Event Schedule

The schedule is being added to every week and there is still  many more Country Music and Bush Poet acts to be included.

Wednesday 7th June 2017

Broughtons at the Bay - d'Albora Marinas

5pm-8pm: Official Launch of the Festival will be at Broughtons at the Bay on Wednesday 7th  June from 5.00pm until 8.30pm.

The Launch will feature a range of entertainment  showcasing  the upcoming activities at the Festival including

  • Line Dancing demonstrations
  • Bush Poetry - Kerry Sprigg
  • Local  Country Music artists featuring "Brothers 3"

Thursday 8th June 2017

West Diggers Nelson Bay
View Separate Program

 

Salamander Bay Shopping Centre
11am - 1.00pm - – Country Music Entertainment

Friday 9th June 2017

West Diggers Nelson Bay
View Separate Program


Salamander Bay Shopping Centre

11am  - Bay Bootscooters demonstration
2pm - Coastal Bootscooters -Line Dancing Demonstration


“V” Buffet restaurant
Landmark Building  Dowling St Nelson Bay
6pm to 9pm - Jim Williams


Valhalla Café and Bar – Bobs Farm

6:30pm - 8:30pm - Thor Phillips

Ingenia Communities Holiday Park at One Mile

7pm - 9pm - Bowen and Clare


Nelson Bay Bowling Club
7:30pm – Patsy Cline Tribute Show featuring Marie Hobson  Tickets $20  - PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

 

Soldiers Point Bowling Club
7.15pm -11.15pm – Line dancing Social hosted by Bluewater Line dancers.
See  Line dancing Program for details


Mavericks on the Bay at d’Albora Marinas Nelson Bay
8pm - 11pm - Karen O’Shea


Evviva Café and Bar - Nelson bay

8pm - 11pm - Arna Georgia


Ramada Resort and Country Club Shoal Bay
Whitesands Room

8:30pm - 10:30pm - Amber Lawrence and Aleyce Simmonds  concert - Tickets $25 - Purchase Tickets Online

Saturday 10th June 2017

West Diggers Nelson Bay
View Separate Program
For Viper Creek Band Tickets call (02) 4981 1344


Seabreeze Hotel Nelson Bay

8am to 10am Bush Poets Breakfast - Peter Mace and Murray Hartin


Leading Edge Truck stage

"Open Mike and Walk-up stage"
Located at the D’Albora Marinas – Nelson Bay
9.30am until 4.30pm - Host and Compere – Cill Van Der Verden & James Norton


Port Stephens Toyota Showcase Marquee
Apex Park Nelson Bay  

9am to 4:30pm - Country Music Showcase  Hosted by Steve Passfield
View Separate Program


The PSFM 100.9 Country Music Showcase
Stockton St, Nelson Bay
Marquee for Local Talent
9:30am to 4:30pm
Local  Country Music artists Showcase  hosted by The Footloose Band
View Separate Program


D’Albora Marinas
9.30am -12.30 am - Millennium Tribute


Nelson Bay Foreshore Park 

10am - 1pm - Chelsea Berman


Bush Poets Cruise - Moonshadow-TQC

10am to 12noon -
View Brochure
$46 - PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

  • Bush Poets - Murray Hartin and Bill Kearns
  • 2  hour cruise on beautiful Port Stephens
  • Entertainment from two of Australia’s Finest Poets
  • Morning Tea


Seabreeze Hotel Nelson Bay
11am to 2pm - Tamworth Songwriters show
View Brochure


Salamander Bay Shopping Centre
11am - 1pm  - Country Music


Murrays Brewery – Bobs Farm

12noon - 4pm - Tom Blake


Soldiers Point Bowling Club
12:30 - 4:30pm - The Di Lindsay Variety Show


Nelson Bay Foreshore stage

1pm to 4pm - Thor Phillips


D’Albora Marinas Nelson Bay

1pm – 4pm - Gina Timms


PS  Country Music Showcase marquee

Apex Park Nelson Bay
12:45pm - 2:15pm - Finnian Johnson


Middle Rock Holiday Resort
Rockpools Café Bar and Function Centre
3.00pm – 6.00pm - Whistle Dixie Saturday

Seabreeze Hotel Nelson Bay
4pm - 7pm - Bowen and Clare


Soldiers Point Bowling Club Lounge
5pm - 7pm -  
Cassidy-Rae Wilson on Keyboard


“V” Buffet restaurant
Landmark Building  Dowling St Nelson Bay
6pm to 9pm - Justess Jones


