Muddy Flats will start the party with covers of the best tunes from the late '60s and '70s.
Muddy Flats will start the party with covers of the best tunes from the late '60s and '70s. Rhiannon Tuffield

Bringing the funk to the Blackbutt dance

DON'T blame it on the sunshine, don't blame it on the moonlight, don't blame it on good times

Blame it on the Blackbutt Show Society, which will bring the boogie back on Saturday, March 18.

The show committee has opted for a night of disco era music instead of the traditional show ball.

"It's going to be a good fun night of entertainment,” Cathy Gilliland, who is running the night, said.

"We don't have a hall with a wooden floor so we can't have the ball, so instead of the Show Ball we're having a Show Dance.”

The party will be held in the bar at the Blackbutt Show Grounds.

The Blooming Beautiful committee is running a barbecue and Margie Spies will serve curry out the back of her food van.

"We're hoping a lot of people come dressed in their best 1970s dress,” Mrs Gilliland said.

Those who frock up will go in the running to win an assortment of wine, funky cushions and other retro prizes.

Bevan Costello and the blokes from Muddy Flats will provide the tunes and they're bringing in Auntie Lillian to help with some of those soaring female vocals typical of the era.

"The guy that does the lead singing, he's not like Barry Gibb but he can knock out a decent Bee Gees tune,” Mr Costello said.

"We'll take step back from the '70s and play some late '60s rock and roll as well.”

Doors open at 6.30pm and tickets cost $12.50 at the door.

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