What’s on in Ballarat

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What’s on in Ballarat

The chill of an Autumn morning is a stark reminder that summer has gone and the sun is taking a while to show its face in the morning as we head towards the cooler months.

The Roaches will have come a damn long way to entertain the locals when they play at Karova Lounge on March 23. Their Facebook page states, ‘getting pissed and going deaf’ as the band’s interests! Born from the the members of self destructive cover rockers, there have been a few line-up changes over the last few years. An analogue band in the digital world… Sounds interesting.

If you head back towards the highway Cabaret Club, you can see one of the most enduring talents in Australian music. Grace Knight has been performing for over 35 years and her latest release ‘Grace’ is a collection of fantastic songs from across her career – as well as a few surprises. It’s $40 to get in and tickets are available at www.ballarattickets.com.au.

The Retro Rats put on an awesome night when old school and retro DJ’s spin tunes for for over 21’s. The old chestnut, ‘get your tickets soon as they are selling fast’ applies here!

Hot New Orleans Jazz is also coming to Ballarat at one of the town’s newly renovated pubs, the Pub With Two Names. Featuring the band, The Parlour Social, the Canberra outfit have have some hugely talented musicians playing and this is a night to get along to for sure. It’s best to purchase your tickets on-line as you may risk missing out if wait until you get there on the night.

The mighty You Am I have had an absolute blast on their Majesty Of Tap Tour late last year, and the lads have decided to take the show on the road again. Wednesday April 10 is the date to pencil this unique event into your diary. Although it is a school night, this will be so much fun!

On the 1st of May, Plate Up Ballarat kicks off and what better place than the fabulous Ballarat Wholefoods to get the ball rolling. The café has been up and running for around two years now and they produce beautiful homemade cakes and hearty wholesome food. The coffee is also excellent and there is also a variety of take home meals if the Lovely has gone away and you need a home-cooked meal. Later in the day, you can meet the producers who sell their products at Wholefoods. Enbom Honeys are on the bill so that is worth getting along to in itself.

Written by Glen Anderson