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21 February, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 21 March, 2014 @ 8:30 pm


Come Out To Play At The Ballarat Backyard Tasters

WHO               18 fabulous musical groups over 5 evenings

WHAT              2014 Ballarat Backyard Tasters


21 & 28 February; 7 & 14 March   5:30 – 8:30pm  Alfred Deakin Place

21 March        6:00 – 8:00pm      M.A.D.E. (Museum of Australian Democracy @ Eurek

With late Summer morphing into the golden days of Autumn, life in Ballarat starts to take on a new beat. What better way to celebrate the very best of life in our town than at the popular Ballarat Backyard Tasters?

Launched in 2013, the popular Backyard Taster formula of free regular relaxed evening open-air concert performances, accompanied by a BYO picnic or something tasty from select food vendors, in the company of Ballarat’s contemporary cultural cognoscenti returns from 21 February!

This year’s entertainment program contains another rich mix of local & regional, established & emerging – a veritable showcase of why Ballarat is nationally recognised as the training ground for some of Australia’s best contemporary musical talent. Diverse groups feature each night – with the added extra of some quirky, unexpected performances and value-added Backspace Gallery activities.

The Ballarat Backyard Tasters musical menu ranges from gospel to Latin, pop to alt-country, South African township to Ballarat bluegrass, old-school to cutting edge: literally something for every taste!

And while the Tasters is the perfect setting for a loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou, select food vendors will be there each evening offering delicious savoury meals, Sweet Decadence its famous cash bar, and sweets from a variety of community groups.

The Ballarat Backyard Tasters is spreading its wings in other ways as well – with a fifth Taster at the Museum of Australian Democracy @ Eureka. And in addition to enjoying that evening’s entertainment program, Taster guests will be part of the launch of the new ContainART Mobile Gallery as it begins its inaugural tour of Ballarat-and-area townships.

Ballarat Backyard Tasters print programs are available at cafes throughout Ballarat – and you can share all the fun on its FaceBook page: www.facebook.com/BallaratBackyardTasters

For further information, contact Deborah Klein  5320-5643 / 0407 478 943 / deborahklein@ballarat.vic.gov.au


21 February, 2014 @ 5:30 pm
21 March, 2014 @ 8:30 pm
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Deborah Klein