Take a best walk-up artist award of a $2000 recording contract, add a free CD of the performers, throw in raffle prises including a week on a Clarence River houseboat and cover with spades full of seasoned country music while devouring the best locally – produced tucker in the region.
Its a recipe for maximum enjoyment, and its all on offer at the second annual Clarence Valley Country Muster on a property just north-east of Grafton in Northern NSW from October 27 to November 2.
The ingredients for this feast of country music include more than 20 artists. Among them are Terry Gordon O.A.M, Glenn Jones, Lindsay Waddington, The Kross Kut Showband, Marge Graham and acclaimed bush poet Ray Essery.
Fingers were crossed before the first muster last year when organiser Wendy Gordon decided to open her property to the festival at Calliope – a tint historically-rich hamlet in the lust Clearence Valley.
There was no need for anxiety. Country music fans – dominated by grey nomads and their vans – turned up to savour the delights of food, friendship and the sweet sounds of professional performers.
“The success of the first muster just blew me away” Wendy said. “But the follow-up was even more staggering. Given the response to bookings for this years muster, I wouldn’t be surprised to see up to 1500 fans on the property.”
For more information and bookings contact Wendy Gordon on (02) 6644 8012 or 0432 741 947