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Tamworth 2020 Festival Info.



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Venue: Balladeers Homestead
(Salvation Army Complex - 328 Goonoo Goonoo Road Tamworth.)


WATER / AIR COOLED VENUE.


 
In January 2020 the A.B.B.A. continues to bring the members and supporters excellent bush ballad and variety traditional style shows at the “Balladeers Homestead”.

The "Balladeers Homestead" will operate from Friday 17th - Friday 24th January 2020.

Once again the Salvos will operate their canteen from Friday 17th – Friday 24th with quality hot and cold food, snacks and drinks at a very reasonable price.
Please support them if you can as it helps them help others.

We sincerely thank everyone for your valued support of the Concerts and Showcases hosted by the "Balladeers Homestead" venue during the Tamworth Country Music Festival in 2019 and look forward to catching up again in 2020.

We have many of the main concert shows for 2020 in place in the listing below and some pending confirmation.
A full line up of artists on concerts and showcases will be placed below by late October 2019.

If anyone has any queries please contact us





ABBA MEMBERS SHOWCASES

Spots are 2 songs each. 2 spots over the week on Members Showcases.
Australian material only.
Backing band available.
No backing tracks allowed.


Remember the first Friday 5.30pm - 9am (approx) is a ABBA Members Showcase (walkup). Members may apply on the day or contact us via info@bushballadeers.com.au and we will add you on the list.


Monday. Tuesday & Thursday
5.30pm - 9pm ABBA Member showcases (in the auditorium)



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'The Home Of Bush Ballads & Traditional Country Music'

2020 Concerts & Showcases

 

 


FRIDAY 17th
JANUARY 2020



9am - 12 midday




BANJO PATERSON & HENRY LAWSON are two of Australia's greatest writers.
From verse to stories of Australian characters, life in the early Australia, they have both left an enormous legacy of work for all who love reading and listening to our Australian history to enjoy.
So much of their poetic work has had music added and over the years recorded by many artists.
The 'BANJO & HENRY' show has been running many years now at the 'Balladeers Homestead' to great acclaim.
Presented by Peter Coad & The Coad Sisters, along with a guest *yet to be announced*, the show features a huge array of 'BANJO & HENRY' songs & poems that are from the 'Peter Coad & The Coad Sisters' album 'BANJO & HENRY''.
Tix at the door $20
(ABBA members $15)

 

 



 

 

1.30pm — 4.30pm





"Hillbilly & Country Gold"
is a top show of Hillbilly & Country Classics from the 40's, 50's & 60's.

This show acheived great accolades at the Balladeers Homestead in 2019, and requests be it be put on again in 2020, so now it is!!!!

Featuring a wide array of songs from acclaimed Australian Hillbilly and Country artists, the show also includes songs from many international artists who inspired our early Australian pioneers to take up their musical careers that led to the Australian Country and Bush Ballad music we know today.
Sing along with the favourites of yesterday.


Three hour show (includes interval).
Artists: Peter Coad & The Coad Sisters & Jim Hermel.

Admission $20 at the door
($15 ABBA members.)

 

 



5.30pm - 9pm

ALL AUSTRALIAN CONTENT.
The ABBA Balladeers Members Showcase is
hosted by Cheryl Lethlean.
The Homestead Band will be backing.
Being early in the week and not so many artists in town, the Friday 18th Showcase can be applied for on the DAY or Artist members
may contact 0428 480 545 or email the ABBA to lock in a spot or just turn up prior and place name of the list. donation.

Admission $2

Members please note: Artists listed below may cancel due to changed circumstances, and also all slots on a Showcase may not be yet full. This webpage will be kept up to date with those changes. Vacant spots on Showcase will be marked in RED.
If there is a spot available and you are not already listed on a ABBA showcase, please email info@bushballadeers.com.au to be added.


2020 artists will be added by October 2019

5.30pm -
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SATURDAY 18th
JANUARY 2020


 


9am
- 12 midday




The YODEL & A SONG show is a great mix of yodelling and general songs.

Presented by Peter Coad OAM the show proved a real winner in 2018 and the formula in 2019 has remained true to its original concept.

Artists appearing in 2020 will present another unique show that will again enchant the audience. If you didn't get to see the 2019 show come along and join us in 2020.

