A huge lineup, including Liz Stringer, Jen Cloher, Suzannah Espie, Pete Ewing, Ruth Lindsey, Lisa Miller, Sherry Rich and Rick Plant, are appearing in a very special Dolly Parton tribute show this Sunday at Yah Yahs’s in Fitzroy.
The Iron Butterfly herself will hit Melbourne for three shows at Rod Laver Arena later this month, and this gig is sure to get you in the mood. And at only $10, the organisers have pointed out that it’s about $369 cheaper than the good seats at Dolly’s show.
Melbourne’s finest women and cross-dressing men will turn Yah Yah’s into Dollywood, and we’ve been promised the big hits like ‘9 To 5’, ‘Here You Come Again’, ‘Jolene’ and ‘Islands in the Stream’.
Punters are invited to dress the part – think wigs, rhinestones, tassels, heels and hats. The Upstream Whispers crew are planning to hit the op shops this afternoon to find that perfect suede fringe twin-set.
The backing band for the night – the Dolly All-Bras – includes some of Melbourne’s finest musicians, with Matt Green (guitars), Brendan McMahon (keys), Stevie Smiles (tubs), Tim McCormack (bass) and Jeb Cardwell (more guitars).
SUNDAY 13 NOVEMBER
99 SMITH ST FITZROY