Live Music at Burrinja


Live Music Australia – an Australian Government initiative.


Live in the Lyre

Khristian Mizzi
with special guest ~ Cate Taylor

Postponed new date coming in June 
~ Fri 27 May @ 7.30pm | Lyre Room

Unfortunately we have had to postpone this performance due to COVID-19 complications. We are looking to reschedule this event into June, if you are a ticket holder, we will be in touch to transfer your tickets once a new date has been set.

More than just a few have said that "Khristian Mizzi's songs take them to a place they'd forgotten in themselves". He writes well crafted stories which draw on hopeful and heart-warming wisdoms found in the people and places we experience.

With a 'strong and gentle' voice, and an art for weaving beauty and truth into the words of each song, Khristian Mizzi reaches the hearts of his audiences with performances that are joyful, uplifting, confronting, spiritual, comedic and vulnerable all at once.

He has been described by other musicians as having 'one of Australia's finest voices' leaving listeners feeling as though they have experienced something truly special. Poetic lyrics, meandering melodies and 'a voice which truly moves people', along with a unique picking style, Mizzi really is a complete artist and is becoming renowned for his intimate solo performances and thoughtful songs.

Special guest ~ Cate Taylor

Cate Taylor is an indie-folk/alt-country singer songwriter. Cate’s music is described as rich, natural and grounded in heartfelt, spacious lyrics with a performance style that is authentic and engaging. Her songs reflect social, personal and environmental themes moving between raw, stripped-back arrangements to fuller compositions.


As Burrinja is a polling venue for the Federal Election and due to the the requirements of the Australian Electoral Commission, Khristian Mizzi & Support will now perform their Live in the Lyre show on Friday the 27th of May.  

Tickets - $24 -29*

Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction

15% off Adult, Concession and Group Pricing until midnight 24th of December, 2021


Burrinja Presents

Kutcha Edwards | Circling Time – Songs & Stories

Thu 2 Jun @ 7 .30pm | Burrinja Theatre

Singing up country with Kutcha Edwards

From the wings of a darkened stage drifts the evocative, slightly haunting sound of clap sticks. A stoically paced figure slowly emerges singing in his traditional language. This mesmerising introduction heralds a performance by renowned Aboriginal singer/songwriter and proud Mutti Mutti, Yorta Yorta and Nari Nari man, Kutcha Edwards.

The show is arranged in sequences exploring Kutcha’s life through the themes of Country, Birth, Youth, Politics, Love, Culture, Healing and Hope. Each theme is bathed in individualised colours and enhanced by stunning projections that amplify the poignancy of Kutcha’s original songs and stories.

Tickets - $45*

Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction

*This show is NOT elligible to use "the one free ticket" benefit included in the Friends of Burrinja Membership.

15% off Adult, Concession and Group Pricing until midnight 24th of December, 2021


triple j, Select Music, Handsome Tours & Rage More Management Presents

Amy Shark | See U Somewhere Australia Tour
with special guest ~ Yorke 

Fri 15 Jul @ 7.00pm | Burrinja Theatre SOLD OUT

Amy Shark is embarking on her biggest tour EVER, hitting the BURRINJA CULTURAL CENTRE in UPWEY this year! The “I Said Hi” and “Everybody Rise” singer scored nine nominations at the 2018 ARIA Awards and four wins, including Album Of The Year, Best Female Artist and Best Pop Release. 

Having just wrapped up her major-city arena tour and already sold out 20+ dates on her regional tour, there are no signs of slowing down for Amy Shark as she adds EVEN MORE dates to the The 'See U Somewhere Australia' Tour, with Amy hitting over SIXTY towns and cities across  every single state and territory. 

Don’t miss out as Amy Shark hits THE DANDENONG RANGES this year! 

Tickets - $85 + BF*



*This show is NOT elligible to use "the one free ticket" benefit included in the Friends of Burrinja Membership.


Live in the Lyre

Michael Waugh

Fri 22 July @ 8.00pm | Lyre Room

Michael Waugh is a songwriter’s songwriter, a compelling live performer and an extraordinary storyteller. Among his admirers are the legendary Eric Bogle, alt. country luminary Shane Nicholson and Josh Cunningham from The Waifs.

Michael's latest album The Cast , released in August 2021, won a Golden Guitar award for Heritage Song of the Year (Dirty River) and a nomination for Alt Country Album of the Year.

His 2019 album The Weir received two Golden Guitar nominations  - Male Artist of the Year and Alt Country Album of the Year – as well as a nomination at the 2020 Victorian Music Awards.

Michael’s insightful tributes to friends, family and parenthood are simultaneously deeply personal and nationally recognisable; we see our own brothers, parents, pubs, rivers, struggles and joys reflected in the faces of those characters who live large in Michael's songs. 

“Waugh shapes and colours his songs with the kind of unique Australian qualities associated with Tim Winton and Paul Kelly.”  Rhythms Magazine


Tickets - $35

Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction


Harbour Agency Presents

The Whitlams ~
Black Stump Band

Sun 14 Aug @ 7.00pm | Burrinja Theatre

The Whitlams' alt-country offshoot sees Tim Freedman and drummer Terepai Richmond joined by an A-Team of country musicians. The band has 55 Gold Guitars and 10 ARIAs between them, with two CMAA Producers of the Year - Rod McCormack and Matt Fell - joined by Ollie Thorpe on pedal steel. 

This exciting new line up reconstructs The Whitlams' staples like 'No Aphrodisiac', 'Blow Up the Pokies' and  'You Sound Like Louis Burdett', plays some new originals and pulls out a batch of surprising Americana from Neil Young to Lyle Lovett. 

The Black Stump band formed in recording sessions in mid-2021, where they cut tracks that veered from campfire intimacy to rollicking country rock. They had such a good time that they decided to take the act on the road. 

The latest single "The Day John Sattler Broke His Jaw" is all over Country radio. Rhythm Magazine said the track is "the best Australian song you've never heard. Until now. The Whit/ams' country version is a revelation." 

Tickets - $58.50
Limited tickets at members price $53.50

*This show is NOT elligible to use "the one free ticket" benefit included in the Friends of Burrinja Membership.

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