Oakleigh RSL, 95-97 Drummond Street, Oakleigh Victoria 3166

Rebecca Barnard & Billy Miller's Singalong

Singalong Society is all about relaxed community singing. 1st Wednesday night of every month, the much loved Melbourne Singer/songwriters Rebecca Barnard & Billy Miller will direct things where fun is the prime objective. Not your average choir. So anyone who can hold a tune is welcome.

You don’t have to come every month just check in when you need a dose of joy and maybe a glass of wine. Rebecca says “Some of the most memorable, intense, fun and therapeutic moments of my life have been when singing and even better when singing with other voices”. The Singalong Society is for people who want to sing Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Billie Holiday, Rolling Stones and anything great.

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Wed 03rd May
Doors open: 7pm (Singing starts 7.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats-$18+bf
$20 at door (if still available)
ON SALE NOW !!

Travelling Companions - Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes with The Weeping Willows

Golden Guitar Winning alt-Country band LACHLAN BRYAN & THE WILDES and four times Golden Guitar nominated country-folk duo THE WEEPING WILLOWS are teaming up for a series of shows in small theatre-style venues around the country. Special guest FREYA JOSEPHINE HOLLICK

With a full scale band in tow and special guests in each state, these will be unique shows filled with tales of the road, songs from each artist’s catalogue and a collection of the classic songs that inspired both Lachlan and The Weeping Willows to pursue life on the road as touring artists.

About the artists:

Lachlan Bryan, with his band The Wildes, won the 2014 Golden Guitar for Best Alt Country Album and the 2014 Music Victoria Award for Best Country Album.

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Sat 06th May
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $25+bf, General Admission- $18+bf
$20 at door if available
ON SALE NOW !!

The Davidson Brothers

THE DAVIDSON BROTHERS are considered two of Australia’s most highly driven and well respected bluegrass musicians. HAMISH and LACHIE were raised in the rural Victorian town of Yinnar and began performing and recording in 1998. Since then, they’ve toured the United States, Europe, appeared on the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and toured their band extensively across Australia.

Mostly self-taught, multi-Instrumentalists, both Hamish (fiddle, banjo, guitar, dobro, vocals) and Lachlan (mandolin, fiddle, guitar, vocals) became in-demand session musicians before they finished high school and as competitive teenagers they both went on to win National Bluegrass Championship titles.

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Fri 12th May
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $28+bf, General Admission- $22+bf
$25 at door if available
Kids under 12 Free

Highlights of Annexe Arts 2011-2016

Annexe Arts has been presenting community artistic performances featuring music and spoken word for over five years, and now we are showcasing some of our highlights in one great Mothers’ Day show. FEATURING: • Six Years Late (featuring Joe Perna) • Jeremy Gronow & Blackbirds F.C • Mick Coventry • Emma McDonald • Alex Attrill

Come along and celebrate Mothers’ Day in real community/family style and enjoy some fabulous local talent at one of Melbourne’s best venues.

Plus:
Enjoy a delightful three course Mothers Day Special Lunch at the Onion Patch Bistro (bookings@onionpatch.com.au) or phone  Sue 0457 000 058 and then come into the Caravan for some fabulous music and spoken word.

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Sun 14th May
Doors open: 3pm (Showtime 3.30pm)
Price: Reserved seat $12+bf
$15 at door if available
GA TICKETS AVAILABLE !!

Fleetwood Mac- ' Tango in the Night' - 30 Year Anniversary Tribute

On Saturday May 20th at the Caravan Music Club we celebrate 30 years of Fleetwood Mac's 14th studio album 'Tango in the Night'. Artists include: Dan Parsons, Hayley Couper, Lisa Crawley, Brooke Russell, Russell Clark (The Ugly Kings), J M S Harrison, Nicholas Gramm, Piper Packshaw (Sugar Teeth), Howlite & Gordon Holland

Come along for a huge party as a plethora of Melbourne acts put together a band and take in turns singing songs off this much loved album plus many other hits from other popular Fleetwood Mac records!
Released in 1987 it was the fifth and to date, the last studio album from the band’s most successful line-up of Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood – hits such as “Everywhere”, “Seven Wonders”, “Little Lies” and “Big Love” we’re in for some massive singalongs!

