THE final 15 Minutes Of Fame concert for the year takes place at St Brigid’s Hall in Crossley on Friday night.
A typically varied mix of performers and musical styles will be showcased at the session, which gives musicians young and old 15 minutes to strut their stuff in front of a receptive audience.
Friday’s show features south-west folk-bluegrass quartet The Teacher’s Pets, father-daughter duo Pete & Ruby McKenna, Warrnambool singer-songwriter Don Cowling, and classical pianist Martin Sullivan.
Also on the bill are regular collaborators Russ Goodear & Michael Schack, singer Lisa Moloney (with Don Cowling on guitar), jazz combo In Full Swing, and Lost In Suburbia members Melissa Bowman & Trevor McKenzie.
The concert kicks off at 7.30pm but the hall is open for seating and dinner from 6.30pm.
St Brigid’s Hall is also hosting a pre-New Year’s Eve gig on December 30 featuring The Black Belts and Marianne Navon.
Navon plays a mix of “grassroots blues and country” and the new-look Black Belts are promising some “high-octane R&B”.
The Black Belts, which features Richard Crawley, Barry Galbraith, Graeme Galbraith and Phil Jones, are also supporting punk-rockers The Rumjacks when they play at The Loft in Warrnambool on December 15.