Line-up - New Year's Eve
Sammy Owen Blues Band
Line-up - New Year's Day
The Kite Machine
Sleepy Hollow Blues Club was formed in 1994 by a dedicated group of blues lovers in Geelong. The club meets regularly for a top-class blues jam, see
Gigs & Events below for details.
The events also feature a wide variety of local and visiting musicians, including Geoff Achison, Rockbottom James & the Detonators, Jeff
Lang, Phil Manning, Stringybark McDowell, Chain, Kate Meehan, Matt Corcoran, Muddy Puddles, Turning Blue, Spectrum, Backstreet Blues, Wild Turkey,
Hatz Fitz, Grizzly Bros, Blind Dog & the Reverend, Oozin’ Blues, Brian Fraser, Kerry Simpson, The Big Blue, 4.3 Bandinos, Third Degree,
Bo Jenkins, Chris Finnen, Chubby Rae & the Elevators, Marco Goldsmith, Salty Dog, Lloyd Speigal, Harper and Fiona Boyes just to name a few.
The club is associated with other blues clubs around Australia, including the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society and the South Australian Blues
Society, and members are welcome at other clubs’ functions.
Gigs & Events
The club usually meets on the fourth Sunday of the month at Geelong Trades Hall 127 Myers St Geelong. Entry is from the rear via Smyth Place. There is
no event in January, and the December Xmas party is earlier in the month. A jam session is held from 3pm – 5.30pm followed by a feature band from 6
till 9pm. There's a BBQ at 6.30pm, and events are BYO.
See our Gig Guide for details of all upcoming events.
The Bluestone Festival
Bluestone is held every New Years’ Eve, is the highlight of the club’s activities, with attendances of about 500, as blues lovers from the Geelong
district and all over the country flock to enjoy this event. The festival runs over two days, starting on New Year’s Eve afternoon until the early
hours of the morning, then most people camp overnight and rock on during New Years’ Day. A well-stocked bar, hot and cold food, and merchandise
stalls ensure that all attendees are well catered for.
Entitles you to all kinds of benefits, such as discounts from sponsors, discount entry at most club events, a membership badge and monthly newsletters.
Membership applies annually from 1st August each year. If new members join in June or July of any year, we’ll give you the additional months free!
New members are always welcome, just fill in the membership form or call Daryl Unthank on 0417 587188 for more details.
Adults $30 - Concession $25 - Families $50 - Mailing list only $15
Visit our Membership page for more information, or use this form.
Merchandise & Music
Club and Bluestone T-shirts, Club and Bluestone stubby holders
Sleepy Hollow caps/ bandannas, Sleepy Hollow beer steins
A wide range of CDs by local and interstate blues artists, including Backstreet Blues Band, Brian Fraser, Dave Steel, Derrin Nauendorf, Grizzly Brothers,
Marco Goldsmith, Stevie Paige, Chubby Rae & the Elevators, Stringybark McDowell, and Turning Blue. Come in on a Sunday and have a look.
Visit our Merchandise page to see our range of items and how to purchase them.
To promote the enjoyment and appreciation
of blues music in general.
To foster the development of local talent
by providing a suitable outlet for such talent
to be exposed to other musicians and the public,
in a positive atmosphere.
To promote the Geelong area as being a viable
leader in blues music, by providing a good
standard of entertainment locally and publicising
its availability to the general public and
to musicians from other areas.
To encourage a high standard of music in
the Geelong area by providing and promoting
a variety of bands and performers, both local