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If you are an organiser who wishes to add your Bush Ballad event to this page please email brief details to me via info@bushballadeers.com.au - Virginia Coad - Website co-ordinator


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JANUARY 2018

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The Gwandalan Country Music Festival (2018)
Saturday 13 January 10am-4.00pm
Hosted by Dianne Lindsay and Peter Simpson
Featuring ANNE KIRKPATRICK, PETER COAD, THE COAD SISTERS,
JIM HERMEL, JASMIN RAE, STEVE PASSFIELD, THE PRANNIES,
RUNAWAY DIXIE, DIANNE LINDSAY, PETER SIMPSON and more
The Gwandalan Bowling Club (on the foreshore of Lake Macquarie)
Further info 0401 095 306 OR 0249761204




ABBA BALLADEERS HOMESTEAD INFO
2017 Balladeers Homestead.
(Tamworth Country Music Festival)




FEBRUARY 2018  

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Bungendore Country Muster & Awards
Bungendore, NSW

Stan Coster Memorial Awards Entry Closes 1st of October each year.
See more details on the
http://bungendorecountrymusicmuster.com.au/



MARCH 2018

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PHIL & CHRIS COAD'S CONDOBOLIN COUNTRY MUSTER 2018
20th - 25th March. Condobolin RSL Club auditorium. Condobolin NSW.
Multi artist
Contact Phil and Chris Coad 0458 728 464 or 0419 603 371
Website for more info.



TERARA COUNTRY MUSIC CAMPOUT 2018
146 Millbank Rd Terara (Nowra) NSW
Terara Country Music Campout 13-18th March

(gates open 10th March 2018) 146 Millbank Rd Terara (4km from Nowra NSW)
•Rodney Vincent • Brian Letton • Sharon Heaslip • Craig Giles • Don Costa • Jeff Brown • Ernie Constance • Dean Perrett • Dale Hooper • Laura Downing • Royden Donohue • George Farnham • John & Christine Smith • Peter Coad & The Coad Sisters & Jim Hermel. Poets•Errol Gray•Essery Freda Harvey
Camping & Entertainment $70 p/p town water / no showers
Contact Tracey : 041 998 5799 Owen: 040 2475 987


Contact:Owen 040 2475 987 Thelma: 02 44210 240.
Tracey: 041 9985 799
Email: traceycotterill76@gmail.com Or find us on Facebook
teraracountrymusic@gmail.com




APRIL 2018

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ROMA'S EASTER IN THE COUNTRY
1800 222 399 1800 222 399 OR 07 4622 7505 07 4622 7505
Email easterinthecountry@yahoo.com.au

Contact Merv (07) 41591868
Email: thegrey@tpg.com.au
Website: http://users.tpg.com.au/thegrey/Festival.htm


Historic Boondooma Homestead
The Original ‘Spirit of the Bush’
Traditional Balladeers & Heritage Muster
25th-26th-27th-28th & 29th April 2018
Poets B’fast, Anzac Service 9am Wed.25th Followed by entertainment.
25th 12noon ‘til late, 26th to 29th 7.30am Poetry & Ballads ‘til late.
Multi Denominational Church Service on Sunday morning at 8am.
Featuring some of Australia’s top Balladeers & Poets
Plus Walkup Artists Plus Homestead Balladeers & Poetry Competition
For details of competitions & general information & Bookings contact:
Buddy Thomson & Lynne Bennett Ph/Fax 07 4168 0168
www.boondoomahomestead.org.au email buddythomson@bigpond.com
Camp Oven Meals by The Boondooma Camp Oven Cooking Team
Lic Bar - BBQ - Stalls - Chips/Drinks etc
Stalls Welcome With Own Insurance
Vintage Cars & Engines, Broad Axe, Adze, Photographic & Historic
displays.
Bring your own Mug and get free tea & coffee all weekend (Bring a chair)
$105pp full festival, includes camping. Day rates available. Sorry NO EFPOS.
Pay by Cheque, Cash, or online. Phone connectivity with Telstra.
Bush Camping available - General inquiries & Bookings: Ph 07 4168 0159




Oracles Of the Bush
Tenterfield NSW. More Details/Tickets via (02) 6736 2900


 

MAY 2018

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WAGGA WAGGA COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Bookings: Don Tuckwell 02 6921 4862

PHIL & CHRIS COAD'S COUNTRY MUSTER
MAY 2018
Bundaberg. Held at Wyper Park.
Multi artist event.
For Info Bookings contact: Phil or Chris Coad: 0458 728 464 or 0419 603 371
Website for more info.



