- Tuesday 2 January 2018
- Written by Admin
Merindoc Cellar Door, the Tooborac Hotel and Brewery and McIvor Estate are joining forces to stage the inaugural Tooborac Blues and Roots Festival or “Tooby Blues”in early 2018. Each of the venues is only a short distance from the other which will help create a great village atmosphere during the blues fest in Tooborac.
“Tooby Blues” is being staged over the three days of the Australia Day Weekend 26 to 28 January 2018. It is being run over the three venues and involves eleven acts and 23 separate performances. On the Friday and Saturday multiple venues will be operating giving people a great choice of music venue. The three venues offer a fantastic picturesque setting with the Tooborac Hills as a back drop.
Val Carlin from the Tooborac Hotel said that one of the key drivers for the event is the desire for people to re-engage with the good things in the region as well as attract new visitors to the region.
Each of the three venues will feature the best of the wine from the Tooborac area with both Meridoc Vintners and McIvor Estates wine being featured as well as the “Tooby Pubs” famous artisan beers. Each venue will also be putting on some great street style food including the famous Tooby Pubs pies. Fantastic to sit back and enjoy with some great blues music in a casual and relaxed atmosphere.
Gary Harbor said that “a feature of Tooby Blues, is that it is supporting acts that are either local to the area or artists who are up and coming blues performers”. He said, “the acts included Mariah McCarthy, Erica Hawkey, Walkers Road, Alister Turrill, Mat Katsis, Sherri Parry, Pat Ward, Sons of the Blues and Bill Barber who will be fresh back from a trip to the US”.
In pulling together the program, Tooby Blues has worked closely with the Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival and in particular Colin Thompson the convenor of the Bendigo Blues.
There is a small cover charge at each venue of $10 and each venue will have wine, beer and food as well as the music.
Tooborac Hotel and Brewery; Northern Highway Tooborac
Merindoc Cellar Door; Lancefield Road Tooborac
McIvor Estate; Tooborac Baynton Road Tooborac
For further information:
facebook: Tooby Blues
Tooborac Hotel 03 54 335 201
Merindoc Vintners 03 54 335 188
McIvor Estate 03 54 335 266 / 0419 350 994