Polytropos: Live in Yinnar

Combining the beautiful and spirited interplay of traditional instruments, Polytropos perform tunes and songs from Scotland, Ireland, France and Canada. Arranging the sounds of the fiddle, flute, guitar, Scottish smallpipes, mandolin, voice and Irish whistle in curious and adventurous ways, their diverse range of tunes will take the listener around the world of traditional music!

Kiwi multi-instrumentalists Oscar West and Rennie Pearson are the traditional music duo Polytropos. They are masterful, passionate players of Celtic music, arranged in an adventurous, conversational way. “Polytropos” comes from ancient Greek and appears hundreds of times in Homer’s Odyssey. It’s many possible translations range from “much-travelled” to “many-faced” to “a thing of many twists and turns.” All of these connotations feel perfect to describe the music we seek to create: dynamic, much-wandering journeys through tunes songs and a musical tradition that had travelled half a world to reach us in New Zealand. Polytropos released their first album in 2020. Since their debut concert at Wellington Folk Festival in 2011 their unique, charismatic stage presence and playing style has been a hit with audiences at festivals and tours across New Zealand and Australia from tiny churches to big stages.

Show Me Some Art Festival – After Party

After all the amazing artwork, market stalls, food trucks and of course the colour fun run, we head to the Moe Town Hall for an amazing night of entertainment!!

Headed by none other than Powderfinger’s Darren Middleton, Melbourne rockers El Colosso and the incredible Grasshole!

Plus we have some laughs coming your way with internationally renowned comedians Matt O’Neill and Johnny Kats!

And it’s all in support of Lifeline Gippsland.

Our Kinda Country presents Annual RCH Fundraiser

The Annual Royal Children’s Hospital Fundraiser is BACK for 2024!

Come one, come all to have fun but most of all raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital! We have been proud to support RCH for years! Let’s keep it up in 2024!

The event has amazing live music, live auctions, raffles and great food from Chef Jack.

Performances by:
– Margaret & Linton
– Bill Rowley
– Chris Newman
– Brian Barker
– Bryce Wright
– Evan Platschinda
– Margaret Wilson
– Helen & Wayne
– Karla Clancy

Glee Club Beatles Singalong

The Mother of all Singalongs is coming to the Gippsland Performing Arts Centre – on Mother’s Day!

Sunday 12 May | 5:30pm | GPAC Foyer

An early evening of revelry and fun hosted by the brilliant and awesomely talented Vicky Jacobs (Associate Musical Director of Come From Away, Moulin Rouge and Hairspray). 

Bring your mum, bring a friend, bring the whole family. Glee Club is the singalong that everyone can join in with. Our host Vicky Jacobs makes it easy and fun for everyone to belt out their favourite Beatles songs. All music and backing tracks are provided. The foyer bar will be open and the good vibes, flowing. It does not matter if your voice is fit, rusty, high, low, or never-brought-out-in-public-before. There are no solos at Glee Club – just a sing along of the songs we know and love!

Vicky Jacobs has an ability to get anyone singing at their best. As well as being the founding director of Glee Club, Melbourne’s original singalong choir, she has been Associate Musical Director on some of this country’s biggest musicals including ‘Hairspray’, ‘Moulin Rouge’, ‘Come From Away’, ‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’, ‘Jersey Boys’, ‘Xanadu’ and ‘Singin’ in the Rain‘. She is currently Associate Musical Director on ‘Grease’ for Xroads Live. 

SUNDAY 12 MAY

5:30pm
Gippsland Performing Arts Centre Foyer

Full Price$8
Access Price*$4.50
Child$6
Concession$6
Group of 10+$6

Beauty & the Beast

Following nationwide sell-out seasons, Beauty & the Beast returns to the stage in 2024!  

Sunday 24 November 2024 | 3:30pm | GPAC Main Theatre

One of the world’s most loved fairy tale classics is retold through a magical ballet production. Featuring the stunning artists of Victorian State Ballet, and superb choreography which honours the spirit of this captivating work. An entertaining and enjoyable experience for the whole family! 

A full-length classical ballet production of the traditional tale, Beauty & the Beast is one of the world’s most loved classics.  

Following VSB’s sell-out seasons since its Australian Premier in 2018, we are proud to present this spectacular original ballet, to audiences in 2024. 

Our production is based on both the original tale by French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, and the screenplay for Disney by Linda Woolverton, bringing to life a captivating display of the beloved characters that we all know and love from other films and musicals.  

Within spectacular classical ballet choreographies, our version seeks to retell this magical story and to draw the audience right inside the spellbinding moments, transporting through to the very moving transformation, grand waltz and happily-ever-after final scenes.  

VSB’s unique ballet version creates a fresh touch while maintaining true to the essence of the original storyline. Highlighting the characters in the story through beautiful classical ballet is a compelling feature of this production.  

