An Association for musicians by lovers of music
Since 2004, The Basin Music Festival Association Inc (TBMF) has helped to establish The Basin (and the foothills region) as a valuable destination for live-music, commerce, recreation, and culture.
Run by volunteers and supported by sponsors, TBMF showcases and promotes music and musicians through a series of fun events set in the foothills of the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, about 35 kilometres east of Melbourne.
Serving the region in and around the City of Knox, these non-profit events promote community harmony, local musicians, community groups, volunteerism, communal facilities, diversity, accessibility and neighbourhood pride.
Local artists who may have few opportunities to perform in public, and young musicians who are starting out, enjoy a supportive, inclusive and professional environment - sharing the stage and networking with established musicians. Featuring a three-day live music festival each year, TBMF also presents a concert series over the summer months, events specific for young people, a song-writing competition and special features from time to time.
These events continue to be a catalyst for development in the area, including facilities and infrastructure, helping to improve the environment for local residents and businesses.
Generously supported by
TBMF Committee of Management
President: Mark Grondman
Vice-president: Grant Eekelschot
Vice-president: John Mortimore (Honourary Life Member)
Treasurer: Sabrina Smith
Secretary: Jillian Edwards
Members: Dan Goldfarb and Graeme Bryan (Temporary absence)
Musical Director: Ray Smith (Honourary Life Member)
Volunteer Manager: Mark Smith
Email/technical Manager: Tony Theodore
Web and Comms Manager: Kelly Gendall