Planning for the 1st National Bluegrass & Traditional Country Music Convention of Australia is well underway according to organisers. As previously announced, the new venue is at LaTrobe, Beechworth, in northern Victoria with dates scheduled for 17th – 20th November 2011.
The 2011 Program
2011 is looking good with Old-timey guests from West Virginia and the return of champion fiddle player, Bobby Taylor along with Andrew Dunlap on banjo and John Preston on guitar. From North Carolina we’ll see Joe Thrift on the fiddle and John Riccio, of the legendary Red Hots, on the banjo. From Tasmania The New Holland Honeyeaters return by popular demand, with their fascinating Radio Stage Show on Thursday night, taking the country music story further into the 1940’s.
Other acts for 2011 are still in discussion.
The 2012 Program
2012 is also looking good, as organisers have announced Audie Blaylock and Redline as the feature artists. Audie Blaylock and Redline are currently celebrating a #1 single, Cryin’ Heart Blues, on the January 2011 Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 30 Song chart. The single is the title track from Audie Blaylock & Redline’s latest album.
Accommodation & Camping is available on site at La Trobe, Beechworth. There are also a number of hotel style rooms with ensuite, rooms with shared facilities, 25 powered and numerous unpowered camp sites available onsite. Bookings at Latrobe can be made from late February. Onsite accommodation (including camping) will be limited to weekend convention pass holders.
This new venue offers the perfect location for the family, friends & fans of Bluegrass & traditional country music offering convention facilities, accommodation and camping on site, and also near by in the historic township of Beechworth, Victoria – Rod Jones.
Convention venue website www.latrobeatbeechworth.com.au