What’s on in Ballarat

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What’s on in Ballarat

It has been a beautiful Autumn up here in Ballarat, however, we could do with some rain as it is incredibly dry out bush!

The year is really flying by and Easter is not far away. The Western Hotel have a fabulous idea to fill in your Good Friday. Carpark Jam will kick off at 4pm with Skyscraper Stan, Vince Peach, Immy Owusu, Grim Fawkner and Izzy Losi And The Auracles all on the bill. It’s $28.50 to get in and 10 per cent of proceeds will go to the Good Friday Appeal at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Don’t forget Bob Evans will play at Karova Lounge March 30th as he trips around Oz on his Full Circle Solo Tour. An interesting concept at Bob’s shows whereby you receive a raffle ticket upon entry and if your number is called out by Bob, you get to request a song! Really love this guy as an artist and he has been at it for almost 20 years, so a quality artist with a great voice. It’s $35 to get in and Madeline Leman gets to kick off the night as support act.

The other night worth highlighting at Karova is Wednesday 10 April when You Am I bring the Majesty Of Tap Tribute Show to our town. For those youngsters, Spinal Tap was a mocumentary made back in 1984 which satirises the pretensions of rock bands. This will be an absolute belter of a night. It’s $45 to get in, but I’ll be doing my darndest to break the “school night” rule and get along.

Kyle Lionhart made his way onto the music scene by busking on the streets of his home-town Byron Bay. Having toured with Xavier Rudd, Lionhart has recently recorded his second EP Eleven & Two. Lionhart will land at Karova lounge on Thursday 2nd May. Could be a good one to get along to this one as Lionhart has been selling out shows near and far. A recent show in London sold out in one week,so you best get on your bike and get your ticket. It’s only $30 to get in,which is great value.

Mick Thomas and The Roving Commission are due to play at The Cabaret Club on May 11. Coldwater DFU has finally been released. The album was recorded in Memphis and the band is keen to play the songs live. $30 entry!

Boss Burger is about to open up in Sturt Street,which is exciting. The Geelong restaurant has been incredibly successful and the doors in the Ballarat café should well and truly be opened by Easter.

Written by Glen Anderson