BARHAM BALLADEERS FESTIVAL 2018

Event held at Club Barham, Barham NSW.
www.clubarham.com.au

THE BOULDY BUSH BALLAD BASH 2018
Held at the PROGRESS ASSOCIATION COMPLEX — BOULDERCOMBE QUEENSLAND (25klms on Mt Morgan Road from Rockhampton) Multi artist.
Onsite Camping, Showers, Toilets, Limited Power, Food and Drinks. More info can be obtained via Phone (07) 4934 0950 Or 0427 731 088
Email bl27406@bigpond.net.au



JUNE 2018

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RENDALSHAM TOWN HALL SHOWS IN 2018
Contact Lyn Brooks Organiser on 0427354240 if anyone would like to contact me about having a show here in Rendelsham.
Sat June 10th Pete ,Sandy, Smith with Mr Smith, in the Rendelsham Hall starting time 7.30 pm $25 includes supper.




JULY 2018

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BRONZE BUST FUNDRAISER IN JULY 2018
Enquiries; Lorraine Pfitzner
lorraine@bushballadeers.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YELLOWBELLY COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
St. George Showgrounds, St. George, Queensland. 2nd- the 8th of July 2018.
Jeff Brown, Keith Jamieson, Alisha Smith, Bec Hance, Pete Wilson, Gary Fogarty, Matt Manning, Bruce Laveder, Brian Letton, Dianne Lindsay, Peter Simpson, Kylie Castle, Caitlyn Jamieson, Ray Essery, Johnny Greenwood. Camping at the Showground.
More info on 0427 731 088 or 0439 130 617



THE CUNNAMULLA POETS AND COUNTRY MUSIC MUSTER
held at the Cunnamulla Showgrounds
July 10th til the 15th 2018
Jeff Brown, Rex Dallas, Chad Morgan, The Gunbarrel Highwaymen, Gary Fogarty, Alisha Smith, Caitlyn Jamieson, Keith Jamieson, Ray Essery, Matt Manning.
Contact Jammo, 0427 731 088




AUGUST 2018


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Historic Boondooma Homestead
presents “SCOTS IN BUSH”
16th - 19th August 2018.
Phone: 07 4168 0159. www.boondoomahomestead.org.au or mobile: 0427 364 026. Email: info@boondoomahomestead.org.au



CAMOOWEAL – Camooweal Drovers' Camp Festival, 24th - 26th August, 2018.

The Drovers' Camp Talent Award (DCTA) for Singers, Yarn-spinners and Poets is on again this year.
For details and entry form contact Brenda Joy, email halenda@live.com.au or go to the Australian Bush Poets Association website www.abpa.org.au and click on to Events.
All information re the festival is on the Drover's Camp Assn Inc website www.droverscamp.com.au or can be obtained via info@droverscamp.com.au



THE GIDGEE COAL BUSH BALLAD AWARDS - Town Hall QLD 2018
Pittsworth Town Hall.
Closing date 31st August 2018.
Awards forms via bl27406@bigpond.net.au
Camping contact: JOHN AND MARGARET STAUNTON 0427 091 644 SHOW INFO: 0427 731 088 - WALKUP INFO: 0429 130 613 ROS SCOTNEY: 0427 578 264

 

Country Music Heritage Association
August 28 Lindsay Waddington
Community Hall
32 School Road
Grandchester
Info at http://countrymusicheritage.org/
or 07-3282 9785....0439-788-778


PHIL & CHRIS COAD'S TRADITIONAL MUSTER.
September 2018.
Tuesday 28th August - Sunday 2nd September.
Wyper Park, Bundaberg Qld.
Booking/enqiries: 0458 728 464 0419 603 371
Website for more info.


RENDALSHAM TOWN HALL SHOWS IN 2018
Contact Lyn Brooks Organiser on 0427354240 if anyone would like to contact me about having a show here in Rendelsham.
Wed August 15th. Peter Coad and the Coad Sisters, (plus Runaway Dixie) in the Rendelsham Hall 7.30pm $25 includes supper.




SEPTEMBER 2018

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PHIL & CHRIS COAD'S TRADITIONAL MUSTER 2018
Tuesday 28th August - Sunday 2nd September.
Wyper Park, Bundaberg Qld.
Booking/enqiries: 0458 728 464 0419 603 371
Website for more info.



