What’s the plan for your long weekend? Long lazy afternoons, hanging near the vines, sharing a great bottle of wine with good friends listening to live music? We thought so!

To help you celebrate your long weekend in the Yarra Valley, we’ve gathered together the finest live music events we can find over the Australia Day weekend. It’s an eclectic playlist of cool jazz, Indigenous rhythms, acoustic tunes and live bands that showcases the diversity of musical styles and people that make music that one thing that brings us all together! 

SWEET SOLOS ON THE LAWN AT YARRAWOOD ESTATE, Yarra Glen – All weekend

Sophisticated rhythms, soaring melodies, styling tunes. Get up close and intimate with a different performer every day of the long weekend. On Saturday, the enigmatic Ellie Jean takes to the stage, on Sunday the sounds of Matt Eldridge will be something to really soak in and on Monday, Aaron Cook will bring his unique set to the big lawn. 

Price: Free entry

Time: From 1 – 4 pm

Where: 1275 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen

Website: www.yarrawood.com.au

Email: talltales@yarrawood.com.au

Phone: 03 9730 2003

 

BE YOURSELF AT BELGRAVE SURVIVAL DAY, Belgrave – Sat 26 Jan

Head to the hills for a day of celebration and connection. This annual event has a stellar Indigenous line-up ready to share culture and create new ways of being together. This year’s line-up features: Dave Arden, The Deans of Soul, Gnarnayarrahe Waitairie, The Djirri Djirri Dance Group , Mullum Mullum Hip Hop and Choir, and Aurelio. With Welcome To Country and Smoking Ceremony, Bushfoods, Panel Discussions and Workshops.

Price: Free family entry

Time: From 12:00 pm

Where: Borthwick Park, Benson Street, Belgrave

Website: www.burrinja.org.au/projects/belgrave-survival-day

Email: survivalday@gmail.com

Phone: 03 9754 8723

 

NELLIE IN HER OWN WRITE, Cloudehille Garden, Olinda– Sat 26 Jan

If opera is more your thing, a picnic in a stunning garden and an exclusive opera program including Nellie Melba's most beloved songs and arias, interspersed with stories of her life is your gig at Cloudehill. 

Price: $50

Time: From 5:00 pm

Where: Cloudehill Garden, 890 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda

Website:  www.cloudehill.com.au/nelliemelba.html

Email: info@cloudehill.com.au

Phone: 03 9751 1009

 

BRING ON THE GREEN AND GOLD AT GREENSTONE VINEYARDS, Yarra Glen – All weekend

Come and relax in the stunning surrounds of this Yarra Valley Winery, where the vines are green and the views are endless. Taste some of the best wine the Valley has to offer, cheese platters (that’s the gold!), and Louie and the Pride (full band) will perform three sets. Cellar door is open all weekend (including Monday) and platters, sausage sizzle and more on the day.

Price: Free entry

Time: From 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Where: 179 Glenview Rd, Yarra Glen

Website: www.greenstonevineyards.com.au/cellar-door-2/

Email: info@greenstonevineyards.com.au

 Phone: (03) 0730 1022

 

GO GRAND AT YARRA GLEN’S GRAND HOTEL, Yarra Glen – All weekend

Four days – yes four days! – of fine music, fine food and wine and fine company with sets by Gabe Atkinson, Steve Moore, Natt Pike, Little Sister, Wild Card, and Geoff Achison. 

Price: Free entry

Time: Afternoon and evening sessions – see website for details

Where: 19 Bell St, Yarra Glen

Website: wwww.yarravalleygrand.com.au

Email: info@yarravalleygrand.com.au

 Phone: (03) 0730 1230

 

COOL JAZZ, COOL BREEZE AT SEVILLE HILL, Seville – Sun 27 Jan

Seville Hill has the coolest tunes in the Yarra Valley this summer. Come along to Sunday Jazz Day, sit on the terraced lawn under the shade of the elm trees and relax while listening to the smooth sounds of Jazz performed by the Chris Dal Trio band who will be joined by some up-and-coming young musicians. 

Bookings essential. Delectable menu available (includes yummies for the kids), platters and of course, award-winning wines.

Price: Free entry

Time: From 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Where: Seville Hill Winery, 8 Paynes Road, Seville, VIC 3139

Website: www.sevillehill.com.au/events

Email:  info@sevillehill.com.au

Phone: 03 9754 8723