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VRRDA Rock 'n' Roll Dance Championship 2019

VRRDA Rock 'n' Roll Dance Championships - Victoria's premier event to showcase all that we love about our rock 'n' roll dancing, music & fashion. The VRRDA in Melbourne has been an institution specifically dedicated to promoting our beloved 1950's dancing and music and it has been doing a great job in this regard. Its annual dance championship draws competitors from all over Australia... [Read More]
Submitted May 19, 2019 - 3:29 PM by Jitterbug - 0 comments

What was happening in March 1996?

I've just been reading a Rock & Roll News from 1996. It's interesting to see the prices of some of the big dances were around the $12 - $15 mark compared with the $15 - $18 price range of today. That's not a bad inflation rate over the past 23 years! I'm sure the cost of venue hire, bands, insurance etc have all gone up a lot more than they were in 1996.

Here's some... [Read More]
Submitted Apr 23, 2019 - 4:33 PM by joceb - 2 comments

Good Friday Royal Children's Hospital Appeal Dance

As in previous years, rockers from all over Melbourne came together to take part in the Good Friday RCH Appeal. This is a traditional event that has been happening for many years and it's a way for our Rock n Roll community to show we care. It's a great initiative worthy of everyone's support from the organisers to bands, dancers, merchandise stores, hot rods community etc.

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Submitted Apr 23, 2019 - 12:26 PM by Jitterbug - 5 comments

Sapphire Coast Rock n Rodders Festival 2019

What a fabulous event again in Merimbula for the 10th Sapphire Coast Rock n Rodders Festival. It was hosted by Club Sapphire early in March but, as in the last 10 years, it was principally organised by Lyndon & Kerry with assistance from the local Merimbula R&R club. The weather in this seaside holiday town located in NSW South Coast as usual was fantastic with sunny sky during the whole... [Read More]
Submitted Mar 29, 2019 - 11:13 AM by Jitterbug - 3 comments

Gippy Rocks 2019

Gippy Rocks hosted its fifth year of Rock n Roll Festival in Sale last weekend and it was a very enjoyable weekend of R&R music, dancing and competition. The weather was fantastic all weekend. It was also my first time attending a R&R event in Sale. Gippy Rocks is a charity event with all profits going to charity and for a very good cause. Well done to Gippy Rocks....

The... [Read More]
Submitted Feb 25, 2019 - 7:27 PM by Jitterbug - 0 comments

Ballarat Beat 2019

Despite some pre-event negative publicity and comments on social media about the changes that were to take place for Ballarat Beat, I nonetheless went ahead to attend this rock n roll music and dance festival. I am so glad I went as I had a great time on the weekend listening and dancing to some of Melbourne's favourite bands which included Scotty Baker, Jukebox Racket, Louis King & the Liars... [Read More]
Submitted Feb 11, 2019 - 6:06 PM by Jitterbug - 0 comments

Geelong Jukebox Rockers Summer R&R Festival

Geelong Jukebox Rockers staged its annual Summer R&R festival just last weekend and it was a great success indeed. The rockers I spoke to all had a great time. This R&R festival is one of the "must attend" festivals in Melbourne/Victoria for those who truly love our 1950's style music, dancing and classic cars.

The festival was staged over 3 days starting with the Friday... [Read More]
Submitted Jan 08, 2019 - 7:23 PM by Jitterbug - 2 comments

Kustoms National 2019 San Remo & Cowes Beach Party

From all reports, another successful year for Kustoms National which ran from Friday to Sunday, 4th - 6th January. It's a longstanding event showcasing kustoms cars & hotrods display along with providing live music entertainment to the general public and dancing. Live performance featuring 2 bands performed at San Remo hotel each night after the daytime cars display. Amongst the bands that... [Read More]
Submitted Jan 08, 2019 - 1:52 PM by Jitterbug - 0 comments

2018 R&R Person of the Year

This is only my personal opinion as someone who has been in our 1950's style music & dance scene for a number of years in Melbourne. There have been so many people & bands who have contributed greatly to our 1950's scene during 2018 and I am sure many of you have your own personal favourite(s) as well. I would be happy to hear from you of your favourite people, bands, festivals and dance... [Read More]
Submitted Dec 26, 2018 - 12:15 PM by Jitterbug - 1 comment

"Alternate" Rockabilly/RnR/Blues Venues

Our 1950's scene in Melbourne is really diverse and vibrant in so many ways. For many rockers, they enjoy the dancing and live music in one of the many venues in town like the dances held at Alleycatz, Flipside, Furlan Club, Triple Fs, Freccia, Rosebud RSL, Rosebud Italian Club and at clubs in Altona and Sunshine etc.

