Daylesford Gig Guide, August 29

CAN'T MISS: Castlemaine students will perform big-cast school musical Calamity Jane from August 30-September 1.

CAN'T MISS: Castlemaine students will perform big-cast school musical Calamity Jane from August 30-September 1.

Wednesday, Daylesford Secondary senior music students @ Spa Bar Daylesford

Senior music students and Instrumental Music will put on a performance featuring small groups, soloists, original works and reinterpretations of classics. Book a table and enjoy.

Wednesday, Live Piano Bar @ Spa Bar Daylesford

Join resident pianist Adrian Deakin on an improvised, melodic journey of classic and magical tunes.

Thursday, Open Mic Night @ Spa Bar Daylesford

Saturday, Wombat State Records, 8-11pm @ Spa Bar Daylesford

Featuring the alt-country band Team Love, four-piece country rock n' rollers The Lying Weasels and Fishmonger, two electric guitars and two voices delivering the darkest of folk/Australiana.

Friday, Friday Frivolities @ Old Hepburn Hotel

Saturday, Sean Dixon Old Hepburn Hotel

Friday, Next Episode @ Blue Bean Cafe

Saturday, Aurora @ Blue Bean Cafe

Sunday, Tom McGowan @ Blue Bean Cafe

From Ballarat, McGowan writes playful and evocative folk tunes. 

Sunday, Eddie Nuardo @ Bridge Hotel Castlemaine

Having recently launched his debut album The Good Whiskey Never Lasts, Nuardo and band head out for an afternoon of alt-country, folk and old-time songs.

Nuardo’s album features stellar performances by bluegrass musician Pete Fidler (Bluestone Junction), fiddle player John Bedggood (The Wilson Pickers) and country stalwart Luke Richardson (The Stetson Family, Raised By Eagles), with the sweet vocals of Helena Plazza. Performing two sets of originals alongside some old favourites, fans of acoustic alt-country are sure to find something to like.

Calamity Jane @ Castlemaine Town Hall, August 30-September 1

A classic, old Hollywood style, big-cast school musical. More than 50 students from years 7-12 are involved as part of the cast, crew and band. Participants have completed comprehensive rehearsals over the past term and are eager to perform for the community. A spectacular, piece of theatre, I’m told, not to be missed. Directed by some guy who writes a music column. Tickets at trybooking.com