is simple: just email us telling us the number of tickets you want to purchase and we will email you back with payment details.

Enquiries phone 5664 9239 / 0427 060 219

Table seating. All Ages. BYO.

Saturday 15th July. Joe Pug with Special Guest Courtney Marie Andrews

MEENIYAN TOWN HALL  Saturday 15th July 2017. Doors 7pm. Show 8pm

Joe Pug & Courtney Marie Andrews

Chicago born and raised Joe Pug is no stranger to this part of the world and makes a welcome return to headline shows after coming down for 2016’s Out On the Weekend festival. 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, 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.” We all agreed and you will hear tunes from this, his back catalogue and new tunes and covers come July.

Touring with Joe will be Courtney Marie Andrews. At just 16 years old, Andrews left home in Arizona for her first tour. Travelling up and down the West Coast of the USA, busking and playing anywhere that would have her. Soon after, she took a Greyhound bus four nights straight from Phoenix to New York to do the same on the East Coast. For a decade or so since, Courtney’s been a session and backup singer and guitarist for nearly 40 artists, including Damien Jurado. She never stopped writing her own material, though. Picking up admirers like Jurado and Ryan Adams along the way, she has quietly earned a reputation as a songwriter’s songwriter. Her 2016 album release ‘Honest Life’ has been praised by media universally with the UK’s Daily Telegraph saying “the poetic economy of her lyrics is right up there with such masters of the country vignette as Guy Clark and John Prine…a truly substantial talent.” That’s some big associations right there.

Joe Pug and Courtney Marie Andrews. Two sensational talents gracing the one stage for a great night of music and discovery. Don’t miss them this July.

Book tickets via email
Members & Concession $40. Adults $45

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.

Booking tickets via email is simple: just email us telling us the number of tickets you want to purchase and we will email you back with payment details.

Enquiries phone 5664 9239 / 0427 060 219

Table seating. All Ages. BYO.

Sat. 5th August. The Meltdown & The Teskey Brothers – The Meeniyan Dance

THE MELTDOWN & THE TESKEY BROTHERS – THE MEENIYAN DANCE  Saturday 5th August. 2017.  8pm

To celebrate the Hall’s 125th birthday Lyrebird are going to bring back the Meeniyan dance on Saturday 5th August. There will be some tables and chairs – but these will be unallocated. Doors open at 7, music to start at the usual time of 8pm. The bands are prodigious – The Meltdown (9 piece full sound explosion) & The Teskey Brothers. Not only a birthday, but a full-on celebration. Dress up or dress down, just dress and get there!!

Melbourne’s purveyors of the finest country soul THE MELTDOWN, are delighted to be performing at Meeniyan to celebrate the Hall’s 75th year and also the release of their self-titled debut album. Blending country, gospel and 60s soul, the result is a unique take on Australian soul music and a record full of life, energy and deeply felt storytelling. With influences ranging from Father John Misty, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Alabama Shakes built above a steady foundation of southern soul music, this collection of stellar players have created a mesh of Stax and Motown with a healthy dose of the Nashville songwriting tradition. Making the song the focus, The Meltdown stay true to the common goal of the story and keep your attention on the honey soaked tones of Simon Burke’s incredible voice.
The Teskey Brothers. are a group of talented young musicians, thcir influences include Funk, Jazz, Blues, Soul, Rock, even some Latin They unashamedly draw from any style so long as it fits into the overall category of good, they don’t discriminate, loving and appreciating a wide style of musical genres. Modern influences include such artists as Ben Harper, Steve Wonder, Prince, Cody Chestnut, and Cat Empire. Whilst recent musical history supplies the artistic genius-of Otis Reading, Ray Charles, George Benson to challenge and inspire the young and open mind, the Teskey brother’s love nothing more than to play music old or new and they do it with unique and original style their youth and enthusiasm is a joy to behold

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Members & Concession $30. Adults $35

Dress up or dress down, just dress and get there!!

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.

Booking tickets via email is simple: just email us telling us the number of tickets you want to purchase and we will email you back with payment details.

Enquiries phone 5664 9239 / 0427 060 219

Unallocated limited table seating. All Ages. BYO.