Tamworth Country Music Festival

Michelle Morgan - Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Had a ball at the Tamworth Country Music Festival this year! The city was buzzing with dozens of buskers along the main street, and over 70 venues with free entertainment during the 10-day festival. I managed to see at least six performances each day in marquees, pubs, the Town Hall, Regional Gallery & Library, the Services Club and Bicentennial Park, and on my last night I bought a ticket to the McClymonts concert at the Entertainment Centre, which was sensational. I was amazed at how different all of the acts were, with a variety of country music styles on offer. There were some particularly good fiddle and banjo players, which I surprised myself by really enjoying.

The city centre had a great vibe with music everywhere, market stalls in a pedestrian friendly section of Peel Street, and lots of cafes, pubs, clubs and restaurants catering for all tastes. It was relatively easy to escape the heat and plenty of shops and stalls where you could buy an amazing array of hats. I loved the festival so much, I'm planning to go again next year. 

While I was in Tamworth I donated a copy of my latest novel, Flying through Clouds, to the Tamworth City Library. I was pleased to find there were already copies at two of their branch libraries, as well as two copies of my first novel, Racing the Moon.

Only eleven months to the next Tamworth Country Music Festival!

Trackback Link
Post has no trackbacks.

Recent Posts


illustrators amazon kindle scbwi griffin theatre refugee week all the buzz about books spark award 2017 jump for jordan coming-of-age fiction kids' book review Good Reading historical novel society australasia romy sharp elizabeth gilbert sandy fussell southern cross indie publishing CBCA Children's Book Week CBCA book of the year awards spark award older readers 2017 Bookshop Bowral writing workshops Muswellbrook Library teachers' notes author talks St Paul's Primary School eBook mall sharon mcguinness booktopia good reading magazine Woollahra Library canberra kindle State Library of NSW australian literature songs racing the moon highlife magazine narrabundah college giveaway potts point bookshop sydney mechanics school of arts library Newcastle writers' festival ainslie + gorman arts centre heart of australia bookshops kate gordon nsw writers' centre tanika gupta fishpond reviews 19 March 1932 Reading Time chloe mauger bradman museum school visits sophie masson frankfurt book fair Dymocks Brisbane book launch Mitchell Library book tour buzz words interviews ann harth playwrights retreat southern highland news awards historical fiction read3r'zrevu bushwalking sally odgers NAIDOC week dymocks mabo day Moss Vale Campus Library barnes&noble festival of dangerous ideas captain tobias furneaux gerringong historical society museum sir charles kingsford smith children's book council of australia NSW branch Port Macquarie Library smashwords tasmania nowra library self-publishing australian standing orders hans christian andersen eBook nook act writers centre bookworld Gordon Library playwriting just write for kids playwriting festival ubud writers & readers festival literary events combined book exhibit paperback goodreads giveaway goodreads festivals seven mile beach 14 february 1966 lachlan philpott author videos fran knight jamberoo public school Taree Library book depository WritingNSW flying through clouds Tamworth City Library Tamworth Country Music Festival hnsa Historical Novel Society teen fiction readhowyouwant clancy tucker australian federation of graduate women Magpies middle grade fiction copyediting book trailer ANZAC Day books mother's day ReadPlus YA fiction southern highlands writers' festival barbara braxton elaine ousten reconciliation Quirindi Library book fairs indigenous literacy day QBD decimal currency refugees alexander mccall smith bologna children's book fair national simultaneous storytime Bowral Art Gallery lyn linning Reader's Companion Armidale berkelouw books theatre Books + Publishing smsa library Sydney Harbour Bridge deep sky luke johnson Waterstones children's book council of australia blog tour children's / YA literature valentine's day bookloons bay of fires martin luther king, jr MacLean's Booksellers society of children's book writers and illustrators Anniversary Day children's book council of australia illawarra south coast children's book council of australia national conference atyp authors jackie french kobo amazon arielle gamble lovereading4kids griffin press Dymock's Canberra Australia Day Abbey's Bookshop Lismore Library believing 12 curly questions sydney opera house iTunes writers' festivals literary lunch australian reading hour Broadbeach Library bookstop[ Spotlight On scbwi australia sydney byron writers festival bill condon telopea park school goodbye frankie autumn revel festival of golden words libraries gorman arts centre mETAphor writing process blog hop allen & unwin skylight books michelle morgan indigenous literacy foundation berkelouw book barn ubud, bali holidays international children's book day 2014 better read than dead ulladulla library Paperchain Manuka shoalhaven libraries big book day out too late for love Grafton Library book cover design di bates tom keneally centre deb robins