Thebarton Theatre’s Celebration of a Lifetime and Induction into the SA Music Hall of Fame
CONGRATULATIONS THEBARTON THEATRE!
On the 29th of July some of Australia’s most influential musicians and the South Australian Arts & Music Industry will gather in Adelaide to celebrate both the 90th birthday of Thebarton Theatre and its induction into the SA Music Hall of Fame, with the awards presented by the Honourable Steven Marshall, Premier of SA and the Mayor of West Torrens City Council, John Trainor AOM.
This one off free event will help Weslo Holdings Pty Ltd, the custodians of the venue say thank you to the many artists, producers, tour bookers, industry, staff and patrons who have helped make Thebarton Theatre Australia’s most loved contemporary live music venue.
Robbie Robertson and Bob Lott (Directors of Weslo Holdings Pty Ltd) are also being inducted on the night in recognition for their own individual contributions to the music industry, along with ‘Redgum’, one of Australia’s most iconic bands, who played Thebby in 1985. John Schumann will be accepting the award on the night and will sing Redgum’s biggest hits; ‘I Was Only 19’ and ‘Bali’.
Hosted by the incomparable Julia Zamero (Rockwiz legend) and SA’s favourite son Keith Conlon, the night will be celebrated with some of the most incredible Australian artists to ever have played the Thebarton Theatre Stage.
The line-up includes James Reyne (Australian Crawl), Mark and Craig Holden, Glenn Shorrock (The Twilights & Little River Band), Glen Wheatly and the 1965 Masters Apprentices, Vince Contarino (Zep Boys), John Bywaters (The Twilights), The Moonshine Jug and String Band, Geoffrey Stapleton (Gangajang), Dave Blight (Cold Chisel), Rockin’ Rob Riley (Rose Tattoo), John Schumann and the Vagabond Crew, Timberwolf, Taasha Coates (The Audreys), Kelly Menhennett all backed by The Session Guys: Enrico ‘Mick’ Morena, David Holmes, Gary Isaacs, Derek Charles in a line-up that will blow your mind.
(A further list will be announced next week of Artists but due to advertising embargoes we are required to release names in stages.)
This is a night of stars, a veritable ‘Who’s Who’ of Thebarton Theatre’s past, and some of our best friends and promises to be a great night of memories old and new.
Everyone involved wishes to demonstrate their support for the campaign to make sure Thebarton Theatre is the best venue in Australia for the next 90 years.
“Thebarton Theatre is being inducted because it has given so much to our industry over the years that Weslo have had the venue. Of the 101 inductees into the SA Music Hall of Fame 61 Inductees have played at the Theatre; 11 of 12 band Inductees (91%) and 50 individuals (52%) have performed in this iconic venue”. Enrico ‘Mick’ Morena, Founder of the Adelaide Music Collective (AMC) and Director of the South Australian Music Hall of Fame (SAMHOF).
The SAMHOF is a collective of Adelaide artists/associated professionals with National and International experience in the music industry. The AMC celebrates the careers of successful Music Industry personalities and brings them together, creating relationships with the upcoming youth and future of South Australian Music.
In 1928 the front doors of Thebarton Theatre were opened to the public for the first time.
(image courtesy of Purple Sneakers)
After saving her from near demolition in 1980, Weslo Holdings Pty Ltd has managed Thebarton Theatre and built her into South Australia’s most iconic and most loved music venue. Plans are well in hand to refurbish this stunning Heritage building to its former glory as well as developing greater patron facilities
“We are incredibly proud to have been custodians of Thebarton Theatre for the past 39 years and we look forward to giving the venue an exciting future. The restoration took a huge leap of faith for us and we’re particularly proud to have maintained the heritage aspects of the building”- Bob Lott (Co-Director).
It’s a family affair of two bloodlines; the Lott and the Robertson families, with all members of the family working at the venue from one time or another.
“Thebby as she is affectionately known holds a place deep in the hearts of many and is hailed as a favourite Australian venue to perform in by many artists, and this theatre is in our blood. We’ve seen generations of staff work with us and their loyalty is cherished by us all, we’ve had bands from all over the world and at various levels of their careers play on our stage and it’s exhilarating to be a part of their journey.” Robbie Robertson (Co-Director).
Venue: Thebarton Theatre
Date: 29th July 2018
Address: 112 Henley beach Road, Torrensville
Event info: 6:30pm – late (doors 5:30pm)
Tickets: Limited FREE tickets through www.thebartontheatre.com.au and Thebarton Theatre’s Facebook page