Bendigo is fast becoming a hub for music and the arts, and this Sunday’s Family Day at Big Hill Winery, hosted by Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, is set to continue to prove that support for grass-roots music and events is continuing to grow in Central Victoria. This latest fundraising Blues & Roots Showcase event will have plenty to keep the whole family entertained, fed, watered and culturally enriched.
The afternoon event will feature a dozen fabulous acts, in the picturesque (and family-friendly) surrounds provided by the good folks at Big Hill Vineyard, on the Melbourne side of Bendigo. Confirmed acts performing on the main stage will be: Trouble In Mind, Tony J King, Talisa Jobe, Bill Barber, We The Radio and more!
The second stage at this event will be the ‘Buskers Stage’ hosted by young singer/songwriter Pat Ward, giving the opportunity to some of the local great songwriters to air their tunes to a wider audience than is usually possible at most regular pub shows.
The event will also host plenty of activities for children and a menu suitable for all ages and budgets.
The good folks at BB & RMF are also launching a brand new initiative, the ‘The Lazenby Young Blues Guitarist Award’, in honour of one of the festival’s biggest supporters and one of the most community minded men Bendigo has ever seen – the late Phil Lazenby. The award will give young blues-oriented guitarists a chance to show their wares and gain experience, recognition, support and encouragement from experienced and accomplished players. There will be incentives along the way and a grand prize awarded in November for the most impressive and dedicated young musician among the group.
Blues & Roots Showcase & Family Day
Midday-7pm, Sunday 30 March 2014
Big Hill Vineyard (Cnr Calder Hwy & Belvoir Park Rd, Ravenswood – 03 5435 3366)
Tickets: $10 at the gate, Under 18s $5, Under 12s free