Summer Beach Party for Little Malop Central

Friday, 3 January 2020

Little Malop Central will rock to the sounds of summer on Friday 17 January, with renowned Geelong entertainer Andy Pobjoy to perform as part of a free ‘Summer Beach Party Fiesta.’

The fiesta, to begin at midday, will feature the Piano Bar owner and band performing hits from their extensive repertoire, with a range of tasty food options adding to the beach party atmosphere.

It headlines a series of free live entertainment planned for Little Malop Central during January and February, continuing the City of Greater Geelong’s efforts to activate the area as a safe and appealing meeting place.

The full January schedule is as follows:

Bebop Circus
Monday 13 January, 12pm - 3pm
Learn how to spin a plate, juggle, hula hoop and other circus skills.

Marcus Hayden

Tuesday 14 January and Wednesday 29 January, 12pm - 2pm
A blend of American Folk with funky blues riffs.

Spider Jazz
Wednesday 15 January, 12pm - 2pm
Jazz duo performing a vast range of styles and songs.

Tim Smith (Bright & Breezy)
Thursday 16 January, 12pm - 2pm

Andy Pobjoy - Summer Beach Party Fiesta
Friday 17 January, 12pm - 2pm
Acclaimed entertainer and owner of the Piano Bar.

Susan Ardern
Monday 20 January, 12pm - 2pm
Piano accordion soloist who will make you dream of Paris.

Josh Dance
Tuesday 21 January, 12pm - 2pm
Geelong-based bluesy rocker.

Kieran Tobin
Wednesday 22 January and Friday 31 January, 12pm - 2pm
Award winning solo artist from the Surf Coast.

Andrea & Friends
Thursday 23 January, 12pm - 2pm
Andrea Robertson, award-winning singer/songwriter from Ocean Grove.

Possums on the Porch
Tuesday 28 January, 12pm - 2pm
Folk music duo.

Krazy Koala Puppet Show
Thursday 30 January, 12pm - 2pm
Delighting audiences with their catchy songs and krazy puppet dance moves.

The free entertainment adds to other recent improvements in Little Malop Central, including the reinstatement of the water features, plus installation of a performance stage, festoon lights, children’s play equipment, new planter boxes and seating.

The changes were instigated by a council resolution during the June 2019 meeting.

Councillor Peter Murrihy, Chair, Civic and Central Geelong portfolio:

We have a wonderful program of free entertainment in Little Malop Central during summer that we hope the community will enjoy.

We’re very lucky to have top quality performers making themselves available to play on the new stage, not least Andy Pobjoy, who is an absolute favourite in Geelong. His Summer Beach Party Fiesta is sure to be great fun.

It’s the council’s aim that these free shows and the other improvements will encourage people to visit the space and start to view it as an enjoyable place to spend time.

Page last updated: Friday, 3 January 2020