This Friday night a boutique music festival celebrating the best of live and local blues will land at Oddio in Bowden: Double Dose Festival.
Proudly presented by Caiman Productions, Double Dose is an evening of spectacular local music, food and drink. Kicking off at 5pm on Friday 15 January at Bowden’s heritage-listed winery and event space, Oddio, Double Dose is where lovers of good local music can catch three of the hottest live South Australian blues acts together for one night only: Tom n Rose, Zkye & Damien and Cerys & Claudia.
Together, the three live acts will celebrate the blues with a sprinkling of soul, rock and pop for the inaugural Double Dose event. With a flexible format (due to COVID restrictions), music fans can choose how they want to experience the new pocket music festival: live in person at Oddio or live stream (via the event’s Facebook page).
Luana Moreno, executive producer of Double Dose, explains: “While we are charging a small ticket fee for in-person attendance, we are also running the event in streaming mode for free,” she says. “This is for those who can’t attend for whatever reason and to keep in mind the changeable scenario of social gathering restrictions.”
The inaugural event is expected to be the first in a series of live music events for Caiman Productions. “During the lockdown, everything regarding music came to a halt for a while,” Luana says. “Now that we have the capability to understand how to safely carry public events, it’s in our hands to drive the scene back to the vibrancy we fully expect ¬– as the saying goes: build it and they shall come. We expect this to be the first in a series of live music events on the west side of Adelaide.”
Double Dose received sponsorship and support from the City of Charles Sturt through their Creative Cities funding program for local art and event initiatives.
“This festival is a fantastic opportunity for local musicians to perform in a wonderful setting,” the City of Charles Sturt says. “We remain committed to supporting our local business community and artists during the current pandemic. The Creative Cities Grant has played an important role in helping to bring energy to the recovery of our local creative and cultural industries sector and activate our venues. It provides an opportunity for local artists to continue to create and perform and has seen overwhelming support from our community.”