MUDGEERABA is set to roll out the red carpet next weekend to welcome a star-studded line-up of country music artists for the annual Mudgeeraba Music Muster on 18 and 19 October.
This year’s Music Muster will see some fresh new faces of country music on the bill, along with some of last year’s crowd favourites.
The Hillbilly Goats, a highlight of last year’s inaugural muster, will return for a repeat performance alongside Newcastle-based country rock outfit The Viper Creek Band, Bundaberg singer-songwriter Carl Wockner, The Buckleys and 16-year-old country music prodigy Karrie Hayward to name a few.
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For the first time, the 2014 Mudgeeraba Music Muster will also incorporate the V8 Superfest Ute Muster. Utes of all makes, models, shapes and sizes will be on display in the Village Green off Swan Lane on Sunday 19 October.
In the lead up to the Mudgeeraba Music Muster, a gala dinner will be held at Woodchoppers Inn on Friday 10 October, with popular Celtic, bush and bluegrass bush Leaping Lizards and a special guest performance bySara Head.
Buskers will also take to the streets during the week-long lead-up to the event at Mudgeeraba Shopping Centre and throughout the CBD.
Chamber President, John Forrester says the Muster will be a perfect opportunity for people from across the Gold Coast, as well as tourists, to step away from the beaches and experience the relaxed and friendly atmosphere that is ‘uniquely’ Mudgeeraba.
“Although it is only 10km west of Burleigh, Mudgeeraba is famous for its country charm and community camaraderie.
“Country music is at the heart of most people who live in the town and to have an event like this in their own backyard is a real source of community pride,” said Mr Forrester.
“The event showcases our hinterland environment, as well as the local businesses that are the backbone of the town. We hope people come from far and wide this year to celebrate country music and share in the spirit of the Muster,” he said.
City of Gold Coast Division 9 Councillor, Glenn Tozer, the Mudgeeraba Music Muster will be a celebration of ‘all things country’ and also provide a platform for young and emerging country music artists to showcase their talent.
“This year’s Muster will incorporate various country-inspired events, including the Gold Coast Country Music Jamboree Talent Quest, bringing over 250 children and their families to the region. The winner of the Music Jamboree Talent Quest will perform on stage at the Main Event on Sunday 19 October,” said Cr Tozer.
“The Muster is a great example of our local Mudgeeraba Chamber of Commerce working hard for local businesses and engaging with the community in a way that highlights the many reasons Mudgeeraba is such an excellent place to live, work and visit,” said Cr Tozer.
For more information about the Mudgeeraba Music Muster, visit www.mudgeerabamuster.com.au