Letton set to perform
Tamworth-based country music artist Brian Letton will perform at Horsham RSL this month and will return in 2019 for the 12th Horsham Country Music Festival.
Regional artist Cynthia Lawrance will support Letton at a dinner show at the RSL on June 21 and a morning melodies session the following day.
Tickets for both shows are now on sale at the RSL.
The dinner and show costs $33 and morning melodies, $14.
Horsham Country Music Festival co-ordinator Lyall Wheaton has announced artists for the 12th Horsham Country Music Festival, from March 21 to 24.
The line-up includes: Laura Downing and Kiara Rodrigues from Brisbane; Johanna Hemara and Brian Letton, Tamworth; Dwayne Elix, Sydney; Peter Coad and the Coad Sisters from Bundanoon, NSW; and Justin Standley, Don Costa, Sandie Dodd, Col Perkins, Trevor Keilar and Georgia and Lachie Mcgennisken from Victoria.
Mr Wheaton last month set an October-november deadline for individuals or organisations to come forward to rescue the annual event.
He made the declaration after Horsham Country Music Association chairman Colin Morrell announced that the event’s future was in doubt beyond 2019.
Mr Morrell said the festival had become insecure with Mr Wheaton’s decision to step down as co-ordinator, an issue amplified by advice that other committee members, many of them in their 70s, also planned to retire.
He went as far as saying the 2019 Horsham Country Music Festival would be the last unless the association could find a new co-ordinator.