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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 2017

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The Gwandalan Country Music Festival (2017)
Saturday 14th January 8am-4.30pm
Hosted by Dianne Lindsay and Peter Simpson Featuring Gina Jeffries, Chad Morgan, Peter Coad & The Coad Sisters, Jim Hermel & Runaway Dixie, Steve Passfield, Dale Duncan, Charley Boyter, Roo Arcus, Slim Newton and more
Gwandalan Bowling Club. (out back of near lake)
Contact 0401 095 306


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




FEBRUARY 2017  

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Bungendore Country Muster & Awards
3rd-5th February, 2017
Where? Bungendore, NSW

Stan Coster Memorial Awards Entry Closes 1st of October 2016.
See more details on the
www.bungendorecountrymuster.com.au



MARCH 2017

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TERARA COUNTRY MUSIC CAMPOUT 2017
31st MARCH 1st & 2nd APRIL 2017
146 Millbank Rd Terara (Nowra) NSW
Gates open Sat 25th March.
Any early arrivals will be $10 per van per night.
• Chad Morgan • Brian Letton•Gunbarrel Highway Men • Peter Coad & The Coad Sisters • Jim Hermel & Runaway Dixie • Ernie Constance • Royden Donohue • George Farnham • Cameron Mason • John & Christine Smith • Pete Smith • Stephen R Cheney • Laura Downing • Tom & Patsy Routledge • Errol Gray • Robyn Gleeson • Brad Williams • Garry Lowe
Walk up artists, free Dance lessons, Wednesday dance night. Special night shows from Thursday, Poets breakfast Sat & Sun. Entry fee $70 p/p (camping & entertainment) or Day Entry $15 p/p or unlimited $40 p/p Town water & flushing toilets.
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 2017

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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 Presents:
The Original ‘Spirit of the Bush’ Traditional Balladeers & Heritage Muster
19th-25th April 2017
Anzac Service 9am Mon 25th followed by entertainment
Featuring some of Australia’s top Balladeers & Poets, Plus Walkup Artists & Homestead Balladeers & Poetry Competition
For details of competitions, general information & bookings contact: Buddy Thomson & Lynne Bennett Ph/Fax 07 4168 0168
Email: Buddythomson@bigpond.com



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



 

MAY 2017

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WAGGA WAGGA COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017
Bookings: Don Tuckwell 02 6921 4862

PHIL & CHRIS COAD'S COUNTRY MUSTER
MONDAY 22nd — SUN 28th of MAY 2017
Bundaberg. Held at Wyper Park.
Multi artist event.
For Info Bookings contact: Phil or Chris Coad: 0458 728 464 or 0419 603 371


BARHAM BALLADEERS FESTIVAL 2017.

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

THE BOULDY BUSH BALLAD BASH 2017
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


ANNUAL EVENT; Stan Coster Birthday Celebration
Stan Coster Tribute Show will be held at the Ma Ma Creek Hall, via Gatton, QLD S
Tickets available at the Ma Ma Creek Store
For bookings, phone Nola: 07 4697 3570
Free Bush Camping beside the hall
Licenced bar and light supper available
Starring Tracy Coster and more to be announced.


JUNE 2017

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YELLOW BELLY COUNTRY 26th June - 2nd of July 2017
St George Showground QLD.
Multi-artist.
Information: 0427 731 088. Camping at the Showground.



JULY 2017

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BRONZE BUST FUNDRAISER IN JULY 2017
Enquiries; Lorraine Pfitzner
lorraine@bushballadeers.com.au

 

YELLOW BELLY COUNTRY 26th June - 2nd of July 2017
St George Showground QLD.
Multi-artist.
Information: 0427 731 088. Camping at the Showground.

