GIG GUIDE: WA makes its own stardust

A HERALD PROMOTIONAL FEATURE:

Three Big Days of Country Music Boyup Brook Country Music Festival  15-17 February 2019.

Without question, WA has historically spawned some of Australia’s finest and most successful exports as far as music talent is concerned, and it is often due to the support offered to artists at a roots level from funding bodies and organisations such as Healthway promoting the LiveLighter message, Department of Culture and the Arts WA, WAM and in the country music genre, the likes of Country Music Club of Boyup Brook, through their esteemed event; The West Australian Country Music Awards presented by LiveLighter.

First established in 1986 as part of the Boyup Brook Country Music Festival, the awards have since developed into a flagship occasion on the WA Country Music Calendar – publicly recognising and celebrating the achievements of WA artists through honouring the talent, work and accomplishments of elite country artists in WA and spotlighting the industry’s rising stars.

With ten categories in total – and a People’s Choice award, the event boasts $8,500 in cash and prizes to be distributed. This also includes opportunities for winners to perform on main stage in front of a sizeable festival audience and industry professionals from around the country.

The awards have attracted country music talent from all over WA including artists from the metro region which is rich in music culture with the likes of Connie Kis Andersen, Sharmain Kendrick, Terry Bennetts, Gypsy Chicks, Kathy Carver & Desert Mist, to name just a few of the finalists and winners from previous years.

Submissions to enter the awards close September 30, 2018. More information about categories offered and entry forms can be downloaded from the Boyup Brook Country Music Club website http://www.countrymusicwa.com.au  or by phoning
9765 1657.

Finalists will be announced at the end of December. Winners will be presented on Friday 15th February 2019 at the Boyup Brook Country Music Festival.

Boyup Brook Country Music Festival
15th – 17th February 2019
Tickets: (08) 9765 1657 or
http://www.countrymusicwa.com.au

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