July 2014 Archives

Photos by Jim Marshall.

The weekend of the annual Australian Sheep & Wool Show brings an interesting mini music festival to the Goldmines Hotel in Bendigo. With two stages, Ewes, Brews, Stews & Blues brings exactly what it says on the tin. This year was no disappointment.

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Outside, the Courtyard Stage brought an electric atmosphere to the crowd. The jovial and clever performance of Alanna & Alicia Egan and the smooth jams of John-Luke Shelley were on the live music menu for those who decided to stay outside. Punters seeking a more intimate vibe could look no further than the Victoria Room. In here, acts such as Tony J King and Aaron Wales shared folk tales and other flights of fancy in their more introspective performances.

The menu for the day was prepared by local chef Justin McPhail. Sporting a lamb based menu to fit the theme of the weekend, this reviewer regrets not trying the lambington dessert. Known for his association with Bendigo Beer, McPhail also made certain a fine selection of brews was made available for the punters.

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Being such a great day out, it is easy to forget that on top of everything else, Ewes, Brews, Stews & Blues is a supercharged preview for the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival this coming November. More information can be found here.

Goldmines Hotel has a website. As does Bendigo Beer.

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