Popular day now festival

FOR more than 19 years, Canterbury Country has been playing to a dedicated crowd of country music enthusiasts at Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club.

But now the plan is to give it ‘festival’ status with a day of music, workshops, jam sessions, market stalls and much more on Saturday, September 7, from 10am.
Headlining the inaugural festival, will be Inner West local and Australian music icon, Melinda Schneider, who celebrates 40 years in Australian entertainment this year, with 14 albums and an unbelievable six CMAA Golden Guitars.
An Australian music icon, the multi-award winning singer-songwriter, live performer, storyteller, and CEO and founder of Mpower Records, will wrap up the festival with a concert in the club auditorium form 8.30pm (tickets, $25).
The festival will be held inside and out with a free family friendly outdoor party hosted by Bryen Willems of the Bayou Boogie Boys plus ukulele workshops, line dancing, markets stalls and more.
Canterbury Country’s own Bob Howe will lead the free Chill-Billy session in the bar from 2.30pm with Wayne Horsburgh, George Washingmachine and Tomi Graso.