Others like to dance to music at the various RSL clubs or at... [Read More]
Submitted Nov 30, 2018 - 3:51 PM by Jitterbug - 0 comments
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Upcoming Gigs & Events Announcements:

Frankie Stevens @ The Rosebud Country Club Friday 10th May

Hi Everyone.
I will be Performing at The Rosebud Country Club
on Friday The 10th May. I would love to catch up with
Some of you, hope to see you there.
Submitted May 06, 2019 - 1:55 PM by frankie - 0 comments

Mighty Kings Grand Opening this Fri 10th May at Jan Wilson Comm Centre

Mighty Kings Grand Opening this Fri 10th May at Jan Wilson Comm Centre, Halton Rd, Noble Park
7pm-12am, band 8pm
Huge dance... [Read More]
Submitted May 03, 2019 - 10:06 PM by djashley - 0 comments

DJ Jeff @ Dandy Workers Club this Sunday night 5th

This Sunday DJ Jeff is back @ The Dandenong Workers Club for another great night of all your favourite music @ dancing - FREE ENTRY
Pre-Dinner music from 6pm @ then ROCK IT UP from 7-10pm
... [Read More]
Submitted May 02, 2019 - 10:27 PM by DJ Jeff Poole - 0 comments

Maroondah Sports Club Gig Guide

Maroondah Sports Club' May gig guide; great local bands are playing every weekend, free entry, all welcome. Fun, good vibes and great atmosphere. Come along to enjoy a great night out with the best... [Read More]
Submitted May 02, 2019 - 9:58 AM by MaroondahSportsClub - 0 comments

BOOKMAN @ CLAYTON BOWLS CLUB - Sun 5th May

SUNDAY 5th May - Clayton Bowls Club, 37A Springs Rd, Clayton South (Melway 79 A4) NO BYO DRINKS. Drinks at bar prices. Music 2:00pm til 5:00pm. Bookings NOT required.
TBP... [Read More]
Submitted May 01, 2019 - 11:41 PM by TBPlayer - 0 comments

THE FENDER BENDERS This Weekend

FRIDAY 3rd May - Renegade Rockers @ Buckley Park Bowls Club, 111 Cooper St, Essendon (Melway 28 C1) BYO Snacks. NO BYO DRINKS. Drinks at bar prices. Info & bookings: Rhonda 0418 132... [Read More]
Submitted May 01, 2019 - 11:38 PM by TBPlayer - 0 comments

Rancheros @ Club Barham Sat. night

looking forward to see everyone for a great night of dance and music
Submitted May 01, 2019 - 5:28 PM by Rancheros - 0 comments

Kid James Trio this Sunday at Chelsea Heights CC

Kid James Trio with Frankie & Dave Cantrel at Chelsea Heights CC this Sunday
160 Thames Promenade, Chelsea Heights
6pm to 11pm... [Read More]
Submitted Apr 29, 2019 - 4:16 PM by djashley - 0 comments

RHYTHM CONNECTION @ The Pirates Tavern

RHYTHM CONNECTION will be at The Pirates Tavern
Friday 3rd May 2019

Venue Opens from 1.00 pm to 11.30 pm
Table Bookings: 0403702734

Band 8.00 pm till 11.00... [Read More]
Submitted Apr 29, 2019 - 8:24 AM by Rhythm Connection - 0 comments

THE FENDER BENDERS are "ROCKIN' @ THE KEYS" THIS WEEK

WEDNESDAY 1st May - The Fender Benders will be "Rockin’ @ The Keys" (Freccia Azzurra) 784 - 796 Springvale Rd, Keysborough (Melway 88 H11) Doors open 6:00pm. Meal orders 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Band... [Read More]
Submitted Apr 28, 2019 - 7:33 PM by TBPlayer - 0 comments

Infernos in Williams town

The Infernos are in Williamstown this Sunday 5th May at the Pirates Tavern for the Bumpers by the bay car club, 10.30am till 2pm
Submitted Apr 28, 2019 - 10:16 AM by double don - 0 comments

CeeJay Jones has 2 Gigs this weekend

Cee Jay Jones has 2 Gigs this weekend.......Friday night Solo at the Sunshine RSL ....and Saturday... [Read More]
Submitted Apr 26, 2019 - 12:40 PM by Cliver - 0 comments

The Detonators have two gigs this weekend. Echuca Saturday and Seaford Sunday

Two gigs for us Detonators this weekend.On Saturday April 27th we play Revving The River Festival at Echuca Wharf we are on from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Then on Sunday April 28th we get up and head back to... [Read More]
Submitted Apr 26, 2019 - 11:12 AM by Dogsby Hocks - 0 comments

DJ Ashley Presents Toni & The Rhythm Cats from NSW at The German Club Sat May 11

DJ Ashley Presents Toni & The Rhythm Cats from NSW at The German Club Sat May 11
291 Dandenong Rd, Windsor
$20 7pm to... [Read More]
Submitted Apr 25, 2019 - 6:49 AM by djashley - 0 comments

ROCK 'n' ROLL BACK AT EDDIE'S with THE VINCENTS

RED HOT ROCKERS is bringing
Rock 'n' Roll back to Eddie's Band Room
GRAND OPENING

Help us recreate the wonderful combination
of Rock 'n' Rollers dancing at EBR.
... [Read More]
Submitted Apr 24, 2019 - 2:20 PM by redhotrockers - 0 comments
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