MUSIC fans have continued to show their support for what is fast becoming a staple of Bendigo entertainment.
The Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival held its final fund-raiser on Sunday before the main product is unveiled in November.
More than 300 people packed into The Rifle Brigade Hotel in View Street on Sunday.
"It went fantastically well," festival director Colin Thompson said.
"We will spend the next couple of days putting the last few things in place and getting ready to publish the program."
The Blues and Roots Festival continues to bring quality acts to Bendigo as well as showcasing home-grown talent.
"It's not about getting big names but quality acts," Thompson said.
"There are plenty of new faces as well this year."
Thompson said Melbourne band Collard Greens and Gravy are one of the many acts he is excited for as well as Queensland singer-songwriter Hailey Calvert.
Over the four days of the festival, there will be 100 acts playing in 20 different venues around Bendigo.
"We have a couple more venues on board which is great and will officailly kick off the festival on Thursday night with a show at Gold Dust," Thompson said.
Thompson said places like Tysons Reef Hotel and Clogs have also come on board.
The Bendigo Blues Tram will also run over the four days of the festival after huge success at last year's festival.
Thompson said as far as money raised from the five showcase fund-raiser shows, the organisation had exceeded their target.
"We want to work to a more self-sustainable model that would involve more ticketed events," he said.
"But we still want to maintain that free, family-friendly show aspect.
"We don't want to go to an extreme of selling tickets at a price not everyone can afford."
The Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival kicks off on Thursday, November 7 and runs until November 10.