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Melbourne Day 2016

Former trumpet player for the Melbourne rock band Hunters & Collectors- Jack Howard has covered an enormous amount of musical ground. Jack has played with Midnight Oil, The Living End, The Violent Femmes, Rodriguez, The Break, You Am I, Little Red, Pete Murray and a host of others. Jack will be performing his latest hits from ‘The Passing Parade’ with Nicky Del Ray as well as the Hunters and Collectors classic hit and honorary Melbourne anthem - ‘Holy Grail.’

One of Australia’s leading performers- Lisa Edwards- success as a vocalist has been well documented. Lisa is best known as a backup singer for John Farnham Band since 1988, where she toured both nationally and internationally.  Lisa has worked with some of Australia’s biggest acts, including one of Australia’s most highly acclaimed performers and producers- Michael Cristiano- where the duo perform regularly and are a popular act around Australia. Now forging a career of her own, Lisa and Michael will be performing hits from her solo albums as well as the classic Farnham hit ‘You’re the Voice.’

The free all-ages concert will kick off at 12:00 pm with the day providing live entertainment for the entire family- in Federation Square.

So Melburnians………it’s time to party- as Melbourne Day offers a full day of celebrations in the heart of the city. There will also be a drawing competition involving all primary school children across Victoria to draw icons of the city of Melbourne, and the best line drawing will be on the front cover of the 2016 City of Melbourne Birthday card and hat- available online.
Melbourne Day aims to educate citizens on the founding of Melbourne, which was August 30, 1835 and to celebrate this annual day through highlighting all the wonderful attributes of our city that make it a wonderful place to live, work and visit.
So come and support everything that is great about our city as it is now up to us to tell the story in the next stage of this historical event!

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