Update 3pm Sunday:
It has been a special weekend for Peter Hammond, a Horsham man who performed in The Likely Ones and Spectacle on Friday night.
Mr Hammond's son Brett travelled to the city from the Gold Coast, where he is a recording artist and session musician. Father and son shared the stage of Horsham RSL on Saturday night for several songs.
Mr Hammond said he had been glad to catch up with so many members of the scene.
"A lot of people I was in bands with have gone on to do bigger and better things, like Second Thoughts and Circus Animals, and not only that, it's been great to see some of the younger bands coming through," he said.
Mr Hammond said the crowds' love for music hadn't changed in the decade between his bands' performances at 50 years of Wimmera Rock in 2009 at this year's event. He said he knew people who had travelled from as far afield as Broome in Western Australia to attend the event.
"If you don't love music, it's a very boring life," he said.
Update 12pm Sunday:
ORGANISERS of the 60 Years of Wimmera Rock event have paid tribute to the volunteers and staff who put the weekend together.
Across the first two days of the event, over 2000 people attended the shows at Horsham Town Hall, the Exchange Hotel and Maydale Pavillion.
Exchange Hotel manager Mel Murray said several staff members had worked double shifts after performances were moved from Sawyer Park to the hotel on Saturday in anticipation of stormy weather.
"I had a few nervous phone calls on Friday, so thank goodness for the amazing staff," she said. "We would have needed four extra people to work if they didn't help out with 12-hour days.
"There were definitely more locals (than people from beyond the region) and a younger crowd than normal. We had no trouble at all."
The event brought performers from as far away as Europe and attendees from interstate.
The festival had a mixed impact on the city's accommodation sector: Some motel owners told the Mail-Times they had not seen a big increase in bookings for the weekend while others said they had been booked out since last year.
Update 10.30pm Saturday:
Update 8pm: The festival hasn't needed ACDC to perform to be Thunderstruck!
For the second consecutive day, the heavens have opened up. On Thursday, organisers decided to move the shows from Sawyer Park to the Exchange Hotel and Town Hall anticipating the bad weather.
Update 6.30pm: Shades of Troopers Creek band members Rick Stephens - now a resident of southern Germany - and Herb Krelle recount how they formed, the Horsham Musician's Club and the construction of the Sawyer Park Soundshell.
Update 5pm: With the first acts starting, two of the younger members of Horsham's music scene have shared their memories of the Wimmera Music Centre.
Saturday 12pm: A celebration of the Wimmera's history and passion for live music continues on Saturday.
The Mail-Times is covering 60 years of Wimmera Rock, bringing you the reunions, photos and music of the weekend.
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On Friday night, four men turned up to a gig at the Town Hall, but not to play: To watch their fathers play.
Brothers Paul, Shaun and Ben Latimer headed to Horsham from their Melbourne homes to watch Looseball Gooseball. Their father John is the band's drummer.
"We're representing them by wearing T-shirts. This is possibly the last time they will perform," said Shaun.
"They were a Horsham-based band that played everywhere and even had a coupe of originals."