Celebrate Sydney's favourite high street with Summer Hill Social!
Get ready for the return of the foodie haven that is Summer Hill Social in 2024!
Come together to celebrate Summer Hill's community culture with a day of fine and delicious food, accompanied by grooving tunes. The event will see the main streets transformed into a pop-up long lunch precinct, with the opportunity to dine from one of the many local foodie outlets.
Lackey Street Stage
11:00am: Welcome to Country and opening speeches
11:10am: Spike Flynn
Influenced by early blues and Australian poetry, Spike often includes old blues and country songs along with his own originals. From playing nationally at blues and country festivals, he will bring his sweet harmonica and guitar sounds to the streets of Summer Hill.
12:40pm: Bella Donna Gorgonzola
Somewhere between an Italian wedding band and a French revolution, Bella Donna Gorgonzola knows how to start a party in eight languages. With a hint of blues and a lot of spice, these cheesy paisanos play a mix of youthful favourites and drinking hits!
2:10pm: Memphis Cats
The Memphis Cats are a swing, blues and country trio, playing in clubs and on street corners around the Inner West and recreating classic American styles from the 1940s and 50s. The line-up is Luca Skelly, a young guitar player highly regarded in the Sydney blues scene, and Tony Eyers, a regular performer at international harmonica festivals. Twin harmonica and guitar lines combine with Tony's vintage Gibson archtop guitar to make a fat sound. You'll love these guys!
3:40pm: House of Monkeys
House of Monkeys is a collective of musicians whose experience and talent belie their young years. With a jazzy, funky, blues-infused sound, the band can transport you to any era from 1920s to today! At 17 and 18, the band have a collective depth of experience across a wide range of genres - including jazz, classical, musical theatre, rock, folk music, opera and more. We're sure this talented young group will get you up on your feet dancing!
Ceffie is a local up-and-coming indie folk signer-songwriter from the Inner West. She enjoys writing songs on both her own experiences and fictional - creating little worlds that she can live in through her songwriting. With shades of Joni Mitchell and Phoebe Bridgers, Ceffie is able to grasp the audience's attention at the strum of her guitar.
2:55pm: AJ Stanton
AJ Stanton has been described as "mature with a grain of madness", credit due to her unapologetically quirky, honest and raw songwriting and lyricism. With influences from bedroom pop through to indie, jazz and folk, AJ's style is unique, marked by their mystical and ethereal harmonies supported by piano and guitar. AJ has been writing songs since the age of four and is a poet at heart, writing music that is spontaneous, curious and rich with emotion. Now at the age of seventeen, AJ Stanton is an independent singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist.
Smith Street Stage
11.20am to 5pm – Inner West Music College takeover, line up TBC
While you're enjoying the culinary delights of the Summer Hill Social, take a break and join John and Emma from Sweets Workshop in the Creative Village on Smith Street.
We will be hosting a chill out colouring and activity zone for kids big and small. We'll take you through creating your own fabulous Ibis puppet made with plastic free recyclable materials. We will also have a colouring in / activity celebrating our terrific Summer Hill Village.
We look forward to seeing out wonderful Summer Hill in the spotlight!
Please direct any queries relating to Summer Hill Social to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9335 2177.