There is a new event on the Fraser Coast – The” Fraser Coast Music Muster” being held at the Maryborough Showgrounds & Equestrian Park23349 Bruce Highway, Maryborough from Thursday 19th to Monday 23rd October 2017. The music at this muster follows mainly the Balladeer, Country and all round easy listening music of the 60’ & 70’s. Check out the link www.frasercoastshow.com.au and read all about it.
The Fraser Coast Agriculture Show Society is over 140 years old and currently bring the local agricultural show to the Fraser Coast Area each year in May. With our many volunteers , a great couple of days evolve where there is something for everyone from competitions, displays, side show alley, centre ring entertainment and of course the fireworks. So drawing on our organisational skills and wanting to provide entertainment for our patrons, another avenue was sort. After talking to others , it appeared a new event would be welcomed, not so much a fund-raising event, more an event to bring to the area a music muster of older type of music so those that cannot travel see an event locally like this, as well as visitors coming to the area.
A great line up of artists – such as Dean Perrett (Nanango), Dale Duncan (Tamworth), Kalesti Butler, Bruce Lavender, Brian Letton, Alec Beckett, Wal Neilsen (Maryborough) , Kwozzi and Rob Hopkins, Stu Watson & Clyde Cameron to name a few. Will be performing. Some artists are from the local area, and others are from interstate (from Tamworth), Bundaberg, Nanango, Widgee and Gladstone.
Glen Albrecht & Ricochet Band will provide the backing music as well as perform some great instrumentals, particularly from the pedal steel guitar played by Michel Rose who is ex Slim Dusty Band.
The Apple Cider Band from Gladstone are coming to visit and with them comes Stu Watson, an ex-Bullamakanka fiddler. Stu can make the fiddle talk – you just have to come along and listen to him. Then we have Clyde Cameron (Uncle Arthur) the funny man and musician. Uncle Arthur is very spontaneous so you never know what he will come out with next – seriously a great guy. Also in the band is Rob Hopkins (Hoppy) – the man with the deep voice and it is hard to distinguish him and Johnny Cash.
As you can see we are trying to keep the older Country/Balladeer music alive. Just so many stories, particularly from life in the outback comes across through this great music. The artists really enjoy performing and bring a friendly, country comradeship with them.
The event will be held outdoors, in front of the Grandstand and the Cane & Cattleman’s Bar. There will be grandstand seating, marquees to sit under or you may prefer to bring your own chair, either way, there is plenty of space for all. Aussie Camp Oven meals will be available on Friday 20th & Saturday 21st nights comprising of our usual roast meals, beef stew and some sweet & sour to add variety. I believe there is damper with the Stew, so a good old fashioned meal can be expected. Sweets (well, that will be a surprise, home cooked to add the country touch) If you are wanting one of these great meals, best to pre-book at www.frasercoastshow.com.au
As a special treat, Thursday night entertainment is FREE 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Kwozzi duet will be playing all your old favourite songs to kick along the weekend, so come out and check out the music, perhaps you may like to come back and see the other artists over the weekend.
Powered and unpowered Camping sites are available at the showgrounds during the Music Muster, with FCRC offering camping both pre-event and post event for those that want to come and stay on the Fraser Coast a little longer.
FCRC, FCTE & Hyne Timber proudly support this event. So, come along and join us for a great weekend or go to our website www.frasercoastshow.com.au or Ph 0417 343 493 for further information.
Story by Rhonda McDonald