What’s On Ballarat?

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What’s On Ballarat?

The summer has indeed been a fabulous one in Ballarat, although some rain would be nice for our farmers. People are out and about and the recent Rockabilly Festival that came to town was a remarkable success and Ballarat had never seen so many hot-rods, quiffs, or Doc Martins since… umm… errr… around the same time last year!

Little Bird is a quaint little café, located at 205 Sturt Street. Recently I dropped in for lunch and sampled the macaroni croquettes, which were delicious and an absolute bargain at around $7 . The coffee is also one of the best I’ve had in Ballarat, and this place has a cool vibe. The staff are really friendly, so drop in and say hello to Jill and Susan the delightful owners.

If you have not been in to Hop Temple yet, you must go and check this brilliant place out. The place is decked out in awesome retro style and the beers on tap and food are really worth the trip in to town. It’s tucked down off the lane that runs between Lydiard Street and Armstrong Street.

Art vs Science are coming to town on their Off The Edge Of The Earth Tour. These lads have a very interesting style of music with their acid, retro-techno pop sound. Probably not for everyone but I`m sure they will have their fans at Karova Lounge on Thursday March 10.

Hopefully you have your tickets in hand for the legendary Tex Perkins & Charlie Owen show, which is down at Suttons House Of Music on Friday March 4. It`s bound to be a great night and this man oozes charisma with a capital C.

Katie Noonan will follow big Tex on the Friday night of March 11 and tickets are selling fast so get on your bike if you haven’t got them yet. Pretty sweet melodies and swinging arms pop music will be delivered if you get down to see Katie. This will also be the long weekend in March, so get out and about and enjoy these talented acts.

The Royal Hotel Meredith have INXSIVE the Tribute Show playing there on March 20th. Get your tickets fast if you want to get along to this one as shows have been selling out really quickly as these Sunday afternoon gigs have become really popular at The Royal Mail.

Written by Glen Anderson