Bluewater Country Music Festival

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Bluewater Country Music Festival

Nelson Bay

Sat, 10 June 2017
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Nelson Bay in Port Stephens NSW will again host the Bluewater Country Music Festival this June Long weekend Thursday 8th June until Monday 12th June 2017.

Wednesday 7th June 2017

5pm-8pm

Official Launch of the Festival will be at Broughtons at the Bay on Wednesday 7th  June from 5.00pm until 8.30pm.

The Launch will feature a range of entertainment  showcasing  the upcoming activities at the Festival including + Line Dancing demonstrations + Bush Poetry – Kerry Sprigg + Local  Country Music artists featuring “Brothers 3”


Thursday 8th June 2017

West Diggers Nelson Bay: View Separate Program

Salamander Bay Shopping Centre: 11am – 1.00pm – Line Dancing demonstrations


Friday 9th June 2017

West Diggers Nelson Bay: View Separate Program

Salamander Bay Shopping Centre: 11am – 1.00pm – Line Dancing demonstrations

“V” Buffet restaurant Landmark Building  Dowling St Nelson Bay: 6pm to 9pm – Dinner with Country Music

Nelson Bay Bowling Club: 7:30pm – Patsy Cline Tribute Show featuring Marie Hobson  Tickets $20

Soldiers Point Bowling Club: 7.15pm -11.15pm – Line dancing Social hosted by Bluewater Line dancers.

Mavericks on the Bay at d’Albora Marinas Nelson Bay: 8pm – 11pm – Karen O’Shea

Ramada Resort and Country Club Shoal Bay – Whitesands Room: 8:30pm – 10:30pm – Amber Lawrence and Aleyce Simmonds  concert – Tickets $25


Saturday 10th June 2017

West Diggers Nelson Bay: View Separate Program – For Viper Creek Band Tickets call (02) 4981 1344

Seabreeze Hotel Nelson Bay: 8am to 10am Bush Poets Breakfast – Peter Mace and Murray Hartin

Leading Edge Truck stage: “Open Mike and Walk-up stage” Located at the D’Albora Marinas – Nelson Bay: 9.30am until 4.30pm – Host and Compere – Cill Van Der Verden

Port Stephens Toyota Showcase Marquee – Apex Park Nelson Bay: 9:30am to 4:30pm – Country Music Showcase  Hosted by Steve Passfield

The PSFM 100.9 Country Music Showcase – Marquee for Local Talent: 9:30am to 4:30pm – Local  Country Music artists Showcase  hosted by The Footloose Band

D’Albora Marinas: 9.30am -12.30 am – Millennium Tribute

Port Stephens Toyota Showcase Marquee – Apex Park Nelson Bay: 9.45am 10.25 am – Katherine Jones

Bush Poets Cruise – Moonshadow-TQC: 10am to 12noon $46

Bush Poets – Murray Hartin and Bill Kearns: 2  hour cruise on beautiful Port Stephens. Entertainment from two of Australia’s Finest Poets + Morning Tea

Port Stephens Toyota Showcase Marquee – Apex Park Nelson Bay: 10.30am – 11.10am – Steve Passfield

Seabreeze Hotel Nelson Bay: 11am to 2pm – Lydia Bowen Claire – Songwriters Session

Port Stephens Toyota Showcase Marquee – Apex Park Nelson Bay : 12noon – 1pm – Sandra Humphries and Bryen Willems

Soldiers Point Bowling Club: 12:30 – 4pm – Dianne Lindsay and Friends Australian Ballad Show

Nelson Bay Foreshore stage: 1pm to 4pm Bush Poets Breakfast – Thor Phillips

Middle Rock Holiday Resort – Rockpools Café Bar and Function Centre: 3.00pm – 6.00pm – Whistle Dixie Saturday

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Lounge: 5pm – 7pm –  Cassidy-Rae Wilson on Keyboard

“V” Buffet restaurant – Landmark Building  Dowling St Nelson Bay: 6pm to 9pm – Dinner with Country Music

Country Club Shoal Bay: 6.30pm – 9.30pm  – Bryen and the Bayou Boogie Boys

Soldiers Point Bowling Club: 7:30pm: Country Super Stars Show – $25 – For tickets phone  0249827173

