Lost Highway Karuah

by | 5 Apr, 2013

The Lost Highway, Karuah Bluegrass Music Festival is scheduled for 17th – 19 May 2013.

Inspired by the Guildford Banjo Jamboree, we set about creating a community festival where residents, musicians and music lovers could gather to share the air and fill it with music and laughter. There will be music in the streets with jamming, black board concerts and workshops with the best that Australian bluegrass has to offer, A snap shot of  bands at this years Karuah Bluegrass Festival  include:

  • The Hardrive Bluegrass Band
  • Andrew Clermont Supper Club
  • Pixie Jenkins
  • The Eastern (NZ)
  • Dear Orphans
  • The 3 Marketeers
  • Mid North
  • Gleny Rae and her exceptionally fine musicians
  • Oh WillyDear
  • The Travelling Teardrops
  • Mustered Courage
  • The Do Riders
  • Good Corn Liquor
  • Melody Poole

There’s even a chance for you to put your name down for a blackboard concert to play with Australia’s leading Monroe-stylists, Hardrive, at the pub Saturday night.

KaruahThe event is held from Friday to Sunday and the program includes entertainment on Friday evening at the local RSL Club and Pub as a start to the weekend. Saturday starts with workshops and music along the Mainstreet with bands jamming outside businesses and even in the local Servo. Saturday night includes 2 bands and dinner at the Karuah RSL and for those that can’t sleep the bands come together to jam into the wee hours of the morning in local businesses.

After a great Saturday evening – it is a gentle slide into Sundays entertainment with a gospel concert and more bands for the rest of the day. There is a bar on site, local fresh seafood for sale and Karuah’s famous oysters in the morning. Also available are food stalls and along the main street there are a variety of cafes to choose from.

Karuah, Port Stephens, is just off the highway 200km north of Sydney and 50 km north of Newcastle via the Pacific Highway. Driving through Karuah and seeing how beautiful it is and how it’s set up with hotels and caravan parks a plenty, the Karuah Bluegrass Music Festival is an all-weather festival, with ample camping and accommodation facilities and a great weekend to share fantastic music with friends and family by the river where occasionally where you can even dip your feet!

The Lost Highway – Karuah Bluegrass Music Festival is being held by the local Chamber of Commerce to bring visitors to the town to discover its natural beauty and hopefully return again another day.