On hold until COVID restrictions lift...


Live @ the Bowlo features at the Black Rock Sports Club on the first Friday of the month. This is a great night of music featuring some of the past and present legends of the Australian music scene.


Our very own Ian Bland, a Melbourne musician and poet, handpicks a variety of well known and entertaining acts. The bar opens at 4 pm and the band kicks off at 7:30 pm and as always children and non-members are welcome. 

Over the course of the year, you will find a musician or band to suit every taste and genre, all playing original music, or original takes on other’s songs. There is always some great food options on offer, not to mention a well-stocked bar and friendly atmosphere. Come along and see some great live music at a fantastic venue!

Friday 3rd of April


As a precautionary measure only, due to the ongoing community concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, Live @ the Bowlo has been cancelled and will return when it is considered safe for our members and patrons to congregate en masse.


Anyone not on the Live @ the Bowlo mailing list who would like to be advised when it resumes, please email your name and email address to ibland@bigpond.net.au

This purely a precautionary measure and not due to any viral outbreak, we encourage everyone to follow the government warnings and for any detailed information please refer to the appropriate Victorian websites.

Friday 6th of March



Fronted  by one of Australia’s leading blues vocalists Craig Horne and featuring a stellar all-star line up of Jeff Burstin (Jo Jo Zep / Black Sorrows) Yuri Pavlinov (The Bamboos) and Chris Tabone (Bad Loves / Chris Wilson)





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Friday 7th of February


& The Slick Lix Band


Featuring Ronnie Charles, lead singer if the legendary 60’s chart busters The Group plus members of the the Black Sorrows, Paul Kelly Band & Kush..

Doors open 4 pm and Band starts at 7:30.

Plus we now have a new chef catering for all our events - come down and enjoy club priced drinks and great bar food!!

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Friday 6th of December

BRAM! Featuring Chris Stockley


BRAM! Blues Root and Americana, the name says it all. Four of the finest musicians to grace Live @ the Bowlo. Featuring Chris Stockley, legendary guitarist with Axiom, The Dingoes and The Jimmy Barnes Band.

Doors open 4 pm and Band starts at 7:30.

Plus we now have a new chef catering for all our events - come down and enjoy club priced drinks and great bar food!!

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Friday 1st of November

Wayne Burt & the Modes


One of Australia's finest guitarists and songwriters. Founding member of Jo Jo Zep & the Falcons. Guitarist with the black sorrows, Daddy Cool, The Hornets and many more.

The fabulous Modes feature members of the Models and the Rock Wiz Orchestra.


Friday 4th of October

Rod Paine & the Fulltime Lovers


It has been two years since Rod and his band wowed the audience at Live @ the Bowlo and we are delighted to have finally lured them back to this side of the Yarra.


Winners of the coveted Australian Blues Performer of the Year Award, Rod is one of the great harmonica players, accompanied by some of this country’s finest musos, including the man-mountain, renowned guitarist Co Tipping (Russel Morris/Bobby Valentine/The Lowriders)

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Dance to swinging rhythms and rumbling shuffles, a smokin' 50's inspired Blues Combo influenced by Lazy Lester, Slim Harpo, Jimmy Reed, Guitar Slim and all that's down and dirty

The bar opens at 4pm and the band kicks off at 7.30pm, and as always children and non-members are welcome.


Note: Gourmet Pies and Cheese Platters will be available from the kitchen - Come on down!!

FRIDAY 2nd of August

Bob "Bongo" Starkie & The Purple Gang

Bob “Bongo” Starkie and the Purple Gang take you back to where it all began, the roots of rock’n’roll, from Chuck Berry to Etta James and beyond.
A night of Australian rock’n’roll royalty, featuring a cracking line up including members of Skyhooks, Daddy Cool and The John Farnham Band.
It’s raw and it’s fun – exactly what rock’n’roll was born to deliver!
It’s Friday, no excuses, get your arse out of your armchair and onto the dance floor!

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FRIDAY 5th of July

Mike Oliphant with Michael Doyle & Alex Baudo - Special Guest Ronnie Charles

Considered one of Australia’s finest vocalists, singer and keyboard sensation Mike Oliphant has performed with many local and international greats, including Colleen Hewitt, Dionne Warwick and Tina Turner.


Mike delivers his own high octane slant on classic songs from Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, JJ Cale, Tony Joe White and many more.

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