Valhalla Café and Bar – Bobs Farm

6:30pm - 8:30pm - Thor Phillips


Country Club Shoal Bay
6.30pm – 9.30pm  - Bryen and the Bayou Boogie Boys


Soldiers Point Bowling Club

7:30pm: Country Super Stars Show - $25 - For tickets phone  0249827173


Broughtons at the Bay - d'Albora Marinas
7:30pm: Brothers3 - – Doors Open-7.00pm - Tickets at the door $30 - Book Online (booking online is cheaper than booking at the door)


Mavericks on the Bay at d’Albora Marinas Nelson Bay
8pm - 11pm - ”Kempy” [ as in Troy]   

Sunday 11th June 2017

West Diggers Nelson Bay
View Separate Program


Seabreeze Hotel Nelson Bay
8am - 10am - Bush Poets Breakfast - featuring Bill Kearns and Claire Reynolds


Soldiers Point Bowling Club
9:00am - 11am - Bush Poets Breakfast - Featuring Bill Kearns and Peter Mace


Leading Edge Truck stage

"Open Mike and Walk-up stage"
Located at the D’Albora Marinas – Nelson Bay
9.30am until 4.30pm - Host and Compere – Cill Van Der Verden & James Norton 


Port Stephens Toyota Showcase Marquee

Apex Park Nelson Bay  
9am to 4:30pm - Country Music Showcase  Hosted by Steve Passfield
View Separate Program


D’Albora Marinas-Nelson Bay

9:30am -12:30pm - Bowen and Clare


The PSFM 100.9 Country Music Showcase
Stockton St, Nelson bay
Marquee for Local Talent
9:30am to 4:30pm
Local  Country Music artists Showcase  hosted by The Footloose Band
View Separate Program


Mavericks on the Bay Nelson Bay Foreshore
10amBush Poet - Murray Hartin


Nelson Bay Foreshore Park

10am - 1pm - Luke Schweizer


Salamander Bay Shopping Centre
11amCoastal Bootscooters - Line Dancers  Demonstration


Seabreeze Hotel

11am - 3pm - Tamworth Songwriters show


Stockton St stage Nelson Bay [opposite PO]

11:30am - Shoal Bay School - Shoal Bay Shakers


Salamander Bay Shopping Centre
11:30am - 2:30pm - Sophia Chesworth


Luncheon Country Music Luncheon Cruise
12noon - 3:30pm - 
Country Music Cruise Luncheon boarding at d’Alboras Marinas at “C” Dock  Nelson Bay - Entertainment: Gina Timms - Purchase Tickets Here


Horizons Golf Club
12noon - 4pm - 
Allan Caswell- winner of 7 Golden Guitars  - Tickets $20 - Purchase Tickets Here


Murrays Brewery – Bobs Farm
12noon - 4pm - Grant Walmsley Freebird


Soldiers Point Bowling Club

12:30pm - 3:30pm - String Loaded. Celtic and Bluegrass at Soldiers Point Bowling Club


Middle Rock Holiday Resort

Rockpools Café Bar and Function Centre
1pm - 4pm - James Bennett


Nelson Bay  Foreshore Stage

1pm -4pm - Millenium Tribute, Charlie Saliba


D’Albora Marinas Nelson bay

1pm-3pm -  Johanna Hemara
3pm-4pm - James Norton on Harmonica and Banjo


Little Beach Boathouse at Little Beach Nelson Bay
2pm-5pm - Karen O’Shea


Mavericks on the Bay at d’Albora Marinas Nelson Bay
3pm - 6pm - Mick Jones


Seebreeze Hotel Nelson Bay

3pm - 6pm - Arna Georgia


Swell Kiosk and Restaurant - One Mile Beach
next to Ingenia Communities Holiday Park

3pm - 6pm - Bowen and Clare


Soldiers Point Bowling Club

4.30pm to 6.30pm - Thor Phillips


Nelson Bay Bowling Club
6:00pm - Walkin' the Line”  Johnny Cash Show. Tickets include a 2 course dinner and the Show $40  Ph 02 49811272


Soldiers Point Bowling Club
7:45pm - Beccy Cole Concert. Tickets will be available Online and at the Soldiers Point Bowling Club. Doors open at 7.00pm- Book early

Support Act to Beccy Cole - Johanna Hemara

General Admission Tickets $39 or
Platinum  Tickets $79 – which includes seating in the 1st two table rows, Finger food and table wine
Book Tickets Online

Monday 12th June 2017

d’Albora Marinas
10am – Longest Line [ Line dancing]

 

Port Stephens Toyota Country Music Showcase Marquee
Apex Park Nelson Bay 

Head up "Buskers Competition Awards and concert by the winners and runners up"

9.00am - Opening presentation by The Footloose band

9.15am - 9.45am - Trio or group -Runner  up and Winner.

