Ararat Live is a not-for-profit group that hosts original live music in venues around Ararat in Western Victoria. They have done some fantastic work over the years and recently notched up their 50th gig. But there is still a lot more to come. On July 17 you have Rose Wintergreen (pictured). An electro/folk artist from Melbourne, Wintergreen had a breakout year in 2013, winning the Artist of the Year at the Australian Independent Music Awards (Dance/Electronic category) and placing as a finalist for the prestigious Vanda and Young Songwriting Award. Aurora is her latest album and it features collaborations with some of Australia’s finest songwriters including Charles Jenkins, Angie Hart, Jen Cloher and Clare Bowditch. An entirely independent release, the album was funded through a successful crowdfunding campaign. Supporting Rose at the show will be Al Parkinson. Al made her debut at the Queenscliff Music Festival in 2012 and has since performed shows with the likes of David Ryan Harris, Ryan Keen, Jordie Lane and Liz Stringer. ‘Like This’ is her latest release. Also coming up at Ararat Live are Carus Thompson (July 26), Marlon Williams and Melody Pool (August 14), Cat Canteri and Justin Bernasconi (September 19) and The Acfields (October 9).