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Australian Musician magazine online presents a very special virtual version of the Melbourne Guitar Show on Make Music Day, June 21. Some of Australia’s finest exponents of the guitar and other fretted instruments will perform in isolation for Make Music Day Australia. This two hour plus Facebook Fest will also be promoting Support Act and its COVID 19 Appeal, which is supporting musicians and other industry workers through these difficult times. Please, if you enjoy our virtual concert, donate to this worthy course.

Our show will feature live performances by some of Australia’s finest musicians including Phil Manning, James Ryan, Fiona Boyes, Nick Charles, Jeremy Barnes, Lloyd Spiegel, Anna Scionti, Joshua Batten, Opal Ocean, Mike Elrington, Simon Gardiner, The Thin White Ukes, Lucas Michailidis, and Ben Kelly, with more names to come next week.

The Melbourne Guitar Show has a rich history of entertaining punters with live performances, demos and offering a huge array of guitar gear for the last five years at Caulfield Racecourse. While covid- 19 has put a stop to this year’s physical presentation, we hope that this isolation version on June 21 as part of Make Music Day will at least bring a smile to your face and encourage you to continue to enjoy the guitar. All going well, we hope to present a full scale Melbourne Guitar Show in March 2021.

WAVEurovision Song Festival – Waverley Council’s Make Music Day

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6 bands
6 songs
1 dream
Tune in to Waverley Council’s Facebook feed on Sunday 21 June, 2pm-3pm as we celebrate Make Music Day by listening to the current crop of Bondi WAVE bands play their newest original tracks. Captured on Soundtrap and broadcast live, you have a chance to vote for your favourite; live, Eurovision style. Dress up, dress down, organise a (virtual) listening party (appropriately socially distanced of course) and support your friends (and our local talent) as we celebrate the important role music plays as the soundtrack to our lives.

Jazz Masterclass + Q&A Session (Nock/Stuart/Zwartz Trio)

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ARIA-Award winning bassist Jonathan Zwartz and legendary drummer Hamish Stuart form one of Australia’s great jazz rhythm sections. In this special Make Music Day event, they join forces with luminary pianist and Bell Hall of Fame inductee Mike Nock ONZM for a fascinating masterclass that captures the excitement and immediacy of improvised music and showcases the brilliance and creative dexterity of this exceptional ensemble.

Collectively this jazz super group comprises the most sought-after and experienced players on the Australian scene, having won almost every possible jazz accolade and performing with a host of international giants, and Jonathan Zwartz is currently serving on the APRA Board of Directors. After the masterclass join in on an insightful Q&A session after the masterclass mediated by the Australian Institute of Music’s Greg Coffin.

Mike Nock (piano), Jonathan Zwartz (bass), Hamish Stuart (drums)


Fête de la Musique – We R Culture

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Fete de la Musique – WeRculture

June 21st, known as Fete de la Musique is known globally as a day to celebrate all forms of music. In 2020 Fete de la Musique will be completely different due to restrictions introduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.. This year the UNESCO Cities of Music have come together in an act of solidarity with artists to share their music. On this special day, the  Cities of Music of UNESCO Creative Cities Network have prepared a musical feast with a special broadcast of over 20 music cities from five different continents. Adelaide, the first and only City of Music in Australia, will curate a program of talented musicians from across South Australia including Adam Page, Nancy Bates, Emily Tulloch, Belinda Gehlert, Ross McHenry, Josh Baldwin, Django Rowe and Brenton Foster to showcase the rich and diverse city of music. Join us for this global celebration of music!


Celebrate Make Music Day 2020 With us in the City of Canterbury Bankstown

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Celebrate Make Music Day 2020

With us in the City of Canterbury Bankstown


CBCity Facebook and CBTV

Sunday June 21 2020

8am – Emad Younan

10am – Martha

12pm – Sarah Benardo

2pm – Bow Campbell

4pm – Original songs from Theoni Marks from Canterbury Bankstown’s Talent Advancement program.

6pm – Lolo Lavina (Gypsy Jazz)

8pm – Dobby (Hip Hop

COVID blues beating entertainment

Live and local join in the fun!

It’s your chance to stay connected and celebrate music with people from around the world!

Youth Services West Wimmera hosts “The Lounge Room Sesh’s”

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This is a ‘from home’ challenge open to West Wimmera’s young people, online friends, family and online communities.  Your online contribution can be a favourite riff, a tune you’ve learned as a party trick ( might only be a couple of seconds, but hey it’s music!! ) it can be your band, a piano concerto or a guitar solo, you singing karaoke along with your favourite song. If it’s music, we want to hear it.

You can do Facebook Live, or pre-record and tag Youth Services West Wimmera along with two other friends, so you can challenge them to participate as well. eg: Leah Davies > Youth Services West Wimmera   @friendone @friendtwo