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The Balladeers Homestead






Venue: Balladeers Homestead

(Salvation Army Complex Function Hall - 328 Goonoo Goonoo Road Tamworth.)

WATER / AIR COOLED HALL.

 
In January 2024 the A.B.B.A. will again strive to bring the members and supporters excellent bush ballad and variety traditional style shows at the “Balladeers Homestead”.

The Salvation Army Complex Function Hall, 328 Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth becomes the "Balladeers Homestead"' venue during the Tamworth Country Music Festival with The Australian Bush Balladeers Assocation hosting and presenting Shows/Concerts/Showcases and independent traditional artists concerts at the hall.

 



If anyone has any queries please contact us



The ABBA MEMBERS SHOWCASE
will become the ABBA AUSSIE BUSH BALLAD SHOWCASE
showcasing ABBA Member artists.


The ABBA AUSSIE BUSH BALLAD SHOWCASE will be an ALL DAY - TWO SHOW - EVENT held Friday 9am - 12 midday - 1.30pm - 4.30pm (with breaks) in the main auditorium of the Balladeers Homestead.

ABBA Members wishing to apply to go on Aussie Bush Ballad Showcase will able to apply via AUSSIE BUSH BALLAD SHOWCASE:)

 


THE AUSTRALIAN BUSH BALLADEERS ASSOCIATION
proudly present

 




 

 

'The Home Of Bush Ballads & Traditional Country Music'

* 2024 Concerts & Showcases



Artist listing (for Concerts & Showcases) now complete. *

* Please note Concerts/Artists Listed below may be subject to change.
Please check back here for all the latest updates right up until the Tamworth Country Music Festival.


 



 

SATURDAY 20th
JANUARY 2024

 



9am — 12pm

 

PETER COAD & THE COAD SISTERS in CONCERT

 

With over 50 years between them in the Australian entertainment scene, Peter Coad & The Coad Sisters are one of the few fulltime bands in music still touring Australia today.

With their own unique story teller songs that fit into the Bush Ballad to Contempory Country category, both Peter, Lynette and Virginia are much awarded songwriters, multi talented instrumentalists, and long time recording artists.

From the Birdsville Races to the Sydney Opera House, they have performed at nearly all mainland Country Music Festivals and Events over their career as a trio, along with their own Concert Tours around Australia.

Both Peter Coad & Coad Sisters continue to release new music each year, and will be performing their latest releases as well as well known favourites from earlier albums, plus singalongs and humour.

Tix at door.
$25
$20 (ABBA Members)

OR PURCHASE TIX NOW ($25.00) via >> TRYBOOKING




1.30pm - 4.30pm

 

HILLBILLY & COUNTRY GOLD


Peter Coad, Lynette & Virginia Coad, along with Jim Hermel present the 'Hillbilly & Country Gold' Concert.

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

This show achieved great accolades at the Balladeers Homestead in previous years, and requests that it be put on again, 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.

ARTISTS: Peter Coad, Coad Sisters, & Jim Hermel.

Tix at door.
$25
$20 (ABBA Members)


OR PURCHASE TIX NOW ($25.00) via >>TRYBOOKING



SUNDAY 21st
JANUARY 2024

 

 


 

1.30pm — 4.30pm

RUNAWAY DIXIE

'GOSPEL, BLUEGRASS & BALLADS' CONCERT

This show features Runaway Dixie in concert joined by awesome special guests.

RUNAWAY DIXIE 4 x Golden Guitar Finalists Runaway Dixie's original material 'Lonesome & Blue', 'Roundabout', 'Southbound Train' and 'Tele Rambler' has seen Runaway Dixie 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.

2023 ICMA FINALISTS!
Runaway Dixie have 2 Finalists in the ICMA Awards!



SPECIAL GUESTS

DEAN PERRETT
Multi Golden Guitar winner, Multi album releases, and a top bloke as well DEAN PERRETT brings a fine selection of Gospel and ballads to the show.
For more about Dean Perrett go to www.deanperrett.com

&

JUSTIN STANDLEY
Justin Standley is one of Australia's favourite festival performers with a clear and dynamic vocal style and great songs that leave every audience he plays to - wanting more!

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The show is a very popular inclusion as part of the Tamworth Country Music Festival, and 2024 will be no exception.

Tix at door.
$25
$20 (ABBA Members)

Tickets on sale half hour at the door before the show so be early. :)


www.runawaydixie.com


OR PURCHASE TIX NOW ($25.00) via >> TRYBOOKING

 

 

 

6pm - 9pm

 


ABBA JOY McKEAN & RICK & THEL CAREY TRIBUTE CONCERT


The Australian Bush Balladeers Association proudly present a tribute multi artist concert with artists performing songs from Joy McKean and Rick & Thel Carey.

