A PASSION FOR BLUES MUSIC
Now in it’s sixth year the St Kilda Blues festival is the brainchild of blues fans and hospitality experts, Gavan and Sonya Breen who wanted to provide “A free weekend celebrating the spirit of the blues, the music and all things blues. Music everywhere for everybody.”
With weeping guitars and harps and basses. Musical styles encompass slide, fingerpicking, folk, punk, alt blues country blues, a broadening of appeal across the board to attract a wider audience. The tunes emanate from every corner of the historic downtown St Kilda.
“Live music is in St Kilda’s DNA- so the blues festival is a great way of supporting local venues
and musicians” Louise Crawford, former mayor of City of Port Phillip said.
Port Phillip Council proudly supports the St Kilda Blues Festival through its Cultural Development
Fund and Locals Playing Locals initiative, which directly supports home-grown performers.
“The St Kilda Blues Festival is yet another reason to visit St Kilda, Victoria’s first Live Music Precinct. It’s fun, free and a great way to celebrate the timeless spirit of the blues at lively local venues,” Mayor Heather Cunsolo said.