The Official Opening of the Aboriginal Cultural Showcase is an opportunity to start the week off with a bang and give visitors a taste of the week to come, as well as an opportunity to recognise and thank the generous sponsors that make the Showcase possible from year to year. In 2013 the Showcase Opening Event will include a Smoking Ceremony by Aboriginal music legend and community Elder,
Roger Knox, and a Welcome to Country by Aunty Pearl Trindall. Performances by some favourite big names will kick off the week with Roger Knox, Johnny Huckle and Warren H Williams performing alongside emerging new talent and Tamworth local Loren-Jade Ryan, and Tamworth’s own Gomeroi Dancers, who are a firm favourite with visitors to the Festival year after year.
The Official Opening is a fun celebration and taste of the entertainment in the week to come, and a great way to get your first taste of the Aboriginal musicians and upcoming talent on display at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
12:00-2:00pm Monday 21 January 2013 Powerstation Park (Cnr Darling and Peel Sts)
Join us in 2013…
Monday 21st January to Saturday 26th January 2013 as part of the Tamworth Country Music Festival
The sixth Aboriginal Cultural Showcase will include a week-long program of Aboriginal music and culture and be held during the Tamworth Country Music Festival. The Annual Cultural Showcase provides unique opportunities for exposure and performance development to Aboriginal musicians with musicians will be able to perform on a number of stages. The schedule at the main venue will include free master classes, workshops and Showcases, and will feature ticketed evening shows as the week heads into the big Festival weekend. The week will finish with a flourish at the Showcase Finale which exposes the talent of the best performers of the week alongside some of Australia’s most iconic Aboriginal musicians in Tamworth’s premiere venue, the Capitol Theatre.
Performers can hone their skills in a series of free master classes held at the beginning of the week and then show their stuff during the Walk-Up Showcases. Showcase walk-up slots are available to anyone of any level of talent and provide the opportunity to perform on stage with a professional backing band.
…and get yourself noticed!
Attend Discover some of the best new Aboriginal artists from around Australia
Perform Got some talent? Talk to us about performing in the Showcases, busking down Peel Street or playing on one of many stages throughout the Festival.
Sell Aboriginal artists, crafts-people and musicians are invited to exhibit and sell their wares