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2017 Ballarat Backyard Tasters
17 February, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 24 February, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
It’s on again! The Ballarat Backyard Tasters comes to town for a 5th great year of FREE FREE FREE celebration of marvellous local & live music, fabulous food, arresting artistry & delicious company!
Friday, 17 February and Friday, 24 February from 6 – 9pm. Still right in the heart of Ballarat’s Arts Precinct in Alfred Deakin Place. Still showcasing the very best local & regional musicians. Still brought to you by the City of Ballarat.
Roll up, roll up, and enjoy:
Friday, 17 February
Namarilly Bagarook / Dancing Daughter – Traditional Aboriginal dance by women & children from all tribes, together as one
Caylee Sandwith – Acoustic guitar & unique interpretations of favourite songs
Jana Nikolic – Laid-back vocals & guitar with a mix of the old & new, the familiar & original
Grammar Bluegrass Band – Traditional bluegrass instrumentals & songs
The Vests Duo – Venerables Pat McCabe & Geoff Hassall improvising street grooves
AFROBICS – 10-piece Afrobeat collective Papa Chango teams with 80’s Fit in a frenzy of rhythm & moves that will have you dancing until the moon sets
Keep your engines fuelled & oiled with tasty treats from the Wholesome Hippo Tuck Truck, Forge Pizzeria, Hippy Whippy Soft Serve Ice Cream, Three Cats Coffee, and the celebrated Kittelty’s Cash Bar! And if your culture meter is needing a top-up, check out the Thomas Chislett Retrospective and Dogs In Art exhibitions in Backspace Gallery.
Friday, 24 February
Word of Mouth – Transforming the everyday to the extraordinary with impromptu a’cappella sounds
Jam Packed – Three-part harmony with a cool blended vibe
Ballarat Ukulele Group – Reviving Dad’s favourite instrument with a combo of good songs & good humour
Captain Pugwash – Re-imagined covers & originals with a 1st line ska / reggae backbeat
Josh Woods – Funky jazz improvisation
Peter & Kristine Allan – Original eclectic mix with a social conscience in a key of pop, noir & rock
Michael Westlake Trio – Swingy Latin acoustic jazz mixed with electronic & a soupcon of humour
Stay tuned & in the zone with some deep delish courtesy of the East India Trading Company, Vietnam Food House, Hippy Whippy Soft Serve Ice Cream, Three Cats Coffee, and the still justly celebrated Kittelty’s Cash Bar! And for a breath of air from another dimension, refresh you spirit in Backspace Gallery with the Dogs In Art and Thomas Chislett Retrospective exhibitions.
Let’s face it – the final days of Summer have never been so fun!
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