What’s On Where2019-03-23T10:07:28+00:00

If you don’t know the blues….there’s no point picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.

Keith Richards

What’s on Where

If on mobile please swipe left to scroll through full  3 day program. All gigs are free unless indicated with “Ticketed Gig” by venue.

How to avoid the ‘Gig-Planner Blues’:  While every effort has been made to provide a comprehensive gig layout at the time of  uploading, shit can, and probably will still happen so we will update leading up to the festival as quickly as we can. It’s free (mostly), a festival and fun. Look for an old fashioned print copy hitting your fave SBF venue early next week but meanwhile …..


JUST UPDATED ! Friday noon !

Note this download is a copy of the print version and won’t have any changes, hiccups or other stuff. Check website for any changes.

Your Gig Guide @ The St Kilda Blues Festival

Venue  Friday 22nd March Saturday 23rd March Sunday 24th March
Dogs Bar Geoff Achison  – 7pm

Sammy Owen Blues Band  – 9.30pm

Nathan Beretta   – 3pm

Phil Para Band – 5pm (new gig)

Mike Elrington   – 7.30pm

Werewolves of Melbourne – 9.30pm

Matt Katsis – 1pm

Jesse Valach & The Testaments – 3pm

Catfish Voodo0   – 6pm

Ezra Lee Band – 8.30pm

Vineyard Werewolves of Melbourne   – 8.30pm Blues Club Revival – 12.30pm

Buddy Knox – 4pm

Phil Para Band – 9pm

Kelly Auty Band – 3.30pm (new time)

Rhythm X Revival – 5pm (new time)

Claypots (Barkley Street) Dai Jones & Steve Purcell – 8.30pm Elvis Show – 3.30pm

Jules Boult & The Redeemers – 8.30pm

Shuffle Club – 3.30pm

McNaMarr Project – 6.00pm

Good Love Buddy Knox  –  7.30pm Phil Manning – 4pm Luke Greenhatch – 4pm
Lona Charlie Bedford – 5.30pm Christina Crofts – 5pm Julian James – 3.30pm
Jimmy O’Neills Phil Para Band – 7pm Charlie Bedford – 3pm White Lightning – 1.30pm
Iddy Biddy Catfish Voodoo – 7pm Kelly Auty Band  – 7pm Christina Crofts – 3pm
Lost Paulie Bignell & The Thornbury Two  – 7.30pm Tramwreck – 3pm Amnesia Blues Band – 5pm
Little Ha Ha Christina Crofts –  10pm Mission Brown –  9pm Nathan Beretta – 3pm
Memo Music Hall Briefcase Full of Blues  8.40pm

Ticketed Gig  – book @Memo

Venue’s  regular gigs
Ember Lounge McNaMarr Project – 2pm (new time)
Claypots Express Julian James – 5.30pm (new time) Wilson and White – 4pm Leigh Sloggett Duo – 2pm
Fifth Province Rod Paine & the Fulltime Lovers  -3pm
St Moritiz Dave Diprose – 5pm Mike Elrington – 5pm Dan Dinnen & Shorty – 3pm
Robarta Rod Paine & The Fulltime Lovers – 7pm Kelly Auty Band – 3pm

Frank Sultana – 9.30pm

Benny Peters & The Mistreaters  – 4.30pm
Veludo Rhythm X Revival – 8pm Amnesia Blues Band – 8pm Sammy Owen Blues Band – 3.30pm
Prince of Wales (Public Bar) Tramwreck – 8pm Dave Diprose – 4pm

Paulie Bignell & The Thornbury Two – 8pm

Elwood Blues Club – 4.30pm

St Kilda Blues All Star After Party -line TBC

Ticketed Gig – Details TBC

Abbey Road Mojo Corner – 8.30pm
Tolarno Eating House Mission Brown – 3pm
Sorsi E Morsi Leigh Sloggett Duo – 4pm Phil Manning – 4pm
Freddy Wimpoles Jump The Cats – 6pm
Sunset Cali – NEW GIG ! Hadley, James & Pendlebury – 3.30pm

Hood Mayhem Band bringing New Orleans second line parade to  St Kilda, Sat 23/3  6pm Fitzroy street marching  to Acland street.  Sunday 24/3 …… 3.30pm…….. Let’s do it all again.

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