Artists: Lynne Carey, Dean Perrett, Coad Sisters, Lorraine Pfitzner, Rod and Rhonda Owen, Zac Anthony, and Jeff Brown.

Hosts: Peter Coad & Lorraine Pfitzner

Band: Rob Walters, Jim Hermel, Anthony Baxter, Virginia Coad.

The Bronze Bust for Rick & Thel Carey will be unveiled at the 2024 Tamworth Country Music Festival Friday 19th morning.

Tix at door.
$25
$20 (ABBA Members)

 


 

MONDAY 22nd
JANUARY 2024

 


9am - 12 midday

PHIL & CHRIS COAD CONCERT


Phil and Christine Coad have travelled Australia wide over their career with their music whilst raising a family on the road.
With a lifetime of musical experience behind them, the duo still continue to perform and play shows around QLD.
With several CDs to their name, Phil and Chris now reside in Bundaberg QLD where they organise and run a very successful Country Music Festival each May 'Phil & Chris Coad's Country Music Muster'.

SPECIAL GUESTS on their Balladeers Homestead show 2024 will be...



JOHN SMITH & KYLIE CASTLE

Tix at door.
$25
$20 (ABBA Members)

 

 

 

 

1.30pm - 4.30pm


GUNBARREL HIGHWAYMEN


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

Artists: Terry Gordon OAM, * Owen Blundell * (Owen unable to attend the festival - Rodney Vincent will be appearing) and * Reg Poole OAM (*Matt Manning will be taking Reg's place on the Tamworth show as Reg is unable to attend) .Terry advises it may be their LAST Tamworth Festival GUNBARREL HIGHWAYMEN concert!

Tix at door.

 

$25

 

 

 

 



 

TUESDAY 23rd
JANUARY 2024

 



9am - 12 midday

DEAN PERRETT & JEFF BROWN CONCERT
TWO OLD MATES

(Photo - JEFF BROWN & DEAN PERRETT)

DEAN PERRETT & JEFF BROWN are two of Australia's top Bush Balladeer artists, with more awards

for their music than you can poke a stick at.

From Golden Guitars to award winning albums, these two have built a strong and supportive following for their music.
Don't miss these two old mates together on the one show at the Balladeers Homestead in 2024.

Tix at door.

$25

 

 

 

 

 

1.30pm - 4.30pm

 

DIANNE LINDSAY & PETER SIMPSON CONCERT

DIANNE LINDSAY OAM & PETER SIMPSON OAM are two of Australia's most popular traditional country music entertainers.

Dianne is the daughter of the late legendary REG LINDSAY and Dianne's Country Music Heritage shines through in her performances along with Peter on vocals and also lead accoustic guitar and a FULL BAND.

Dianne has been a Golden Guitar Awards finalist many times and their show is always a Tamworth Country Music Highlight with sprinkling of old and new hits in their reportoire, and often some very special surprise guests.

If you love top line traditional Country Music then don't miss this great show !



Tix at door.
$25
$20 (ABBA Members)

 



 

WEDNESDAY 24th
JANUARY 2024

 



9am - 12 midday

 

GED & TRUDY HINTZ & FRIENDS CONCERT

GED & TRUDY HINTZ are two Traditional Country Music artists who have certainly made their mark in the music industry.

Trudy's smooth Country Ballad vocals teamed with Ged's traditional Bush Ballad story teller style vocal create the perfect blend for a great show.

With a long line of albums behind them, and a new album 'The Hillbilly & The Hobbit' just released, Ged and Trudy will be joined on stage by great friends in country music for their 2024 Concert at the Balladeers Homestead.
This will be a great show of traditional country Music which will please all who attend.

 

 

Tix at door.
$20

 

 

 

1.30pm - 4.30pm


ERNIE CONSTANCE & JEFF BROWN CONCERT

ERNIE CONSTANCE is one of Australia's premier writers of Australian Bush Ballads with a huge catalogue of his works being recorded by the late Slim Dusty.
Golden Guitar winner Ernie will also be performing songs from his more recent album releases on the show.
With his own unique story teller style Ernie presents a solid show of down to earth great traditional country music.

JEFF BROWN, multi Golden Guitar winner, is without doubt is one of Australia's most loved bush balladeers, with his great story songs and sense of humour making him a very popular addition to all events he is part of.



 

Tix at door.

$25

 

 


 

THURSDAY 25th
JANUARY 2024

 


 

9am - 12 midday



YODELLING SPECTACULAR


Presented by PC ENTERTAINMENT this show is always a crowd pleaser.
Although yodellers are becoming rare and far between these days, this multi artist show brings together the best available in Australia today at the Tamworth Country Music Festival 2024.

