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Summer Sessions bring the sounds of summer to Port Phillip

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Mick Pacholli
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Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his father's publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry.        

Summer celebrations are set to come alive across Port Phillip with Port Phillip Council’s free Live Love Local Summer Sessions returning bigger and even better.

Following popular entertainment activations at three locations last summer, the outdoor fun will expand to seven sites across the City, featuring about 100 live music performances.

There’s something for everyone to enjoy with live music and performances from Amos Roach, Charlie Needs Braces, Pal Mar, Ignite Bollywood Dance Company and many more.

Mayor Heather Cunsolo will launch Summer Sessions at 5 pm, Saturday 3 December at Acland Plaza, St Kilda.

The launch includes live music from Darren Clinch and Canisha C-K, a dance performance by Mexbourne and a bubble-making workshop with Dr Hubble.

We are proud that First Nations performers make up more than 50 per cent of the participating artists. While over 75 per cent of Summer Sessions artists are local to Port Phillip with many selected from Council’s Live N Local Featured Artist Database.

Cr Cunsolo said Summer Sessions provides a boost to local musicians and artists while providing extra foot traffic to traders by activating public spaces with free entertainment.

“We’re proud to bring back Summer Sessions with free entertainment spanning across Port Phillip from Elwood to Port Melbourne,” she said.

“Come for the free music and entertainment and stick around to enjoy a drink and grab a bite to eat at a nearby restaurant this summer.”

Programming runs from December to March with locations including Albert Park, South Melbourne, Ripponlea, Elwood, Acland Street (St Kilda), Fitzroy Street (St Kilda) and Port Melbourne.

For more information about Summer Sessions, visit: Summer Sessions 2022/23 – City of Port Phillip.

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