Cafe Culture

The Café Culture Series comprises 4 shows presented over the year

Bright Art Gallery & Cultural Centre

The Bright Art Gallery is a non-profit, community managed and operated, volunteer organisation that has facilitated and supported the community’s artistic and cultural needs in Bright continuously since 1962. The Gallery is established as an experienced arts and culture presenter for the delivery of its varied program of events each year. We are proud to be presenting the Cafe Culture Series for the 7th year in succession. Whether you are local or a visitor to our region, we hope you can take this opportunity to experience the wonderful array of talent on offer in our town. We look forward to your company.

Cafe Culture Series 2020

Mary Souness, Manager of Just Shows To go, is delighted to invite you to the Cafe Culture Series 22nd birthday program, curated for your listening and viewing pleasure. The carefully selected subscription series of four events has an emphasis on praising originality, honouring traditions and valuing inventiveness. You will find music not just to listen to, but could easily inspire you to laugh, dance, reminisce, tap your foot, or sing along. Whilst you may not already be familiar with the acts, we trust you will find them interesting, impressive, inspiring and entertaining. ENJOY!


All concerts commence at 8pm sharp at Bright Art Gallery. Please arrive at least 15mins before the show.

SEASON TICKET – all 4 shows for $100

INDIVIDUAL CONCERT TICKETS – Pre-show $30 or at the door $30

BYO Drinks and Nibbles

Tickets on sale at Bright Art Gallery
(03) 5750 1074 or 0429 127 444

The Royal High Jinx
Sat. Feb 29th 8pm

Melbourne’s mesmerising contemporary world music band The Royal High Jinx have burst onto Australian festival stages with originality, virtuosity and theatricality. Their songs and tunes are inspired by European traditions peppered with Gypsy Jazz, Latin, Balkan and Swing grooves with a pinch of Folk.

Canyon Callers
Sat May 30th 8pm

A new and inspiring Melbourne based band who present a program of Western Swing music from the likes of Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys, Faron Young and the wonderful “Asleep at the Wheel”. Featuring Ben Franz, Steve Temple, Jacob McGuffie and Brooke Russell on vocals also showcasing a sprinkling of Brooke’s original songs.

Lady Ha Ha!
Sat. Aug 29th 8pm

A new show specifically devised for the Cafe Culture Series. Powerhouse talent & winner of Performer of the Year 2017 MBAS award, Kelly Auty is joined by her fiendishly proficient musical friends Sarah Carroll, Lisette Payet, Felecia Bassgal & Jen Hawley in a show designed to make you laugh out loud at a fist full of funny songs & gasp at the divine harmonies.

La Busca Tango
Sat Nov 28th 8pm

Be transported from a time of great romance, passion & eloquence to modern day Australia. Piano guitar, violin, double bass & flute provide backing for Argentinian singer & dancer Juan Vernon. They specialise in traditional tangos from early 20th century Argentina & contemporary Australian composed music.