Festival of Small Halls

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Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists performing at two of our country’s largest festivals.

Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists performing at two of our country’s largest festivals, and sends them on the road to tiny halls in communities all over Australia. It is produced by Woodfordia Inc in partnership with many other wonderful Australian festivals, regional partners and great lovers and supporters of folk and contemporary acoustic music. It’s an opportunity for music-lovers from welcoming communities to invite artists from Home and Abroad into their towns, and a way of exploring this vast country in the spirit of hospitality and great fun.

The artist line-up for Small Halls will always be at least one Australian artist and one International touring artist, who play music of exceptional quality and heart. They’ve been chosen for the tour not only because of their beautiful songs and tunes, but because they have the ability to really connect with the people they play for, whether through storytelling, the ability to tell a good joke (or a truly terrible one), a wonderful warmth and a real interest in visiting places a little off the beaten track. Each night of the tour is hosted by volunteers from the local community, so it’s also a chance for a town to show off their warmest welcome and most enthusiastic audiences.

The Festival of Small Halls Australia was inspired from the seed of an idea in Canada for a new touring structure to take great music into regional areas. On Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada, local communities have hosted roots, traditional and acoustic artists in community halls all over the island since 2008. In 2014, armed with a vision of bringing big music to small places, the Ontario Festival of Small Halls joined the family. The event was born of inspiration by the spirit of community, hospitality, exceptional music, and fun that has made small halls festivals in PEI and Australia such treasured events.

From our farmlands to the flood lands, the rainforests to the outback, Festival of Small Halls audiences can expect a beautiful night of original music, as well as a chance to catch up with their families and friends during a supper break, where cake and tea are served. It’s an all ages event and all are welcome.

The Emu Park Cultural Hall is centrally located in the middle of the seaside township of Emu Park. Famously known for the iconic singing ship, Emu Park is a quaint but vibrant village that boasts picturesque parks and crystal blue waters. The Emu Park Cultural Hall is home to many community groups and its walls could tell some amazing historical and hilarious stories since it was built in 1976. 

Festival of Small Halls returns to Emu Park on Sunday, 14 July 2024 with Quote The Raven and Hailey Calvert.

Opening the show will be local act Kate Mahood!

Tickets are priced at:
Full Admission – $25
Child Admission (Aged 12 and Under – Must Be Accompanied By An Adult) – $10

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Doors Open 6.00pm
Show Starts 6.30pm

Emu Park Cultural Hall has accessible entry (via side of hall) and has accessible bathrooms.

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Festival of Small Halls