Australian Evenings of Celebration

For event updates about Australian Night at the Movies click "Going" on the Facebook event.

Australian Evenings of Celebration are a series of events featuring live music by Indigenous artists and celebrating Australian stories. The program runs from 20–25 January.

Australian Night at the Movies

We're inviting our community to a cinema experience like no other at Australian Night at the Movies on Wednesday, 25 January 2023.

Bring your picnic blanket and come along to Concord Oval from 4–10pm for food trucks, free entertainment and more, before a free movie screening of Go Karts (PG) under the stars at 8pm.

Get your friends and family together and kick-start the new year with this great community night out. Click "Going" on the Facebook event for updates. 

Other highlights:

  • Sporting activities on the oval with Wests Tigers
  • Food trucks and bar area (with Akasha Brewing)
  • Demos and activities by local sporting groups
  • Tours of the new Concord Oval Recreation Centre
  • Charity colour fun run supporting the Children's Tumour Foundation
  • Children’s rides
  • Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country
  • Malima weaving workshops with Indigenous artist Tegan Murdock
  • Goanna Hut Indigenous barbecue
  • Music performances.

On lead dogs are welcome along for the fun. Limited parking will be available at the new Concord Oval Recreation Centre with access from Gipps Street, with additional parking available in the Gipps Street car park and at Cintra Park tennis and netball courts.

Live music

Join us from 20-25 January for live music by indigenous artists across the City.

Col Hardy
20 January 5–8pm at Jellicoe Street Piazza, Concord. 

Col was the first Aboriginal person to win a Golden Guitar at the Australasian Country Music Awards in Tamworth in 1973. He was then inducted into the Country Music Hands of Fame a couple of years after that. Then in 1990 during NAIDOC Week, Col was voted the Aboriginal Artist of the Year for New South Wales.

Jesse Manton
21 January 5–8pm at Fred Kelly Kelly Place, Five Dock
25 January 7:15–8pm at Concord Oval, Concord

Jesse is a star on the rise. Hailing from Wollongong, Jesse writes original music with a contemporary Indigenous focus. With deep respect for preceding First Nations artists and his cultural past, Jesse focuses on the future and shares the essence of his being through his heartfelt life stories. Not to be constrained by labels, Jesse’s music has been described as soulful, Indie, Pop and Blues. He is a festival favourite, an engaging performer and a delight to listen to.

DJ Lambie
25 January 4–5:30pm at Concord Oval, Concord.

DJ Lambie is a seasoned performer with a wealth of experience in the club, hip hop, and festival circuit. He specializes in a range of genres including soul, funk, RnB, hip-hop, reggae, jazz/funk, disco, nu-disco, and house. 

This event program is assisted by the Australian Government through the National Australia Day Council.


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