Sunday Music returns to Fremantle Arts Centre in 2021 with a stellar line-up of WA musicians. Running 2–4pm every Sunday from October through to March, visitors can enjoy a handpicked selection of local music acts in the beautiful lush surrounds of FAC’s Front Garden. Best of all, Sunday Music is free to attend.
Fremantle Arts Centre Director Anna Reece said, “Sunday Music heralds the beginning of Summer. With a brilliant and diverse offering of free live music, lazy picnics under the trees, friends catching up and enjoying longer, warmer days, Sunday Music represents Fremantle Arts Centre at its best.”
“The live music industry has struggled so much in the last year due to COVID19 so we are thrilled to be able to present this popular series for another year and to bring our community together to celebrate our Western Australian musicians.”
October highlights include Grace Barbe’s Creole All Stars (WA), a supergroup of local musicians who’ll bring tropical vibes and African rhythms to FAC to coincide with the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial.
Also hitting the stage in October are The Struggling Kings, a rock and roll trio of brothers hailing from One Arm Point in the Kimberley and Eli Greeneyes, a Perth-bred musician who’s brash, anthemic brit rock landed him in the TheMusic.com.au’s top 25 artists to watch in 2021.
In November, be sure to catch the legendary Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group, an award-winning 7 piece ensemble led by globally renowned WA percussionist Daniel Susnjar, and Odette Mercy, the much loved WA soul singer who’ll craft a special Soul Atomics Kids’ Party to coincide with Hundreds & Thousands, FAC’s kids’ colour exhibition.
Local reggae act South Summit will take the stage in December in a raucous celebration of afrobeats, and, after being cancelled last March due to COVID, Joan & The Giants will captivate audiences with their powerful, emotionally raw brand of alternative pop.
Sunday Music takes place in the Front Garden at FAC with a strictly limited capacity. We recommend you arrive early and settle in for the afternoon. Bring a rug and picnic (no BYO alcohol) to this family friendly event, or enjoy tasty treats from the food vendors and bar on-site. Limited seating available.
Sunday Music is possible thanks to the ongoing support of Bendigo Bank – Fremantle Community Bank Branch. 2020-21 is the twelfth year of this long-standing partnership. Sunday Music runs every week from October to March. The January – March program will be announced in December 2021.
3 Oct – Justin Walshe Folk Machine
10 Oct – Grace Sanders + Eli Greeneyes
17 Oct – Grace Barbe’s Creole All Stars
24 Oct – The Struggling Kings + Tanya Ransom
31 Oct – Ghost Care + Gap Year
7 Nov – Sugarwife + Claudie Joy and the Joy Boys
14 Nov – Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group
21 Nov – Odette Mercy and her Soul Atomics’ Kids Soul Party
28 Nov – Dave Brewer’s Deluxe Combo
12 Dec – South Summit + Kwachala
19 Dec – Turiya + Joan and the Giants
Media contact: Rosamund Brennan, [email protected], 08 9432 9565