Murgon Music Muster
The Murgon Music Muster is an annual event held during the 1st week in November at the Murgon PCYC (Murgon Showgrounds) and proudly run by the small, but hard working, Rotary Club of Murgon.
In 2023, the Muster will be in its 11th year. A primary aim of the Muster is to bring music enthusiasts to our district to boost our economy and to showcase our region. To do this, the Rotary Club of Murgon find well known and emerging artists, many of them Golden Guitar winners, which also provides an opportunity for South Burnett locals to see these artists right on their doorstep.
Each year the Muster has been gaining momentum and we focus on catering for Grey Nomads and day visitors.
The Muster includes walk-up artists, poets, professional artists and aboriginal dancers. Food and drinks will be available from the Muster.
The Muster is an indoor event so you do not need to worry about the weather. The facilities at the Murgon Showgrounds include; limited powered camping sites, un-powered camping sites, hot showers and a caravan dump point. We offer reasonable rates for our camping sites. EFTPOS is also available at the gate.
The 2023 Muster will run from Tuesday 31 October to Sunday 5 November 2023. Walk up artists are welcome from Tuesday 31 October through to Friday 3 November.
There will be a huge line up of invited artists on Friday and Saturday. For a full list of artists performing during the Muster, go to the 2013 MUSTER PAGE.
Camping will be available from Sunday 29 October to Monday 6 November.
Online tickets will be available from this website from 1 August. Go to our TICKETS Page for more details.
Proceeds from the Muster are donated to local and regionally significant charities. Each year the Rotary Club of Murgon nominates at least two major beneficiaries who will benefit from the Muster.
The 2022 beneficiaries were RACQ LifeFlight Rescue, Blue Care Respite South Burnett and Murgon Hospital Auxiliary.
Beneficiaries from the 2019 Muster included the Royal Flying Doctor Service, RACQ Life Flight Rescue and Toowoomba Hospital Foundation.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service, Blue Care South Burnett and Southern Cross Care (Castra Retirement Home in Murgon) were the major beneficiaries from the 2018 Muster.
Profits from the 2017 Muster were donated to the Murgon Palliative Care Unit for the purchase of a new alternating air mattress and a special chair for their unit at the Murgon Hospital. The second beneficiary was HeartKids, which is an organisation who helps young children and families affected by congenital/childhood heart disease through some hard times.
In 2016, the Rotary Club of Murgon supported Beyondblue and Life Flight.
The Rotary Club of Murgon relies on the generous help of the local businesses, community, volunteers and visiting patrons to successfully run this event each year.
Murgon, so named from an aboriginal word meaning ‘lily pond’, is a small rural township located in the South Burnett region of South-East Queensland. The Murgon district has a lot to offer with amazing scenery and so much to see and do.
With a population of 2,000 plus, Murgon’s attractions include wineries, the Queensland Dairy & Heritage Museum, fishing on the nearby Bjelke-Petersen Dam and gem-fossicking. Local industries include peanut growing and production, dairy farming, beef and cattle production, dubosia farming, pulse and grain crops, wine production, a large tannery and the production of stock feed.
The Indigenous Australian settlement of Cherbourg is just south of Murgon and has a marvellous Ration Shed Museum. The nearby town of Wondai boasts a wonderful Timber Museum, a Heritage Museum and the Wondai Regional Art Gallery as well as several shops full of collectables.
Murgon is located on the Bunya Highway approximately 245 kilometres north-west of Brisbane...just over 2 hours from city or sea.
You can find your way to Murgon by travelling:
· the D'Aguilar Highway from Caboolture
· the Brisbane Valley Highway through Esk
· the New England Highway via Toowoomba to Yarraman
· the Bunya Highway via Dalby and Kingaroy
· the Wide Bay Highway via Gympie
· the Burnett Highway via Gayndah /Ban Ban Springs