Australian Blues Festival 2018:Where, when to catch all the blues action

Photo: Brittany Murphy
Photo: Brittany Murphy

Program

Day 1 – Thursday, February 8

Goulburn Club – Youth in the Blues 7.30-10.30pm

Day 2 – Friday, February 9

Hibernian Hotel 

Julian James 8.30-10.30pm, Minnie Marks 10.30pm-1am

Workers Club Lounge 

Dave Diprose 5-7pm, Nick Charles 7-9pm, Geoff Achison 9-11pm, Jan Preston 11pm-1am

Tatts Hotel 

Moondog Blues Band 6.30-8.30pm, The Excellent Smithers 8.30-10.30pm, Justin Yapp Band 10.30pm-12.30am

98 Chairs Restaurant 

Doggn It! 8-11.30pm

Southern Railway Hotel (formerly The Coolavin) 

Bill Barber 4-5.30pm, Jarrod Shaw 5.30-7pm

Astor Hotel upstairs 

500 Pounds of Joy 6-8pm, Lloyd Spiegel 8-10pm, 8 Ball Aiken 10pm-midnight, Dan Dinnen and Shorty midnight-2am

Astor Hotel downstairs  

Ali Penney and the Money Makers 6-8pm, Greg Dood and The Hoodoo Men 8.30-10.30pm, Jesse Valach presents The Blues Mountain 10.30pm-1.30am

Railway Bowling Club Lounge 

 Iseula 7.30-9.30pm, Lemon Squeezin’ Daddies featuring Pearl Noire 9.30pm-midnight

Goulburn Club

Open Mic 6-10pm, Blues Jam 10pm-2am

Belmore Park Apra-Amcos Stage 

 Moondog (solo) 3-5pm, Mike Baker Organ Trio 5-5.30pm, Morningside Fats 5.30-7.30pm

Day 3 – Saturday, February 10

Hibernian Hotel 

Julian James 8.30-10.30pm, Minnie Marks 10.30pm-1am

Workers Club Lounge 

Dave Diprose 12.30-3pm, Jarrod Shaw 3-5pm, Bill Barber 5-7.30pm, Nick Charles 7.30-10pm, Geoff Achison 10pm-12.30am

Tatts Hotel 

Minglewood Blues Band 12.30-3pm, Morningside Fats 3-5.30pm, Moondog Blues Band 5.30-8pm, The Excellent Smithers 8-10pm, Justin Yap Band 10pm-12.30am

98 Chairs Restaurant 

Doggn It! 1-3.30pm and 8-11.30pm

Southern Railway Hotel (formerly The Coolavin) 

500 Pounds of Joy noon-2.30pm, Spike Flynn and The Open Hearted Strangers 2.30-4pm, Paul Renton (duo) 5.30-7.30pm, Sugar Bowl Hokum 7.30-9.30pm

Astor Hotel upstairs 

500 Pounds of Joy – 6-8pm, Dan Dinnen and Shorty 8-10pm, Lloyd Spiegel 10pm-12.30am

Astor Hotel downstairs 

 Morningside Fats 12.30-3pm, Ali Penney and The Money Makers 3-5.30pm, Jesse Valach presents The Blues Mountain 5.30-7.30pm, Tomcat Playground 7.30-10pm, Greg Dood and The Hoodoo Men 10pm-12.30am

Railway Bowling Club Lounge 

 Iseula 1.30-3.30pm, Sugar Bowl Hokum 3.30-5.30pm, Bonnie Kay and The Bonafides 5.30-7.30pm, Jan Preston 7.30-9.30pm, Lemon Squeezin’ Daddies featuring Pearl Noire 9.30pm-midnight

Goulburn Club 

Open Mic 2-8pm, Australian Blues Music Awards 8-9pm, Blues Jam 9.30pm-2am

Belmore Park Apra-Amcos Stage 

Spike Flynn and The Open Hearted Strangers 11am-noon, Bonnie Kay and The Bonafides 12.30-2pm, Bill Barber 2.30-4pm, Goulburn Regional Conservatorium Baby Blues 4.30-6pm 

Day 4 – Sunday, February 11

Tatts Hotel 

Sugar Bowl Hokum 11.30am-1.30pm, Minglewood Blues Band 1.30-3.30pm, The Excellent Smithers 3.30-5.30pm, Justin Yap Band 5.30-7.30pm

98 Chairs Restaurant 

Doggn It! 1-3.30pm

Southern Railway Hotel (formerly The Coolavin) 

Julian James 10am-1pm

Astor Hotel downstairs 

Jarrod Shaw noon-1.30pm, Tomcat Playground 1.30-3.30pm, Jesse Valach and The Blues Mountain 3.30-5.30pm, Greg Dood and The Hoodoo Men 5.30-7.30pm, All Star Jam 7.30-10.30pm

Goulburn Club 

Open Mic 2-5pm

Belmore Park Apra-Amcos Stage 

Dan Dinnen and Shorty 10.15-11.45am, Dave Diprose 12.15-1.15pm, Ali Penney (solo) 2.15-3pm, 500 Pounds of Joy 3.30-5pm

Note: In wet weather Belmore Park performances will move to Workers Club Auburn Lounge. 

For under 18’s

Minors are welcome in all venues when accompanied by a guardian.

See below:

  • Tattersalls Hotel - must be accompanied by own parent or legal guardian
  • Astor Hotel (upstairs & down) – must be accompanied by own parent or legal guardian
  • Hibernian Hotel – accompanied by an adult 25+years of age who is not consuming alcohol. 10.00pm curfew
  • Southern Railway Hotel -must be accompanied by a responsible adult
  • Goulburn Club – ppermitted anywhere in the Club under supervision of a responsible adult, except in the bar area
  • Belmore Park Stage – All ages
  • Workers Club Auburn Lounge – must be accompanied by a legal guardian at all times, not to enter restricted areas as signposted and curfew 10.00pm
  • 98 Chairs Restaurant -permitted in authorised areas of the restaurant (live music is in authorised areas)
  • Railway Bowling Club – TBA