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The Fender Benders

Rosebud Primary School
Saturday 17th November from 7.30pm

BYO Drinks and Food
Tickets $20
All Rosebud Primary School events are hosted by CJ Rockers.

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The Fender Benders

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Rosebud Primary School
Saturday 17th November from 7.30pm

The Fender Benders first formed in 1998 as a 5 piece band but for the last 9 years has been performing as a trio or as a four. They have performed all over Australia, from 50 seat public halls, to 5000 seat outdoor amphitheatres.

They play predominantly classic 50’s & 60’s rock & roll & rockabilly but will throw in the odd swing beat, jump blues or even original tune.

Their reputation is one of being a fantastic dance band, making sure that every song played will keep the toes tapping and the hips shaking all night long.

After a night with the Fender Benders, you will come away with sore feet, great tunes in your head, a laugh in your heart and a smile on your face. The Fender Benders love to entertain and will guarantee your night is memorable.

Who Was That Cat

Rosebud Primary School
Friday 16th November starting 7.30pm

BYO Drinks and Food
Tickets $20 contact Clint (0418 386 079)

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Who Was That Cat

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Rosebud Primary School
Friday 16th November starting 7.30pm

Who Was That Cat are a high energy “Rock N Roll” four piece based in Melbourne. WHO WAS THAT CAT play hits from the great “CARL PERKINS” to the “STRAY CATS”. They can be seen playing all over Melbourne and country Vic.

Honey Bee and the Stingers.

Rosebud Italian Club
SOLD OUT!
Saturday 17th November starting at 7.00pm.

Tickets $15 if purchased directly from Jill 0418 837 572 or Norm 0413 412 689 or $17 if purchased online

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Honey Bee and the Stingers.

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Rosebud Italian Club
SOLD OUT!
Saturday 17th November starting at 7.00pm.

If you are passionate about 50’s and 60’s music, you’ll be in jukebox heaven listening to the sounds of this truly authentic rock’n’roll band.

Peninsula Rock presents Honey Bee and the Stingers @ Rosebud Italian Club Tickets $15 if purchased directly from Jill 0418 837 572 or Norm 0413 412 689 or $17 if purchased through Book online now!
Pasta & Salad or Pizza & salad meals (Gluten Free option available) available for an additional $18 if booked directly with Jill or Norm, or $20 online but must be pre booked by 5th November.

This event is hosted by Peninsula Rock.

Shane Magro Combo

Rosebud Over 50’s Club
SOLD OUT!
Saturday 17th November starting at 7pm.

This event is hosted by Rosebud Rockers.
BYO Drinks and Food
Bookings available online soon.

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Shane Magro Combo

Rosebud Over 50’s Club
SOLD OUT!
Saturday 17th November starting at 7pm.

A four piece band consisting of youngsters Shane and James together with popular veterans Frankie and Robbie . They are getting very popular all over the state, having played at most of the usual venues , plus Shepparton Shake Out,  Queenscliff  Rod Run and traveling to Queensland for Grease Fest

The Jackson Four

Rosebud Memorial Hall
Saturday 17th November 7.00pm – 11.30pm
Seaside Swing Dance

BYO Drinks and food.
Tickets $20

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The Jackson Four

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Rosebud Memorial Hall
Saturday 17th November 7.00pm – 11.30pm
Seaside Swing Dance

At our Swing Dance will be the talented Jackson Four, a renowned Blues, Groove and Jazz Quartet. These guys have been impressing audiences throughout Australia and internationally since 2003, with recent success at the international Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in New Orleans.

Saturday’s Street Music.

Rosebud Hotel 2pm – 5pm. Free music with Diddy Reyes 59 Rockers

50s Rockers Mod Poppers Black Rockabilly

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Saturday’s Street Music.

Rosebud Hotel 2pm – 5pm. Free music with Diddy Reyes 59 Rockers

50s Rockers Mod Poppers Black Rockabilly

Diddy Reyes shines a light on the late 50s and takes us back to the influences that created the genre of what we now call Rocknroll, Drawing on legends such as Elvis, Little Richard, Beatles, Big Jo Turner, Bill Haley plus many more!. Its a Rocker scene and an electric time in history where dancefloors chose histories heros not the Internet!

This is a fast paced Rocknroll show full of exitment and vintage swagger! Find out more here www.facebook.com/DiddyReyes

Rosebud Central 50’s and 60’s Market and Dance

Rosebud Primary School
A 50’s and 60’s market will run over two days

Saturday 17th November ( 10am – 4pm) and Sunday 18th November (10am – 4pm)

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Rosebud Central 50’s and 60’s Market and Dance

Rosebud Primary School
A 50’s and 60’s market will run over two days

Market Dates: A 50’s and 60’s market will run over two days:  Saturday 17th November ( 10am – 4pm) and Sunday 18th November (10am – 4pm), at the central location of Rosebud Primary School.
Site Size: Sites are available from 3 metres x 3 metres upwards.
Site Fee: Sites fees are $7 per square metre.
Optional Extended Trading Hours: As there is a Rock N Roll Dance at the School on both Friday and Saturday evenings, there is an option on both nights for stallholders to trade from 7pm, at no additional cost.
Limited food stalls are available.
Bump In: from 4pm Friday or 6am Saturday.
All stall enquiries should be directed to Clint Redfearn 0418 386 079 cjrockers@ymail.com

General Admission Sunday $5

Entertainment at Market: 
There will be a full program of music throughout the hours of the market both from live bands including Fender Benders, Who Was That Cat and Rockhouse, plus DJ Jeff and DJ CJ.
On Friday evening there will be a dance featuring Who Was That Cat and on Saturday the band will be Fender Benders.
This will include dance demonstrations and workshops. The venue has a large timber dancefloor undercover and this will be in action throughout the weekend. This is the only venue of the festival which offers none stop dance music all weekend.