NANANGO COUNTRY MUSIC MUSTER

September 2018

Nanango Showgrounds

Contact Show Society: nanangoshowsociety@bigpond.com.au




MALENY MUSIC MUSTER
Presented by the Maleny Historical Society Inc
17th -23rd September 2018
Held at the Maleny Pioneer Village, 3 Bryce Lane, Maleny
Monday to Thursday - walk ups and bash
Wednesday evening - Old Time Dance $5.00
Friday - invited guest entertainers, walk ups, ukulele workshop
Saturday - Family Concert with invited guest performers $25.00
Sunday - Poets Breakfast $12 (breakfast included)
Guest Artists: Pineapple Crush, Gemma Kirby, Clyde Cameron, Semp Famiily, Gottani Sisters, Greg Dillon, Georgie Taylor, Rob Clyde and Co, Alice Benfer, and Claire Weller.
Bush camping available from Sunday 16th at the Pioneer Village
$5 per day per person, showers and toilets available
(Non-powered sites)
Powered sites are available at the Maleny Showgrounds (bookings essential)
For all information, phone Harvey Bryce: 07-54944220
Mobile: 0417-944220 Email harvey.bryce@bigpond.com
Or visit our Facebook Page: Ukulele Pioneers


BONY MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL-Sept

“OUR LITTLE FESTIVAL IN THE BUSH”
Email- noharamurphy@optusnet.com.au
Phone - 07 466 74 604
Web site - http://www.bonymountainmusicfestival.com

Goomburra Country Music Stampede 2018
Allora Showgrounds, Allora, Queensland.
Please contact Maggie Stokes : maggiestokes@gmail.com

 

Maleny Music Muster
presented by the Maleny Historical Society Inc

17th -23rd September 2018
Held at the Maleny Pioneer Village
3 Bryce Lane, Maleny
Monday to Thursday - walk ups and bash
Wednesday evening - Old Time Dance $5.00
Friday - invited guest entertainers, walk ups, ukulele workshop
Saturday - Family Concert with invited guest performers $25.00
Sunday - Poets Breakfast $12 (breakfast included)
Guest Artists:
Pineapple Crush
Gemma Kirby Clyde Cameron
Semp Famiily
Gottani Sisters
Greg Dillon
Georgie Taylor
Rob Clyde and Co
Alice Benfer
Claire Weller
Bush camping available from Sunday 16th at the Pioneer Village
$5 per day per person, showers and toilets available
(Non-powered sites)
Powered sites are available at the Maleny Showgrounds (bookings essential)
For all information, phone Harvey Bryce: 07-54944220
Mobile: 0417-944220 Email harvey.bryce@bigpond.com
Or visit our Facebook Page: Ukulele Pioneers



TEXAS COUNTRY ROUNDUP Texas Country Music Roundup 2018
September.
For further details contact: 07 46531499, 07 46531106, or 0448 762016
Website: www.texasqld4385.com.au

MILDURA COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018
For more details and online program go to
www.milduracountrymusic.com.au



Country Music Heritage Association

Community Hall
32 School Road
Grandchester
Info at http://countrymusicheritage.org/
or 07-3282 9785....0439-788-778




OCTOBER 2018


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AUSTRALIAN CAMP OVEN FESTIVAL (only runs every second year)
DATE: 6th-7th October 2018
WHERE: Millmerran Showgrounds, Millmerran QLD
CONTACT US: www.acof.com.au
E: info@acof.com.au
P: 0429 727 503
For camping enquiries and to book festival tickets please contact -
Millmerran Show Society: 07 4695 1419 Mon – Fri 10am to 2pm or book online at www.acof.com.au

 


BEGERABONG COUNTRY MUSIC CAMPOUT WEEK (Follows Mildura Festival)
Contacts via www.forbescountrymusic.com or Ed@forbescountrymusic.com



FRASER COAST MUSIC MUSTER 2018

Fraser Coast Music Muster
(Presented by Fraser Coast Agriculture Show Society Inc.)
24th to 29th OCTOBER 2018
Maryborough Showgrounds & Equestrian Park
23349 Bruce Highway
Maryborough Qld
Featuring Ballads, Country,60’s-70’s music
Great Music and Old Fashion Fun Times
Walkups (Thurs & Fri)
Guest Artisits – Fri, Fri Nite, Sat, Sat Nite and Sunday Gospel Session. (Dean Perrett, Brian Letton, Bruce Lavender, Glen Albrecht & Ricochet Band, Kalesti Butler, Kylie Castle, Wal Neilsen,Alec Beckett ,Stu Watson, Clyde Cameron, Rob Hopkins and others
Main Show – Fri 25th to Sun 27th October 2018
Poets Breakfast Fri, Sat, Sun 7am to 9am (Poets – Marco Gilori & Ian Langens)
Camp Oven Meals, Food Stalls, Market Stalls, Bar Available
Camping – Wed 24th to Mon 29th October 2018
www.frasercoastshow.com.au
www.facebook.com/FraserCoastAgShow/
Mobile: 0417 343 493


PORT PIRIE COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018
For more details contact
www.northerncountrymusicassociation.org




ARIAH PARK “MARY GILMORE” CULTURAL FESTIVAL 2018

Updates on website: www.ariahpark.com.au

 

WIDGEE BUSH BALLADEERS MUSTER 2018
Widgee Bushmans' Bar and Sportsgrounds.

