Winter is no time to turn the music down.

In a town well known for its groove, the music plays all year round. Come along for gigs and concerts with local and visiting artists.

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Saturday 24 June, 11am - 1pm
$25 adult, $20 concession
Lecture Hall, Sackville St

Australian cellist Anthony Albrecht is an outstanding recent graduate of The Juilliard School, NYC. Currently based in London as a Guildhall Music Scholar, Anthony tours his choice of J.S. Bach’s suites for solo cello to a select number of regional towns. Songs are interspersed with discussion of the cultural context of this timeless music. We are delighted to have Anthony at this year’s festival!

Tickets available online or at the door.

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Saturday 24 June,  7:30pm
$22 adult, $17 concession/child
Lecture Hall, Sackville St

Gunditjmara musician Andy Alberts joins Bruce Campbell and Damian O’Keefe (of folk-rock duo, The Cutting) in a unique evening of songs and stories. These three South West Victorian songwriters and musicians take you on a journey through the peaks and troughs of life, like the sea itself, to set you safely on the shore of a land where black and white reach out to each other in a spirit of reconciliation. Guitar, mandolin, ukulele, harmonica and fine vocals will fill the night. Wine and snacks available.

Tickets from the Visitor Information Centre, online or at the door.


Music of Spain and South America

Sat 4pm-5pm
Blarney Books and Art James St

An hour of fine music presented by Laura Thompson (flute) & Julie McErlain (piano). Donation includes refreshment.

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Sunday 25 June, 3pm
Blarney Books And Art, 37 James St

An intimate afternoon with Nigel Wearne on his personally handcrafted guitars, with clawhammer banjo, folk and honest tales of forgotten rebels, mischievous bank robbers, wandering poets and his love of eggs. Nigel delivers Drawing Circles, his current album, full of shadows and lucid reveries, exploring dark corners of creativity and the irregular swells of life. “Warmth flecked with grit... beauty awaits. 4 stars” (Rolling Stone Australia).

Buy tickets from Blarney Books,  at the door or by phone.


Hot Pizza, Cool Jazz

Friday 7 July, 6pm
Wishart Gallery19 Sackville St

While jazz guitarist Stephen Fewell delivers two hours of cool classics from the Golden Era of Jazz - the 40’s, 50’s & 60’s-the boys at Wishart will serve the piping hot pizzas. The perfect way to ease into this winter weekend.


Little Thunders Disco

Friday 7 July, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Port Fairy Scout Hall Cnr Bank and Princes St

Calling all kids under 13, it’s the school holidays - time to PARTY HARD at the Little Thunders Disco. There’ll be an aerial hoop demo and everyone’s invited to try it themselves! Plus, dance competitions with prizes, laser lighting, smoke machines, DJ, hot food and drinks.

Tickets at the door.


15 minutes of fame

Friday 21 July
6:30pm - Food available
7:30pm - Music begins!
Port Fairy Bowls Club, off James St

Crossley’s famous 15 Minutes Of Fame, where community takes centre stage, comes to Port Fairy for a SUPER SPECIAL Winter Weekends event! Bring your mates, grab a table and settle in for a rockin’ night of warm and wonderful live music from local and emerging acts. Drinks and food available on the night (no BYO, sorry). Fundraiser for the St Brigid’s Hall Fund.

Tickets at the door - no pre-bookings available. Be there when doors open to get your spot!



Sunday 23 July,  2pm - 5pm
Lecture Hall, Bank St

Fred Smith writes and sings about love and war zones. His highly acclaimed album, Dust of Uruzgan, is about the realities of life for soldiers and civilians in Afghanistan, where he was deployed in 2009. Fred brings his sell-out concert with Liz Frenchmen to Port Fairy to present a combination of his stories from war zones and satirical observations of life in America following a recent journey through Texas and other states. Drinks and snacks available. Tickets at the door or online. 

This event is proudly sponsored by Cobbs Bakery.


Vinyl Swap Meet + sat'dy arvo groove sesh

Saturday 22 July,  1pm - 6pm
Gold coin donation, or $10 for a stall
Drill Hall Victoria Hotel, Bank St

Vinyl hoarders, music collectors, crate diggers and closet DJs, gather together with your kind for a top afternoon of swapping, selling and spinning. Offload your discarded, essential or rare records. Take home that LP you’ve been pining for. Plus, there’ll be locals - including The Cheese Brothers - on the decks  all afternoon. All welcome to this winter arvo sesh of maximum groove proportions.

To lock in a stall, please email

For more info, see here.

This event is proudly sponsored by Prehistoric Sounds.