- INAUGURAL MITTAGONG STAMPEDE
A RESOUNDING SUCCESS
- • Crowd favourite Felicity Urquhart
was joined on stage by ABC's Nick Rheinberger
- • Dianna Corcoran and Cowpoke's Steve
- The inaugural Mittagong Country Music
Stampede was held at Mittagong RSL on September 7 and 8, and was
attended by approximately 800 patrons over the weekend.
Friday night kicked off with Darren Coggan warming up the
early comers with his energetic guitar driven style.
Highlight of the Saturday was the Country Vocal Talent Quest,
sponsored by Yamaha Music, with over $4000 in cash and prizes on
offer. Fifty contestants registered for the event, and a 200
strong audience witnessed a high quality final which was
adjudicated by Felicity Urquhart, and Rebecca McCarthy
of Rum Promotions. The competition finished with a 20 minute
performance by perennial crowd favourite Felicity, who was
joined impromptu on stage by popular ABC radio host Nick
Downstairs patrons were entertained throughout by the talents of
Dianna Corcoran, Shane Flew and Mark Lucas and
the Dead Setters.
The evening concluded with just under 400 packing the auditorium
for the launch of Cowpoke's new album 'Big Red Ute' who
were joined on stage by television personality Geoff Harvey.
Results of the Talent Quest were;
SENIORS - 1st Peter McWhirter, 2nd Chloe Graham, 3rd
JUNIORS - 1st Makaylie Foodey, 2nd Jessie Fairweather,
3rd Claire Bishop
SUB-JUNIORS - 1st Blake Giles, 2nd Kiara Taylor, 3rd
With a successful first event in the bag, the club is already
planning for 2008.
Mittagong RSL has announced the programme for the inaugural
'Mittagong Country Music Stampede' - to be help September 7 & 8,
The event will feature a country music talent quest with over
$4000 in prizes, with FELICITY URQUHART to adjudicate and
perform at the final.
Friday, September 7th
8:00 pm DARREN COGGAN
Saturday, September 8th
10:00 am TALENT QUEST Heats (auditorium)
12:00 noon DIANNA CORCORAN (lounge)
4:00 pm TALENT QUEST FINAL featuring performance by FELICITY
4:00 pm SHANE FLEW (lounge)
8:00 pm MARK LUCAS & THE DEAD SETTERS (lounge)
7:30 pm COWPOKE (Auditorium) 'BIG RED UTE' CD launch
Sunday September 9th
6:00 pm COUNTRY KARAOKE
The idyllic Southern Highlands is located an easy drive from
Sydney, Canberra and Wollongong andis ideal for a weekend
TALENT QUEST INFORMATION & ENTRY FORMS: Steve Cheers:
ACCOMMODATION ENQUIRIES: Southern Highlands Tourism on
1300 657 559
- MITTAGONG RSL ACOUSTIC COUNTRY
- SAT AUG 4 LOU BRADLEY
SAT SEPT 7 DARREN COGGAN
SAT OCT 6 MATT SCULLION
SAT NOV 3 NIKKI GILLIS
SAT DEC 1 TRAVIS COLLINS
- Mittagong RSL Club is proud to
announce the inaugural MITTAGONG COUNTRY MUSIC STAMPEDE and TALENT
QUEST, to be held at the Club on Friday & Saturday September 7 &
Commencing on the Friday evening, the event will feature
performances by FELICITY URQUHART, DIANNA CORCORAN, DARREN COGGAN,
SHANE FLEW, MARK LUCAS & the Dead Setters, and COWPOKE.
A COUNTRY VOCAL TALENT QUEST will be held on Saturday, September
8th as part of the weekend,
with Senior, Junior & Juvenile sections and total prizes to the
value of over $4000.
The Quest Final will be judged by FELICITY URQUHART, and REBECCA
McCARTHY of Rum Entertainment, and will feature a special
performance by Felicity.
Mittagong is located in the picturesque Southern Highlands of NSW
- a major tourist centre located an easy drive from Sydney,
Wollongong, and Canberra.
Details and entry forms for the TALENT QUEST can be requested from
organiser STEVE CHEERS at
STAMPEDE programme and accommodation enquiries can be made to
Mittagong RSL on 02 4872 6700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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