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Experience a weekend of Blues, amongst the reds and whites
When we talk about the Barossa we normally focus on the soft and centric whites, or perhaps the smooth and more-ish reds. But now, for one weekend only, the Barossa is the place to be for a good healthy dose of some Blues.

Jacobs Creek
Jacobs Creek

Jacobs Creek Cellar Door
Jacobs Creek Visitors Centre

Now in its second year, and at a new and expanded venue, the "Blues in the Barossa" Festival at Jacobs Creek Winery will see a gathering of Australia's very best Blues Musicians coming together in the traditional heart of the Barossa Valley.

Blues in the Barossa
Blues in the Barossa

Extraordinary Blues Bands and performers will perform on two stages over three days, making for an extended and long weekend of music, gourmet food, boutique wines and craft beers.

Blues in the Barossa
Blues in the Barossa

On the Main Stage will be the performing artists including Blue Eyes Cry, The Council, Muddy Road, Harmonics, Dan van Adder, Red Earth Blues and the Mud Brothers just to name a few.

Blues in the Barossa
Dallas Frasca

Blues in the Barossa
The Urban Chiefs

The EMU Tree (Education and Music in Unison) strives to provide young musicians with opportunities and experiences to develop and further their musical pursuits and also provides inspiring Youth Music Development Programs and Educational Music and Multimedia workshops for primary and secondary students nationwide.

The EMU Tree Stage at The Blues In The Barossa Festival will feature and showcase young up and coming musicians / bands and local artists from the Valley including Free Genie, Wildflower, Burnout, The New Yorks, Pale Sage and Serendipity. Most of these emerging young artists will be selling merchandise and appreciate any help and support.

Blues in the Barossa
Dirty Boulevard

Tickets are limited to 1,200 for each day, and bookings are recommended. Tickets cost $90 for a one day pass, $120 for two days and $155 for a three day pass. Food and wine will be available for sale on site from the various vendors. Water and light snacks can be brought in to the venue.

Blues in the Barossa
Jacobs Creek

Further details are available from the website or from their Facebook page.

Blues in the Barossa
Official Logo

So why not come and make a weekend of it. Camping facilities are currently being organised, while there are some good value accommodation options available on the Barossa Accommodation website.
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Why? We all love some classical blues
When: 14-16 November
Phone: 0468 991 698
Where: Jacobs Creek Winery, Barossa Valley Way, Rowland Flat
Cost: $90 for one day, $120 for two days, $155 for three days
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