Music fest set to hit town

Music fest set to hit town

OCEAN Grove is ready to rock Queens’s Birthday long weekend with over 100 live gigs already organised.
Five venues around town will host a bevy of talented musicians over four days as part of the second annual Ocean Grove Live Music Festival.
Festival co-organiser and Piping Hot Chicken Shop owner John Bowman said that the festival gives local musicians the chance to get out of the garages and bedrooms and stage their musical talents to a live audience.
“Many of them are now regular attendees at the Bardeli and Ocean Grove Hotel open mic nights and will perform on the Queens’ Birthday Weekend with a year’s worth of performance confidence behind them,” he said.
“If you’re not performing in front of an audience then it’s just a rehearsal.”
Gigs will be played at Bardeli, Nectar Bar, Zebra Bar, Piping Hot Chicken Shop and Ocean Grove Hotel and most events will be free to the public. .
More than 150 acts and inviduals have already signed up.
Fellow organiser Dave Dorman said the event had grown as big as the Airey Inlet event they had initially tried to replicate.
As the Voice went to press exact acts and venues were still to be organised but visitors will find lists of acts on arrival.
The headline act on the Saturday night is Melbourne blues/rock band, ‘Rockbottom James and the Quadrajet.’
More than 200 time slots are still available to local musicians wanting the chance to showcase their music.
For more information, email openmic@bigpond.com.
By Carly Helweg.

One Comment

  1. fiona
    Posted June 9, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Is there any brochures or compiled brochures/info on this?

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