10.00am - 10.30am - Duo -Runner up and winner

10.45am - 11.15am - Senior Solo artist Runner  up and Winner

11.30am - 12.00noon - Intermediate Solo Artist -Runner up and Winner

12.15pm - 12.45pm - Junior Solo Artist Runner up and Winner

 

1.00pm - 5.30 pm - Showcase of Hunter & Steel City Music Club;

1.30pm - Opening by The Footloose Band

2.00pm - Steel City Music Club

2017 Festival closes at 5.30pm

Video Clip – Bluewater Festival

Broughton's at the Bay
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Kim MacKenzie Diggers Club
Jade & Willow  featuring Jade Holland at the Diggers Club
Beccy Cole
Leading Edge Truck
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Participating Venues

  • Broughtons at the Bay - Nelson Bay
  • Bunnings
  • d'Albora Marinas- Nelson Bay
  • Evviva Café and Bar – Stockton St Nelson Bay CBD
  • Horizons Golf Club - Salamander Bay
  • IBIS Styles Salamander Shores – Soldiers Point
  • Ingenias Communities Holiday Park-  Gan Gan Rd -One Mile Beach
  • Little Beach Boathouse at  Little Beach Nelson Bay
  • Mavericks on the Bay at d’ Albora Marinas
  • Middle Rock Holiday Resort –  Rockpools Café Bar and Function Centre
  • Leading Edge Truck Open Mike Stage- Nelson Bay
  • Moonshadow-TQC Cruises - d’ Albora Marinas
  • Murray’s Brewery / Port Stephens Winery - Bobs Farm
  • Nelson Bay Arts and Crafts Centre – Near the Diggers Club - Nelson Bay
  • Nelson Bay Bowling Club
  • Nelson Bay Foreshore Park
  • Nelson Bay Shopping Centre
  • Ramada Resort Whitesands Banquet Room – Shoal Bay
  • Salamander Bay Shopping Centre
  • Shoal Bay Country Club Auditorium
  • Shoal Bay Shopping Village
  • Seabreeze Hotel - Nelson Bay
  • Soldiers Point Bowling Club
  • Stockton St Stage – opposite Post Office – Nelson Bay
  • Swell Kiosk and Restaurant- One Mile Beach (next to Ingenia Communities Holiday Park)
  • The Port Stephens Toyota Showcase Marquee - Apex Park Nelson Bay
  • Valhalla Restaurant Bar - Bobs Farm
  • “V” Buffet restaurant  - Landmark Building  Dowling St Nelson Bay
  • West’s Diggers- Nelson Bay
  • Woolworths Nelson Bay

Line Dancing Venues 

  • Salamander Bay Shopping Centre
  • Soldiers Point Bowling Club – Friday 9th June 201 (For details go to the Line Dancing Program link)
  • West’s Diggers- Nelson Bay – Saturday and Sunday of the Festival (For details go to the Line Dancing Program link)

Line Dancing Schedule (PDF)

Bush Poet  Program Venues

  • Soldiers Point Bowling Club - Soldiers Point
  • West’s Diggers – Nelson Bay
  • Seabreeze Hotel - Nelson Bay
  • Moonshadow-TQC Cruises - d’ Albora Marinas
  • Mavericks on the Bay - d’ Albora Marinas Nelson Bay

The Rhymer from Ryde

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West Diggers Club

Claire Reynolds

Claire Reynolds - Bush Poet

West Diggers Club

Country Music Cruises

Enjoy a fabulous  Country Music  Luncheon entertainment cruise on beautiful Port Stephens as  a feature of the Bluewater Country Music Festival embarking at d’Albora Marinas in Nelson Bay at 12.00noon on Sunday 11th June 2017 .

The” Spirit of Port Stephens” will be the host vessel and maybe take the opportunity to spot a few dolphins.

There will be on board entertainment with a Country Music Band (Gina Timms) and when the vessel arrives at Salamander Shores Resort, passengers will disembark for a two[2] course  lunch at  the resort  which will also  host  a Country Music Band. Following lunch passengers will reboard the vessel for a gentle return cruise with  Country Music as a backdrop to relaxing on Port Stephens

BOOK HERE 

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Bush Poets Cruise Poster 2017 (002)
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Festival Promotion

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