It’s a huge weekend in Margaret River with Strings Attached, the West Australian Guitar Festival. There’s a massive line-up of live shows, workshops and more. Check out the website, we can only cover some of the main events at local venues in this gig guide.
Thursday 7th October
Sean and Cassandra are performing at Caves House Hotel from 6pm in the piano room.
It’s quiz night at Burger Baby with Mike and Grant. It’s heaps of fun, free to play and great prizes. Please note the questions start at 7pm sharp, you’ll need to book a table so you don’t miss out.
Friday 8th October
The Brewhouse session starts from 4.30pm and Mufassa is playing live as part of the Strings attached Festival. This is a family friendly venue.
There is a Classical Concert at The Heart as part of WAGF, in the main theatre, from 5-7pm. It’s a family friendly show focusing on classical guitar. Then from 8pm, again in the main theatre, there is an evening off world fusion music with Praashekh Collective, and Chip Hazard. Both events have tickets via humanitix.com.
The River has a big line-up of live music with Katy Steele, who was only 19 when she became lead singer for Little Birdy. She is playing solo, and joining her are Will Thomas, who plays a blend of folk and rock with a bit of blues, and Helen Townsend and Shannon Smith in a duo performing soulful, edgy, Americana roots. Doors open from 7pm and tickets are via humanitix.com.
The Settler’s Tavern is also hosting a WAGF event with Grand Casual, an Esperance based three piece band, then Dallas Radio hits the stage with their five piece Aussie rock band, lead by Mitch Baker. Doors open from 9.30pm and this is a free event.
Saturday 9th October
Martin Lee Cropper will play his Live Delta Blues at the Caves House Hotel from 5.30pm.
There’s a free family event from 10am at The Soundshell. Bring your rug and picnic, and be serenaded by a great array of WA talent.
The Main Event for WAGF is at The River Saturday night from 7pm. Featuring Grace Barbe` who has won 10 WAM awards for Best World Act, Coterie who are a quartet of brothers from coastal Perth, Rick Steele’s Hot Biscuit Band who is performing his 10,000th show, and Tracey Barnett who’s just released her new album, “Eyes Forward”, it is a night not to miss. Tickets via humanitix.com.
There are three bands playing at The Settler’s Tavern for WAGF, including Vdelli who have been described as one of the most ground-breaking blues rock bands, Moonlighter, a Psychedelic Blues band from Fremantle, and Sky Cave, a heavy blues rock band. Doors open from 9.30pm with tickets via humanitix.com.
Sunday 10th October
The Settler’s session kicks off from 3pm with two bands, the Daniel Wiggins Group, hailing from Fremantle and Sunbird Three, including two local musicians Kev McDonald and Lee Cummings, who support singer songwriter Dave Lawrence. This is a WAGF event.
The Heart has a WAGF event with a Fingerstyle Concert featuring virtuoso guitarist and songwriter Edwin Ch’ng. Thats from 3.30pm in the main theatre and tickets via humanitix.com.
Another Strings Attached event is the Sunday Session at the River from 4pm. Roots and country singer songwriter Karin Page, who was 2020 WA Country Music awards Female Artist and Songwriter of the Year, (along with Mike Goodwin), is performing first then Bluegrass Parkway, one of Australia’s favourite bluegrass bands finish off an entertaining afternoon. There is no cover charge for this event.
Matt Cal is live for The Brewhouse session starting from 4.30pm, he’s originally from Perth and now resides in Kalamunda. This too is part of Strings Attached.
Tuesday 12th October
Jam night is on again at Caves House Hotel, so muster up your courage and hit the stage from 6.30pm.
Wednesday 13th October
Mike and Grant host the quiz night at the Pourhouse Dunsborough. It’s free to play with great prizes. Book a table, questions start from 7.30pm.
Gigs are current at time of recording and publishing, however may change, please check your local venue social pages/website.
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