Saturday, January 24, 2015

His: Saturday Snapshots - Country Music Festival

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I grew up in a small country town in Australia which was known as "Australia's Country Music Capital". It is the Australian equivalent of Nashville, TN as it has a large festival where thousands of people come to visit this time of year to listen to country music and see the big stars of Australian Country Music. They also have a big award ceremony, similar to the CMA's in America. I haven't been in Tamworth for the festival since I moved to America but I found a few photos recently from the 2001 festival and thought it would be a good subject for today's post since it is festival time.

 The main street is closed to traffic during the festival. Many of the pubs/bars in town have different singers perform during the festival and also offer accommodation.

The main street always has lots of people as there are many performers and other things to do along the street.

One of the more common sights along the main street is buskers/street performers. Many of them are really good so it is worth wandering down the street to hear the different performers.

Towards the end of the festival they have thousands of people line the main street to try and break the world record for the world's longest line dance.

They also have a big parade on the last weekend and it is very popular.

The parade is a great way to see the big country music stars as most of them are on one of the floats.

The parade is fairly long and takes about an hour to see the whole thing go by.

 Many of the floats have music and dancing as well.

This is just a small glimpse of what the Country Music Festival in Tamworth looks like. Have you ever been to the festival or something similar?


  1. I'd love to hear a little of the Australian country music! Intriguing.

  2. The street fair looks fun. What state is this in?

  3. Oh, I love the look of the streets filled with eager music lovers...and the stores and pubs look inviting, too. Thanks for sharing!

    And in my photo of the book nook, that you enjoyed, that was once a boring closet with sliding doors. Removed the doors and voila! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  4. This would be so fun to visit!! We are heading to Australia in March!!!!

  5. This looks like so much fun! I'd love to be there and experience all the live music. I hope you're able to go back soon.
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    Sandy @ TEXAS TWANG

  6. That looks like a really fun festival, and that is without the sound.

  7. I have never been to the Tamworth Festival, but I'm not a country music fan. Friends, who are fans, just love this Australia Day w/e in Tamworth though.

    It certainly looks prettier in your pics than I remember from my drive throughs as a kid heading north for the summer holidays.

  8. I've been to Tamworth a few times, but never at Festival time. Country music isn't my thing either, so I'm unlikely to visit in January. It's certainly a nice area though.

  9. Looks like so much fun! You can tell it's beautiful weather too!!!!


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