Summer Sounds: Altona

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From jazzy hip hop to big band beats — we're bringing live music to beautiful outdoor locations this summer. 

Pack a picnic or grab a bite to eat from local eateries, and make a date with family and friends to make the most of our parks and gardens throughout the warmer months. 

Plus — there’ll be loads of fun for kids of all ages at the Hoop Sparx circus playspace throughout the event. Drop in to learn some impressive tricks with spinning plates, juggling, hula hoops and more.

For more information including FAQs, please visit the Summer Sounds webpage


Saturday 27 January, 2pm – 5pm
Logan Reserve, Altona

Featuring The Pearly Shells + James Henry 

Over more than 15 years, The Pearly Shells have gained a reputation as one of Melbourne’s premier jazz, swing and RnB bands with a classic style and look reminiscent of the Golden Age of Basie, Goodman, Ellington and Brother Ray Charles.

Famous for their swingin’ back beat sound and Hollywood-style, luminescent clam-shell stands, The Pearlys have been providing atmospheric soundtracks and irresistible dance grooves in bars, clubs, festivals and dancehalls for years.

The Pearly Shells



James Henry is a singer-songwriter, composer and sound designer known for his unique fusion of traditional Aboriginal and contemporary musical genres. His unique approach allows him to explore musical landscapes spanning from techno to full orchestral compositions.

James has worked on numerous theatre and dance productions, and his compositions have been performed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Philharmonia Choir and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. His recent fellowship focused on the revitalisation of First Nations languages through song. 

James Henry




  • Saturday, 27 January 2024 | 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM


Logan Reserve, Queen Street & Pier Street, Altona, 3018, View Map

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