We would love to see you there!

Band: TBA.


Artists: TBA


Admission $20 at the door
($15 ABBA members.)


 

 

 

 

 

1.30pm - 4.30pm



THE GRAHAM RODGER CONCERT - "FIVE STAR COUNTRY" is presented by Graham Rodger.
Graham is one of Australia's most highly respected balladeers who is a multi-award winning artist with an impressive catalogue of recordings.

With a busy touring schedule throughout Australia every year taking his show from the city to the far outback, Graham will be bringing his show to the 'Balladeers Homestead' in 2020.

Tickets at the door $20 each.
Contact: 0427 130 853



 

 

 

 



6.00pm - 9pm






DIANNE LINDSAY presents the MEMORIES TRAIL SHOW.

This popular show features a top selection of artists appearing throughout the evening, including Dianne Lindsay & Peter Simpson.

Supported by a full band this annual show is a must see concert.

 



Admission $20 at the door
($15 ABBA members.)

Tickets at the door.










Sunday 19th
JANUARY 2020


 

 

 

1.30pm — 4.30pm




RUNAWAY DIXIE (Gospel, Bluegrass & Ballads) CONCERT is presented by Runaway Dixie.

RUNAWAY DIXIE
4 x Golden Guitar Finalists Runaway Dixie's original material 'Lonesome & Blue', 'Roundabout', 'Southbound Train' and 'Tele Rambler' has seen them become finalists in the 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Golden Guitar Awards Of Australia.
With their own brand of dynamic accoustic bluegrass/harmonies along with an electric country mix Runaway Dixie are a very popular act where ever they appear.


THE
'Gospel, Bluegrass & Ballads' SHOW
The show concept
features a variety of Gospel, Bluegrass & Ballads and features Runaway Dixie joined by an awesome lineup of guest artists.
The show is
always a very popular inclusion as part of the Tamworth Country Music Festival, and 2020 will be no exception.

Artists: Runaway Dixie (Jim Hermel, Virginia and Lynette Coad), & guests to be announced.

Held each year at the Balladeers Homestead, 328 Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth, the venue is very welcoming with food and drinks available for patrons through all shows held there over the festival week, plenty of parking and wheelchair access.

Admission $20 at the door
($15 ABBA members.)

Tickets on sale half hour at the door before the show so be early.
www.runawaydixie.com



 

 

 


6pm - 9pm





The A.B.B.A. BRONZE BUST FUNDRAISER
.
This year the Bronze Bust Funds go towards The BRIAN YOUNG OAM Bust

All artists and members of the band and sound engineer donate their time for this concert. The Homestead venue is donated by the ABBA.
All proceeds to the Bronze Bust.

ARTISTS: TBA

BAND: TBA

Admission: TBA



 

 


MONDAY 20th
JANUARY 2020


 

 

 

8am - 8.50am



HOMESTEAD BREAKFAST CONCERT
(Salvo Canteen open for breakfast)
Enjoy breakfast at the Balladeers Homestead.
(Morris Room).

Be entertained by artists TBA.

Free admission
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9am - 12 midday

 



PETE SMITH'S OUTBACK COUNTRY VARIETY SHOW

"Our show goes for 3 hours consisting of variety...
Pete Smith singing songs Bush Ballads and Old Country Classics songs.
'Mr Smith' and 'Mr Jones' who join in a skit and howl along with Pete as 'Nulla Nulla Fella' and Sandy as 'Sue'... lots of fun.
'Arthur' our Amozon parrot will be on stage and our 'Aunty Hester' our ventriloquist 'Old Lady' puppet is with Sandy and Pete ....
Lots of other surprises.... you have to come along for a fun morning of entertainment at its best !!"

Tickets at the door: $20
(ABBA Members $15)





 

 

 


1.30pm - 4.30pm






The GUNBARREL HIGHWAYMEN popular will be presenting their not to be missed show at The Balladeers Homestead.

Artists: Terry Gordon, Owen Blundell and Reg Poole OAM.

Admission $20.






 

 




5.30pm - 9pm

ALL AUSTRALIAN CONTENT.
The ABBA Balladeers Members Showcase is
hosted by Lorraine Pfitzner OAM.
The Homestead Band will be backing.

