TOUR 3 READY TO GO FOLLOWING A HUGE, WHEATBELT WAMBASSADOR-PACKED BEGINNING
When – Friday September 16th 2016, doors at 7:30pm for an 8pm start
Where – Tivoli Room at the Cummins Theatre
Cost – FREE!
In partnership with RAC, and with support from the Department of Culture and the Arts, Royalties For Regions and Country Arts WA, WAM’s 2016 Wheatbelt Touring Circuit reached huge audiences last week, which saw an extended tour taking in the Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days Sundowner and many of the artists also playing the WAM-organised live music program at Field Days. The next tour is already upon us though, and there’s a very special WAMbassador and Wheatbelt fave leading the way.
Headlined by West Australian Country Music Awards winner and newly appointed WAMbassador Pete Byfield, his new band will also be on tour to help Pete launch his brand new single Atmissphere. Award-winning Geraldton-based artist Darcy Hay will also perform on all dates. Wheatbelt acts supporting the headliners include Tides2Music (presented by Narrogin Musicians Association), Mhindel (duo mode, with one half Wheatbelt WAMbassador Erin Pope) and a special guest to be announced for Moora Agricultural Show. Tour 3 will land in: the Quindanning Inne on Thursday 15 September; Merredin on Friday 16 at The Tivoli Room, Cummins Theatre; and finishing in Moora Saturday 17 September at The Moora Agricultural Show on the Main Oval.
As recently announced, this year’s Wheatbelt Touring Circuit has just seen the introduction of the Wheatbelt WAMbassadors initiative, with select musicians from across the Wheatbelt region engaging with communities during the Wheatbelt Touring Circuit series. The WAMbassadors’ role is to assist the Wheatbelt music networks and audiences to establish financially viable regional tour circuits, all the while creating long-lasting community impacts, including promoting the #elephantinthewheatbelt road safety campaign from RAC.
RAC General Manager of Corporate Affairs Will Golsby said, “The Wheatbelt WAMbassadors will engage with the community to raise awareness about the region’s unacceptable road safety record and to help save lives and stop serious injuries on Wheatbelt roads.”
The Wheatbelt Touring Circuit is a rare program that sees largely free entry performances in traditional pub venues, community rec centres and clubs throughout the Wheatbelt region, with leading acts from WA’s metro areas combining with a vast array of talented upcoming and established acts from the Wheatbelt. Find out more info by checking out the just-released Wheatbelt Touring Circuit Program…
Friday 16 September – The Tivoli Room, Cummins Theatre, Merredin (w/ Mhindel, Duo) – 7:30pm doors, first band at 8pm Free Entry