How to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2017

Sunday, 02 Jul 2017

NAIDOC Week runs from 2-9 July 2017, and is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements. This year, APRA AMCOS members feature at a host of events around the country, and Michael Hutchings, our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander National Representative, has put together a list below of music events you might want to check out.

APRA AMCOS Ambassador Leah Flanagan has also put together a First Storytellers, Songs First playlist of contemporary First Nations artists making music in Australia today. Take a listen below.


New South Wales

Blacktown City Council's NAIDOC event
Tuesday 4 July, 11am-4pm, Blacktown Showground
Music all day with Roger Knox headlining

Gawurra free performance
Wednesday 5 July, 12pm-1pm, Centre Court, Westfield Mt Druitt

Klub Koori
Thursday 6 July, Carriageworks, Sydney
Featuring Casey Donovan, Jess Beck, Mi-Kaisha Masella and Thaylia

Family movie night - Bran Nue Day
Thursday 6 July, 5pm, Tomaree Library, Salamander Bay

Burramatta NAIDOC
Saturday 8 July, 1pm-7pm, Parramatta River, near Barry Wilde Bridge
Free event headlined by Benny Walker 


NAIDOC in the City
Friday 7 July, Noon-3pm, Federation Square, Melbourne
Free concert featuring Soju Gang, Bart Willoughby and Tjimba, Stray Blacks and more

Songs and Stories with Richard J Frankland and The Letter String Quartet
Thursday 6 July, 6pm-7pm, Melbourne Recital Centre
The Letter String Quartet collaborates with revered indigenous singer, songwriter, author, poet and filmmaker Richard J Frankland

Southwest Healthcare Community NAIDOC event
Thursday 6 July, 11.30am-2pm, South West Healthcare, Warrnambool Community Health Building Koroit Street Downstairs car park 
Free community event including music by Lee Morgan

Bran Nue Day free screening
Thursday 6 July, 6pm, Daylesford Comunity Centre
Free screening, bookings required

South Australia

Saturday 8 July, 6.30pm, Hilton Hotel, Adelaide
Casey Donovan, Warren Milera Band, Tony Minniecon Band

NAIDOC Week SA full calendar of events


BEMAC presents World Music Cafe: Sue Ray & Robbie Miller
Friday 7 July, 6.30pm-9.30pm, Queensland Multicultural Centre, Kangaroo Point
Tickets $20-$25

Free NAIDOC Showcase headlined by Coloured Stone
Sunday 9 July, 12pm-4.30pm, Redland Performing Arts Centre, Cleveland
Featuring Bunna Lawrie and Coloured Stone

Western Australia

NAIDOC Family Day Celebration
Tuesday 4 July, 11am-3pm, Redcliffe Park, corner Morgan Road & Field Avenue, Belmont
Free event including music & dance with Madjitil Moorna Choir, Little Tear Drop Band 

Indigenous Hip Hop Concert

Thursday 6 July, 5.30pm-8pm, Fitzroy Crossing Recreation Hall

2017 NAIDOC Family Day
Thursday 6 July, 10.30am-3pm, Ashfield Reserve, cnr Fisher Street and Guilford Road, Ashfield
Free event  featuring Gina Williams performing her award-winning songs in Noongar, and a showcase of performers from Abmusic

NAIDOC Week Community Concert
Sunday 9 July, 12pm-5pm, Roebourne High School Oval, Roebourne
Free concert featuring Shellie Morris, Gawurra and Lucky Luke

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