Celebrate International Blues Day in this hidden CBD basement venue

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Celebrate International Blues Day in this hidden CBD basement venue

International Blues Day
Photo by Kim Patrick Carlow

Blues in the Basement are putting on a killer blues gig at Beneath Driver Lane for International Blues Day.

On Sunday August 7 from 5pm until midnight, Beneath Driver Lane are holding a party in celebration of International Blues Day. With the lineup of the evening including some of the best names in the Melbourne blues scene, including Checkerboard Lounge, Mike Elrington, Hesse Redwing Trio and an all-star jam with BDL Artists including Zevon and Iseula, it’s a steal for $15.

What you need to know

  • Beneath Driver Lane are hosting an afternoon and evening of celebrations for International Blues Day
  • They’ve got some killer names on the lineup and tickets are only $15 on the door
  • It takes place this Sunday, August 7 from 5pm until midnight

Check out Melbourne’s most comprehensive gig guide here. 

Hidden in the basement of Driver Lane is the only dedicated blues bar in town; Beneath Driver Lane. It transports you into another place and time, with its decor that is inspired by the smokey, bluesy basements of New York, Paris, New Orleans and San Francisco. They also have a special limited new Whiskey Club for whiskey aficionados called ‘The Basement Barrel Society’.

International Blues Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August. Celebrating the artform of blues all across the world, it was founded by blues musician Johnny Childs in 2011. It’s been celebrated worldwide ever since – and what better place to celebrate it than the only dedicated blues bar in the city?

It costs $15 on the door and walk ins are welcome. For more event information, head here