If come January you find yourself stuck in the city battling the inevitable post-holiday blues, consider Sunset Sounds one of your summertime saviours. Launching its sixth season, the free concert series will once again feature a program of gigs hosted at parks across the Stonnington area throughout the month.
Returning for three all-ages Sunday sessions from January 6, Sunset Sounds is set to dish up a cracking mix of up-and-coming homegrown musical talent, best enjoyed from the comfort of your picnic blanket.
Prahran's Victoria Gardens helps to kick-start the 2019 season in style, with explosive pop act Vaudeville Smash supported by seven-piece party band The Seven Ups. Zimbabwean-born singer-songwriter Thando headlines the January 13 edition, gracing Central Park in Malvern East with help from groove and soul act The Meltdown.
And the fun wraps up on January 20 at Malvern Gardens, as dance duo The Twoks take the stage, followed by New Orleans-style brass band Horns of Leroy, with special guest Shannen Wick (lead singer of Fulton Street) in tow.
Each concert runs from 6-8pm, with a lineup of food trucks on hand — just in case you forget your picnic basket — to back the open-air tunes and barefoot dance moves.