Celebrate Father’s Day with the return of rock and roll event, Dad Blues

After a two-year hiatus, Dad Blues is back and ready to impress with some amazing musical stylings.

Wonder what to get dad this year for Father’s Day? Why not give him the gift of smooth, smooth music?

After a two-year hiatus, Dad Blues is back and ready to impress with some amazing musical stylings.

Max Savage, Carla Lippis and Hana and Jessie-Lee come together to bring a foot-stomping, hipshaking afternoon of rock and roll, soul and blues to the Lion Arts Factory on Sunday 4 September.

Founded in 2018, Dad Blues is a family-friendly music event that lets dads of all stripes let their hair down with the very best in Australian blues and soul music.

Dad Blues became a runaway success in the years leading up to the pandemic and an institution on the local music calendar.

Organiser Max Savage says: “We just wanted to play music that we liked – that our dads would like. We never expected it to resonate with so many people.”

The spring family outing du jour, combining the pull of local rock and roll luminaries with a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere and a comfortable space where music lovers young and old could come together and enjoy the best live music the city had to offer.

Max says: “We wanted to make it easy for people. It’s a busy time of year and, families, in particular, have a lot on their plate. This is an afternoon where hopefully everyone can just get together and have a good time; hassle-free and stress-free.”

This year, for the first time since 2019, Dad Blues returns with an immaculately programmed line-up that’s sure to get hips shaking and feet tapping. Max Savage brings howling, gravelly-voiced fury to the music of Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and BB King.

Carla Lippis is the undisputed queen of antipodean rock and roll with a voice that manages to straddle heart-aching purity and stand-and-deliver power. Hana and Jessie-Lee’s honky tonk roadshow makes its way across the border from Victoria for the first time in far, far, far too long.

Max says: “We’re so excited to have Carla Lippis on the bill this year. She’s such an incredible musician and storyteller.”

Melbourne country powerhouse duo, Hana and Jessie Lee, will also grace this year’s bill after bringing down the house in 2019.

Singer Hana Brenecki says: “2019 was so much fun. We had such a good time. We got to play a whole set of songs that we would never normally play. Being able to put together a set of songs that we really loved and then to be able to perform that with a killer backing band it was such a joy. It went too quickly. We had too much fun.”

Max says: “I think by now people know what they’re getting. It’s a simple formula – great music, some nice food; finished by tea-time, but we want to make sure people are getting a great experience and there’s an undeniable quality in the music that we’re presenting.”

Dad Blues III
Sunday 4 September, from 3pm
Max Savage, Carla Lippis, Hana & Jessie-Lee
Lion Arts Factory
Tickets: Moshtix

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