Broughtons at the Bay – d’Albora Marinas: 7:30pm: Brothers3  Doors Open-7.00pm – Tickets at the door $30 – Book Online

Mavericks on the Bay at d’Albora Marinas Nelson Bay: 8pm – 11pm – ”Kempy” [ as in Troy]


Sunday 11th June 2017

West Diggers Nelson Bay: View Separate Program

Seabreeze Hotel Nelson Bay: 8am – 10am – Bush Poets Breakfast – featuring Murray Hartin and Claire Reynolds

Soldiers Point Bowling Club: 9:00am – 11am – Bush Poets Breakfast – Featuring Bill Kearns and Peter Mace

Leading Edge Truck stage: “Open Mike and Walk-up stage”Located at the D’Albora Marinas – Nelson Bay 9.30am until 4.30pm – Host and Compere – Cill Van Der Verden

Port Stephens Toyota Showcase Marquee – Apex Park Nelson Bay : 9:30am to 4:30pm – Country Music Showcase  Hosted by Steve Passfield

Port Stephens Toyota Showcase Marquee – Apex Park Nelson Bay: 9.45am to 10.25 am – Cassidy-Rae Wilson on keyboard

The PSFM 100.9 Country Music Showcase – Marquee for Local Talent: 9:30am to 4:30pm – Local  Country Music artists Showcase  hosted by The Footloose Band

Mavericks on the Bay Nelson Bay Foreshore: 10am – Bush Poet – Murray Hartin

Port Stephens Toyota Showcase Marquee – Apex Park Nelson Bay: 10.30am – 11.10am – Kathryn Jones

Port Stephens Toyota Showcase Marquee – Apex Park Nelson Bay: 11.15 am – 11.55am – Steve Passfield

Luncheon Country Music Luncheon Cruise: 12noon – 3:30pm – Country Music Cruise Luncheon boarding at d’Alboras Marinas at “C” Dock  Nelson Bay – Entertainment: Gina Timms

Horizons Golf Club: 12noon – 4pm –  Allan Caswell- winner of 7 Golden Guitars  – Tickets $20 – Purchase Tickets Here

Soldiers Point Bowling Club: 12:30pm – 3:30pm – String Loaded. Celtic and Bluegrass at Soldiers Point Bowling Club

Middle Rock Holiday Resort – Rockpools Café Bar and Function Centre: 1pm – 4pm – James Bennett

Nelson Bay  Foreshore Stage: 1.00pm -4.00pm – Chelsea Berman

Mavericks on the Bay at d’Albora Marinas Nelson Bay: 3pm – 6pm – Mick Jones

Soldiers Point Bowling Club: 4.30pm to 6.30pm – Thor Phillips

Nelson Bay Bowling Club: 6:00pm – Walkin’ the Line”  Johnny Cash Show. Tickets include a 2 course dinner and the Show $40  Ph 02 49811272

Soldiers Point Bowling Club: 7:45pm – Beccy Cole Concert. Tickets will be available Online and at the Soldiers Point Bowling Club. Doors open at 7.00pm. Support Act to Beccy Cole – Johanna Hemara General Admission Tickets $39 or Platinum  Tickets $79 – which includes seating in the 1st two table rows, Finger food and table wine


Monday 12th June 2017

Stockton St Nelson  Bay CBD: 10am – Longest Line

Port Stephens Toyota Country Music Showcase Marquee – Apex Park Nelson Bay:

Head up “Buskers Competition Awards and concert by the winners and runners up”

9.00am – Opening presentation by The Footloose band

9.15am – 9.45am – Trio or group -Runner  up and Winner.

10.00am – 10.30am – Duo -Runner up and winner

10.45am – 11.15am – Senior Solo artist Runner  up and Winner

11.30am – 12.00noon – Intermediate Solo Artist -Runner up and Winner

12.15pm – 12.45pm – Junior Solo Artist Runner up and Winner

1.00pm – 5.30 pm – Showcase of Hunter and Central Coast Country Music Clubs;

1.30pm – Opening by The Footloose Band

2.00pm – Central Coast Country Music Club

3.10pm – Wine Country Country Music Association

4.20pm – Steel City Music Club

2017 Festival closes at 5.30pm

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