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GEORGE BROWN BOTANIC GARDENS AMPHITHEATRE 
7pm – 11.30pm   Saturday 15th September
The 4th DARWIN CITY MUSTER brings a glittering Golden Guitar haul of headline acts to the Amphitheatre stage on Saturday 1th September for a spectacular night of infectious country rock, bush ballads and blue grass. 

You’ll be kicking back and lettin’ loose with larrikins & live wires when His Honour The Administrator Ted Egan introduces  –
 True Blue legend John Williamson, Entertainer of the Year Troy Cassar-Daley, CMAA Female Artist of the Year Beccy Cole and songbird Sara Storer with a swag of new material.
This is the premier family event on the country music calendar and you can meet all the stars direct from the stage throughout the evening in the merchandise tent.
Please bring chairs, rugs, cameras & bottled water.  
Beach umbrellas, pets, glass, alcohol & hot food will NOT be permitted entry.
 Plenty of food stalls with hot/cold drinks and bar services inside the venue.  Under 18’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult and at no times may they enter the bar service areas.
Car parking is nearby at the Mindil Beach area adjacent to the George Brown Botanic Gardens.

Tickets Pre-sale:   $54.90 Adults/$22.00 Children (6-16 years) + booking fee. Under 5’s free.
Book at Darwin Entertainment Centre Tel: 89 803333
www.darwinentertainment.com.au , Tourism Top End The Mall Info Booth, Customer Service Desk Casuarina Square, Oasis News & Lotto Palmerston and at the Gate.   Children under 5 free.

Tickets at the Gate from 6pm: $60 Adult & $25 Child inclusive booking fee and GST.
Darwin City Muster acknowledges the support of Top Country 92.3FM, Channel 9, NT News, Darwin Airport Resort, Bridge Toyota and Lion Nathan.
For more information, please contact Sue Camilleri on 08 89 412 512, mob 0408 412 512
Em: 
soozcam@bigpond.net.au  or visit www.citymuster.com.au  

ARTIST BIO BRIEFS
 JOHN WILLIAMSON is a born storyteller who’s stayed true to traditions defining the essence of country and character in iconic songs Old Man Emu, Home Among The Gum Trees, True Blue, Drover’s Boy, Cootamundra Wattle, Raining on The Rock, Mallee Boy, A Number On My Back, Bells In A Bushmen’s Ear, Chandelier of Stars and recent album dedicated to Steve Irwin, Wildlife Warriors: It’s Time.
 John proved emus could fly in 1970 when the first song he wrote soared to Gold status soon after release.  Most of his 37 albums since are Gold or Platinum and he’s collected 23 Golden Guitars, 2 ARIAs, produced 10 videos, 5 DVDs and 3 books, profiled in This Is Your Life and featured in 3 television series.
 A true blue legend, John supports fair dinkum causes and brings integrity with more than a hint of the larrikin to the stage.  
www.johnwilliamson.com.au 
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TROY CASSAR-DALEY is a multiple CMAA Entertainer of the Year, has 14 Golden Guitars, 4 Gold albums, 6 Deadly awards & 3 ARIAs in recognition of an artist who delivers straight up stories bathed in homespun wisdom, infectious tunes and fine musicianship.
 His 6th album Brighter Day earned the ARIA for Best Country Album and 4 Golden Guitars for APRA Song & Male Vocalist (Lonesome But Free with Paul Kelly), Vocal Collaboration (Bird on A Wire with Jimmy Barnes) and Instrumental of the Year (Yellow Belly).  
Troy has featured as Andrew Denton’s guest on Enough Rope, was honoured by This Is Your Life, competed in 2 seasons of It Takes Two and appeared in a cameo role on the big screen for Race The Sun, starring James Belushi and Halle Berry.
 
He’s shared the stage with Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Leanne Rimes and the Dixie Chicks, performed at the Opening of the Rugby World Cup and toured in the US with Tommy Emmanuel.
Born To Survive – the Best of Troy Cassar Daley has just been released.
www.troycassar-daley.com.au
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BECCY COLE is well established at the pinnacle of our entertainment industry as a multi-talented and dynamic performer with boundless energy, profoundly honest songs, a wicked sense of humour and oceans of charisma.
The anthemic Poster Girl, inspired by her tour of duty in Iraq 2005/2006, earned Beccy 3 Golden Guitars this year for CMAA Female Artist, APRA Song & Single of the Year and brought other accolades.

