Cafe Culture Series – The New Hip

Friday 24 May at 8pm

Held at The Vine Hotel North Wangaratta


This is intelligent, insightful, bitingly honest comedy! Stephen Blackburn (TV Fast Forward and Australia You’re Standing In It, Choir of Hard Knocks) is a composer, performer, comedian and pianist. He is joined by Shane Ryall (guitar) and Steve Temple (double bass) to present his very witty original songs aimed at modern absurdities, pretence and frustrations in a dizzying array of musical styles. His engaging patter from the piano takes audiences through unexpected moments of genuine poignancy spiked with belly laughs.

The Café Culture Series is presented by Wangaratta Arts Council Inc. as part of a regional tour managed by Just Shows To Go, and supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Tickets for concerts are general admission. Please arrive by 7.45pm for a prompt start at 8pm. Shows are two hours including a 20 minute interval. Patrons wishing to eat at The Vine Hotel before the concert should book for dinner by phoning The Vine Hotel on 5721 2605 before 3 pm on the day of the concert. Meals are available from 6pm with last orders at 7pm.

Shane Ryall will present Rhythm for Acoustic Guitar, a one-hour workshop on Saturday 25 May at 11am in Wangaratta Uniting Church Hall. The cost is $5 payable in cash at the door. Workshop bookings: or 0438 976 776.


Adult $40
Conc/Pen (not Senior) $35
WAC member $35
Student (16-25 with valid ID) $20


SEASON TICKET (all 4 shows)

CCS Full Season Ticket $150
CCS Conc/Pen (not Senior) Season Ticket $135
CCS WAC Season Ticket $135

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