We are delighted to bring Beauty & the Beast to the stage, featuring the stunning artists of the Victorian State Ballet, and magical original choreography of Michelle Cassar De Sierra.

SUNDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2024

3:30PM
GPAC Main Theatre, Traralgon

Full Price$79
Child*$66
Concession$74
Group of 10+$66

MARCIA HINES Still Shining – The 50th Anniversary Concert Tour

Australia’s legendary musical treasure, with a career spanning five amazing decades, has announced that she will tour Australia in 2024 performing her ‘Still Shining’ concert repertoire. 

Friday 15 November | 7:30pm | GPAC Main Theatre

This two and a half hour musical extravaganza is a celebration of Marcia’s career and features every hit record from ‘Fire and Rain’ through to the discotheque era and on to the release, in 2023, of both the ‘Still Shining’ greatest hits album and ‘The Gospel According to Marcia’. 

These performances follow the success of Marcia’s return to the judging team of Australian Idol. This ratings bonanza was quickly followed by Marcia joining the cast of Grease the Musical in the role of Teen Angel. This production is currently touring Australia and playing to sold out houses. 

Marcia’s return to the concert stage is a continuation of her love affair with Australian audiences. It is a story of strength, commitment and talent. A Marcia Hines concert is a celebration of her professional journey and her relationship with Australian audiences. Each performance is unique, adventurous and led by a woman of enormous musical talent. 

FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER

7:30pm
GPAC Main Theatre

Full Price$70
Child*$65
Concession$65
Group of 10+$65

This will be a performance not to be missed!

Show Me Some Art Street Party

With thanks to the amazing community and businesses for their sponsorship, the Show Me Some Art Festival is back for 2024!

This year we bring you a new location in the Moe CBD. Located in the carpark behind the Moe RSL and Town Hall, you will find the same amazing vibe of live music, market stalls, food vans, kids entertainment and much more.

Coming into the CBD, we have the pleasure of showcasing the local Street Art, new and old. So keep those eyes peeled!

Not only do we have our Street Party, but our popular Colour Fun Run will too take place in the picturesque Moe Botanic Gardens earlier in the day so you don’t miss a thing.

Tom Curtain Tour & Dolly’s Dream Fundraiser

To celebrate the release of his fifth album, multiple Golden Guitar winner and horseman extraordinaire Tom Curtain, has again hit the road with his award winning Outback Show Katherine Outback Experience as part of his ‘Why We Live Out Here’ Tour. 

The show is entertaining, engaging, interactive and family-friendly, and consists of:

  • 1 hour Katherine Outback Experience Show of real horse training and working dog demonstrations including plenty of hands-on fun for the kids! 
  • 2 hours of live music by Tom Curtain, Chris Matthews and special guests

Tom is passionate about bringing his show to towns and communities that are often overlooked on the entertainment trail.

About this Event 

Ticket Price:

Tickets Purchased Online (*+bf):

  • Adults: $40
  • Senior: $35
  • Students (6-17 years): $25
  • Kids 5yr&U: Free
  • Family (2x Adults + 2x Students): $117
  • Companion/ Carer’s Card accepted free of charge

Tickets Purchased at the Door:

  • Adults: $50
  • Senior: $45
  • Students (6-17 years): $35
  • Kids 5yr&U: Free
  • Family (2x Adults + 2x Students): $153
  • Companion/ Carer’s Card accepted free of charge

*+Booking Fees on top of ticket price (but still cheaper than at the door).

Food/ Drinks: Food/drinks will be available to purchase. Further information provided closer to the date of the event. 

What to Bring: Guests encouraged to BYO chairs and picnic blankets. Cash and EFTPOS accepted for merchandise and food/ drink purchases. 

Cancellation: Should the event be cancelled, guests will be issued a full refund. 

Tom Curtain Music

Tom Curtain is a nationally acclaimed singer/ songwriter. This tour coincides with the release of his fifth studio album Nothin’s Gonna Stop Us – the first release of this album “Why We Live Out Here” has had great success, remaining in the Country Songs Australian Airplay Chart for 10 months. His last album We’re Still Here debuted at No.1 on the Australian Country Music Charts with all four singles released from the album also going to No.1. 

In 2018 Tom won two Golden Guitar Awards for his single “Never Never Land”, a duet with Luke O’Shea. Tom was also awarded the prestigious 2018 Australian Independent Country Music Artist of the Year Award together with Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year (Territory Time) and Single of the Year(“Never Never Land”) at the Southern Stars Australian Independent Country Music Awards.  

Tom is also an official ambassador of Dolly’s Dream. Moved by the tragic passing of Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett, who took her young life after being relentlessly cyber-bullied, Tom put pen to paper and released the single “Speak Up” with Sara Storer. To date, over $35,000 has been raised by the Katherine Outback Experience and Outback Productions through the sale of the song and branded shirts. These donations are used to provide useful and powerful tools for schools, children and family members (www.dollysdream.org.au) to fight online bullying.

