We have one word for this year’s Out On The Weekend Festival in Melbourne.
Only in its second year – Australia’s own slice of Americana returned to Seaworks in Williamstown and the crowds were not disappointed. The sun was shining and the food, booze and tunes entertained a loyal crowd of urban cowboys and purveyors of fine music.
For the first time, Mary’s Burgers made the trek down from Sydney and did not disappoint.
Ben and Elvis from Porteño in Sydney were back down south and offered up their fine array of meats. Mesa Verde offered up their Mexican vibe whilst the King of Melbourne Street food – Raph Rashid – served up Beatbox Kitchen, The Taco Truck, Juanita Peaches and All Day Donuts.
To wash it all down – Lazy Yak, Blackheart & Sparrows and Jack Daniel’s served up the cheer.
Insert the word – heart attack – here.
If the food and beverage offering was not enough to keep you busy – local legend – Warwick Brown of Greville Records was on hand with his crates of vintage and new vinyl for sale, Triple R were on site broadcasting live from the event and the great Nudie Rodeo Tailors Exhibition was on display with some fine examples of his amazing chain stitch work that have donned the likes of Dolly Parton, Burt Reynolds, Elvis and Gram Parsons.
However, the whole reason this festival is such a stand out is the music…
Out On The Weekend is a music lovers dream. A unique curation of both Americana and home grown artists provides for a great day out with nothing but good vibes.
This year’s musical talents were – Dawes, Tex Perkins, Don & Charlie, Sam Outlaw, Robert Ellis, Jamestown Revival, Jonny Fritz, Ruby Boots, Barna Howard, Mustered Courage, Suzannah Espie, Shelley Colvin, Leah Senior, Big Smoke, Lost Ragas, T Bones, Will Van Horn, Kelly Doyle, Michael “Tank” Lisenbe & Geoffrey Muller.
And last – but certainly not least, Levi’s® was back again serving up denim delights and one off customized pieces to fine folk who love a bit of denim on denim action.
The Levi’s® Tailor Shop was certainly a busy stop off point to grab that unique souvenir to remember this great day out.
Well done Melbourne on supporting a unique musical and cultural offering.
Bring on next year…
Photos: Maclay Heriot