Esperance music scene has something for everyone

December marches on and local events show no sign of slowing down there’s truly something on the horizon for everyone. Three months back, I caught up with the crew at The Esperance Shire to discuss the potential for a paid local busking program over the Summer holidays.

Busking has such a positive impact on town centres, adding a vibrancy to the locale while also allowing musicians to perform and develop their skills.

I am stoked to announce we have two busking sessions ready to roll out brought to you by the Shire of Esperance, Esperance Youth Advisory Council and Kyza Presents.

Our first session is set to take place at Post Office Square on December 22 between 10am-1pm. Demi Vandenberghe, Rachel Vibart, Bec Schutz and Mary Leske are set to perform. Our second session takes place on January 9 at The Jetty Headland, coinciding with one of the first cruise ship arrivals for the season. I’d like to thank the Shire and Youth Advisory Council for bringing this project to life. What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than with a fantastic line-up of musicians in the Cannery Art Centre Gardens.

Join us at The Cannery on December 23 from 3pm for a Hazy Holiday Sunday featuring music by, Chris Edmundson, Leila Ben, Joe Franzone, Emily Altieri, Bodes and John Ratcliff. This will be a fantastic afternoon, with music to suit all tastes. Entry is $10 for Non-members and $5 for members, BYO beverages and nibbles.

For the past two years, I have been fortunate enough to be involved in the Hopetoun Beach Party, the event has been running for as long as I can remember and every time I’ve attended it has been a blast.

The free event will be held at The Port Hotel Hopetoun on December 27 at 5pm. For 2018, we have taken a step in a different direction in relation to the music bringing you a day of Blues By The Beach, with Albany-based Murder Mouse Blues Band and legendary WA blues soloist Lightnin Jack taking the stage as well as local lad Joe Franzone bringing his super groovy vibes.

Lightnin Jack and The Murder Mouse Blues Duo head over to Esperance on December 28 to perform at Blues in The Courtyard at The Cannery from 6pm, kicking off a cracking live summer series. The acts will be joined by locals Mousey Stewart and rocking three-piece Grand Casual. The Flotsam & Jetsam exhibition will be open to view in The Main Gallery, with the bar open, and gozlemes on offer.

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