Daylesford Folk & Blues Festival 2014.
Unfortunately we will not be running this Festival anymore. The Festival has not been financially viable.Thank you to everyone who became a part of this Festival over the past four years, the ,volunteers,the Local Shire, other valued sponsors and local businesses, the media, radio stations,artists who performed, the sound crew, visitors and audiences.
What we did and achieved over the past four years is contained in this web site :
This niche in Central Victoria, offered visitors from Melbourne and elsewhere the opportunity to shake off their ‘winter blues’ and welcome ‘spring’ into their lives, with a high standard of music, in the company of well known musicians via workshops, concerts, free instrument demonstrations, free white board sessions and the opportunity to busk if one wished, check the details concerning this. All of this is rolled into one day, at very reasonable prices!
This Festival supported the Hepburn Wildlife Shelter and provided selected up-coming musicians from the Hepburn Shire, to attend concerts of their choice.
Who are we and what did we do?
The ‘idea’ to start up a ‘folk and blues festival’ was so strong, that we just had to do it! We don’t have a huge budget or funds behind us, but plenty of enthusiasm, good ideas and good contacts with fine musicians, who were willing to be part of this wonderful idea. The ‘festival’ was in its infancy and fledgling state, and we thought could only grow from year to year, and as the saying goes “from little things, big things grow…”
Acoustic Sessions is a ‘not for profit’ organisation promoting live music in the Daylesford region of Victoria and helps fund community projects and worthwhile causes in the area, through events such as this. We provided musicians with performance space and promotional support through this event. A successful show benefits the musician, and the community.
Some of our recent successes were the Daylesford Spring Folk Blues Fest held on 18th September 2010, and 8th. Oct.2011 at the Daylesford Inn, Ballan Road Daylesford. The Events brought the Community and like-minded musicians together, and the workshops provided a worthwhile avenue of learning and enhanced musicians skills. Funds raised on the day, via an auction of items provided by local businesses, went to the Daylesford branch of the State Emergency Service (2010), and the Hepburn Wildlife Shelter(2011). Opportunity was given to young musicians to showcase their music, and attend workshops of their choice (2011),via generous sponsorship. These events would not have been possible without the assistance of local businesses,sponsorship and the musicians who performed on the day and friends who volunteered their assistance.
The preferred music genres for our events were folk, blues, roots and country.
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Festival Logo courtesy Steve Douglas – Family Farm