Horsham Country Music will celebrate another fantastic year of sharing music with the community, with its final gig for the year.
Horsham Country Music will finish what has been a very successful year with Stephen R Cheney and Robyn Norton performing at a dinner and show at the Horsham RSL Club on Thursday, November 22.
This will be followed by the Morning Melodies performance on Friday, November 23.
Horsham Country Music chairman Colin Morrell said that Cheney is an ideal artist to conclude what has been a very successful year.
Cheney is a regular at Mildura, Tamworth and other festivals where he is renowned for his tributes to John Denver.
Cheney will be supported by Robyn Norton, of Serviceton, who will be returning after a successful debut last year.
Horsham Country Music secretary and festival coordinator Lyall Wheaton agreed that 2018 had been a very successful year for the organisation.
“We had a record crowd at our 2018 festival, while our dinner and shows and Morning Melodies at the RSL have been well attended, Mr Wheaton said.
In March 2018, the organisation celebrated its 11th Horsham Country Music Festival – the biggest and best to date.
“As a result of a successful 2018, Horsham Country Music was able to donate $16,000 to the Wimmera Cancer Centre and $8500 to the Drought Appeal,” Mr Wheaton said.
Mr Wheaton said that plans for the 12th and final Horsham Country Music Festival, which will be held from March 21 to 24, are progressing extremely well.
“We have an excellent artist line up headed by Laura Downing, Kiara Rodrigues, Sandie Dodd, Justin Standley, Don Costa, Brian Letton, Peter Coad and the Coad Sisters, while youngsters Lachie and Georgie McGennisken will be returning after their successful debut this year.”
Mr Wheaton said that tickets for the final dinner and show and Morning Melodies will cost $35 and $15 respectively are now on sale at the Horsham RSL.
The Horsham Country Music Association was formed in 2006 by a group of locals who shared similar tastes in music. It held its first monthly gig in 2007 and the inaugural Horsham Country Music Festival then followed in April 2008.