The free festivals and gigs happening at The Gem this month

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The free festivals and gigs happening at The Gem this month

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The High Heaven

The Gem are some fantastic gigs and festivals featuring top-notch local talent to Collingwood in March.

Step into The Gem and you’ll find yourself in a neighbourhood bar that exudes warmth and hospitality. It’s like stepping into the heart of the American South, with a hint of 50s kitsch thrown in for good measure. Happy hour deals, including $10 margaritas and Bloody Marys on Sundays, sweeten the deal even more. If that wasn’t enough, they’re hosting a series of free gigs and a free festival throughout March.

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

Across The Punt Festival

  • When: March 4

The Gem and Lulie Tavern are teaming up for a free festival featuring performances from Full Flower Moon Band, Bananagun, Dr Sure’s Unusual Practice, Bench Press, Gut Health, Emilee South, Blowers and Baby Velvet and DJ sets from Orange Rat, Danimal, Turbo Lucy and Rot TV. It kicks off from 1 pm, with the headliners are starting early across both venues.

Straight Arrows

  • When: March 18

Hot off the release of their latest single, Fast Product, the Sydney-siders are heading to The Gem for a free show on March 18. Formed in 2007, Straight Arrows have since developed a reputation for their DIY ethos that sets them apart from their contemporaries. Their infectious energy and raw talent make them a must-see act for any music fan.

The High Heaven residency at The Gem

  • When: Sunday afternoons in March

The High Heaven are taking to the stage every Sunday across March from 4 pm. Across their residency they’ll be joined by the likes of Hogwash, Possum Belly (Georgia Knight & Joe Orton), Sin City and Jim Dusty’s Drive-Thru Garbage Casino.

Head on down to 289 Wellington Street, Collingwood to check it out. Keep up to date with everything The Gem by heading here.