Presented by Gus Leighton Music

Dates and times

August 23 | 7.30pm – 10.30pm


General Admission: A$22.49 (incl. A$2.49 Fee)

Concession: A$17.19 (incl. A$2.19 Fee)

Get ready to dance and laugh along to the infectious jump jive tunes of Uncle Gus and The Rimshots as this fun-loving and goofy band records the next album live at The Founders Room!

Join us for a night of high-energy entertainment and ban(d)ter with Uncle Gus and The Rimshots as they record their upcoming album live in The Founders Room on August 23, 2024! Get ready to dance and laugh along to their infectious jump jive tunes as this fun-loving and goofy band brings their unique sound to life on a night you won’t want to miss. Grab your tickets now for a memorable evening filled with great music and good vibes!

Doors will open at 7:30 pm with music going till 11:00 pm.

Tickets for the General Public will be $20.00 while Concession tickets will be $15.00 (+ Booking Fee). Limited tickets are available for purchase at Eventbrite, so get in quick!

PLUS!!!!!!! Everyone who buys a ticket will have their name placed inside the album!!!!!

About the Band:

Uncle Gus and The Rimshots are a Hobart-based jump jive/swing band that keeps its audience dancing, singing, and laughing, along with the swing hits of yesterday and today. Playing both original music and the repertoire of swing/jive greats like Louis Jordan, Louis Prima and Bull Moose Jackson, these swingers create a fun-loving atmosphere filled with energy and ban(d)ter that will surely get everyone buzzing. Gus Leighton fronts the band on lead vocals and roaring saxophone, while Dave Cavallo squawks away on trumpet and Adam Davenport-Hortle slides around on the trombone. Piano player Mathew Olivier, guitarist Aleks Folvig, double bassist Sasha Gavlek and drummer Damien Oliver-Black work together to provide a cookin’ rhythm section that your feet won’t be able to stop dancing to! So dust off those dancing shoes, and put on your suspenders – with Uncle Gus and the Rimshots you will swing the night away.

*** People under 18 are allowed to attend this event but need to be accompanied by an adult and are not allowed to consume alcohol

***THERE WILL BE A BAR WITH DRINKS (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) AT THE GIG

PLEASE NOTE our lift is currently undergoing maintenance and repairs. Wheelchair access to levels 2 and 3 of the arts centre is currently unavailable.

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Saturday 20 July 2024
Doors @ 7:00pm | Music from 7:30pm – 10:00pm


Dana, a contemporary vocalist, is joined by some of the country’s top musicians for her last performance in Tasmania before embarking on the adventure of a lifetime to study music in the United States under a Fulbright Scholarship at one of the most prestigious jazz schools in the world.

Join us for an unforgettable evening as we bid farewell to Dana, who is about to embark on the journey of a lifetime. In August, Dana will be heading to the U.S. to pursue postgraduate studies, proudly supported by the prestigious Fulbright scholarship.

Mark your calendars for the 20th of July at 7pm and head to the Founders Room on Wooby Lane for Dana’s final performance in Tasmania. This is not just a concert — it’s a celebration of Dana’s incredible journey and achievements over the past six years in Hobart.

Dana is pulling out all the stops for this spectacular event, featuring a star-studded lineup of her favourite Tasmanian and interstate musicians. Prepare to be amazed by the talents of Maria Lurighi, Andrew Legg, Belle Richardson, Daniel John, Nathaniel Andrew, Naomi Andrew, Karai Hemara, Konrad Park, Michael Chater, Angel Wong, and Prophecy Mudzingwa.

All proceeds from the concert will go towards Dana’s tuition fees. If you would like to learn more about how you can support her endeavours, please reach out.

Don’t miss this night of exceptional music and heartfelt farewells. Let’s come together to celebrate Dana’s contributions and wish her the very best as she takes the next step in her exciting journey.

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Saturday 17 August 2024
Doors @ 7:00pm | Performance from 7:30pm – 11:00pm


17+ Event

With massive improvements from their last show, SlyRecordz team up with Akimbo clothing to create a show mixed with rap and fashion which will leave the crowd begging for more.

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SlyRecordz is an electrifying rap collective, fueled by the raw talent of eight distinct artists, each bringing their own flavor to the table. Known for their high-energy performances and infectious beats, they captivate audiences with hype-filled rhymes and a dynamic stage presence.

Their upcoming show promises to be amazing as we team up with Zac Dilger and his cutting-edge clothing brand (Akimbo) for a crossover event that will blend music and fashion in an unforgettable experience. Building on the success of their previous concert at Altar, where they left the crowd begging for more, SlyRecordz are ready to once again take the stage by storm and leave an indelible mark on the rap scene.

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