Katherine Outback Experience

Owned and operated by Tom Curtain, Katherine Outback Experience (KOE) is an outback show that celebrates life on the land through real horse-starting and working dog demonstrations entwined with live music and humorous bush tales. KOE has won multiple awards over many years – most recently:

  • 2022 Silver at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards: Best Tourist Attraction
  • 2022 Winner of the Brolga NT Tourism Award: Best Tourist Attraction
  • 2021 Winner of the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards: Best Tourist Attraction
  • 2021 Winner of the Brolga NT Tourism Award: Best Tourist Attraction
  • 2021 Winner of the Brolga NT Chairman’s Choice Award for Tourism Excellence

The show is based in Katherine from April to the end of October over the ‘Dry Season’ months.  Over the Wet Season summer months, the team hit the road, touring the Outback Show in conjunction with Tom’s music.  

Dolly’s Dream Fundraiser

Market Stalls
Food Vans
Music
Raffles

Fanny Lumsden – Country Halls Tour

Join 2x ARIA and 8x Golden Guitar Winner FANNY LUMSDEN and her band the Prawn Stars as they bring their infamous COUNTRY HALLS TOUR to Live in the Glen.

So what is it? An all-in community night out, where you can come together with kids and all, share live music, a dance, and a feel-good time. Fanny and her band have been bringing their harmony-filled, high energy, joyous shows to over 200 halls all over regional Australia for 13 years now and it is their favourite way to tour!

Who is Fanny Lumsden? 

2x ARIA and 8x Golden Guitar winning artist Fanny Lumsden “has established herself as one of the genre’s most esteemed performers”  (The Australian) with her brand new album HEY DAWN having just taken out the 2023 ARIA for Best Country Album (presented by Dolly Parton) and debuting at #1 on the Australian Album ARIA charts, making this her second album in a row to crack the ARIA global top ten. Fanny is continuing to break the rules and confirming herself as “undoubtedly the brightest new (country) star of the current era” (Capital News) Following up her “breakthrough” album Fallow, which took out an ARIA, 5x CMAA Golden Guitars and AIR Country Album of the Year, Fanny is widely known for her regional Country Halls Tour and has recently taken her joyous, energetic and brilliant live show to debut in the UK to a packed Avalon Stage at Glastonbury.  Wrapping up her ‘Hey Dawn Tour’ which sold out shows through NZ, Ireland, UK and theatres across Australia, HEY DAWN “confirms Fanny as a distinctive storyteller, and an indelible personality who can win over fans in or outside of country music” (Doug Wallan, The Australian). 

ALL AGES

VIP (very limited pre-show event with Fanny) – $55
GA (16 years & up) – $35
Youth (5 – 15 years) – $15
Kids (under 5) – Free
Family (2x GA + 3x Youth) – $90

6pm – Community BBQ
7pm – Local Supporting artist TBC
8pm – Fanny Lumsden and the Prawn Stars

68th Latrobe Valley Eisteddfod Performing Arts Festival

Entries Open 31st March, and close 30th June via the online platform www.stardom.com.au.

Eisteddfod Dates

Speech & Drama                           19-21 August
Piano                                                24 – 27 August
Instrumental                                   28 – 31 August    
Choral                                               5 September
Brass                                                7-8 September
Theatrical Dance                            20 – 29 September
all dates are subject to final scheduling  

The Latrobe Valley Eisteddfod is a friendly annual major Performing Arts event spanning 6 weeks at Gippsland Performing Arts Traralgon and Kernot Hall Morwell from 19 August to 29 September 2024. It covers the whole range of performing arts disciplines including Instrumental (including strings, woodwind, brass, recorders, and guitar) Brass and Concert Bands, Orchestras, Choirs, Readings, Drama and Dance.

Each year, the Eisteddfod holds over 380 events that provide over 4,000 performers who come from the local community, greater Gippsland and Metro areas, a chance to showcase their talents and experience performing before live audiences. From this performance, the contestants receive an appraisal of their work given by highly qualified adjudicators and have the chance of being a recipient of part of more than $30,000+ offered in awards and prizes, much of which goes towards continuing their studies in their chosen fields.

Prestigious events include:
$1100 PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIRS
$1100 SECONDARY SCHOOL CHOIRS
$1000 LYTHGO TRUST OPERATIC ARIA
$4000 BRASS BANDS (Divided across all grades)
$1000 DICK TEYCHENNE INSTRUMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP
   1st place – $750; 2nd place – $300; 3rd place – $100
Elsa Ryan Junior Piano Scholarship for 9-11 years: 1st place – $250, 2nd place – $100
Junior Dancing Scholarship for 9-11 years: 1st place – $250, 2nd place – $100
ALL OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS:
   1st place – $500; 2nd place – $150