The outstanding success of Stanthorpe’s 2017 Johnny Cash Country Festival confirmed the organisers objective of it becoming an annual event generating to our local economy.
The Festival celebrates the fact that Johnny Cash and wife June Carter visited Stanthorpe regularly during the 1980s and 1990s. They came to visit an American friend of Johnny’s, who had moved to Australia for family reasons related to his Australian wife. They came to love this small country town, its people and the district, hence their regular visits.
This year’s main event will again feature one of Australia’s top Johnny Cash Tribute bands, supported by three well respected Country and Rockabilly groups celebrating music of the era. There will also be a market, an American themed menu and full bar service.
Pre-concert activities: Once again, they will have their movie night on the Friday night, featuring Johnny Cash themed films (charges apply).
Then on Saturday morning in the town centre, they will hold their Man in Black song contest along with other musical entertainment (free). This was so much fun last year!
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