Pin Up and Vintage Era Competitions

Sunday 18th November
11am – 12.30pm
In Memorial Hall at the Village Green Rosebud.

There will be 4 categories:
1940’s ( War Era)
1950’s (Pin Up /Rockabilly)
1960’s ( Gogo Girl/Jackie O)
Alternative ( Punk/Psychobilly)

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Pin Up and Vintage Era Competitions

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Sunday 18th November
11am – 12.30pm
In Memorial Hall at the Village Green Rosebud.

Rock N Rollers Ron Smith, Stephen Wilkinson, Kez Bailey and Julie Nolo with vintage cars on Roesbud beack foreshore.

There will be 4 categories:

  • 1940’s ( War Era)
  • 1950’s (Pin Up /Rockabilly)
  • 1960’s ( Gogo Girl/Jackie O)
  • Alternative ( Punk/Psychobilly)

Entry Fee is $20 per category.
All entries must be made on line (available soon)
On the day there will be a competition also for a kids category. Entries will be taken at the door.

Entrance fee for spectators is $2 payable at the door.

This event is hosted by Rosebud Vintage Bazaar and sponsored by Vintage Bazaar and The Vintage Seamstress.

Hot Rod, Chrome Bumper & Muscle Car Events

Sunday 18th November 2018
10.00 am – 3pm: Show and Shine on Rosebud Village Green.

There will be cars, bikes and caravans on display, trade stalls, food trucks and kids activities.

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Hot Rod, Chrome Bumper & Muscle Car Events

Sunday 18th November 2018
10.00 am – 3pm: Show and Shine on Rosebud Village Green.

There will be cars, bikes and caravans on display, trade stalls, food trucks and kids activities. Bring your car or just come and admire the vehicles and caravans on display.

Vintage Caravans

SUNDAY 18TH NOVEMBER
10 am - 3pm

On Sunday 18th a special award will be given to the van which is the most nostalgic, inside and out.

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Vintage Caravans

SUNDAY 18TH NOVEMBER
10 am - 3pm

Building on the success of the first year, there will be provision on Rosebud Foreshores camping ground for the siting of Vintage Vans. On Sunday these vans will move onto the grass at the rear of the Memorial Hall for display to the public as a part of the Show & Shine event.
The public loved seeing the memorabilia of the 50’s and 60’s in the vans, featuring minute detail in the restored décor and furnishings, down to crockery, storage containers, comics and coke bottles, so don’t miss the opportunity to check out these lovingly restored works of art.

On Sunday 18th a special award will be given to the van which is the most nostalgic, inside and out.

Dance Classes

SATURDAY 17/11/2018
SUNDAY 18/11/2018

FORESHORE ROCKFEST DANCE WORKSHOPS.
ALL WORKSHOPS ARE FOR 1 HOUR @ $5 PER PERSON AT THE DOOR.

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Dance Classes

SATURDAY 17/11/2018
SUNDAY 18/11/2018

FORESHORE ROCKFEST DANCE WORKSHOPS.
ALL WORKSHOPS ARE FOR 1 HOUR @ $5 PER PERSON AT THE DOOR. 

SATURDAY 17/11/2018
11am Team Richards (Grant & Maryanne) 5yrs to 17yrs Beginners to Advanced Rock’N’Roll

1pm   Harro’s  (David & Annette) 4step Beginners to Intermediate Rock’N’Roll

3pm   That’s Rock Dance Studio (Adam & Deanne) 4&6 step Intermediate to Advanced Rock’N’Roll

SUNDAY 18/11/2018
11am CJ ROCKERS (Clint & Jenny) Rock’N’Roll line dance

1pm   That’s Rock Dance Studio (Adam & Deanne) 4&6 step Intermediate to Advanced Rock’N’Roll

3pm Gatha Rock (John & Judy) Partner line dance

Vintage Shopping

Rosebud Vintage Bazaar, right in the centre of Rosebud, is open 7 days a week.

Find it located at the rear of Bethy’s Café.

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Vintage Shopping

Rosebud Vintage Bazaar, right in the centre of Rosebud, is open 7 days a week.

With 50 individually owned stalls to browse, this is a treasure trove of all things vintage. Find it located at the rear of Bethy’s Café.
Warning: The Bazaar contains an abundance of vintage, retro, recycled and pin up clothing. Hyperventilating or shortness of breath may occur!

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It’s Rosebud’s long history as a great place to enjoy summer lovin’ holidays that makes it the perfect place to revive the fun-filled ‘50s and ‘60s lifestyle. Rosebud RockFest is a fun celebration of all things groovy; cool cars and hot bands, rock music dances and shows, retro clothing markets and Pin-Up contests.

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