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Portobello Blues Festival – darn good music for darn good people

The Portobello Blues Festival unites local and national talent to provide a high quality musical experience in a family-friendly environment at an affordable price. The Festival is a three-day programme of concerts, family activities and workshops held in the various Portobello and bays venues which will be staged 10-12 March 2017. The Portobello Blues Festival is being created to provide a cultural programme based on blues music – entertainment, interaction and learning – which different members of the community will enjoy and be proud of. It will cater to a wide cross-section of the Dunedin and outlying communities: children, youth, young and older adults, and more mature residents.

The festival is unique to Dunedin because over and above providing a rich music programme of pure entertainment, it will also provide workshops for children and open mic sessions for teens and young adults, led by professional musicians and/or teachers who will share their knowledge of the blues. Blues is a style of music already embraced by most people in the community and can be classified as ‘easy listening’ for a large majority of the population, young and old alike.

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Isabelle Prosser
Festival Director
Mobile: 021 0241 9336

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Buy Your Festival t-shirt!

Buy your limited edition Portobello Blues Festival t-shirt for only $35. Men and women’s sizes available.  To buy your t-shirt pay into the Festival account 06-0909-0439410-00 with the mention of your name and a contact number. Only 50 t-shirts available so hurry! Possibility of getting your t-shirt signed by the musos on the night of the concert.

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