After what many have referred to as Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival‘s ‘Break-out year’ in 2014, this year’s supporting events will be fewer, but packed with even more fresh talent and brilliant music, at some of Bendigo’s best venues – starting with the first Showcase/Fundraiser event of 2015 at The Rifle Brigade Hotel, this Sunday 22 February.
The packed line-up confirmed to perform at the big Showcase event, across two stages, includes: Melbourne’s Sons of May; Emilee South; Marta Pacek; Monique Shelford; Brody Young; Mojo Corner from Geelong; Kyneton’s Taylor Sheridan, as well as Bendigo’s own: Jamie Roberts; Bill Barber & the Blackwood Shakedown; Sarge & The Moose; Slap Back Jack & The Magic Eightballs; and The Funk Junkies!
As always, these artists are donating their time and talents, as do the Festival’s volunteer committee and crew, to help kick start the kitty to pay for the Festival itself, to be held on 5-8 November this year (put that in your diary).
Tickets for Sunday’s showcase event are available at the door on the day and are $15 for adults, $5 for under-18s (with under-12s free). Music will start at 1pm sharp and continue through till 7pm. Rifle Brigade Hotel – 137 View Street Bendigo, (03) 5443 4092 To continue to fund this predominantly free, AWESOME annual festival, your support and assistance is needed. Spread the word and bring some friends to ‘The Rifle’ on Sunday and keep feeding the burgeoning music scene that has been restored and rebooted over the last five years.