Following hot on the heels of the very successful Busking Festival Weekend in May 2022, aRTS Rutherglen has been staging live music events at various venues around Rutherglen (and the wider area).
These shows have featured original songwriters from both Australia and overseas who are touring through regional Victoria. This music events program is supported by Indigo FM and Destination Rutherglen.
The emphasis is on showcasing the vast, diverse talent of these independent artists as they share their stories – within their lyrics and also in their chat between songs.
We also like to encourage young singer-songwriters and performers from the area by way of being the opening act. To date we are delighted to have given opportunities to Lilly Ciufici (Wahgunyah), Jack Gregory (Yackandandah) and Molly Jane (Chiltern).
Organising future Live Music Events
We think it’s now time to formalise a Music Events Sub-Committee as we seek to build a strong music program for 2024 and beyond. And we’re inviting you to join this Sub-Committee and help plan future live music events including artist selection, venue selection, seeking grants, options for catering and bar, poster design, ticketing etc. You will be expected to be on hand to assist with venue set-up and roles such as MC, door admissions, promotion etc, We envisage around 5 meetings per year would be held. If this is something you’d be interested in please complete our Expression Of Interest – which closes 29 October 2023
Catch The Weeping Willows at Wahgunyah – 8 October
Our next event features Americana duo The Weeping Willows, playing Wahgunyah School of Arts Hall on Sunday 8 October.
Full details including ticketing here
Our Next Music Event
As part of our focus on original songwriting and storytelling, Arts Rutherglen in conjunction with Indigo FM and Destination Rutherglen, present The Weeping Willows live at Wahgunyah School of Arts Hall on Sunday 8 October. 3 x CMAA ‘Golden Guitar’, Australian Folk Music and Music Victoria Award winners, The Weeping Willows (Laura Coates and Andrew Wrigglesworth) are a couple of old souls, steeped in Bluegrass tradition and draped in Gothic Americana imagery. They regale their audiences with stories of sunshine and romance, God and The Devil, murder and decay. Real music. Arts Rutherglen Music Events Co-ordinator, Scott Landells is excited to be able to bring another high quality act to the Rutherglen – Wahgunyah region. “In the past year we’ve
Past Music Events
As part of our focus on original songwriting and storytelling, Arts Rutherglen in conjunction with Indigo FM and Destination Rutherglen, present The Weeping Willows live