Kinglake’s Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Music Festival is about to sound even sweeter with funds flowing today from the Andrews Labor Government to ensure it continues to.
Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford visited Kinglake today to announce a $10,000 grant for the popular festival, which is a be a celebration of community, music and family.
The 2018 festival will welcome music lovers of all ages to the picturesque Kinglake Ranges from Friday 12 October to Sunday 14 October for a weekend of great atmosphere, country hospitality and performances.
The fifth Foggy Mountain Music Festival will offer a range of events and activities, including a bush dance, free community events, ticketed events and six music workshops.
The festival will also feature local school children performing a work they have developed collaboratively, and the special gospel concert held on Sunday morning.
The annual event supports local artists, increases community engagement and promotes the region – boosting tourism, economic development and local jobs.
The $10,000 grant is being provided through the Labor Government’s Stronger Regional Communities Plan, which supports economic growth and helps build more resilient regional communities.
As noted by Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford
“This Foggy Mountain Music Festival brings the Kinglake Ranges community together and promotes the area as a tourism and cultural destination of choice.”
“The festival is a great opportunity to showcase local talent, boost local businesses and support local jobs.”
As stated by Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes
“We’re so thrilled to help make one of Australia’s most fantastic bluegrass and community festivals even better with important funding from the Andrews Labor Government.”