About the Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival

The Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival is an event of the Bruthen Arts and Events Council Inc.

Held on the third weekend of February each year the Festival is organised entirely by volunteers.

The family-friendly Festival reflects the inclusive spirit of Bruthen and East Gippsland.

Bruthen is a small country town overlooking the Tambo River. Situated 300kms east of Melbourne on the Omeo Highway/Great Alpine Road, Bruthen boasts natural attractions such as clean, fresh water waterholes and a pristine microclimate rainforest on the outskirts of town. Bruthen is central to many sports and recreational activities which include fishing, snow and water skiing, surfing, boating, bushwalking and 4 wheeldriving.

With a population of around 640, the town offers good old-fashioned country-style hospitality. There is home style-cooking and pub-style accommodation, plus a caravan park and several B&Bs to experience the tranquility of country living.

For one weekend every February the sleepy town of Bruthen wakes to the sound of house rockin’ rhythm and blues at the Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival.

The Festival has its 23rd anniversary in 2018 and is still going strong. The town puts on a showcase of stalls, music in the street, workshops, garage sales and of course music at the Bruthen Inn Hotel that is the best in its class.

Bruthen loves its blues music and they know how to put on a good show.