Live Music Lake Mac & HIT Productions presents Emma Donovan and guest

Next date: Thursday, 16 May 2024 | 06:30 PM

Join Emma Donovan with special guest for a fabulous night of music at Warners Bay Theatre in May!

Live Music Lake Mac and HIT Productions presents Emma Donovan & Band with special guest at Warners Bay Theatre on Thursday 16 May 2024.

Emma Donovan - Songs, Stories and Soul from Family and Country

This concert showcases the talent and the new work of celebrated, ARIA-nominated, award-winning Indigenous singer and songwriter Emma Donovan. The 80min concert with Emma and her band (plus interval) will include her trademark soul/country songs and new music recorded in Gumbaynggirr and Noongar languages. Emma proudly is one of the First Nations artists, spearheading efforts to put traditional languages on the music map. She will also share stories, providing her audiences with an understanding of Country and community.

“I am very proud to introduce new words and share languages with audiences and fans. It’s so important to preserve this part of our history, family and country. For me to write my solo album, I needed to go back into my own family musical archives to rediscover the country music I was raised on and that I performed. My solo work will be richly influenced by my family and memories of touring with The Donovans performing country and gospel music. My family’s musical history is known but not yet world renowned. This project will shine a light on Indigenous music culture, sharing stories and preserving language in song. I want to share my story with Australia and the world, and I want audiences to hear my songs and languages to enhance their knowledge of our expansive history of this country.”

Emma first appeared on the stage with the renowned family band The Donovans, performing church song renditions with her mother Agnes, her five uncles and maternal grandparents Micko and Aileen. Since then, Emma has toured & recorded with the best in the Australian music scene including Paul Kelly, The Teskey Brothers, Paul Grabowsky, Spinifex Gum and the late Uncle Archie Roach and Aunty Ruby Hunter. Emma is also well known for her work with the highly regarded Melbourne rhythm combo The Putbacks & the extraordinary Black Arm Band project. Her collaboration with The Putbacks has won multiple awards including best Soul/RnB album 2021 (Crossover) and 2022 (Under These Streets) at the AIR Awards and Best Soul, Funk R&B or Gospel Act, Best Group and Best Album for ‘Crossover’ at the 2021 Music Victoria Award.

Event Schedule

6.30pm - Doors and bar open

7.00pm - Special Guest

8.00pm -Emma Donovan and band


General - $50 + booking fee

Lake Mac Arts Member - $45 + booking fee

Not a member? Find out more about Lake Mac Arts memberships here

This is a general admission event. There are no reserved seats. Please arrive with your family and friend to sit together.

This is an all ages event - minors must be accompanied by an adult. No minors are allowed at the bar.

About the venue

The Warners Bay Theatre can be accessed via a ramp on Lake St and has flat entry once inside the building. The venue has accessible toilets and accessible parking is available out the front on Lake Street.

For more information or assistance with ticketing, please contact the Lake Mac Events Team on or 02 4921 0400.


  • Thursday, 16 May 2024 | 06:30 PM


Warners Bay Theatre, baramayiba, 39 Lake Street, Warners Bay, 2282, View in Google Maps

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