10 nights of FREE concerts held in Toyota Park during #TCMF2020!
Every night of the 2020 Toyota Country Music Festival, Toyota Park comes alive with the biggest line ups, the biggest variety of acts, on the biggest stage.
Friday 17 January: Opening Concert
Kicking off with Tamworth’s very own “Git Up Challenge,” the Opening Concert will be a snapshot of the diversity of the music to be seen in Tamworth. Hosted by Pete Denahy, the show will feature performances from the CMAA Academy of Country Music, Buddy Knox Blues Band, Brewn, Zac & George, the 2019 Toyota Busking Champion Rhys Crimmin, popular duo The Long & Short Of It, 2019 Toyota Star Maker Blake O’Connor, and Golden Guitar winners Ashleigh Dallas, Lyn Bowtell, Andrew Swift and Adam Brand who will top off the night with his only Tamworth appearance. The night will also feature a spectacular firework display at 9:30 pm to kick-start the festival.
Saturday 18 January: “Best” Night Out
Another stellar line-up in Toyota Park brought to you by Best Employment; The Best Night Out will feature Golden Guitar winners Amber Lawrence, Brad Butcher, Lyn Bowtell, Andrew Swift, Aleyce Simmonds, Montgomery Church and 2014 Toyota Star Maker Jared Porter.
Sunday 19 January: Toyota Star Maker 2020 Grand Final
Following in the footsteps of Keith Urban, Lee Kernaghan, Beccy Cole, James Blundell, and many others, this concert will mark the 41st staging of the Toyota Star Maker Grand Final, which will launch the best from the Top 10 finalists into the spotlight. The evening features a performance by 2019 Toyota Star Maker Blake O’Connor and of course, the announcement of who will be the 41st Toyota Star Maker.
Monday 20 January: Americana In The Park
Witness this fastest-growing sub-genre of country music featuring established, award-winning artists and the brightest stars on the horizon - Dana Hassall, Gareth Leach, Michael Waugh, Ben Mastwyk, Emily Barker, Rose Zita Falko, and Pete Cullen & The Hurt.
Tuesday 21 January: International Showcase
A strong line up of our neighbours from across the ditch, including Brendan Dugan, Jodi Vaughan, Aly Cook, Jenny Mitchell, Ron Mitchell, The Mitchell Twins, Ainslie Allen, and featuring winners of the NZ Gold Guitars Jayden Shingleton and Ocean Waitokia. Joining the Kiwis will be the new sensation from Samoa, Mr Cowboy 62, and a special group of award-winning songwriters and performers from Nashville, USA, including Jerry Salley, ex-pat Phil Barton, Jason Duke and introducing Canadian rising star Danielle Todd.
Wednesday 22 January: Back To The Bush Spectacular
This show will feature more than 40 Bush Balladeers, including Jeff Brown, Graham Rodger, Ted Egan AO, Dianne Lindsay, Tom Maxwell, Ernie Constance, The Young Balladeers, Ashley Cook, Dean Perrett, Peter Coad, The Coad Sisters, Lindsay Butler, Anne Kirkpatrick, David Kirkpatrick, Trevor Tolton, Tom Kennedy, Keith Jamieson and many more.
Thursday 23 January: Live And Loud
If you like it LIVE and you like it LOUD, this is a night in Toyota Park not to be missed. Featuring some of the best, emerging, and established modern country artists including Melanie Dyer, Caitlyn Shadbolt, Kaylens Rain, Darlinghurst, The Buckleys, Glen Harrison, Leigha Moore, Juliet Oliver, Sophia Chesworth and Jessica Emily Odgers.
Friday 24 January: Toyota Stars Under The Stars
This annual event features INXS co-founder Andrew Farriss, Casey Barnes, Jetty Road, Keith Urban’s original band members SaltbushSix, as well as former Toyota Star Maker winners Luke Dickens (2011) and Karin Page (2016), and the 2020 Toyota Star Maker winner and more. The night will be hosted by Toyota ambassadors Sam and Mollie McClymont.
Saturday 25 January: Tamworth Proud Concert
A showcase of just a few who proudly call Tamworth home, the Tamworth Proud Concert will feature The Redneck Gentleman, Allison Forbes, John Krsulja, Brett Clarke, Sally-Anne Whitten, Freddie Bailey-Cook, The Crosby Sisters, Brent Larkham, Ron Buckpitt with MD Alwyn Aurich and his All-Star Band.
Sunday 26 January: 2020 Toyota Best Of The Buskers
The final event for Toyota Park is where the TOP TEN buskers selected by the judges through the ten days of the festival battle it out to be crowned 2020 Toyota’s Best of the Buskers, and in celebration of Australia Day there will also be a spectacular display of Australia Day Fireworks at 9:30 pm.
Coca Cola Country Club
Tickets are now available for the Coca-Cola Country Club, located centrally in Toyota Park. Fans will be given:
- Access to a VIP covered area
- A guaranteed seat
- A Coca-Cola beverage and snacks!