Introducing Open Stage: Sunset Session

Our community spoke, and we listened. Open Stage is the new space for gathering and celebrating togetherness through art.

Meet, connect, share art and break bread. The debut event in this new event series from Western Edge, Open Stage: Sunset Session invites creatives for all over the West to come light up The Substation for one summer evening of music, performance, poetry and food.

What is Open Stage?

Open Stage is not your average open mic night – it’s a program of quarterly events blending music, poetry, storytelling, and food, and a safe space for our community to come together to celebrate creative expression.

What Sets Us Apart?

Each Open Stage event is curated by a young producer from the vibrant West-based community. They program the events in line with their own specific practice and communities across the Western suburbs.

Date Thursday 14 December
Time 6:30pm – 10:15pm
Venue The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport

Content Warnings This event contains mild coarse language, sudden loud noises and is presented in low lighting. Please note, this is an alcohol-free event.

Access This event is wheelchair accessible and gender neutral accessible toilets are available. Registered assistance animals are welcome. Some seating will be provided. This event will be Auslan interpreted.

Tickets on sale now

Presence $0
Thank You $5
Solidarity $10
Bonus $20

Photography by Gianna Rizzo, Illustrations by Amira Akhtar

Featuring Achela Chok, Akwal Magek, Damon Paraha, DJ Jewlz, HOPE, Kudakwashe, Strictly DT, Tébir, Yara, Zoë Sydney and more.


6:30 – Doors open, food available and music by DJ Jewlz
7:00 – Welcome to Country by Jaeden Williams
7:15 – 8:30 – Performances by Akwal Magek, Zero, Nomad222 and Yara
8:30 – 8:50 – Performance interval and music by DJ Jewlz
8:50 – 10:15 – Performances by Tébir, HOPE, Strictly DT and Kudakwashe

The Open Stage event series is curated by Damon Paraha, Akwal Magek, Achela Chok and Zoë Sydney. Production is supported by ON3 Studio.

Open Stage: Sunset Session is supported by The Substation and VicHealth and the Future Reset Initiative.