With 7 Golden Guitars under her belt including 2005 CMAA Entertainer of the Year, Beccy has released 4 albums with 2 reaching Gold status - Little Victories and Wild At Heart and her latest, Feel This Free is approaching the same success.   Last year, her single Rainbows, Dreams and Butterflies was an APRA finalist in the Most Performed Country Work category.
 
Beccy is constantly on the road and appeals to audiences of all ages as a regular on ABC’s Spicks & Specks, The Wiggles as “Beccy Bluegrass and as a compere at major country and mainstream events.  She’s just returned from the US and brings new material to the stage. 
www.beccycole.com
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SARA STORER’s career sparked in the Territory and when she left the dust and remote area teaching behind, it exploded!  After winning first prize in the Adelaide River Talent Quest, she was discovered at the Tamworth College of Country Music by Garth Porter, signed with ABC Music, released her debut album Chasing Buffalo and won the Best New Talent Golden Guitar.
 In 2004, this songbird blitzed the 2004 CMAA awards when she took home a record 7 Golden Guitars for her 2nd album Beautiful Circle and is the first artist to simultaneously hold the 2 Top spots on the Country single’s chart.
She finds inspiration in the isolation of the outback, the land and its characters and returned to where it all began in 2005 to film the clip Since I’ve Gone and DVD The Territory Calling, for her 3rd release Firefly.
This songbird has gone the distance and brings a swag of new stories to the Darwin City Muster.   
www.sarastorer.com.au
 
ROCK THE FOUNDATION
(Fundraiser for indigenous Territorians with kidney disease)
George Brown Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre
Sunday 16th September 5pm-11pm

Let there be CLASSIC ROCK at the Jimmy Little Foundation concert Rock The Foundation on Sunday 16th September, George Brown Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre, in association with The Fred Hollows Foundation.

Raising funds for indigenous Territorians with kidney disease are local songbird Shellie Morris, National Living Treasure Jimmy Little AO and other Aussie legends The Angels, Party Boys Screaming Jets and GANGgajang, shaking the Amphitheatre to its core.

High-octane hits over 6 hours include a hard rocking Bon Scott tribute from the
Party Boys, The Angels – Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again, Take A Long Line &
No Secrets, Screaming Jets – Helping Hand, Better & Shivers, GANGgajang - Sounds
of Then (This is Australia), Hundreds of Languages, American Money & Initiation.
From Very Special Guest Jimmy Little - Under The Milky Way, The Reason For It All,
The Way I Made You Feel, Royal Telephone and more.

Performance times:
5pm Gates open
5.30pm Shellie Morris
6pm Jimmy Little
6.30pm GANGgajang
7.30pm Screaming Jets
8.40pm The Party Boys
9.50pm The Angels
11pm Gates close

Please bring chairs, rugs, cameras & bottled water.
Beach umbrellas, pets, glass, alcohol & hot food will NOT be permitted entry.

Plenty of food stalls with hot/cold drinks and bar services inside the venue. Under 18’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult and at no times may they enter the bar service areas.

Car parking is located nearby at the Mindil Beach area adjacent to the George Brown Botanic Gardens.

Presale Tickets: Adult $50/12-18 years $30 inc BF & GST. Under 12 free with parent.
Bookings: Darwin Entertainment Centre www.darwinentertainment.com.au  Tel: 89 803 333, Tourism Top End The Mall Info Booth, Customer Service Desk Casuarina Square, Oasis News & Lotto Palmerston.

Tickets at the Gate: Adult $60/12-18 years $35. Under 12 free with parent.

Jimmy Little is proof that you can be productive when living with renal failure. He self-administered dialysis 4 times a day for 2 years before undergoing a kidney transplant and established The Jimmy Little Foundation, a not for profit charitable institution, to improve health care for kidney patients from regional and remote communities.

Rock The Foundation acknowledges the support of Baxter, Channel 9, NT News, Darwin Airport Resort, The Fred Hollows Foundation & 105.7 ABC Darwin.

For more information, images and interviews, please contact publicist:
Em: soozcam@bigpond.net.au
Jimmy Little Foundation: www.jlf.org.au 
The Fred Hollows Foundation: www.hollows.org.au