Head down to the Manjimup Bluegrass and Old Time Music Weekend! 30 September to 2 October 2016
Manjimup will be alive with the sound of music this spring, with world-class bluegrass act The Davidson Brothers set to headline the Manjimup Bluegrass and Old Time Music Weekend, sponsored by Healthway, presenting the LiveLighter healthy lifestyle message. Comprised of Victorian brothers Hamish and Lachlan Davidson, the award-winning duo will be a highlight of the Saturday night concert at the Manjimup Town Hall on 1st October.
Having performed in prestigious festivals and competitions across Australia and the USA, the Davidson Brothers’ performance in Manjimup will be a first for Western Australia. This exclusive event will be a treat for all music lovers, with the brothers holding a swag of Australian Bluegrass Championships, Golden Guitar and Tamworth Country Music Festival Awards between them.
Joined by the talented Jacob McGuffie on guitar and Louis Gill on double bass, the Davidson Brothers and Band will feature a number of times during the 3-day event. A family-friendly hit from 2014, the Bush Dance will again be held on the Friday night, with the Davidson Brothers and Band providing live music. Supporting them on the Saturday night concert will be Old Time duo Ash (guitar) and Andy (fiddle and mandolin), with special guest Jeremy Marcotte on banjo.
The Manjimup Bluegrass and Old Time Music Weekend has great family-friendly activities, with plenty of opportunities for everyone to join in the fun.
Locals and visitors will be able to hone their craft by learning from both bands during ‘hands on’ instrument workshops on the Saturday and Sunday.
A ‘Learn to Jam’ workshop will be held by Greg McGrath on Saturday and Sunday for those a little hesitant of playing with others, or those looking to build their jamming skills. Children’s music workshops and other kid friendly activities will also be held on the Saturday.
Local musicians and the feature band will perform on the Local & Visitors Stage on the Saturday and at the Gospel SingOut on Sunday morning, both are free and there will be plenty of opportunities for jamming throughout the weekend at local cafes. A Classic Cars display and a Local Produce Market will again be a feature of the weekend.
Interested in attending the weekend, as a workshop participant, performer, busker or audience member? Head to the website http://www.manjimupbluegrass.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets
and more information.