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Performing Arts

Performing arts across East Gippsland , music, shows, performance, and dance.

East Gippsland residents enjoy a wealth of live music, theatre and dance performance options.


Community bands, dance, music and theatrical groups continue to entertain and educate, reflecting strongly on our diverse community through the performing arts medium.


There are also a range of performance art activities that occur in the smaller towns across the region, there are several dance groups and organisations, music festivals e.g the Bruthen Blues Festival and Paynesville Music Festival

Café Culture Series has been delivering quality live performing arts experiences for over eighteen years.


The Café Culture Series performs in Lakes Entrance, Orbost and Mallacoota.


Friday March 17         Sonidos Flamencos


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Thomas Arroquero stretches the boundaries of the flamenco form exploring sound, image and setting to capture an elastic new essence of the flamenco experience.




Friday April 28             Bush Gothic


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Jenny M. Thomas :  fiddle-singing, piano, Chris Lewis : drumkit, backing vocals and Dan Witton : double bass, backing vocals


Reclaiming lost Australian cultural territory. Bush Gothic performs tales of Australia’s dark history re-told.

 Hauntingly beautiful arrangements of songs that re –tell the tales of criminal women, convict men, treachery and transportation in Australia’s dark history.





Friday August 25         I Viaggiatori


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•Kavisha Mazzella (singer, guitar, accordion, percussion)

•Irine Vela (bouzouki, guitar, mandolin)

•David De Santi (piano accordion)

•Mark Holder-Keeping (saxophone, clarinet )


I Viaggiatori is a truly multicultural and cosmopolitan combination with Kavisha Mazzella and Irine Vela from Melbourne and Mark Holder-Keeping and David De Santi from Wollongong.


They bring together varying musical experiences but combine to present sensitive and harmonious renditions of new and old Italian folk songs. They present music they performed for the silent Italian documentary Dall’ Italia All’ Australia.




Friday November 10   The Wikimen


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Nara Demasson, Dan Witton, Renato Vacirca and Justin Marshall, Ros and Declan Jones

the double bass, trumpet, trombone, drum set, ukelele and the vibraphone


The series concludes with this upbeat and fun band, who will perform extraordinarily vast styles of music from their repertoire. Expect to hear Hawaiian blues, pop, samba, Western Swing, even Mills brothers songs complete with heavenly harmonies and exotica music. Upbeat, fun and light hearted.


Cafe Culture Series brochure


Seasons ticket - $80 for four shows.

Single show tickets - pre-purchased: $25, at the door: $30

Tickets also available at Lakes Entrance and Bairnsdale Visitor Information Centres or call 5152 1482.


Food and wine available by Albert & Co catering




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