What on in Melbourne: Our event picks for Saturday December 11

What on in Melbourne: Our event picks for Saturday December 11

What on Melbourne
Words by Benjamin Lamb

What's on in Melbourne tonight? We’ve got Jazz-electro groups, rappers, and lots more, take a look below and you’re bound to find something up your alley.

As always, for the best and most comprehensive list of gigs happening in Melbourne, head to the Gig Guide here – giving you the rundown of what’s happening across every corner of our music filled state. Otherwise, check out our little curated list of what’s on in Melbourne this Saturday night below.

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

The Kite Machine


Location: The Cherry Bar 68 Little Collins St, Melbourne, Vic, 3000
Date: Sat 11 Dec 2021
Time: 7pm
Genre: Rock

The Kite Machine are hitting the road for a massive hard rocking gig at the Cherry Bar tonight. They are bringing their fresh sounds for fans to headbang after many months headbanging in their bedrooms.

The show’s happening at the iconic Cherry Bar, and they’ll be supported by Rya Park and Eastbound Buzz.

Lock in your spot here.


Location: The Evelyn Hotel, 351 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Vic, 3065
Date: Sat 11 Dec 2021
Time: 8pm
Price: $28.85
Genre: Jazz

Claps are one of Melbourne’s most interesting bands in current times, calling themselves a mix of electronica, jazz and even elements of Indie, which sounds like an intriguing mix indeed.

This show marks Claps’ return to the stage after years of lockdowns and tour cancellations, so it’s set to be an exciting one, they’re saying it’s a show that’ll “bend your brain”. They’ll be supported by amazing performers in Don Glori and Komang.

This show will take place at The Evelyn Hotel, book it in here.

Candlelight Holiday Special

Location: St James Cathedral
Date: Sat 11 Dec 2021
Time: 6.30pm, 8.30pm
Price: From $60
Genre: Classical

It’s well and truly that of year where Christmas Carols invade all corners of our lives – TV radio, and playing any time we enter a store. But if you’re the kind of person that loves carols and getting into the Christmas spirit, check out this Candlelight special.

It’s a part of the Candlelight series that have been a staple of Melbourne’s music scene for many months now, featuring orchestral concerts from bands like The Beatles, and acts like Aretha Franklin.

This show is set to play a number of different selections from the popular musical The Nutcracker, as well as traditional Christmas pieces like ‘All I Want For Christmas’, ‘O Holy Night,’ and ‘Jingle Bell Rock’.

Check out some more info about the show and book it in here.


Location: La Mama Theatre, 349 Drummond St, Carlton, Vic, 3053
Date: Sat 11 Dec 2021
Time: 7.20 pm
Price: Free
Genre: Theatre

No, not the popular grunge band from the 90’s, but an amazing one of a kind physical theatre experience, you’ll be amazed at what this show can achieve, and you’ll leave in awe. Check out what’s it actually about here.

It’s happening at the amazing La Mama theatre, and tickets are free! Check out some more info about it here.

Seth Sentry

Location: The Croxton Bandroom, 607 High St, Thornbury, Vic, 3071
Date: Sat 11 Dec 2021
Time: 8pm
Price: $58.15
Genre: Rap

Like many artists in 2020, Seth Sentry found enjoyment in connecting with fans through electronic means, starting the cool Super Cool Tree House sessions, a weekly little rap freestyle from the rapper on current events, things fans would send in, and much more.

Now he’s taking it on tour, and it’s hitting The Croxton Bandroom stage tonight. He’ll be joined by very special guests, Flyboy Jack and Young Shogun, two acts that have been getting a lot of attention lately and will be worth checking out after the show.

On stage Seth will be joined by his longtime sidekicks DJ Sizzle, and drummer Stevie Cat Jr, so you know it’ll be a fun night for all.

Grab your tickets here.

Lets Hang On: The Music of Jersey Boys

Location: Palais Theatre, Cnr Lower Esp and Cavell St, St Kilda, Vic, 3182.
Date: Sat 11 Dec 2021
Time: 8pm
Price: $29.90
Genre: Classical / Pop

If you were a fan of the Jersey Boys musical to hit Australian stages a few years back, then this is the show for you. The music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons has found many homes since first coming out back in the 1950’s 1960’s, TV, Film, of course Musicals, and now we can see it in this awesome form.

This show will feature four talented vocalists from Australia, backed up by the amazing George Ellis 24 piece orchestra, giving the music a different feel and ambience.

It’s happening at the beautiful Palais Theatre, grab your tickets here.