Please note that seating is very limited !!

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Sat 20th May
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $35+bf, General Admission- $25+bf
$28 at door if avaialable
Dont miss this show !!

Mike Rudd

MIKE RUDD presents a retrospective show covering Spectrum, The Indelible Murtceps, and Ariel. Featuring Ariel's GLYN MASON.

Michael David Rudd was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. His first major group was the Chants R&B. The group came to Australia and settled in Melbourne in 1966 but broke up soon afterwards. Rudd then joined The Party Machine led by Ross Wilson and Ross Hannaford, who later formed Daddy Cool.

After Party Machine split up in late 1969, Rudd formed his own group, Spectrum, one of Australia’s first progressive rock groups.

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Sun 21st May
Doors open: 3pm (Showtime 3.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $32+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at door if available
On Sale Now !!

The Turner Brown Band feat Nikki D and Dom Turner

Recently described by Guitar World as the “Jimi Hendrix of Sacred Steel”, NIKKI BROWN is an electric lap steel guitar phenomenon. Nikki’s sister Gloria (rhythm guitar and vocals) and cousin Tomika (drums and vocals) share the same deep musical heritage and love of infectious gospel-soul funk- blues music, Joining Nikki and the Browns is legendary Australian guitarist DOM TURNER, of the awarded Australian blues act, Backsliders. This is the official Melbourne launch of their debut album.

Hailing from Toledo, Ohio, Nikki was born into a Church-based slide guitar tradition known as Sacred Steel. To add, Nikki, is a powerful singer and performer with a distinctive approach developed over a lifetime of gospel singing.

DOM TURNER  Legendary Australian slide guitarist and music producer, of the awarded Australian blues act, Backsliders travelled to Toledo, Ohio in August 2016 to collaborate with Nikki on what is a series of slide guitar infused, gospel- soul, funk-blues tunes that demonstrate the kind of magic that happens when two like minded slide guitar tone freaks get together in one place.

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Fri 26th May
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $32+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at door if available

The Celibate Rifles

The 1980s were the golden age of rock’n’roll in the Australian music scene and the CELIBATE RIFLES were in it up to their eye balls. Hailing from Sydney’s northern beaches, also home to Midnight Oil and INXS, the Rifles hit the ground running and haven’t stopped since. Special Guest SHE'S THE DRIVER

“The early 80s was an amazing time in Australian music, particular Sydney,” recalls singer
Damien Lovelock.  “It seemed like every pub had live music three or four nights a week and there
still weren’t enough venues to go around.”  Establishing themselves through their distinctive sound and high energy performance, the
Celibate Rifles quickly came to the forefront of the vibrant alternative music scene.

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Sat 27th May
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $39.50+bf, General Admission- $29.50+bf
$33 at door if available
Selling very fast !!

Stars

Iconic Aussie country rock band STARS are back again reunited after 40 years with the original line-up of Mick Pealing, Mal Eastick, Glyn Dowding and Roger McLachlan. Catch Stars with Nick Charles on guitar and Tracy Kingman on backing vocals. Special guest KEVIN BENNETT.

Originally from Adelaide Stars moved to Melbourne after being discovered by Beeb Birtles of Little River Band. By this stage the Andy Durant joined the band and began writing some of the most notable Australian songs before his untimely death at the age of 25.
STARS supported The Beach Boys, Linda Ronstadt, and Joe Cocker and toured extensively to sell out gigs Australia wide.

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Fri 02nd June
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $42+bf, General Admission- $30+bf
$32 at door if available
On Sale Now !!

Bill Chambers & Raechel Whitchurch - 'Outlaws on a Cold Trail'

Touring their brand new releases, “Bill Chambers - Cold Trail” and “Raechel Whitchurch - Outlaw”.

Bill Chambers new album, ‘Cold Trail’, is his first studio album in four years, following on from his last live album ‘Live @ The Pub Tamworth’ CD & DVD. In reality, Bill has left anything but a ‘Cold Trail’, continuing to tour the world playing in daughter Kasey’s band, and also his own solo shows, playing anything from house concerts and coffee lounges, to major festivals.

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Sat 03rd June
Doors open: 8pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $25+bf, General Admission- $18+bf
$20 at the door if available
Selling fast !!

Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks

With a stellar career spanning more than 45 years and showing no signs of slowing, ROSS WILSON is one of Australia’s most respected and well known artists. Come see a legend of rock and his band ‘THE PEACENIKS’ perform a rockin' show at the Caravan

From the time Ross Wilson, the future Daddy of Cool began to Mondo Rock out of suburban Hampton with the 1960’s outfit The Pink Finks, he was intrinsically aware of the heritage of growing up on the fringes of a major city. When he performed in 1966 at The Onion Patch, home of the Red Onions Jazz Band, little did he know he would be returning 48 years later to the very same stage, now The Caravan Club, to perform a homage to the streets of his youth.

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Sun 04th June
Doors open: 3pm (Showtime 3.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $42+bf, General Admission- $30+bf
$33 at the door if available

Rebecca Barnard & Billy Miller's Singalong

Singalong Society is all about relaxed community singing. 1st Wednesday night of every month, the much loved Melbourne Singer/songwriters Rebecca Barnard & Billy Miller will direct things where fun is the prime objective. Not your average choir. So anyone who can hold a tune is welcome.

You don’t have to come every month just check in when you need a dose of joy and maybe a glass of wine. Rebecca says “Some of the most memorable, intense, fun and therapeutic moments of my life have been when singing and even better when singing with other voices”. The Singalong Society is for people who want to sing Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Billie Holiday, Rolling Stones and anything great.

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Wed 07th June
Doors open: 7pm (Singing starts 7.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats-$18+bf
$20 at door (if still available)
ON SALE NOW !!

James Taylor - Bittersweet & Low

Hugely talented artist JOHN FLEMING (Scared Weird Little Guys), pays tribute to the legacy of Taylor’s musical brilliance. Fleming’s fine guitar playing, crystal voice, exceptional musicianship and clear storytelling make this a performance not to be missed.

Fleming has also brought together a lineup of Melbourne’s finest musicians to fill out the JT arrangements with GAVIN GRAY (oxo-cubans) on drums, BRUCE HAYMES on keys, DOUG ROBERTSON (icecream hands) on bass and STEVE RANDO on Guitar and also a phenomenal female singer named LISA HANLEY who brings the Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon side of the picture.

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Sat 10th June
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $38+bf, General Admission- $32+bf
$35 at door if avaialable
ON SALE NOW !!

The Habibis & Saray Iluminado

The HABIBIS perform exquisite traditional music from Greece, Anatolia, Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean..The haBiBis are Irine Vela (Laouto, bouzouki, guitar) Pascal Latra (vocals, baglama,percussion) Mulaim Vela (guitar). SARAY IIUMINADO plays new interpretations of Sevdah from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Jewish Sephardic music from the Balkans.

The haBiBis perform music with passion and intelligence, which can move a listener of whatever ancestry”. Doug Spencer ABC radio.
ARIA Award winners for Best World Music Album,“The haBiBis weave the guitar, oud and bouzouki with consummate ease, in wide chiming choruses”” Rolling Stone.

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Sun 11th June
Doors open: 3pm (Show 3.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $25+bf, General Admission- $18+bf
$20 at door if available
Selling fast!!

Kirk Fletcher (US)

Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, KIRK FLETCHER has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a four-time Blues Music Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including a four-year role as lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He is also the frontman of his own band, having released three studio albums. A live album and a fourth studio album are currently in the works.

Kirk first picked up a guitar at age eight, playing alongside his older brother Walter in their father’s church. It wasn’t just a gospel influence that Walter shared with Kirk, but an appreciation of many musical styles from Jimi Hendrix to Steely Dan. One of the most important lessons Kirk received from his brother was about having great guitar tone, something Kirk is known for today.

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Fri 16th June
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $32+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at door if available
GA TICKETS AVAILABLE !!

Mick Thomas

Raconteur, troubadour, balladeer and poet, MICK THOMAS is best known as the song master of pub-rock icons Weddings Parties Anything. His ever-evolving talents as a writer and performer define a career as intriguing as it is enduring.Special Guests RAISED BY EAGLES

2017 sees Mick Thomas release his new retrospective double CD These Are The Songs, a companion album for his new autobiography, These Are the Days, the story of an inspired and uniquely Australian creative force that covers his life in music from his days in Weddings, Parties, Anything until now.

