2018 Murgon Music Muster
The 2018 Murgon Music Muster held during the first week of November brought over 250 vans to camp at the Murgon Showgrounds.
This special music festival was headlined by Golden Guitar Winner, Adam Harvey. Other great performers who showcased their talents for the appreciative audience included Johanna Hemara, Graham Rodger, Brad Butcher, Amber Goldsmith, Heath Milner, Phoebe Jay, Brendan Radford, Rosanna Ruddick, Jack Viljoen, Chris & Viv Boys, Larry Cann, Robert Hopkins, Clyde Cameron, Stuart Watson, Clarrie Weller and Lillian Gray.
The week-long event provided a great line up of country music artists, poets and walk-up artists.
The major beneficiaries from the 2018 Muster were the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Blue Care South Burnett with funds being used to purchase an observation trolley and Southern Cross Care (Castra Retirement Home in Murgon) for the purchase of two Niki Pumps for pain relief for home palliative care.
See below for a full list of Artist who performed at the 2018 Muster together with their photos and bios.
2018 Sponsorship & Donations
The Rotary Club of Murgon would like to thank the following Local Businesses for their Sponsorship & Donations to the 2018 Muster.
Bendigo Bank, Nanango Sellwood Constructions, Murgon
Clifton Motors, Murgon South Burnett Regional Council
Ergon Energy Stanwell Corporation Limited, Nanango
Remko Engineering, Murgon Tajana Droughtmasters
Ritemate Australia, Meadowbrook Teys Australia Murgon Pty Ltd, Murgon
Riverina Stock Feeds, Murgon The Country Dentist, Murgon
Cherbourg Aboriginal Council Murgon Tyres & More
Clovely Estate, Moffatdale Praescius, Murgon
Cornett’s IGA, Murgon Pricebusters, Murgon
Mark Smith Menswear, Murgon Robinson’s News and Gifts, Murgon
Murgon & District Services Club Qld National Pork Holdings, Murgon
Murgon Betta Home Living Wondai Electrical Services
Country Fried Chicken, Murgon Northern Agri Services, Murgon
Crow FM Radio, Wondai Pest Options, Murgon
Dennis Electrical, Murgon Pratt Agencies, Murgon
Hobbs & Associates, Wondai Sanders Bobcat & Mini Ex Hire, Murgon
Maroske’s Tyre Service, Murgon South Burnett Musical Comedy Society
Moffatdale Ridge Winery, Murgon The Coffee Bar, Murgon
Murgon Golf Club The Tackle Box, Murgon
Murgon Mitre 10
Alicia’s Spa & Hair Worx, Murgon Murgon Real Estate
Australian Hotel, Murgon Murgon Star Discounts
Barambah Bush Caravan Park, Murgon Murgon State School
Barry Bastardi, Eli Waters Murgon Visitor Information Centre
Burnett Tyre & Mechanical Service, Murgon Nicol’s Printing, Kingaroy
Café Murgon Norco Rural, Murgon
Carneys Feed Store, Murgon Pursers Coaches
Country Mail Gifts/Post Office, Murgon Riya's Café & Restaurant, Murgon
Datawave Internet & Computers, Wondai Rocket Roadshow
Dimities Cottage, Wondai Rosemary Delemare, Murgon
Doug and Sandra Farrawell Royal Hotel, Murgon
First Aid Instruction Service, Murgon Ryan Butchery, Wondai
Greg Mitchell Plumbing, Murgon Rob Walters
Gough Plastics, Townsville Struddy’s Sports Store, Murgon
Hotel Cecil, Wondai Sunflower Chinese Restaurant, Murgon
Kingsley Grove Estate, Kingaroy Supa Cheap Carpets, Murgon
L’Salon, Murgon The Murgon Butcher
Mondee Coffee, Murgon Top of Town Meat Hall, Murgon
Murgon Bakery Wondai H Hardware
Murgon City Motor Inn Wondai IGA
Murgon Fruit Mart Wondai Mechanical
Murgon Pizza Perfection Wondai Traders
On Behalf of The Rotary Club of Murgon and The Murgon Music Muster Committee we would like to extend our thanks to the above mentioned businesses for their support and commitment to making the Murgon Music Muster a success.
Their generous contribution has helped shape this event into what you see here today.
As we grow our Muster into the future, please support these local businesses who have supported us during your stay in our beautiful part of the world.
Artists appearing at the 2018 Muster
With a career spanning almost twenty years, over half a million album sales, gold and platinum albums and eight Golden Guitar Awards, Adam Harvey is one of Australia’s most popular & enduring recording artists.
He has made some mighty fine records along the way: the staples "Both Sides Now", "Cowboy Dreams" and the recent "Family Life" are among them… and then there’s the much loved collaboration with Troy Cassar-Daly "The Great Country Songbook". Now he can add one more to the list, "Harvey’s Bar… The Backyard Sessions".
Adam Harvey’s deep, soulful voice is one of the great all-time voices of Australian country music and he is looking forward to coming to Murgon to share some songs and stories at the Murgon Music Muster in November.
Graham Rodger is a very passionate Australian. Through his involvement in the Australian Country Music industry he has raised money for outback small towns, brings joy to thousands of Australians, he’s helping to keep our history alive and stirs our national pride.
Since 1998 with the release of his ﬁrst Album “Steering Wheel Drovers” he has made a huge impression on the industry. As both singer and songwriter his name has become synonymous with top quality Australian ballads. Graham’s song “You Can’t Take Australia From Me” was recited at Slim Dusty’s funeral by another great Australian, Dick Smith. What a great honour to be a writer for Slim as well as being chosen to be involved in his farewell.
Graham has established himself as a much favoured performer with a highly developed natural ﬂow. The quality of Graham’s vocal ability portrays the conviction and the emotion with which he sings his ballads. He tells stories which encapsulates, you so you feel and live the stories he is telling.