“From gentlemen’s club to bar run by ‘lady tycoons’: welcome to Sydney’s the Great Club” The Guardian
“Imagine the welcoming spirit of an RSL, without the pokies or vintage politics” Time Out
“An appropriate pitstop for larger touring acts as well as emerging local talent” Broadsheet
Live music venue, The Great Club, are elated to announce the free block party we’ve all been waiting for, taking place at their Bulanaming / Marrickville venue taking place on Saturday January 28. RSVP HERE.
Joined by respected local businesses Baba’s Place (4/5 Stars, Good Food Guide; FBi SMAC Award Best Eats winner), Pepito’s(“A rollicking, next-gen Peruvian tavern full of fun-loving Inner West spirit”,Time Out), and Grumpy Donuts(“Drive past on any given day and you’ll see a line snaking from its serving window”,Broadsheet), providing catering by way of rakija and tonics, ceviche sandwiches, pisco snow cones, mojito specials and more.
Plus a kiddie pool, handball tournament, classic barbeque and live hand mural art from Sindy Sinn taking place in the carpark, triple j’s Hottest 100 countdown aired live, and kick-ons provided by DJ Tasker, join in on the ultimate celebration of the inner-west community. Tins cracking from 11:30AM on the day with the countdown kicking off at midday.
“I’m totally jazzed to bring the Marrickville community together for one of the best Aussie traditions, the triple j Hottest 100. To finally be able to collaborate with local business mates feels pretty damn special” says Alison Avron, Director at The Great Club.
Baba’s Place owner Alex Kelly exclaims, “We feel excited, and as always, honoured, that we are able to contribute to fun and exciting things happening in one of the best suburbs in the world. We feel like it’s getting hot in The Great Club… so have some Rakija and Tonics.”Scott Clark of Deep Fried Hospitality (Grumpy Donuts) continues, “What’s better than being in Marrickville with music and donuts? Nothing, that’s what! We’re stoked to be a part of the Hottest 100 Marrickville Block Party for 2023!”
Before it was The Great Club, the 1950s landmark building on Livingstone Road was previously the home of Marrickville’s Greek Macedonian Club. The address lay dormant for two years, until local music veteran Alison Avron (who previously ran The Newsagency) revitalised the building in 2021. Today, it’s thoroughly in line with the area’s other community-driven live-music venues, celebrating its cultural history and vibrant community through a unique offering of food and drink.
Be it Yia Yia’s Dive Bar or the 350-person capacity band room – one of the largest in the area – The Great Club promises world-class live entertainment and space for everyone. Boasting a bill of contemporary music performances across pop and jazz, alternative rock, experimental music and more, the venue has recently hosted performances from 1300, SPEED, Flowerkid, Coconut Cream, Steve Gunn and many more.
THE GREAT CLUB MARRICKVILLE BLOCK PARTY
160-164 Livingstone Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204
January 28 from 11:30 AM RSVP HERE