ARTISTS:

JUSTIN STANDLEY
Justin has carved a solid place in Australian Country Music since his TV appearances on X Factor, followed up by numorous album releases and very popular original and cover songs. His yodelling skill is second to none and his polished on stage presence thrills audiences Australia wide.

LYNETTE GUEST
Tamworth based Lynette Guest toured with the great Buddy Williams, and continues to sing and perform in the Tamworth area, often as a sought after harmony singer for many prominent recording artists.
Lynette has a unique quality vocal that lends itself perfectly to delivering sweet ballad songs and yodelling classics.

DIANNE LINDSAY
Dianne Lindsay's musical heritage from her mother Heather McKean and Joy McKean (The McKean Sisters) gives Dianne a great selection of yodelling songs to perform, accompianed by her husband Peter Simpson on guitar and the band, Dianne always presents an excellent set.

VIRGINIA COAD
Virginia is one of Australia's favourites when it comes to yodelling. Her earthy vocal style and dynamic range gives new life to the yodelling classics. She has recorded many yodelling songs either original or cover over her musical career and performs a wide selection of crowd pleasing favourites in her set.


ALICE BENFER
Alice hails from South East Queensland, and has had much success with her albums overthe years.
Whilst she mainly performs ballad, story songs in all sections of Country Music, she is a great yodeller, with appearances on the Yodelling Spectacular many times over the years.Alice will be performing Yodelling songs and ballads in her set.

Band: Virginia Hermel, Jim Hermel, & Rob Walters.

Tix at door.
$25
$20 (ABBA Members)


OR PURCHASE TIX NOW ($25.00) via >> TRYBOOKING

 



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: Virginia Hermel, Jim Hermel, & Rob Walters, Anthony Baxter.

MULTI ARTIST SHOW.

Artists:
John and Christine Smith
Kylie Castle
Peter Simpson
Dianne Lindsay
Lorraine Pfitzner
Ernie Constance
Dean Perrett
Ashley Cook
Anthony Baxter
Alice Benfer
Lyn Manning
Phil Manning
Ken Smith
Ringer The Singer
Zac Anthony
Anita Ree

Tix at door.
$25
$20 (ABBA Members)



 

FRIDAY 26th (AUSTRALIA DAY)
JANUARY 2024

 


 

 

ABBA AUSSIE BUSH BALLAD SHOWCASE

featuring ABBA Artist members. (Formerly ABBA Showcase)

Please note - even if a Showcase or Concert is full, artists may not always be able to attend closer to the event, so please forward your interest, and your name and contact so we can contact you if anyone is unable to attend.

(Main Hall)
Hosts: Peter Coad & Lorraine Pfitzner

 

AUSSIE BUSH BALLAD SHOWCASE

9am - 12 midday
Hosts: Peter Coad & Lorraine Pfitzner


TIMES
9am—Ringer The Singer
9.10—Laurel Calvert
9.20—Malcolm Doyle
9.30— Greg Bain
9.40— Jeanette Parsons-Cain
9.50—Rodney Walker
10.00— Owen Smith
10.10—Zac Anthony
10.20 BREAK
10.30—BREAK

10.40 —
10.50—Greg Dillon
11.00—Ron Lynch
11.10—Ashley Cook
11.20—Geoff Williams
11.30 — John Lynch
11.40—Marcia Armfield
11.50— Lorraine Pfitzner
12 midday

 

LUNCH BREAK ( 2 nd SHOW)

 

1.30pm - 4.30pm

AUSSIE BUSH BALLAD SHOWCASE

1.30 — Ken Smith
1.40 — Rebel
1.50— Anne Fraser
2pm — Jason Carruthers
2.10 — Kylie Adams Collier
2.20 — Phoebe Hutchison
2.30 — Jim O’Neill
2.40 BREAK
2.50 BREAK

3pm — Barry Baldwin
3.10 — Michael Clare
3.20 — Henry Hollis
3.30—Andrew Ryan
3.40 —Amy Ryan
3.50 — Brian Pattison
4pm — Vanessa Sanger
4.10 — Alan Carr
4.20 — Heather Carr
4.30 - Anita Ree
Close

 

Band: Virginia Hermel, Jim Hermel, & Greg Bain, Anthony Baxter.

Tix at door.

$15 (ALL DAY TICKET)
$10 (Morning Show or Afternoon Show TICKETS)

 


 

Saturday 27th
JANUARY 2024



 

 

A.B.B.A. AGM 2pm.


In the Morris Room next to auditorium area at the Balladeers Homestead. All welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

FOR MORE INFORMATION on where your favourite Balladeer Artists may be performing or staging concerts at the Tamworth Country Music Festival...


Go to
TAMWORTH CMF BUSH BALLADS


 

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