Queen of country to play at music muster
GET set for a weekend of boot-scootin' country tunes as the annual Murgon Music Muster rolls into town.
These year's event is set to be bigger then ever with a star-studded line-up that include one of Australian premier country music acts.
Gina Jeffreys, the Toowoomba-born Queen of Australian country music will headline the festival and she's bringing her band in support.
Other acts include Glen Albrecht, Alec Beckett, Alice Benifer, Rob Breese, Rex Dallas, Laura Downing, Muddy Flats, Brian Letton, Jann Maree Mitchell, Arthur Nettelfield, Bridget O'Shannessy, Dean Perret, Vanessa Sanger, Clarrie Weller and Ash Williamson.
The event is run by Murgon Rotary.
Club president Heath Sander said the 2017 event would raise money for Heart Kids, a charity that provides support for the families of children needing heart transplants.
"The club has a close mate who used their service,” Mr Sander said.
The father of one of Heart Kids' recipients will speak about the service and how it helped his family at the official opening of the music muster.
The muster will also raise money for a new air-distribution mattress for the Murgon Hospital's palliative care unit.
"It's for people who are laid up for long time so the nurses don't have to roll them every two hours,” Mr Sander said.
"It makes them more comfortable while they're in palliative care.”
This mattress is one the key items Rotary has been fundraising for through Mr Sander's term as president.
"We're also doing a golf day and any funds we make will go the mattress,” he said.
"It only cost about $5000 but it is a huge amount but for a little area like ours so we have to work for it.”
Mr Sander said the muster wouldn't be possible without support provided by South Burnett businesses.
"We have about 104 business sponsors,” Mr Sander said.
"We made a lot of calls into the shops and there was never any drama.”
Mr Sander reckons the event gets the support because, along with raising much needed money for charity, it's a boon for the local economy.
"This year is looking bigger than previous years and we already have heaps of vans booked,” he said.
"With the vans that are booked, we know they are going to be around Murgon and supporting the local business. They'll start rolling in on Sunday.”
The muster is held at Murgon PCYC from November 2-5. The official opening is at 1.30pm on Friday, November 3.
For more information, phone 0418786007.