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Summer Sundays – Week 2
January 14 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
One of Ballarat’s most popular events – Summer Sundays – will turn up the volume in January 2018 with a fantastic line-up of Australian musical talent.
From jazz to rock’n’roll to folk music, each Sunday will feature four acts. Held in the beautiful surrounds of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, this FREE community event is presented by the City of Ballarat.
Week 2 – Sunday 14 January
Australian-based musician Jeff Lang has earned worldwide acclaim as a virtuosic guitarist, a dynamic songwriter and a startlingly unique live performer. With a back catalogue of 16 studio albums, Jeff has been featured at major festivals, pubs, clubs, arts centres and venues internationally for the past decade. Blending rock, roots, folk, blues, ballads, instrumentals, improvisation and a devastatingly high level of musicality, Jeff Lang is a singularly unique performer in our world.
Lazenby Young Blues Guitarist of the Year, MBAS Blues Challenge Finalist and BCs Best ‘Songwriter of the Year’ Rhiannon Simpson has been flooring audiences with her brand of modern, guitar driven blues since 2013. Her aggressive vocal style and virtuosic guitar work saw her play with some of Australia’s finest musicians including Geoff Achison, Joe Camilleri and Jimi Hocking. After receiving an invite to live, study and play in Boston, MA, Simpson began touring the states in May of 2017; being invited to perform at venues such as Kingston Mines (Chicago), B.B Kings (New Orleans) SoulShine (Nashville) and The Haskell Opera House (Vermont)
What do you get when nine of Victoria’s most exciting young musicians get together to form a band? You get Butterfunked!
Formed in 2017, Butterfunked, 5 female / 4 male band, has been taking the region by storm.
Ballarat’s own Butterfunked is sure to knock your socks off with their funky rhythms, killer horn section, cool vocals and original music.
SAM BOON HAMMOND TRIO
Sam Boon is a Ballarat saxophonist, pianist, arranger and composer currently based in Melbourne. Having graced the stages of some of the world’s finest venues and festivals, the Sam Boon Hammond Trio promise to bring a high energy soul party with Olaf Scott (Sakwatch, Dorsal Fins) on Hammond and Matt Gibson on Drums.
Performances include playing alongside Guy Sebastian, (horn section leader and arranger) Saskwatch (2008-2015), Vance Joy, The Rubens, and has supported bands and artists such as Earth Wind and Fire, The Cat Empire, Sharon Jones and the Dapkings and Maceo Parker.
◾THE GYPSY’S LUNCHBOX
Gourmet BBQ and Roasted Meats.
Traditional Gourmet Woodfire Pizza.
◾THE TACO TRUCK
Authentic Mexican Tacos & Street Food.
◾EAST INDIA TRADING COMPANY
Street Food with real Autentic Indian Dishes.
Genuine Italian Gelato made fresh.
◾BOOST JUICE VAN
One of Australia’s most famous and loved juice and smoothie brands.
◾THE ENCHANTED CARAVAN
Barista style coffee, choc, chai & delicious sweet treats brought to you by Knife, Fork, Spoon.
POP-UP GARDEN BAR
A feature at this year’s event will be a fully licensed Garden Bar located in close proximity to the stage, with comfortable seating and inviting shade coverage. Proudly supported by local vineyard ‘Mount Langi Ghiran’, punters can enjoy FREE wine tastings throughout the day starting from 3pm. For those that would prefer an ice cold Lager or Pale Ale, we have also teamed up with Ballarat’s own ‘Athletic Club Brewery’ to supply the space with some brewery fresh treats. And what would a pop-up bar in the middle of summer be without a signature cocktail to sit back and soak up everything the free concert series has to offer..
BEAN BAG MANIA
With overwhelming popularity last year, more than 100 free bean bags will be up for offer for those wanting to lounge the day away in comfort. Make sure you get in early to secure your spot on the lawn.