After a slow rise to the day, we cruised into the heart of Tamworth to the Fanzone stage. The intent was to just watch my fellow CMAA Senior Academy buddy (and previous Trans-Tasman Entertainer of the Year) Tania Cornish perform, however we ended up staying and watching the Wolfe Brothers (outstanding). We also had the opportunity to watch Warren H Williams and Dani Young, who we will meet properly in May at Norfolk Island. Fanzone also became an opportunity for our trip mascot Klein The Kiwi to have some pictures with other fellow Academy mates.
We couldn't stay for the whole thing, as we had tickets to see BBU (Bennett, Bowtell, & Urquhart) at West League Blazers. They were outstanding as always. Was great to see their special surprise guest Kasey Chambers up for a song too.
We were gutted we couldn't hang around to catch up with the team after their concert, but we had to race off to our next ticketed show 'The McClymonts'. Any group that performs at TRECC (Tamworth Regional Entertainment & Conference Centre) is extremely outstanding (it's a huge room to fill). They were all talented musicians, and it's not hard to see why they have been able to create 5 quality albums.
That show timed itself perfectly, and we had one more ticketed show to see ... Shane Nicholson at The Pub. I've been a fan of Shane's since I first heard his songs, and it was a privilege to finally see the man at work. He (his band, and many guest appearances) were great entertainers. I can't wait to catch up with him in the less hectic Norfolk Island Country Music Festival in May later this year.
One more day done, only a couple more (+ a travel day) left.