Southern Fried 2017 takes place from Thursday 27th - Sun 30th July with a host of A-list acts from around the World. Jesus of Cool, Nick Lowe, legendary guitarist and singer Andy Fairweather Low and his Hi Riders and Californian alt-country star Chuck Prophet are just some of the acts guaranteed to blow the roof off.
Get your' Southern Fried groove on at venues across the city including Perth Concert Hall, The Salutation Hotel and The Venue. There are also free daytime outdoor sessions at the Concert Hall Plaza for rednecks on a budget or peform your own songs of heartbreak at open mic sessions. There are also various fringe events plus a generous serving of the famous Southern Fried soul food or why not kick back before the concert with a ginger beer and whisky before the gig starts?
This year's concerts include:
Rock ‘n’ Roll Music: The Songs of Chuck Berry feat. Andy Fairweather Low's Hi Riders – Thu 27 Jul: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall
Angaleena Presley – Thu 27 Jul: 10.45pm | The Salutation Hotel
Nick Lowe with Jim Lauderdale - Fri 28 Jul: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall
Late and Southern Fried (Sam Outlaw, Doug Seegers, Sean Taylor) - Fri 28 Jul: 10.45pm | The Salutation Hotel - SOLD OUT
Saturday Morning Coming Down with Southern Fried Voices, The First Ladies of Country, Cyndi Cain and Southern Fried Voices Junior - Sat 29 Jul: 12 noon | Perth Concert Hall
Doug Seegers Sings Hank Williams with Ags Connolly - Sat 29 Jul: 2.30pm | The Salutation Hotel
Loudon Wainwright III with Beth Nielsen Chapman* - Sat 29 Jul: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall
Late and Southern Fried (Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express, Cyndi Cain, Peter Bruntnell, Danni Nicholls) - Sat 29 Jul: 10.45pm | The Salutation Hotel - SOLD OUT
Rab Noakes with Jill Jackson - Sun 30 Jul: 2.30pm | The Salutation Hotel
North Star: Scotland Sings Canada featuring Justin Currie, Karine Polwart, James Grant, Kris Drever, Dean Owens, Emma Pollock and Cyndi Cain- Sun 30 Jul: 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall
Other events as part of the Festival:
Southern Fried Voices (age 18+) - Rehearsals Wed 21 Jun - Wed 26 Jul, Performance Sat 29 Jul | Perth Concert Hall
Southern Fried Voices Junior (age 10+) - Rehearsals Mon 17 - Wed 19 Jul, Performance Sat 29 Jul | Perth Concert Hall
Classic Americana Albums - Fri 28 Jul: 3pm, Sat 29 + Sun 30 Jul: 11am | John Ross Hi-Fi, Charlotte Street
Southern Fried Outdoor Stage - Fri 28, Sat 29 + Sun 30 Jul | Perth Concert Hall Plaza
Jon Mackenzie & Joey Landreth - Fri 28 Jul: 9pm | The Twa Tams
Southern Fried Acoustic Stage - Sat 29 Jul + Sun 30 Jul: from 1.30pm | Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall
Southern Fried Open Mic - Sun 30 Jul: 2pm | The Venue
High Plains Jamboree, Rachel Harrington & Gary Hall - Sun 30 Jul: 7pm | The Venue
*Due to unforeseen circumstances Rodney Crowell has had to cancel all his European dates this summer, including his Southern Fried show. One of Nashville's finest songwriters Beth Nielsen Chapman has stepped in to replace him as very special guest to Loudon Wainwright III at Perth Concert Hall on Sat 29 July.
View a selection of videos from artists who performed at Southern Fried 2016 here.