Friday Sundowner Concert Series: The Magic of Motown & Soul

DateMay 12 2023
Time5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LocationYagan SquareWellington St, Perth WA 6000

Hosted by The Ellington Jazz Club, we invite you to immerse yourself in the captivating sounds of Motown & Soul with the 11-piece sensation, the Milford Street Shakers, at Yagan Square Amphitheatre on Friday, May 12th, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

This exhilarating concert is free!

Dive into the vibrant era of the 1960s with the Milford Street Shakers, Western Australia’s phenomenal 11-piece soul ensemble. These magnetic performers embody the spirit of the 60s, a time when big bands dominated dance floors and the fusion of gospel, rhythm and blues, and jazz gave birth to some of the most unforgettable soulful melodies.

Lead vocalist Ayla Woodland, together with her exceptional band, brings to life iconic soul and Motown favourites, igniting the urge to dance and infusing jubilance into every sophisticated gathering. With the elegance of Mad Men, the exuberance of Palm Springs, and their signature camaraderie, the Milford Street Shakers deliver non-stop hits, featuring breathtaking vocals, electrifying rhythms, and soaring horns.

Rest assured, this is not mere background music – it’s an irresistible invitation to dance.

Seize this extraordinary chance to witness the Milford Street Shakers’ performance at no cost! Join us and sway to the enchanting tunes of Motown & Soul as the sun sets.

This concert is part of the electrifying Friday Sundowner Concert Series, all this month at the Yagan Square Amphitheatre, presented by The Ellington Jazz Club. Each Friday evening in May from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, the heart of Perth comes alive with world-class, big-band performances from our city’s top jazz vocalists and musicians at a FREE sunset concert.

Witness spectacular tributes to icons like Frank Sinatra, legendary Motown & Soul hits, Elton John, David Bowie, The Beatles, and the chart-topping tunes of Adele. No tickets needed—just bring your enthusiasm and a cushion or rug to enjoy the lively musical atmosphere. Refreshments available, and BYO picnics (no alcohol) are welcome.

Ignite your Friday nights with live Jazz in the city, brought to life by the State Government’s CBD Revitalisation Grant Program.

Coming up…
• May 19th: Elton, Bowie, Beatles with Catherine Summers. Catherine Summers and her six-piece band take the stage to perform a journey through the hits of three iconic music legends: Elton John, David Bowie, and The Beatles.
• May 26th: The Music of Adele with Gemma Luxton. An unmissable evening featuring the chart-topping hits from all four of Adele’s No. 1 albums in a soulful performance by Gemma Luxton with her five-piece band.