After a successful series in 2017, Urban Life presents The Backyard Sessions, a series of free music events for the community featuring international award-winning acts as well as local emerging artists.
Taking place in the secret Melbourne inspired laneway off Eastland’s Civic Place, this series of chilled, semi-acoustic events will kick off in 2018 with award winning Jetty Road.
Tasty food and a pop up bar offering will also be available from the team at The Cellar Door.
Dates: Saturday 24 February
Time: Gates open 5:30pm, performances starting at 6:00pm
Location: The Backyard, entry in the laneway off Civic Place - accessible from Ringwood Town Square and Melbourne Street
With a sound described as a tapestry of pop and country with a hint of folk, this Melbourne based trio have played alongside the cream of country music including Taylor Swift, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill, Gretchen Wilson, Dwight Yoakam and Glen Campbell. Jetty Road has a multitude of awards and accolades with two Golden Guitars (CMAA), an APRA Award nomination, five Southern Star Independent Artist of Australia Awards and 10 number one charting songs to their name.
Urban Life gratefully acknowledges the support of Maroondah City Council’s Arts and Cultural Grants Scheme.
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