CASH IS HERE: Hours until doors swing open for two days of events
TWO days of Johnny Cash Country are here.
At 6.45pm tonight the doors will swing open to the first event in a long list of things to see and do over two days.
“Twilight on the Trail” with Jen Mize and Mark Sholtez gets things off and running at the International Club.
Tonight will see the gifted duo and a backing band come together to perform a collection of iconic cowboy songs collaboratively.
The day starts early tomorrow with a free performance from Billy Guy at the main street piazza from 10-11am.
Gates at the Stanthorpe Showgrounds will open at 2pm with Too Much Fun kicking things off, followed by Mark Sholtez, Alan Boyle and Blues Arcadia, Jen Mize, The Songs of Dolly Parton starring Brooke McMullen, Brad Butcher and then the Johnny Cash and June Carter Show ‘Leaving Jackson’ from 9pm.
The day’s entertainment will round out with Danny Widdicombe and the Honey Sliders.
Each member of the Honey Sliders has toured the world with their music and together they have over 80 years experience on some of the biggest stages anywhere.
Led by Widdicombe, a three time Aria Award nominated singer/songwriter, the outfit will get people up and on their feet.
Radio presenter Bryan Pask will MC the event.
“It has been a very challenging few months leading up to this year’s festival,” organiser Sarah Wilmott said.
“We have worked tirelessly promoting our event and our town as a destination to bring tourists back in.
“I have had many phone calls these past couple of weeks from people who have heard about the festival and our towns situation and they just want to come and spend money in the town, take a look around and enjoy a weekend of great music to top it all off.
“It’s been very encouraging.”
Proceeds from the event will go toward drought and water charities.
There’s free entry for fireys, SES, volunteers and those directly affected by the recent fires.
Tickets are $65 for a two day pass, $35 for one day or $40 at the door.
There’s stacks of food on offer, as well as stalls and other things to see and do.
To find out more contact Ms Wilmott on 0404 988 249.
Or, for a full run down of times and events visit https://johnnycashcountry.com.au/