MORNINGTON became the music capital of Melbourne over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.
The Mornington Winter Music Festival started on the Friday night (7 June) with musicians playing at nine venues, starting at 10am in the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery. When the “Dissonant Rhythms” of Ross Manning ended at 5pm, the show moved on to wine bars, pubs and restaurants.
The gallery again started the show on Saturday, which had a much bigger line up musicians playing to audiences in a longer list of venues (as well as on Main Street). this time including wineries and the Mornington Yacht Club (jazz with Kissing Harriet).
Sunday saw music back on the street and at 19 venues, including Mornington railway, Old Post Office Museum and Mornington Anglican Church.
The crowds roamed from venue to venue, seeking out their favourite sounds for the third day running.
The Monday 10 June Queen’s Birthday public holiday presented a time to wind down, with Ross Manning’s sounds continuing at the gallery, Brazilian jazz with Nota Bene Duo at The Counting House and the chance to look at telecommunications artifacts at the Old Post Office Museum.