 




AUGUST 2017


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CAMOOWEAL – Camooweal Drovers' Camp Festival, 25th - 27th August, 2017

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 2017
Pittsworth Town Hall

Closing date 31st August 2017 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.
Tuesday 31st August- Sunday 3rd September 2017. Wyper Park, Bundaberg Qld.
Booking/enqiries: 0458 728 464 0419 603 371 PHIL & CHRIS COAD'S




SEPTEMBER 2017

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PHIL & CHRIS COAD'S TRADITIONAL MUSTER.
Tuesday 31st August- Sunday 3rd September 2017. Wyper Park, Bundaberg Qld.
Booking/enqiries: 0458 728 464 0419 603 371



NANANGO COUNTRY MUSIC MUSTER

7-10th September 2017

MARIE HODSON, DALE DUNCAN, PATTI MORGAN, JEFF BROWN, BRIAN LETTON, COL HARDY, JOHANNA HEMARA, NATHAN CHARLTON, GRAHAM RODGER, BRUCE LAVENDER, ASHLEY COOK, DEAN PERRETT, TOM MAXWELL. Poets: GARY FOGARTY, BILL KEARNS, MARCO GLIORI

Nanango Showgrounds

Contact Show Society: nanangoshowsociety@bigpond.com.au



BONY MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL-Sept 15-16-17 “BACK TO THE BUSH “
Including Runaway Dixie- Peter Coad & The Coad Sisters -Jeff Brown-Keith Jamieson -Alisha Smith-Steve Passfield -Kathryn Jones-Norma O’Hara Murphy-Brian Stitt -Daryl Craft- Garry Fogarty-Redland Bay Bluegrass Boyz- Stone the Crows Bush Band. Ukulele Bands- Pipe Bands-Celtic Dancers- Buskers-Walk Ups-pirate cave
“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 2017
Allora Showgrounds, Allora, Queensland.
Please contact Maggie Stokes : maggiestokes@gmail.com



TEXAS COUNTRY ROUNDUP Texas Country Music Roundup 2017
Monday September 18 to Sunday September 24, 2017.
For further details contact: 07 46531499, 07 46531106, or 0448 762016
Website: www.texasqld4385.com.au

MILDURA COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017
For more details and online program go to
www.milduracountrymusic.com.au



BEGERABONG COUNTRY MUSIC CAMPOUT WEEK (Follows Mildura Festival) 3rd-10th October. 2017
Contacts via www.forbescountrymusic.com or Ed@forbescountrymusic.com


Country Music Heritage Association

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




OCTOBER 2017 |


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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



FRASER COAST MUSIC MUSTER 2017
Thurs 19th to Mon 23rd Oct 2017

Maryborough Equestrian Park (Showgrounds)
23349 Bruce Hwy, Maryborough QLD
Glen Albrecht & Ricochet Band, Dean Perrett, Kylie Castle, Kalesti Butler ,Bruce Lavender,
Barry & Lin Chandler, Brian Letton, Wal Neilsen, Kwozzi (Di &Barney), Apple Cider Band featuring Stu Watson (Fiddle), Clyde Cameron & Rob Hopkins.
Walkup artists-Thurs & Fri / Poets Breakfast Fri, Sat, Sun / Camp Oven Meals, Food Stalls, Market Stalls, Bar Available
Entry Fee $50 p/p 4days or Day Entry $25
Camping – Thurs to Mon $9 Powered / $7 Unpowered p/p
Contact FCASS email: frasercoastagshow@gmail.com
or go to www.frasercoastshow.com.au/music-muster/



PORT PIRIE COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017
For more details contact
www.northerncountrymusicassociation.org




ARIAH PARK “MARY GILMORE” CULTURAL FESTIVAL 2017

Updates on website: www.ariahpark.com.au

 

WIDGEE BUSH BALLADEERS MUSTER 2017
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
19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd of OCTOBER 2017

ALL BUSH BALLADS.

Great Line up of artists to appear this year…

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.) 19th - 23rd OCTOBER 2017
F
or further details contact Ailsa: (07) 07 49277282

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SLIM DUSTY COUNTRY MUSIC MEMORIES WEEK 2017
More information: www.slimdustycentre.com.au
Email: slimdustycentre@midcoast.com.au



LEETON COUNTRY ROUNDUP 2017
Artists: be announced.

For more info. Mark Hillier 0409 005 166


Country Music Heritage Association

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

 


NOVEMBER 2017



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

Closing date 31st August 2017 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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Tooleybuc Sporting Club Murray Muster
Wednesday 9th to Sunday 13th November 2017
Artists to be announced.
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 2017


 

other events/awards.....



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

Closing date 31st August 2017 Awards forms via bl27406@bigpond.net.au


* 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


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