Friday June 7th

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Launch event

5:30pm, Nelson Bay Bowling Club

Join us for the exciting launch of the 2019 Port Stephens Toyota Bluewater Country Music Festival! 

Hosted by local radio identity Reg Dowton, the launch event is a showcase of talent right across the spectrum of festival events and the OFFICIAL OPENING of the festival. $20 Ticket includes canapes and welcome beverage on arrival.

  • Linedancing demonstration by Bay Bootscooters

  • Bush poetry by "The Rhymer from Ryde"

  • Young country music stars, Brooke and Sam Thompson

  • Award winning country singer/songwriters Lee J Collier and Wendy Wood

  • Port Stephens country music band 'Mustang'

Tickets $30 Book Now or at the Golf Club reception

Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont

8pm, Nelson Bay Golf Club

Multi-award winning husband and wife duo, Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont will make their first ever appearance at our festival when they bring their acclaimed “Highway Sky Tour” to the Nelson Bay Golf Club.

Since releasing their debut duo album, ‘Adam & Brooke’ in February 2018, the Central Coast based pair have scored a #1 ARIA Country chart debut, released two #1 singles and been nominated for an ARIA Award and four Golden Guitar Awards. To close out what has been a highly successful project, Adam & Brooke are adding a handful more dates to their tour schedule.


‘Adam & Brooke’ is a body of work in a class all of its own and may well be the best Australian country duets album ever” (Denise Torenbeek, Country Update Magazine).


Wax Lyrical Country Special

7pm, Broughtons at the Bay

Presented by Sandy Louise of the Australian Songwriters Association, members of the Australian Songwriters Association, and invited guests, come together in a supportive environment to grow and develop their skills alongside fellow musicians.

It is an “Open Mic” format for Members and non–members to share their Music together.

They are encouraged to share comments and feedback upon each other’s music.


Fun, informal and always surprising! 

Saturday June 8th

Tickets $20, Book Now

Country Superstars Tribute Show

7:30pm Soldiers Point Bowling Club

The Country Superstars Tribute Show is a salute to the most talented artists to ever grace the Country stage – including Alan Jackson, Johnny Cash, Shania Twain, Dolly Parton and Glenn Campbell.

If you’re a big fan of country music then this a must-see show, but the best thing about The Country Superstars Tribute Show is that it will resonate with anyone who enjoys terrific music, top-notch production values, engaging performers and plenty of upbeat, chart-topping songs. It’s a five-star concert experience!

Adam Harvey and the Nashville Tapes

8pm, Wests Diggers

Adam Harvey has long been one of Australian country music’s premier artists. With eight Golden Guitars on the mantelpiece.  Add to that more than half a million album sales, back-to-back No.1 albums on the ARIA Country Albums Chart, three ARIA nominations, and a succession of Gold- and- Platinum-certified albums, and it’s easy to see that Adam’s trophy room sparkles from every angle.

The Nashville Tapes is yet another a career-best album for Adam Harvey. A deeply personal, powerfully reverent release not years but decades in the making, The Nashville Tapes is the masterwork of an all-time Australian country music legend. 

Tamworth Songwriters Association

11am, Blueys, D'Albora Marina

A full program of country artists including: 

Bowen & Clare, Marcus Greene, Phillip Doring, Wendy Wood, Vanessa Delaine, Blake Dantier, Ana Key & the Underdogs, Lizzie Steadman, Ian Wlikinson, Kyle Adams-Collier, Ian Burns, Jon Davis


Hosted by Lydia Clare

Steve Passfield & Mike Kerin

2pm, Fingal Bay Sport & Rec Club

Call Him Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Swing or Country Rock but his

music is eclectic. With a growing list of Awards, including a coveted Golden Guitar, to his name, Steve proves that persistence and passion pays off!


An independent musician with many “strings to his bow” and an ever increasing fan base, Steve is a firm favourite at this years Festival.

Add Mike into the mix and you have an entertaining duo not to be missed!


Jason Owen -

All ages event

6pm Broughtons at the Bay

Singer/songwriter Jason Owen is a charismatic country boy whose rich vocals and high energy,

heartfelt performances have made him a crowd favourite. From originals such as Proud to faithful renditions of John Denver classics, Jason is a true talent.


Absolutely captivating in front of a live audience, Jason has entertained audiences around the country

for album tours and at popular events including the Tamworth Country Music Festival, CMC Rocks the Hunter, the ACE Awards and the Sony Foundation’s Wharf4Ward event raising funds for

youth cancer care.

FREE Bookings essential

Twilight Dinner Cruise

Departs 6:15pm Moonshadow TQC

A twilight dinner cruise with a hint of country. In conjunction with the Port Stephens Toyota Blue Water Country Music Festival, Moonshadow-TQC Cruises have decided to get in on the ho- down and have some fun on the water.


Join us on our renowned Twilight Dinner Cruise, aboard our Supercat, Mooshadow V where a delicious 3 course buffet awaits.  A fully licenced bar available with a selection of Hunter Valley Wines, Locally brewed beers and a variety of delicious cocktails. Max Jackson will be our live entertainment with some country classics in amongst some old favourites and modern repertoire. 

Tickets $26 - $72 Book here or call 0249  849 388

Sunday June 9th

Adam Brand, supported by Matt Cornell

7pm, Soldiers Point Bowling Club

Adam Brand is one of Australia’s most popular and successful recording artists. In a career spanning twenty years he has sold more than 600,000 albums, won innumerable awards and built a large and loyal following that any recording artist would envy.

Don't miss Adam at Soldiers Point Bowling Club. Tickets available by calling the club


Family Fun Day

1-4pm, Horizons Golf Club

Wats-on The Menu Catering and Horizons Golf Resort are proud to host a fun family event as part of the Port Stephens Toyota Bluewater Country Music Festival!


Live entertainment from duo Country Lovin, with a special performance from two emerging child artists Sam and Brooke Thompson.


There will be FREE activities for the children as well as share plate packages and kids meals.


We will also have a fun Youth Markets for young entrepreneurs from the region to sell some of their goods.

Tickets: $10 Adults, Children FREE

Family pass $28 includes a share plate.


Bowen and Clare

12pm, D'Albora Marinas Plaza

From the hills of the Hawkesbury NSW Darryl Bowen & Lydia Clare play toe tappin' tunes, singing songs you know and love and ones you’ll grow to love.


Bowen & Clare have a chemistry, humour and spirit that’s refreshing and down to earth.

Their authentic Aussie sound blends country, folk 'n bluegrass with a celtic/gypsy twist.

Their music is toe tappin’ infectious, catchy, energetic, haunting, soul stirring, funny and thought provoking.

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