The Bendigo Blues & Roots crew are hosting two fan favourites on their April Blues Tram, Emilee South and Jarrod Shaw! Enjoy the sights of Bendigo’s architecturally stunning CBD from on board the sensationally restored vintage W Class tram, while being serenaded by two great acts:   Emilee South: With powerful vocals and fierce guitar playing, Emilee South hollers throwback rock’n’roll, with hints of voodoo, unrequited love, and small-town guilt. Following her first release, ‘Aloha, Au Revoir’, Emilee has been touring as a two-piece, with baritone-slinging Matt Dixon. The pair have been making interstate debuts with shows & [...]


The Bean Project & More!

Melbourne’s award-winning, brass-clad quintet The Bean Project are touring the country in support of 'Naked Trees' throughout 2018. From the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia come The Bean Project, a vibrant brass-folk quintet blending the raw sounds of folk, jazz and singer-songwriter - most aptly described as 'the odd marriage of James Taylor and The Cat Empire'. In 2014 The Bean Project emerged as a duo, making a name for themselves playing locally, touring the east coast, then releasing their debut EP in 2015. The Bean Project were named the Folk Alliance of Australia’s 2016 Artist of the [...]

The Bean Project & More! 2018-04-03T18:50:01+00:00

Easter Blues Bender 2018

Easter Blues Bender returns again this Easter weekend in Bendigo. It began with Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival (BB&RMF) involved acts being invited to play at the annual Bull Street concert and has grown and evolved, hosted by a multitude of venues, along with spots on the Bendigo Easter Festival program in Rosalind Park, thanks to City of Greater Bendigo's Major Events team. Asked why the BB&RMF team work to put the Blues Bender program on when they've got an imposing workload already, festival director Colin Thompson suggests it's silly not to; "There's so much activity and [...]

Easter Blues Bender 2018 2018-03-27T18:17:36+00:00

Blues Tram & Underground Banquet

BBRMF are proud to partner with Melbourne Food & Wine Festival again in 2018 to present two Blues Tram & Underground Banquet events. Immerse yourself in the everyday of Bendigo's community, cruise past historic streetscapes aboard the Bendigo Blues Tram, while experiencing an up-close-and-personal performance, from two of Victoria’s finest contemporary artists, before returning to our local ‘rock star’ restaurant for Friday dinner or Sunday lunch. Begin with a beverage at ‘Rocks’, before ambling down to the Bendigo Blues Tram to enjoy the sublime music talent of the first artist then return to the restaurant, to feast on [...]

Blues Tram & Underground Banquet 2018-03-05T16:45:05+00:00

Harry Manx ‘Faith Lift’ tour hits Bendigo

Canadian Harry Manx has been one of the most successful international touring musicians ever to grace stages in Australia. He will be returning in 2018 to perform at Port Fairy Folk Festival , The Blue Mountains Music Festival and Byron Bluesfest as well as side shows in Sydney ,Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth. This deeply original multi-instrumentalist has entertained audiences in more than 10 extensive tours since 2001. The explanation is simple. Harry’s created his own genre, often referred to as the ‘Mystissippi Blues’. His mesmerizing sound is an organic fusion of eastern musical traditions with the [...]

Harry Manx ‘Faith Lift’ tour hits Bendigo 2018-02-17T13:52:37+00:00

Summer Showcase Program

Check out the stellar lineup for our first 2018 showcase & fundraiser! Balcony Stage Time Artist 11:30am - 12:15pm Rhyley McGrath 12:30pm - 1:15pm Sarah Wilkinson 1:30pm - 2:15pm Luke Harrington 2:30pm - 3:15pm Mezz Coleman & Byron Siren 3:30pm - 4:15pm Wilson & White 4:30pm - 5:15pm Grim Fawkner 5:30pm - 6:15pm Jess Parker Car Park Stage Time Artist 12pm - 12:45pm Urban Creatures 1pm - 1:45pm Sherri Parry 2pm - 2:45pm Alawishus Jones & The Outright Lies 3pm - 3:45pm The Flannos 4pm - 4:45pm Electric Blues Collective 5pm [...]

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Jess Parker & The Troubled Waters

“When I was 13 and started playing guitar, I was listening to everything from The Beatles to Ben Harper, Black Sabbath to early Led Zeppelin. Although it seems quite eclectic on the surface, I now see how deeply rooted in blues all those artists are, and how much of an effect the blues still has on my psyche and the way I write.” Jess Parker told The Bluesletter. It’s over a year since her last Bendigo show. She’s looking forward to returning. “It gives me an excuse to spend time in an incredibly beautiful part of Victoria, and [...]

Jess Parker & The Troubled Waters 2018-02-02T13:56:36+00:00

BBRMF17 Highlight Reel

Thanks to Miguel Rios for capturing these great moments from our 2017 festival!

BBRMF17 Highlight Reel 2018-02-02T11:49:18+00:00

Tooby Blues – Australia Day Weekend

The inaugural Tooborac Blues & Roots Festival takes place from Friday 26 Jan through Sunday 28 Jan. The festival will be held across 3 great locations: McIvor Estate Winery, Merindoc Cellar Door, & The Tooborac Hotel & Brewery. We predict big things for this festival in the years to come. Get in on the ground level in 2018! Check out the program at this link:

Tooby Blues – Australia Day Weekend 2018-01-17T21:12:16+00:00

Monthly Blues Tram for 2018!

In case 2018 wasn't full of enough bluesy goodness already, our famous Blues Tram will be hitting the rails on the second Saturday of every month this year, and it all kick off this weekend with Julian James as well as Alawishus Jones & The Outright Lies! Book yourself a ride here:

Monthly Blues Tram for 2018! 2018-01-10T07:37:50+00:00