Julie Moralee, the organiser of East End Eats & Beats, describes the event as a chance to “grab a bite to eat, discover somewhere new that you haven’t heard of before and wind your way through the East End for a few hours”.
The free event is being put on by The Eastern Coordination Group in conjunction with Kukuni Arts as part of this year's Umbrella: Winter City Sounds programme.
Among many more confirmed acts are The Medics’ Kahl Wallis and Gail Page & Band. Julie says people attending will be in for a treat. The night will start at fashion house Miss Gladys Sym Choon in Rundle Street with an exhibition of Indigenous artists’ work and a live musical performance.
The tour will then continue through nearby East End laneways to venues both traditional and non-traditional in a format that Julie describes as a “progressive evening”.
Along the way there will be offerings by local restaurants and food vendors as well as music by Indigenous musicians both local and interstate.
The tour will touch on both the musical and culinary heart of the East End. “The East End is well known for its incredible food offerings… East End Eats & Beats is about getting people out in Winter to listen to some music, discover delicious foods and not stay indoors.”
With Umbrella hosting the inaugural East End Eats & Beats event, Julie has high hopes for the tour moving forward.
“This event is a pilot project… we want it to be an annual event as a part of Guitars In Bars, NAIDOC Month and the Umbrella Festival; it is a satellite event of all of those celebrations.”