For 2018 I wanted to pay a special tribute to Slim Dusty & to highlight what I consider what we all think about (Slim) .This bloke from Nulla Nulla Creek-humble beginnings- this young bush kid who became a Legend-a Mentor-
who travelled Australia- and created his own unique Aussie brand of music! Slim was certainly a one off -and this is our chance to honour him-here in Queensland in particular-Slim was like a preacher in some ways -taking his stories-his message-to the outback-
the far corners of Australia who loved him for it. His life, his legacy, his music , and of course the most important legacy of all, are his wonderful family. Anne, Joy, Dianne & those who lived & breathed both the man & his music.
Mike Kerin (the fettler), Rod Coe. Slims Producer & Bass player. And to have most of them all here for this special event ! is very special indeed. We plan to unveil a huge Sandstone Memorial- on Saturday & Saturday night -the Slim Dusty family show!
And how exciting to have this here at our little Festival! we are truly honoured ! A bloke called Dudley Monument from Sunshine Coast- has also a very exciting Slim Exhibition- including an original 1935 Caravan that Slim & Joy toured in. As well
as a mobile Museum which I cannot wait to see! I know we will all be pretty thrilled to be part of this wonderful display! Pictures of part of the Exhibition shown here & we will also feature Slim -in our Gallery this year! with lots of wonderful
pieces on loan from some very dedicated Slim Dusty fans here in Warwick! A big thank you to our team-currently working on our permanant Pirate Cave. lots of exciting things in the works for this year & beyond.