Friday, Salon Summer Sounds, DJ Hotwheels, free entry
Celebrate the Palais' anniversary with party jams and guilty pleasures with a friend of the venue, the celebrant and DJ who launched the venue a year ago. Come grab a 2020 Palais-Hepburn membership for discounted drinks/entries and special offers all year round and keep the beautiful venue open into the future.
Saturday, Greg Steps (indie, folk, acoustic), 8.30-10.30pm, free salon show
Steps is a modern day storyteller. His songs are presented utilising an old-timey, world-weary feel, with songs that evoke the vast desolate landscape of Australia's barren interior. The Brisbane-born folk/country singer-songwriter currently resides in Melbourne. A great chance to catch an up and coming act for free, in an intimate setting. Live music in the region needs your support to continue to survive.
Blue Bean Cafe
Saturday, Buck Edwards
Sunday, Andy Lacy
Lacy is a versatile solo acoustic performer who has performed for many years. Specialising in live acoustic music for wedding ceremonies, he's a talented singer and guitarist who will play the tunes you know and love.
Saturday, India Havers
To help celebrate the start of 2020, the venue has extended its twilight series through to the end of summer. Come along from 4-7pm for wood-fired pizza and live music by different artists each week.
Saturday, Cat and Clint
Cat and Clint play their own brand of old-timey music, featuring sweet harmonies, twanging banjo and a plethora of fiddle tunes. They mix it up with a few originals, some blues and some classic old-school country. Cat and Clint live in Blackwood and started performing together as a duo in early 2009. They have performed together at various festivals across Australia and the US including Floydfest and Cygnet, Brunswick and Harrietville and local festivals such as Maldon, Newstead and the Guildford banjo jamboree.
Theatre Royal, Castlemaine
Direct from the US, multi-album recording artist, Terry "Harmonica" Bean will perform alongside Chris Pitts and Oscar Wilson. One night, three troubadours - an all-American blues conference! Immerse yourself in an authentic and interactive journey through the blues, following the very same blues highway from Mississippi to Chicago, once travelled by the genre's legendary predecessors.
Never to be repeated - this musical experience will be steeped in history while being as raucously entertaining as a late night "juke joint".