Keith Jamieson is certain the May 12 to 18 Bouldy Bush Ballad Bash will draw a strong following.
Keith Jamieson is certain the May 12 to 18 Bouldy Bush Ballad Bash will draw a strong following. Chris Ison

Bards of the bush and country crooners for Bouldy

WITH nearly 20 high calibre bush poets and country balladeers booked, Keith Jamieson is certain the May 12 to 18 Bouldy Bush Ballad Bash will draw a strong following.

He said in addition to the big line-up of guest artists, two walk-up shows a day from Monday to Friday would give everyone a chance to showcase their talent.

Friday night concert at the Bouldercombe Recreation Complex will raise money for the purchase of computers for the Bouldercombe State School.

The concert will begin at 7pm, admission will be $5 and food will be available courtesy of Gracemere Lions Club and the Bouldercombe P&C.

"Saturday and Sunday will be our main concerts with guest artists coming from all over Australia,'' Keith said.

"The bush poets will start at 8am each day until 10am with Gary Fogarty and Ray Essery and other guest poets including a local poet Joe Humphris.

"We will have artists from Mackay, Rockhampton, Bouldercombe, Mount Morgan and Monto and many more places as well.''

Guest artists will include Pete Smith, Bec Hance, Alisha Smith, Tom McIvor, Col Edmonds, Brian Jendra, Jim Brown, Keith Jamieson, Ray Essery, Gary Fogarty, Rocket and All McRae, Sharon Heaslip, Alan Luscombe, Whiskey Remorse, Elinore Carless, Trent Holder and Caitlyn Jamieson.

Guest artists will perform from 10am to 9pm Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.

"We are hoping for support from lots of grey nomads, locals and people from the surrounding districts. Camping is available... no need to book,'' he said.

Entry to the Saturday and Sunday shows is $20 per person, per day, children free.

For details contact Keith on 0427731088.



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