It was just yummy crisp when I got up early this morning and we are in for another a great weekend in Freo.
Just a reminder that Davey Craddock and The Pinnacles will be performing at the Fremantle Arts Centre free Sunday Music session from 2-4 pm.
Hear stories of sleepy coastlines, chaotic boom towns and the people caught in-between as Davey Craddock & The Spectacles (WA) bring their folk rock, alt-country sounds to FAC.
Cafe, bar and pizza bar are open!
There is also a free 6-9 pm free concert up on the deck of the Maritime Museum, but I have no details on who is playing.
Come enjoy Freo. It’s the best place to be on weekends!
If rain does not stop the show the free Fremantle Arts Centre Sunday Music concert will be on from 2-4 pm again, so come and enjoy Telete and Demon Days
Since bursting onto the local music scene last year, Demon Days (WA) are turning heads with their sultry vocals and neo-soul beats. Catch their delicious blend of hip hop, soul, funk and jazz.
Telete, formerly known as Golden String, will open the show with their trademark dream pop.
From 6-9 there is also a free concert on the deck of the Maritime Museum, so don’t get bored staying at home. Life is too short to be bored!
It is going to be a pretty good Sunday before the rain comes back next week, so why not enjoy some free concerts in Fremantle today in some of the best locations in town.
From 2-4 pm Pugsley Buzzard from Victoria will perform at the Fremantle Arts Centre and delight you with his big voice, sassy horns, chunky piano and fascinating song writing. He has performed all over the planet from Berlin to New Orleans.
From 6-9 the Harbour Sunday concert is on at the deck of the Maritime Museum, a great spot to watch the sunset!
Bluegrass Parkway, Stoney Joe and DJ Justin Walshe will entertain you there, so that should make for a great end of a beautiful weekend.
It is a worry to read in the Sunday Times this morning that Fremantle Sunset Events director David Chitty has admitted his company does have financial problems and paying suppliers after a less than successful Southbound event.
Several companies claim Sunset Events owes them tens of thousands of dollars with one of them making strong personal attacks on Facebook.
The worry for Fremantle is what this will mean for the Jerome Laneway Festival, but more importantly what it will mean for the 25-year-lease Sunset Events has signed for the No 1 studio in J Shed at Bathers Beach.
Rumours are that the company still wants to go ahead with a scaled-down version of the tavern and music venue, after planning approval for it was refused by Fremantle Council, the WA Planning Commission and the State Administrative Tribunal.
Will Sunset Events be able to commit hundreds of thousands of dollars to build a tavern, toilets, commercial kitchen, etc?
Maybe it is time for City of Fremantle officers to pro-actively engage with the events organisers and find out if it would be better to move on and for them to relinquish the lease and for the City to find a more appropriate use for the historically significant location.
The Fremantle Fly by Night musicians club in the gorgeous heritage Victoria Hall building is holding the FLY FESTIVAL this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, so support our local music industry!
The poster above gives you all the info about who is playing when, so have fun!
The national Fremantle FALLS FESTIVAL will be held in the port city for the first time and work is well under way at Kings Square.
A large stage has been set up next to St John’s church, but to a layman like me the space seems too confined for a large music festival. I wonder how many patrons will be allowed in.
I understand there will exit passes so hopefully that will put some money into the coffers of inner city traders.
Sunday is fun day in Fremantle and tomorrow will be a good day for music, but first things first and start the day at the Growers Green Farmers Market on Lefroy Road from 8am till midday. They have live music as well!
From 2-4 pm the free courtyard music session at the Fremantle Arts Centre with Luke Dux and Atomic Lunchbox is on.
The WAM Award-winner performs stripped back, acoustic versions of his extensive catalogue of solo tunes. Joined by a line up of talented musicians, be captivated by his moody lowdown blues style and intricate guitar work.
And from 5-7 there is Folk&Roots and a great sunset at J Shed on Bathers Beach and food van Flying Falafels will be there for dinner. This is also a free family event!
It should be a very good day of community fun, so I am looking forward to it!
There is a big weekend of entertainment, fun and history coming up for Fremantle this weekend, so get ready for it!
On Saturday the first FREMANTLE FOLK FESTIVAL organised by Clancy’s Fish Pub will be held all day at Princess May Park with a great line up, so check out the Facebook page and buy your tickets soon!
On Sunday the Dirk Hartog Festival on Victoria Quay at Fremantle Port will celebrate that the Dutchman set foot on WA land 400 years ago at Shark Bay on October 25.
There will be entertainment, Dutch food, historic displays and talks, etc. so come along and say Goeden middag.
And if there is time left from 2-4 at the Fremantle Arts Centre Wildwood and Elli Schoen will be playing in the courtyard.
The City of Fremantle is changing the very popular Christmas Carols from the Fremantle Arts Centre to South Beach to accommodate more people, since the event has outgrown the FAC and the City does not want to turn down people. The FAC has limited capacity due to liquor licensing rules.
The Carols will now be held on Sunday December 18 from 7pm, so that allows for time to have a swim and enjoy a great sunset during the Carols. Libby Hammer and the Arcadian Voices will be there of course!
The traditional switching on by the Mayor of the beautiful Christmas tree lights at Kings Square will also be on the agenda, and the summer in Freo will be full of festivals and events, including the free Sunday courtyard concerts at the arts centre from late October.
The Fremantle Arts Centre Gallery Sessions return this Saturday, August 13 and Friday August 26.
In this unique concert series accomplished songwriters perform intimate, unplugged sets in FAC’s Main Gallery. Catch indie balladeer Peter Bibby and musical chameleon Todd Pickett on Sat 13 Aug.
On Fri 26 Aug join acclaimed blues guitarist Dave Brewer and legendary songwriter Paul McCarthy.
This year’s Gallery Sessions will be lit by a backdrop of Matthew Ngui’s mesmerising projection Swimming; at least 8 points of view.
Check out the FAC website or Facebook page for details and ticket booking.