City comes alive after 5

March 17, 2023 BY

‘Fridays After Work’ is a new initiative to bring live music, roving entertainment, delicious food, a garden bar and giant games to Central Geelong this month, encouraging more people to spend in the city on weeknights. Photos: SUPPLIED

FINISH off your work week unwinding in Central Geelong, with free entertainment every Friday this month.

The City of Greater Geelong launched ‘Fridays After Work’, to bring live music, roving entertainment, delicious food, a garden bar and giant games to Green Spine Triangular Park, 1 Malop Street, every Friday this March.

After a successful opening last Friday, the City will host the second event tonight (Friday, March 17).

Tonight’s performances will include a show from Monae Power Unicyclist performing incredible circus tricks alongside local DJ Wolfie spinning vinyl tunes on the vintage Moto Bella Vespa from 5-8pm.

Bar & Eatery Head Chef Erika Del Basto Mendez, Monae Power Unicyclist and Greater Geelong Mayor Trent Sullivan. Photo: SUPPLIED


Mayor Trent Sullivan encouraged community members to make a night of the entertainment, relaxing on Malop Street and enjoying the free entertainment.

“There’s no better way to kick off the weekend than with an eclectic mix of music and entertainment, coupled with tasty food and drinks,” Mayor Sullivan said.

“Join us for some fun and good vibes at Fridays After Work this month and enjoy the last of the warmer evenings.”

On March 24, and March 31, the initiative will combine with City’s Tastes of Central Geelong festival.

March 24 will showcase roving entertainment from 5pm to 6.30pm followed by local favourite cover band Pineapple Head playing Crowded House covers from 6pm to 8pm.

March 31 evening entertainment will begin at 5pm to be followed by a performance from Lady Valentine Band between 6pm and 8pm.

Councillor Eddy Kontelj, chair of the council’s Arts, Live Entertainment and Hospitality portfolio said the council hoped the free Fridays After Work series will encourage local spending to benefit local businesses.

“Fridays After Work are just one of the many activations council is funding to drive people to Central Geelong, building on our Music in the City and Tastes of Central Geelong programs,” Cr Kontelj said.

“It’s a vital economic hub that supports more than 27,000 jobs and holds a special place in Greater Geelong’s collective identity.”