Pictured (from left): Manager Civic Theatre Claire Harris, Musician Larissa Burak, and performers Eleanor Waters-Jones, Jazmin Castle, and Aisha Farrar.
SUNDOWN: The Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre will be holding a live music festival during the month of April featuring a mix of local and touring artists. Pictured (from left): Manager Civic Theatre Claire Harris, Musician Larissa Burak, and performers Eleanor Waters-Jones, Jazmin Castle, and Aisha Farrar.

Arts & Culture

April 2024 is live music month at the Civic Theatre!

Published: 28 Mar 2024 9:48am

The Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre will be bringing the theatre’s first ever live music festival to our community throughout April, utilising the venue's balcony and foyer to create a relaxing and sophisticated space in which to experience live music.

The areas will provide a moody, reimagined gig space in which guests will enjoy 11 performances over two weeks, from a dynamic collection of local performers and high-profile touring artists.

Manager Civic Theatre Claire Harris says eventgoers can expect to see some of our nation's best live musicians and a healthy dose of local talent too.

“We are transforming our upper foyer into an intimate live music venue for 15 days in April for our inaugural Sundown Sessions,” Ms Harris said.

“This series of live music events is a combination of high-profile touring acts, emerging artists and a swag of local talent including the Bidgee Blues Club, Riverina Conservatorium of Music, The Curious Rabbit’s Live Local Original Jazz, plus a special performance by seven up-and-coming musical theatre stars with Broadway on the Balcony.

Band 19 Twenty: Kane Dennelly, John Gwilliam and Jeremy Berg.
19TWENTY: Touring band 19-Twenty will be performing in Wagga Wagga on Friday 19 April.

Festival attendees will have a variety of opportunities to immerse themselves in the diverse array of performances. Whether you prefer the vibrant energy of a mid-week show, or the peaceful ambiance of a Sunday afternoon by the picturesque Wollundry Lagoon, there's something for all to enjoy.

Other notable highlights include Triple J Top 30 artist D’Arcy Spiller, infectious riff and groove based blue-billy-grass-rockin'-roots band 19 Twenty, as well as Tibetan-Australian singer-songwriter Tenzin Cheogyal.

Claire Harris says this program of performances is part of engaging with Australian artists near and far to awaken the live music scene here in Wagga Wagga.

“We thrive on activating every corner of the Civic Theatre, Sundown Sessions being no exception,” Ms Harris said.

“The Civic Theatre balcony and foyer gigs are becoming part of our regular programming. Audiences love the vibe of it, and dancing is allowed!

“There is something for everyone, with themed cocktails, jazz bar vibes and exceptional musical talent. Order a cheese platter and settle in. We can’t wait.”

Musician Emma Donovan
EMMA DONOVAN: Musician Emma Donovan will be performing in Wagga Wagga on Thursday 18 April.

Tickets for each session start at $25.00, with the option for audience to book a joint ticket and platter deal at $50.00.

Seats are limited so it is encouraged that audience get in early to book tickets, which can be purchased online via civictheatre.com.au, by chatting to the friendly Civic Theatre Box Office staff in-person, or by calling 69269688.

The full lineup of performances can be viewed online via the Civic Theatre website.