The Lazenby Young Blues Guitarist Award (the Award) is an initiative of Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival and commenced with the inaugural award in 2014. Phil Lazenby was one of Bendigo’s most loved and respected community figures.

As well as being an astute business man, he dedicated much of his life toward the development of the community and especially its young people. He was an accomplished musician and had a gift in his ability to grow and inspire local musicians to follow their dreams.

Phil passed away in 2013 and we at Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival are proud to honour our friend’s memory with this Award. The aim of the Award is to encourage young artists interested in playing blues music.


The Lazenby Award will be taking on a new format in 2016. Watch this space for details.