Music Victoria is bringing a bus full of music industry managers, bookers, artists and media on a jam-packed tour to explore the live music landscape of the Mornington Peninsula. The Victorian Music Crawl will explore opportunities for partnerships as well as showcasing local talent and emulating potential touring circuits across the region.
Starting at the newly revitalised band room at Frankston’s Pier Hotel, the bus will work its way through Mornington, Dromana, Rye and Balnarring. The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery will host a lunch for VMC visitors and local music networks with performances from Nola Lauch and Maxon. Then the bus heads to community radio RPP FM, live music venues in Mornington, and on to Dromana and Rye for some standout local gigs where the doors are open for all to join in.
On Thursday, August 24, Music on the Hill (MOTH) will present a free showcase of Peninsula music at Hickinbotham of Dromana, featuring The Weeping Willows (pictured) from Mount Eliza plus local acts Young Vincent, Sam O’Connell and Mia Grunden. Doors open from 5.30pm. For the late-nighters, Baha in Rye is putting on an awesome line-up of local bands in partnership with Ninch Fest from 9pm.
On Friday, August 25, you can enjoy some jazz with your brekky when the bus pulls up at the Red Hill Bakery in Balnarring from 9am to hear Joel Plymin and fuel up before departing for Gippsland.
The Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Arts and Culture Unit, along with the MP Music Network, has facilitated and supported the local leg of the Crawl. For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org or see facebook.com/artsonthepeninsula, mpmusic.com.au or musicvictoria.com.au