New Free Shows Announced As 2022 Toyota Country Music Festival Organizers Continue 50th Anniversary Plans | Bendigo Advertiser


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DESPITE a return to restrictions on how venues host indoor events, organizers of the Tamworth Country Music Festival are moving forward with plans for a big 50th anniversary event in January. Tamworth venue owners and stakeholders gathered on Friday to decide the fate of the festival and walked away with a commitment to continue all aspects of the festival while following today’s public health orders. Spread across multiple venues, outdoor concerts in the park and buskers will not be affected, but indoor events will need to run safely against COVID with anticipated modifications and changes. Hospitality venues, including pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes, were upgraded to one person per two square meter rule indoors on Monday, but there are no density limits for them. outdoor spaces. Restrictions will remain in place for NSW throughout the festival, until Thursday, January 27, as will mandatory mask wear and QR code check-ins in all indoor non-residential environments. Festival director Barry Harley said there are plenty of reasons to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Country Music Festival next month, with the announcement of new free and family-friendly events. “2022 will see the return of traditional street performers, chalk artists, the ever popular Toyota Hat giveaway, ABC Radio will be back for live broadcasts and the Family Zone will operate from 10am to 10pm daily,” he said. -he declares. “Plus, there will be a special free concert each morning for our little fans.” READ ALSO: Emerging Country Artist Keely Johnson and Friends at Dance Like an Animal will perform on the Macca Stage at 10 a.m. each morning from January 15-21. Along with Kate the Quokka, Tassie the Devil, and the rest of her Australian furry friends, Keely will also have a very special guest with her on Friday, January 21. Another festival premiering in January is Tailgate Sessions in the Toyota Zone at the corner of Kable Avenue and Fitzroy Street. The event will see street musicians, Star Maker finalists and special artists perform in the back of a Toyota LandCruiser 70, every day of the festival. Toyota’s famous Tamworth Hats will be available for a $ 2 donation, with limited edition lapel pins available for $ 5. All proceeds will be used to support Tamworth Native Medical Services. Over 100 artists will perform on the Toyota FanZone stage, including 2022 Golden Guitar Winners Amber Lawrence, Fanny Lumsden and The Bushwackers. The stage will begin daily at 9am. Festival goers can secure one of the best seats in the house, with the Country Club providing an exclusive opportunity to soak up live entertainment at the shelter, front and center of Toyota Park.



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