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RTRFM’S COURTYARD CLUB Dance into summer


In what has been a very tough year for local music and theatre, the State Theatre Centre of WA and RTRFM are excited to announce the return of The Courtyard Club, a free seven-week concert series taking place every Friday evening from November 6 to December 18 in the State Theatre Centre Courtyard.

The Courtyard Club has become the perfect place to start weekends with friends as Vishnu (pictured above) broadcasts Friday Drivetime live with local music thrown in.

This year, RTRFM have more live music with two bands playing each Friday, plus a very special in Conversation evening with Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse and a closing party with Full Frequency, Drivetime and the Perfect Strangers crew to help say goodbye to 2020.

It all kicks off from 5pm on Friday, November 6 as part of Perth International Jazz Festival, with a live set from Namora Nonet, followed by a free night of jazz in the Courtyard.

Throughout the series everyone can enjoy the the afro beat vibes of Grace Barbe (video below) and Queency, the electronic ambience of Segue and Elsewhere / Rebecca, the folk and country of The Little Lord Street Band and Lincoln MacKinnon and Wrecking Train and the eclectic and neo soul sounds of Material World Orchestra and Freehand.

On November 4, catch a special double set live performance from Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse followed by an in conversation and Q&A with Danae Gibson.

The series closes out with a party to say goodbye to 2020, led by Vishnu for a DJ set on Drivetime, before the crew from Perfect Strangers turn the courtyard into a dancefloor.

Each live set will be followed DJs from RTRFM presenters, including DJ G-Rey, Em Burrows (Golden Apples of the Sun), Rhian Todhunter (Out To Lunch), Thot Spyc and Nafta (All City).

The Courtyard Club is an all-ages event with licensed bar and food options, making it a great meeting place to celebrate the end of the working week.

All shows run from 5pm until late. Check out the full schedule below:

Week 1 – Friday, November 6 –
Presented by the Perth International Jazz Festival
Namora Nonet

Week 2 – Friday, November 13
Grace Barbe & Queency – DJ G-Rey

Week 3 – Friday, November 20
Segue & Elsewhere / Rebecca – DJ Em Burrows (Golden Apples)

Week 4 – Friday, November 27
Little Lord Street Band & Lincoln MacKinnon and the Wrecking Train – DJ Rhian Todhunter (OTL)

Week 5 – Friday, December 4
Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse (in conversation with Danae Gibson) – DJ ThotSpyc

Week 6 – Friday, December 11
Material World Orchestra & Freehand – DJ Nafta

Week 7 – Friday, December 18
DJ Vishnu
Perfect Strangers DJs

RTRFM’s Courtyard Club returns to the State Theatre Centre Courtyard from Friday, November 6 to Friday, December 18. 

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