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Get your blues on

Thursday, 14th January, 2016

By Emily Roberts

Locals are being invited to “Get Your Blues On” in February at the Racecourse.

Mildura Entertainment and the Sturt Club are presenting the Blues concert on February 27.

Mildura Entertainment’s David Storer and Matt Cattach were in the city yesterday to promote the concert.

“We came up to deliver the tickets, put up some posters and do interviews,” David said.

David has been organising a blues concert for Mildura for many years and thought Broken Hill might enjoy something similar.

“We held that in May last year and it went really well. It was really successful.

“We know that locals will appreciate something different in a good environment.

“It’s not about drinking Bourbon until you fall over, it’s sitting around tables listening to great music in good company.”

David said local band, John Doe, will be putting on a Blues set.

“It was great to be able to get locals involved,” he said.

David has been visiting the city for many years and hopes the event will be well received.

“It is a big financial risk to put a concert on here.

“So this will be a bit of a test to see if we get the support.

“I know not everyone is into Blues music, but it is important to support events that come to town.”

He hopes that if all goes well in February, they will bring another event to the city in November.

“We are playing an ‘Our City Rocks’ for November 19 in Broken Hill,” David said.

The fully catered event is $30 a ticket and locals are encouraged to get a table of eight together.

It will be held on the Racecourse lawns from 3pm - 11pm.

“If you get a table of eight, we will provide a free platter,” David said.

The Sturt Club were more than happy to get behind the event.

“I spoke with (Sturt manager) Doug (Coff) a few months ago and he showed interest and were happy to provide support,” David said.

“It’s all for the town and the people I speak to seem keen for something to happen.”

There will be a bus running from the Sturt Club to the Racecourse for the event.

“Meet at the Sturt Club and have a late lunch, then head out to the concert,” David said.

“There will also be a recovery day on Sunday at the Sturt Club.”

For more information head to Mildura Entertainment on Facebook. Or head down to the Sturt Club to purchase a ticket and book a table.

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