22 Upper Widgee Road, Widgee QLD.
ENTRY TO GROUNDS FROM MONDAY 3rd OCTOBER.
ENQUIRIES: Ron Follett—Phone 07 54840285 (Evening Only)
Sue Lohse (07) 5484 0166
Email : whr@spiderweb.com.au or suelohse@bigpond.com

http://www.widgee.info/balladeers/index.htm

 

THE MUNNA CREEK COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 2018

ALL BUSH BALLADS.

For further information contact: Lex K, 583 Blowers Road, Munna Creek Qld. 4570 Ph: 07 4129 3145 Mob: 0428 293 145


ROSEWOOD COUNTRY ROUNDUP [Near Tumbarumba N.S.W.) OCTOBER 2018
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or further details contact Ailsa: (07) 07 49277282

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SLIM DUSTY COUNTRY MUSIC MEMORIES WEEK 2018
More information: www.slimdustycentre.com.au
Email: slimdustycentre@midcoast.com.au



LEETON COUNTRY ROUNDUP 2018
Artists: be announced.

For more info. Mark Hillier 0409 005 166


CLARENCE VALLEY COUNTRY MUSTER
23rd to 29th October 2018
Contact: Wendy Gordon 0432741947

Country Music Heritage Association

Community Hall
32 School Road
Grandchester
Info at http://countrymusicheritage.org/
or 07-3282 9785....0439-788-778

RENDALSHAM TOWN HALL SHOWS IN 2018
Contact Lyn Brooks Organiser on 0427354240 if anyone would like to contact me about having a show here in Rendelsham.
Sat October 20th. The Sherrahs
are appearing for their first time in Rendelsham at Hall at 7.30pm also $25. Includes Supper.

 


NOVEMBER 2018



THE GIDGEE COAL BUSH BALLAD AWARDS - Town Hall QLD NOVEMBER
Pittsworth Town Hall

Closing date 31st August 2018 Forms via bl27406@bigpond.net.au

Camping contact: JOHN AND MARGARET STAUNTON 0427 091 644 SHOW INFO: 0427 731 088 - WALKUP INFO: 0429 130 613 ROS SCOTNEY: 0427 578 264
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LAIDLEY COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018
Dates – 5th – 12th November.
Arrive 5th Nov
Start – Tuesday 6th
Walk ups morning and night
Main Show Saturday 10th from 5pm – 10pm
Bush poets breakfast – $10 Friday morning.
Camping with powered sites
Bookings Essential
Contact Dalray in office 54651284 / 0435929383

 

Tooleybuc Sporting Club Murray Muster
November 2018

For more information contact the Tooleybuc Sporting Club Phone 03 50305476


Country Music Heritage Associatio

Community Hall
32 School Road
Grandchester
Info at http://countrymusicheritage.org/
or 07-3282 9785....0439-788-778



DECEMBER 2018


 

other events/awards.....

The Brumby Awards
Entries are now open for nominations for the 2019 Brumby Awards, independent artists who perform Traditional style Country music, Bush Ballads and Classic Country music. Closing date for entries is the 19th October 2018 with the Award presentation concert held on the 17th January 2019.
Information, Registration and Nomination can be found at
http://www.icgrn.com/AICMA_Brumby_Awards.html



THE GIDGEE COAL BUSH BALLAD AWARDS - Town Hall QLD NOVEMBER 2017
Pittsworth Town Hall

Closing date 31st August 2018
Awards forms
via bl27406@bigpond.net.au or download 2017 ENTRY FORMS HERE


* T.IA.R.A awards - www.tiara-awards.com.au

* T.S.A awards - P.O. Box 618, Tamworth 2340

* Stan Coster Memorial Bush Ballad Awards - Maureen and Greg Gordon 0262380224 (Closes 1st October)

>> 2014 Awards Entry Forms (PDF)
See more details on the www.bungendorecountrymuster.com.au

* Mildura Country Music Festival (Closes 30 June) Phone 0350238182 P.O. Box 1272 Mildura 3502

* NZ Gold Guitar Awards - P.O. Box 382, Gore New Zealand CO11 6432058845


* Boyup Brook Country Music Awards - P.O. Box 103, Boyup Brook WA 6244 ph 0897 651657

*CMAA Gold Guitar Awards- P.O. Box 298, Tamworth 2340 Ph 0267 661577 (Closing date 15th September)

* THE GIDGEE COAL BUSH BALLAD AWARDS - PITTSWORTH TOWN HALL (closing date 31st August)

For Information on Awards Ph 0427731088 or 0749340950.  
bl27406@bigpond.net.au or download the PDF


Contact us - info@bushballadeers.com.au To have your bush ballad/event listed on this page.

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info@bushballadeers.com.au

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