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    Ararat Town Hall and Entertainment Centre.

Ararat Live program confirmed

Ararat is set to become a popular live music destination this year, with a suite of musicians confirmed to perform.

Ararat Live organisers have been busy planning events for the year and Australian folk singers Liam Gerner and Luke Moller will be the first to perform on Wednesday next week.

The 2021 program will run primarily at Ararat Town Hall. The group’s events previously ran at hospitality venues in the rural city before the COVID-19 pandemic hit early last year.

Musical director David Nicholson said it was great to have such a fantastic venue in town for class acts to play at in forthcoming shows.

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“It’s going to be great to get the Ararat Live program underway again. Our audiences have been hanging out for it,” he said.

“Moving to the Ararat Town Hall will hopefully open up possibilities to have larger crowds in the future.”

Gerner and Moller, set to play at Ararat’s Chalambar Golf Club at 8pm, have previously played with artists ranging from Kasey Chambers, Carrie Underwood, Lana Del Rey, Elton John, Jason Isbell and Robbie Fulks to Pnau, Kate Miller-Heidke and Hayes Carl.

“Liam has played for us before – he seems like he could do anything musically,” Mr Nicholson said.

“The first time I saw him was about 15 years ago when he was really young and he was playing everything from funk, folk, souls and blues.

“He’s a real talent – we don’t know what to expect.”

Other acts prepped to play at Ararat in 2021 are Anna Smyrk, Van Walker, Deborah Conway, Benny Walker, Black Jesus Experience and Imogen Clark.

Tickets to the Ararat Live show cost $20 each and are available online at


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