Entertainment 2021 Featured
You’re in for a treat with the entertainment line up appearing live at the Dinner Under the Stars in each of the six locations at this year’s event – all included in your Outback Qld Masters player and spectator passes.
Biloela, Busby Marou and Margy McArdle, LIVE Sat 19 June
Charleville Nik Philips and Errol Gray, LIVE Sat 26 June
Quilpie Casey Donovan and Manfred Vijars Sat 3 July
Blackall Jessie Lloyd and Murray Hartin LIVE Sat 10 July
Hugenden. The Jillaroos and Neil McArthur, LIVE Sat 17 July
Longreach Rhonda Burchmore and Noel Stallard, LIVE Fri 23 July. Casey Barnes, LIVE Sat 25 July
BILOELA SAT 19 JUNE
Tom Busby (hailing from Queensland) and Jeremy Marou (from the beautiful Torres Strait Islands) have been playing music together for over a decade and most recently at the State of Origin match in Townsville. Their potent chemistry have gained the reputation as one of Australia’s leading live bands known for their distinctly Australian storytelling and gifted musicianship. Onstage, a key element is the intertwining of vocal interplay of two lifelong mates
A multi-award winning Central Queensland Bush Poet, the marvellous Margie Mac born to fruit growing parents in the small farming community of Targinnie, near Gladstone. Her unique performance approach and a sense of humour will bring you to tears of laughter, from traditional to contemporary Australian Bush Poetry.
CHARLEVILLE SAT 26 JUNE
According to legendary music journalist Glenn A Baker, “Simply put, Nik Phillips is one of Australia’s most impressive song writers”. In a show featuring one man and his guitar, Nik shares stories, laughs, tears and songs which has seen him performing before audiences from the USA to China! In a world full of imitations, Nik Phillips is a unique Qld performer!
Coined the “Backyard Balladeer” Errol Gray will have you in stitches with his irreverent songs, stories and politically incorrect Aussie sense of humour that reflect everyday situations and misfortunes that happened to us all. His cultural classics include Working for Centrelink, Take Me To Where The Whiting Are Biting, They Wonder Why You Drink and The Handbag.
QUILPIE SAT 3 JULY
Mirusia is one of the most sought after sopranos in the world. She has appeared on over 20 million DVDs and albums sold across the world together with André Rieu and more recently has collaborated with The Seekers and The Wiggles. She was the youngest winner of the prestigious Dame Joan Sutherland Opera Award and her performances have been declared; heart-warming and personal.
Queensland Poet, lyricist and two time Golden Guitar winner. A poet, lyricist, storyteller and radio presenter, and in his words he remains, “One hundred percent mongrel-bred, and Australian-by choice”.
BLACKALL SAT 10 JULY
Founder and Director of Mission Songs Project, Jessie Lloyd an award winning performer touring globally and taking audiences on a profoundly-moving musical journey into the depth and diversity of Australia’s cultural identity. A composer, performer and creative entrepreneur, Jessie Lloyd is a songkeeper of Australian Indigenous music, dedicated to the continuation of song traditions.
The bloke from Moree, Murray Hartin, known as one of the best performs in rapid-fire, rhyming recitals, covering anything from the perils of yoga to visiting the dentist to his ANZAC tribute, The Slouch Hat, creating vivid and often hilarious mental images that will stay with you forever.
HUGENDEN SAT 17 JULY
The unlikely singing trio known as The Jillaroos has been wooing locals across outback Western Queensland in Australia since their first performance at the Ettamogah Pub in 1857.
The illegitimate son of a depressed Circus Clown and a wayward one-legged Nun, Neil has been on the road for well over twenty years, with his sole mission being to use his collected Aussie yarns to put a grin on the dial of every Aussie he meets. A regular at the Gympie Music Muster and Tamworth Music Festival, he tells the yarns of true Aussie ratbags and larrikins.
LONGREACH FRI 23 JULY
From Sydney to London’s West End to the depths of the South African jungle, Rhonda Burchmore has endeared herself into the hearts of all Australians. Whether you’ve seen her in sell-out performances at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, in the original Australian production of Mamma Mia! or I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here her illustrious career will ensure a cabaret experience not to be missed.
Australian Bush Laureate award winner, Noel Stallard OAM is one of Australia’s finest bush poets. He is a performance champion and we can’t wait to see what trails he takes us down with his love of Australian heritage poetry.
LONGREACH SUN 25 JULY
From his #1 hit on the Global Country Music Network Charts to the recent #1 Air 100% Independent Singles Charts, Australian country artist Casey Barnes continues to propel country pop/rock within the Australian music scene. It’s Casey’s undeniable talent, paired with those iconic foot-stomping performances, and his happy go lucky attitude that have all attributed to his ongoing success in Australia and abroad.