As per usual, there’s a lot to be excited about on the Bendigo music scene and, for fans of Blues & Roots, Soul, Folk, Funk, Jazz, Reggae and the like, there is plenty to look forward to for the rest of 2014 and beyond.
Keep an eye on our website and connect with our social media for updates and announcements on who’s playing where and when as part of our program in November, as well as other supporting events around the calendar.
A quick acknowledgement to some of the sponsors and supporters who’ve come on board this year to help Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival continue to grow: We’re grateful to welcome Arnold Dallas McPherson Lawyers as a financial sponsor, as well as Bendigo Regional Tourism who have supported us with a much needed boost through their grant program. In addition to the support and assistance we’ve received from the start from Bendigo Weekly, we also welcome the Bendigo Advertiser as a sponsor/partner this year. The good folks at the Addy will be assisting us to get our printed program for the November festival out and about in October 2014, so keep an eye out for that. Telstra Business Centre Bendigo has also come on as a major sponsor and we’ve partnered up to bring a special Family Day to Big Hill Vineyard on Sunday 21 September and look forward to this hopefully becoming a permanent fixture in the calendar annually. We’d also like to thank our other cash sponsors who continue to go to bat for us, year after year, such as Bendigo Bank, Studio Ink and Mawby Property. City Of Greater Bendigo who, in addition to the financial support from their Major Events office, also provide ongoing in-kind and logistical support through Bendigo Tourism, Bendigo Visitor Centre, Bencon, Local Laws, Waste Management and a number of other COGB departments and staff who recognise the importance of supporting grass-roots events such as ours.
A special thank you to Simon Wooldridge, both for joining our humble crew and for taking the helm as editor in chief of The Bluesletter. There are far too many BB & RMF Committee and Crew to mention them all here, but if you’re at one of our events and see our helpful and ever smiling volunteer crew going about their business, please give them a pat on the back and thank them for the great work they do. It’s these kind of people who make Bendigo such an enjoyable place to live. In the meantime, don’t forget to get out and get amongst the events happening in your town and region. The reward, as always, is the experience provided by a rich and vibrant music and arts culture – created and supported by all of us.