The Album titled ‘These Are the Songs’: is a lovingly crafted compilation album spanning the past eighteen years and more of Mick Thomas’ creative life.

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Sat 17th June
Doors open: 8pm (Showtme 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $36+bf, General Admission- $28+bf
$30 at door if available
ON SALE NOW !!

RENEE GEYER

Melbourne’s first lady of soul and ARIA Hall of Fame inductee returns with her dynamite live show to the Caravan. With a recording career spanning 30 years, RENEE GEYER is one of the few musicians in Australia to have released music in each decade from the 1970s to now.

She has worked with Chaka Khan, Joe Cocker, Neil Diamond, Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt and Sting. She is a singer, songwriter, producer and author, and one of Australia’s most loved live performers.

Expect signature tunes like It’s a Man’s World and unique versions of songs such as Why Can’t We Live Together.

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Sat 24th June
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $45+bf, General Admission- $33+bf
$35 at door if avaiable

CLIP CLOP CLUB

THEY,RE BACK !! Melbourne’s answer to Gene Autry and The Sons of The Pioneers bring their fabulous harmonies and outrageous humour to The Caravan Music Club Their appearances are rare these days so do yourself a favour... Yippee Yi Yay!

The Clip Clop Club are consumate semi professionals who pride themselves on the quality of their performance, their adaptability to different/difficult situations and their ability to entertain people from disparate age groups and backgrounds.

They have played over 2,000 gigs in their 20 year career including pubs, festivals, weddings, corporate functions, parties, radio, film and television (The Midday Show, Countdown, In Melbourne Tonight, Today Tonight, A Current Affair, Steve Vizard’s Tonight Live, Richard Stubbs’ Tonight Live).

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Sun 25th June
Doors open: 3pm (Show 3.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $20+bf, General Admission - $15+bf
$18 at door if available
GA TICKETS AVAILABLE !!

The Meltdown with The Teskey Brothers

Melbourne’s purveyors of the finest country soul THE MELTDOWN, are delighted to be performing at the Caravan to celebrate the release of their self-titled debut album on HopeStreet Recordings. Blending country, gospel and 60s soul, the result is a unique take on Australian soul music and a record full of life, energy and deeply felt storytelling. Special Guests THE TESKEY BROTHERS

The Meltdown With influences ranging from Father John Misty, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Alabama Shakes built above a steady foundation of southern soul music, this collection of stellar players have created a mesh of Stax and Motown with a healthy dose of the Nashville songwriting tradition.

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Fri 30th June
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats $30+bf, General Admission $23+bf
$25 at door if available
ON SALE NOW !!

Ben Ottewell

As a singer and lead guitarist in rock band 'Gomez', BEN OTTEWELL is well know for his unmistakeable voice and knack for blistering guitar solos. Rolling Stone declared; 'Gomez's not-so-secret weapon is Ben Ottewell.' and GQ Magazine once wrote, 'his voice is not of this world.'

Simultaneously stripped-down and lush, Ottewell’s new album Rattlebag is a collection of beautifully poetic tales of salvation and redemption, of sanctuary and braving rocky seas in search of distant shores. Ottewell’s infectious melodies and bluesy riffs will stick with you and beg you to sing along.

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Sat 01st July
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $35+bf, General Admission- $27+bf
$30 at door if available
ONLY 20 SEATS LEFT !!

Russell Morris & Band

Australian music legend RUSSELL MORRIS heads back at the Caravan with his rockin' band, performing songs from his ARIA award winning album "Sharks Mouth" as well as hits throughout his vast musical career.

Russell Morris is one of Australia’s most enduring singers. A major pop star in the late ’60s, he went on to become one of the country’s first singer/songwriters. Both ends of his career feature predominantly in the soundtrack to the movie The Dish.

Morris’ career started in September 1966 with the formation of the Melbourne group Somebody’s Image, which rose to prominence with a local hit version of the Joe South song “Hush.

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Fri 07th July
Doors open: 8pm. Showtime 8.40pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $42+bf, General Admission- $30+bf
$33 at door if available
ON SALE NOW !!