Admission $2 donation.

Members please note: Artists listed below may cancel due to changed circumstances, and also all slots on a Showcase may not be yet full. This webpage will be kept up to date with those changes. Vacant spots on Showcase will be marked in RED.
If there is a spot available and you are not already listed on a ABBA showcase, please email info@bushballadeers.com.au to be added.


2020 artists announced October 2019

5.30 -
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5.50
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6pm
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6.10
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6.20
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6.30
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6.40
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7pm
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7.20
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TUESDAY 21st
JANUARY 2020




8am - 8.50am




HOMESTEAD BREAKFAST CONCERT
(Salvo Canteen open for breakfast) Enjoy breakfast at the Balladeers Homestead.
(Annex Room).

(Salvo Canteen open for breakfast) Enjoy breakfast at the Balladeers Homestead (Annex Room).

Be entertained by artists TBA

Free admission.

 

 

 

9am - 12 midday




DEAN PERRETT & JEFF BROWN – TWO OLD MATES SHOW f
eaturing Golden Guitar winners Dean Perrett and Jeff Brown in concert.

Together, Dean and Jeff present an highly entertaining show of solid bush ballad story songs from their individual albums.

Tickets at the door.

Admission $20


 

 

 

 

 

1.30pm - 4.30pm

 



BALLADS OF AUSTRALIA features a wide array of upcoming bush ballad artists and established ones performing top bush ballad songs or instrumental


Homestead Band: TBA.

Artists: TBA.

Admission $20 at the door
($15 ABBA members.)

 

 

 

 

5.30pm – 9pm

ALL AUSTRALIAN CONTENT.
The ABBA Balladeers Members Showcase is
hosted by Ron Sadler.
The Homestead Band will be backing.

Admission $2 donation.


Members please note: Artists listed below may cancel due to changed circumstances, and also all slots on a Showcase may not be yet full. This webpage will be kept up to date with those changes. Vacant spots on Showcase will be marked in RED.
If there is a spot available and you are not already listed on a ABBA showcase, please email info@bushballadeers.com.au to be added.


2020 announced October 2019
5.30 -
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5.50
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6pm
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6.10
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6.20
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WEDNESDAY 22nd
JANUARY 2020


 

 

 

 



8am - 8.50am



HOMESTEAD BREAKFAST CONCERT
(Salvo Canteen open for breakfast) Enjoy breakfast at the Balladeers Homestead.
(Annex Room).


(Salvo Canteen open for breakfast) Enjoy breakfast at the Balladeers Homestead. (Annex Room).

Be entertained by artists TBA.

Free admission

 



9am - 12 midday

 



PETER COAD & THE COAD SISTERS are one of the last fulltime touring family show bands in Australia today.

In a career that has seen them perform at every type of venue whether it be the Sydney Opera House, Birdsville Races, Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide Royal Ag. Shows, major Country Music Festivals throughout Australia to the most isolated areas of this nation, Peter Coad & The Coad Sisters present their 'unique' traditional music to an ever growing audience.

As a trio they have performed together for nearly 30 years and their show is sprinkled with their own originals such as 'Fred 'The Trucking Duck', 'Kid on The Kangaroo' along with ballads such as 'If Only I Was Young I'd Go Back', 'Riding Out The Storm', 'Wild, Wieird & Wonderful' and more recent popular original songs such as (Youtube link) 'Slim Dusty's Back In Town' , (Tribute To the Slim Dusty Centre'), and 'She Still Waits', 'Tommy Mac' and many more.

With multi-instrumental, multi harmony skills, their own original material, plus a sprinkling of Australiana ballad favourites, along with some yodelling classics and a good dash of humour the Peter Coad & The Coad Sisters Show contains a dynamic musical variety of something for everyone.
Artists: Peter Coad OAM, Lynette Coad & Virginia Coad.


Admission $20 at the door
($15 ABBA members.)

www.petercoadandthecoadsisters.com

 


 



1.30pm - 4.30pm






The ERNIE CONSTANCE & JEFF BROWN show will feature Golden Guitar winners Ernie Constance and Jeff Brown.

Admission $20
at the door.







