Autumn is such a lovely time of the year in Ballarat and the place to be March 7-11 is the Daylesford ChillOut Festival.
Since 1997, ChillOut has raised over $250,000 for local charities and worthy causes. From The Palais Salon and Bluehouse Show, Yana Alana, DJ Thick & Juicy, and even a Big Gay Comedy Night…there is so much to see and do. Little ol’ Daylesford will be a rockin’ its socks off over the long weekend so grab accommodation now if you can and pack your party dress or suit! Plenty of activities for the kids to attend also. Head to www.chilloutfestival.com.au for all the info you need.
Here is a date to mark on the calender. The Ballarat & District Trotting Club host the Atlantic Crossing on March 30. The night will be a tribute to Rod Stewart and Cold Chisel. Two course meal and show is $70, so get your ticket, get out of the sulky, and get up and rock the night away.
Jekyll & Hyde the musical is on at the Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts from Feb 28-March 10.
Snake White Whisky come roaring in to town for a monster show on March 9 at Karova Lounge. Camp Street will be rumbling when these rockers from the U.S bring their ‘This Side Of Hell’ Tour to the Rat. A unique mix of eighties influenced rock with lashings of heavy metal and punk. These boys are high energy and really put on a great show.
The very talented Skyscraper Stan is stopping off in Ballarat at The Eastern on Saturday March 16 as a part of his East Coast Tour. Golden Boy is his second release and the first single lifted from the album. Stan’s music can best be described as rich in imagery, honest, heart wrenching and at times a little tongue in cheek. Like he is from another time, the guitar sounds and vocals catch your attention instantly. A regular visitor to Ballarat, get along and support Skyscraper Stan at one of our most rock’n’roll venues.
Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission are pencilled in to play at The Cabaret Club on May 11. Always a great night out when this legend rolls in to town. I will see you there!
On the grazing side of things, if you are yet to dine at the delightful Moon & Mountain, you must get along. Situated at 220 Mair Street, this is one of my favourite haunts in Ballarat. Go in and introduce yourself to Cindy and be taken on an extraordinary dining experience. Fabulous wine list also!
Written by Glen Anderson