Rebecca Barnard Album Launch

REBECCA BARNARD'S long awaited 3rd solo album is finally here. 5 years in the making MUSIC FOR LISTENING AND RELAXATION is sometimes sparse, sometimes lush. It is a homage to love, the wonder and beauty of nature and the connection we all share. She will be launching the album with a stellar band including legendary piano player BARNEY MCALL. Special guest VICTORIANA GAYE

Rebecca grew up in a legendary Jazz family, with her renowned drummer father, Len, his brother, Trumpeter Bob, and their bands. She has featured in many Australian bands: The Escalators (1982-1984), Black Coffee (and the Beans) (1985), Wayback 5 (1986), Romance Without Finance, Peaceful Anticipation Social Aid and Pleasure Club (1990), Stephen Cummings Band (1986 and 1990–91), Triple Peaks (1991), and the Rebecca Barnard Band (1992).

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Sat 08th July
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $25+bf, General Admission- $18+bf
$20 at door if available
ON SALE NOW !!

Joe Pug & Courtney Marie Andrews

In a world full of gifted and respected young songwriters, it is hard to stand out from the pack, so when two Artists do, you know it’s got to be special. Enter JOE PUG & COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS.

Chicago born and raised Joe Pug is no stranger to this part of the world and makes a welcome return to headline shows after coming down for 2016’s Out On the Weekend festival. His third and critically acclaimed album Windfall, a 10-song indie-folk gem that has cemented his reputation as one of America’s most respected young songwriters, was met with high praise with The Australian describing it as “absolutely brilliant.

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Fri 14th July
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $38+bf, General Admission- $30+bf
$33 at door if available
ON SALE NOW !!

Baby Et Lulu

Have a truly magnifique evening with French-language duo ABBY DOBSON (Leonardo’s Bride) and LARA GOODRIDGE (FourPlay) as they tour Australia with their prodigiously talented band performing songs from ARIA Nominated 'Album Deux'.

See Baby et Lulu bring a passionate tour-de-force of French music, featuring a mix of classic and contemporary songs including tunes made famous by Edith Piaf, Brigitte Bardot and Francoise Hardy, as well as their original French compositions. They were the stand-out at Queensland Cabaret Festival, Mullum Music Fest, WOMADelaide, Woodford, Adelaide Cabaret Fest and more,  and are not to be missed!

“A must-see act that will seduce your ears with its chansons.

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Sun 16th July
Doors open: 3pm (Showtime 3.40)
Price: Reserved Seats $42+bf, General Admissison-$30+bf
$35 at door if available
ON SALE NOW !!

Sun Rising - Killer, Cash, King

Critically acclaimed production, Sun Rising - The Songs That Made Memphis, pays tribute to both the artists and music from Sun Records in a spectacular cabaret show that has sold out across Australia and now, this rock 'n' roll ride of incredible music and amazing stories about Memphis royalty brings you a show celebrating three of music's biggest names!

On Saturday August 12th, The Caravan Club welcomes back, Sun Rising- The Songs That Made Memphis, with a show celebrating three of music’s biggest names!
It’ll be a Killer/Cash/King Rock ‘n’ Roll Spectacular at the Caravan Club. A night Featuring all the Sun Records hits of Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Elvis plus other songs from their incredible careers.

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Sat 12th August
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $32+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at the door (if still available)
ON SALE NOW!!

Legends of Rebetika 1950 - 1960

Con Kalamaras presents : Legends of Rebetika 1950-1960

Join us for this special tribute to the Legends of Rebetika. Bringing together some of Melbourne’s best Greek Musicians .
This special live concert will celebrate the cultural contribution these artists have made to the Greek musical landscape and also the world!
This program covers the songs that propelled Rebetika to all parts of the globe.

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Sat 09th September
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $28+bf, General Admission- $20+bf
$25 at door if available
ON SALE NOW!!

Legends of Laiko 1960 - 1970

Con Kalamaras presents: Legends of Laiko 1960-1970

Continuing on from the special tribute journey, this concert will pay homage to the legends of Laiko Music.
This musical experiences will take the audience on a nostalgic journey into Greece; and this ensemble will share their passion that you will never forget. Covering such artists as Hiotis, Kaldaras, Zambetas and more!
One Show only!

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Sat 02nd December
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $28+bf, General Admission- $20+bf
$25 at door if available