5.30pm – 7pm

ALL AUSTRALIAN CONTENT.
The ABBA Balladeers Members Showcase is
hosted by Cheryl Lethlean.
The Homestead Band will be backing.


Admission $2 donation. 

Members please note: Artists listed below may cancel due to changed circumstances, and also all slots on a Showcase may not be yet full. This webpage will be kept up to date with those changes. Vacant spots on Showcase will be marked in RED.
If there is a spot available and you are not already listed on a ABBA showcase, please email info@bushballadeers.com.au to be added.


2020 Artists confirmed October 2019.

5.30pm
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5.40
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5.50
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6.10
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6.20
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6.50
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BALLADEERS IN THE PARK From 7pm

THE HOMESTEAD WILL CLOSE at 7pm


 


THURSDAY 23rd
JANUARY 2020


 

 



8am - 8.50am



HOMESTEAD BREAKFAST CONCERT
(Salvo Canteen open for breakfast) Enjoy breakfast at the Balladeers Homestead.
(Annex Room).


(Salvo Canteen open for breakfast) Enjoy breakfast at the Balladeers Homestead. (Annex Room).

Be entertained by artists TBA.

Free admission

 

 


9am - 12 midday




ANNE KIRKPATRICK Family & Friends
Show featuring Anne Kirkpatrick, Family & Friends.

Admission $20


Bookings 02 6767 5300.

 

 

 

 


 



1.30pm - 4.30pm




The A.B.B.A. SLIM, BAZZA & STAN TRIBUTE SHOW
features the songs of Slim Dusty, Barry Thornton, and Stan Coster.

Host Lyn Manning.

Band: TBA.

Artists: TBA


Admission $20 at the door
($15 ABBA members.)


 



5.30pm – 9pm

ALL AUSTRALIAN CONTENT.
The ABBA Balladeers Members Showcase is
hosted by Ron Sadler.
The Homestead Band will be backing.

Admission $2 donation.

Members please note: Artists listed below may cancel due to changed circumstances, and also all slots on a Showcase may not be yet full. This webpage will be kept up to date with those changes. Vacant spots on Showcase will be marked in RED.
If there is a spot available and you are not already listed on a ABBA showcase, please email info@bushballadeers.com.au to be added.


Artist will be listed for 2020 in October 2019.
5.30pm -
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5.50
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6.10
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6.20
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FRIDAY 24th
JANUARY 2020



 

 


8am - 8.50am



HOMESTEAD BREAKFAST CONCERT
(Salvo Canteen open for breakfast)
Enjoy breakfast at the Balladeers Homestead.
(Morris Room).

(Salvo Canteen open for breakfast) Enjoy breakfast at the Balladeers Homestead. (Annex Room).

Be entertained by artists TBA.

Free admission

 

 


9am - 12 midday




The YODELLING SPECTACULAR is hosted by Peter Coad OAM.


Band: TBA.


Artists: TBA.


Admission $20 at the door
($15 ABBA members.)

 

 

 



1.30pm - 4.30pm

 

 

BRIAN LETTON in CONCERT

Featuring multi Golden Guitar Finalist and Award winning entertainer Brian Letton & Showband, plus Special Guests.

Tix $20 at the door.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


6pm - 9pm






A.B.B.A. C.M.H.F. SALUTES COUNTRY MUSIC PIONEERS CONCERT is a fundraiser concert for the Tamworth Country Music Hall Of Fame.

All proceeds raised go to Tamworth Country Music Hall Of Fame.
All artists and members of the band and sound engineer donate their time for this concert. The Homestead venue is donated by the ABBA.

Host: Lorraine Pfitzner OAM.

Band: TBA.

All artists paying tribute to various pioneers of Australian Country Music.

Artists: TBA


Admission $15 donation.

 

 


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This Concert will bring our shows at the 'Balladeers Homestead' to a close for 2020.

Thank you to all for your support of the venue during the festival week.

We sincerely thank the Salvation Army Hall committee for the use of their facilities. - THE ABBA

 

 

 


Saturday 25th
JANUARY 2020


 

 

 

A.B.B.A. AGM 2pm.
In hall next to auditorium area at the Balladeers Homestead. All welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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