BAR OPEN 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY Tickets
7:00pm, Thu 1 February, 2018 - 8:00pm, Wed 28 February, 2018
BAR OPEN, MELBOURNE, VIC
Bar Open is about to celebrate its 20th birthday. That's 20 years of live music. 20 years of continuous celebration and many many friendships.
The venue was founded by Jon Perring, Andrew Portokallis and Sam Crupi, who still run it to this day. Bar Open has become a Fitzroy cultural institution and has survived "the lockout laws", Fitzroy's gentrification, economic ups and downs and being surrounded by apartments.
No small feat.
It is with great pride that Bar Open celebrates this milestone with a live music program of past and present favourite acts and some extra special surprises, including:
THE WOOHOO REVUE || THE REEFERS || LAMA
HORNS OF LEROY || FULTON STREET || THE MELTDOWN
THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING
BEAR THE MAMMOTH || GALATA EXPRESS
OOLLUU || THE BITTERMEN || BERRI TXARRAK (SPAIN)
TRANSYLVANIAN GYPSY KINGS
FAITH I BRANKO (UK/SERVIA)
CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE || B!AND
EL MOTH || PUGSLEY BUZZARD || MISSION BROWN
DEVIL GOAT FAMILY STRING BAND
GEOFF ACHISON || THE LAGERPHONES
THE FOUR SCOOPS || HELLO TUT TUT
And then of course, there's Richie Twelve-Fifty's 56th Slow Grind Fever and Ben Mac's Love TV will be returning to the front window and the 20th year of Make It Up Club, the world's longest running night of improvised music.
Bar Open would to thank its staff, past and present, the many musicians and artists who have graced its stage and the mass of people who have frequented the establishment over the 20 years.