Americana festival returns for second year

Sarah Carroll. (Supplied)

Matt Hewson

Americana on the Bellarine returns for the second year in a row, bringing a stellar lineup of blues, roots, alt-country and folk to the Potato Shed in Drysdale this February.

The boutique festival will feature local original artists in the open air outside the Potato Shed, including seven-piece band The Mojo Corner.

Having been together for over 10 years, The Mojo Corner embrace rock, roots, blues and soul and have toured all over the country. They are also lined up to support international superstar Chris Isaak this April at Mt Duneed Estate.

Ukulele queen of the Bellarine Sarah Carroll, up-and-coming singer-songwriter Gabby Steel and Andrea Robertson will also be performing on the night.

Robertson, who is also the driving force behind the event, said she was looking forward to a great night of outdoor entertainment following the sell-out success of the 2023 event at Brewicolo.

“(Last year) was a huge success… and I’m hoping that the response will be similar this year,” she said.

“We changed venues purely because of size. We’re promoting it as a twilight event under the stars, but if the weather’s lousy we know we can head into the Potato Shed’s beautiful theatre space.

“I think that this type of event really lends itself to being outdoors. It just has a different atmosphere and there’s something special about lounging back and enjoying live music, having a picnic and buying some drinks from the bar.

“If the weather is great, it will be just about perfect. It’s going to be a really top-notch event; chilled and relaxed, something for people that just really appreciate good quality music.”

Robertson said she hoped the festival would become an annual event.

“The long-term vision is to see it become a regular thing,” she said.

“We’re into our second year in a row, which is a good start. Really, it came from a desire to put on a good quality event of original music.

“I love working with other artists, so this was a way to bring us together and give music lovers a chance to come to a really quality event locally.”

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