Sounds of Summer on Tasmania’s Cradle Coast
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Sounds of Summer on Tasmania’s Cradle Coast

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In summer, the days are longer and there’s nothing better than taking in live music while enjoying the best locally-made goods Tasmania's Cradle Coast has to offer. Throughout summer there's a range of great outdoor live music events at top Coastal venues, so get your sunscreen and hats ready and give your eardrums and your tastebuds a treat.

Concert in the Vines

One of the biggest events on the summer social calendar in the North-West is on again in February. Hosted by Ghost Rock Wines and Cellar Door, tickets are on sale now for what is sure to be an epic day of music with Daryl Braithwaite, TaxirideThe Bad Dad OrchestraAgent 99 and Halfway to Forth.

Date: February 23 2019
Location: The lawns of Ghost Rock, 1055 Port Sorell Rd Northdown
Tickets: available here, the cellar door and Oztix outlets.

Lawn general admission: $80
Gives you access to general admission areas surrounding the stage and Cellar Door. First in best dressed for your own patch of grass. BYO deck chair (no rugs or eskies)  Access to two bars, an Eat Street (new for 2019) and plenty of portaloos.

Premium tickets: $160
Give you access to the cellar door, its deck, patio, elevated grassed area and toilets. Cover for sun or rain, seating, shorter queues for the bar and a Cellar Door menu to purchase food and Ghost Rock's full wine list.

No BYO alcohol is allowed. Sealed bottled water and a small container of nibblies is permitted. Dress for all weather – bring a jacket, hat and sunscreen. Merseylink will run buses from Devonport, Burnie and Port Sorell/Hawley Beach area. Phone 03 6427 7626. The carpark opens at 10am, gates open at 11am, artists start at noon and the event concludes by about 6.30pm.

Berry good tunes

Just 10 minutes from Devonport at The Berry Patch you can enjoy gourmet pizzas from the wood-fired oven, sit under the covered deck while the kids play on hay bails, in the sandbox or at the pingpong tables. Located just off the Bass Highway at 4 Blackburn Drive, Turners Beach, it’s open daily 9am-5pm and Fridays till 9pm.

The Berry Patch hosts a live music and local makers and producers market every Friday from 5.00-8pm

Kombi Day and Volks Feast is will take place on March 9, 2019 in which there will be a display of kombis, a delicious feed and live music. Tickets will be available at their shop.

The major event of the season is the Fruits of the Roots Festival, April 5-6. On the Friday from 6-9pm a host of Coastal bands will be playing, while the Saturday from 11am-10pm will include the headliner Diesel, along with Pete Cornelius, Imogen Clark, Claire Anne Taylor, The Sheyana Band, Halfway to Forth, Radio Street Band, Champagne Jam, Avargo Groove, Don't Come Monday, Ella Rose, Mahlah and more.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Drift through summer

Whether you are looking to wind down after a busy week with a Friday night session or kick back on a lazy Sunday, Drift Cafe & Restaurant located on Devonport's beautiful Bluff Beach has you covered.

Enjoy after work drinks, nibbles and live music with Friday Vibes from 5.30-7.30pm through until March, and Summer Sun-Daze at Drift will see live music on Sundays from 2-6pm.

Friday Vibes Schedule

December 7: Jonny Marchano
December 14: Ezra Shelverton
December 21: Neil Gibson
December 28: Luke Parry
January 4: Cam Windram
January 11: Ella Rose
January 18: Brad Von-Rock
January 25: Shasa Bolton
February 1: Jonny Marchano
February 8: Neil Gibson
February 15: Brad Von-Rock
February 22: Dylan Boys
March 1: Henry Rippon

Sun-Daze Schedule

December 16: The Sheyana Band
December 23: The Luke Waylon Band January 6: Luke Parry & Sundaze
January 13: The Ben Tome Band
January 20: Kitty Martini & The Tom Collins Trio
February 3: Jimmy Reece & Steph Chitty
February 10: Henry Rippon & Liam Johnston
February 24: The Midnight Messengers

Fun on the farm

With the beautiful Dial Range in the background, Mount Gnomon Farm is renowned not only for its free-range, rare breed approach to farming, its delicious fresh pork, beef, lamb and hand-crafted produce which can be found at farmers’ markets and festivals around the state, but also its farm-to-table restaurant and regular live music events.

Owner Guy Robertson and his team are excited to be re-opening the restaurant for the entire summer season. Every Saturday and Sunday between 11.30am-3pm they will be serving a delicious paddock to plate lunch, prepared by their new Spanish chef, Hugo Geuther. Tours of the farm, located at 886 Ironcliffe Rd, Penguin, will be included after lunch. ​

In celebration of Hugo, a Spanish-themed event will be held at the farm this year, including a range of tapas, sangria and live music to keep you grooving on the outdoor dance floor.

Date: January 12
Tickets: Keep an eye on the website and Facebook page for more details

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