OUR BIG SLIM DUSTY TRIBUTE! FOR 2018

For 2018 I wanted to pay a special tribute to Slim Dusty & to highlight what I consider what we all think about (Slim) . 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 fro 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!  

PART OF THE SLIM DUSTY EXHIBITION!

We are now incorporated !

I decided last year that as I'm now trying to slow down?ha-ha. That I wanted to become a (Not For Profit) and become incorporated and hopefully take us on into the future with a whole new Committee-new plans-new goals and get some serious funding happening to take us on to bigger & better things. I admit it has been a bit overwhelming trying to put on a world class event on an oily rag-budget! As they say a champagne supper -on a beer budget! And of course I have some pretty grand plans -so I need a strong group around me to help us to achieve this. Although looking back to eight years ago I do accept that we have already come leaps & bounds from where this all began. And of course I must thank all of these wonderful Volunteers here from day one- Friends & mates who shared the dream and who got stuck in & made it all happen! Some of my Neighbours- our Festival family- or just lovers of Country music who have given their time & their support since we began in 2011. I feel excited about our progress and I am so proud of all that we have achieved- I reckon the sky is the limit from here on ! I congratulate all of our supporters-sponsors-and of course our wonderful Bony Mountain family who keep on coming back every year & make Bony Mountain so special!  Thank you XX

A PHOTO FROM OUR FIRST FESTIVAL IN 2011.    

Who better than the WARHORSE himself to open our Festival for 2018. Shane has been such a warrior on the footy field ! Shane was our neighbour here at Bony Mountain for a while. And a wonderful supporter of Community and good causes! Shane these days enjoys a special role on National Television Channel Seven as sports presenter- so it is an honour to welcome him to Bony Mountain. Shane is a mate of Paul Coote- himself a footy legend- Paul is in charge of our Parking ! I'm sure we will all get a kick out of having Shane here as our very special VIP guest for our 2018 Festival. 

WE WELCOME FOOTY LEGEND SHANE WEBKE TO BONY MOUNTAIN THIS YEAR!

For a great week in the bush! see you at Bony Mountain!

WE ARE SUPPORTING -"LIFE FLIGHT" ONCE AGAIN!

There are not many Queenslanders , certainly not in this neck of the woods that have not had some experience with the miracle/life saving Life Flight helicoptors at some time in their life. Phil & I have had up close and personal contact with this amazing service. When Phil had a stroke a few years ago and was flown directly to Brisbane PA Hospital! and it takes a lot of dollars to keep them in the air and saving lives all over this big state of Queensland!  I know that everyone appreciates the service they do & I know I can count on everyone to purchase lots of tickets in our Life Flight raffle- we are still deciding on the main prizes!  Aub & Rob -our trusty Sales team will commence selling at Rose Cite Shopping World in July !  

LIFE FLIGHT- ARE THE QUEENSLAND LEG OF CARE FLIGHT- now in NSW .

HORSE & JOCKEY COME ONBOARD!

We would like to welcome a local legend- The Horse & Jockey Hotel/Motel as one of our supporters! We highly recommend their accomodation as the (go to home away from home) for our visitors & guests. Where our artists stay!  For our special Slim Dusty dedication this year! They will get VIP treatment at the famous- Horse & Jockey here in Warwick!  If you require accommodation in town during the Festival let us know & we can book you in ! at a special rate! They have great food also - BOOK NOW -

CONDAMINE CAMP- FULL UP EVERY YEAR! we appreciate you booking early if you can- so we can prepare with catering-and facilities! we have fifty acres here so plenty of room! but I know you have your favorite Camps? bookings- 0490 415 699

Warwick Pipe Thistle Band Marching in -one of our highlights every year! you will celebrate your Celtic roots here at Bony Mountain through dance & song!

Our magnificent (Cape Byron Celtic Dancers) in their beautiful kilts! they are so talented-they make it all look effortless! and will feature again in 2018!

Our Flyers are available- now!

Here we are in 2018- just a reminder our Fabulous Friday feature band this year will be Hillbilly Goats! Anyone who attends Bony Mountain is totally aware that we do consider you all our family! We love you all for coming & for sharing what we think is our little piece of paradise! And trust me when I say that 2018 will exceed anything we have created for you up until now! We are planning a SLIM DUSTY event which hopefully will include anyone who has loved Slim & his music during his long illustrious career. Trying for Anne & family- but cannot confirm yet! But Annes cousin Dianne Lindsay & Peter Simpson are confirmed. - and the entire weekend will be a celebration of the man & his music. We will all pay tribute to Slims dedication & his passion for Australia. I invite each and everyone of you to come along-bring a song and a smile! and we are all gauranteed to have an unforgettable week, a giant bush party. Just for Slim & legacy of wonderful songs & stories!  More details as we get closer, but there will be some very special moments! All of our artists will be invited to honour Slim in their own way ,including myself! If you have any memorabillia -photo's- from your own collection-please bring along for display!   

More details & photos to go up in the New Year!

Our highlights -too many to cover properly!

Our Ukulele School which ran all week from Tuesday until Sunday. With Mick Angeles- a real talent himself,  & everyone learnt to play so well in that time! All Micks students were onstage on Sunday & did him proud with two encores! they were great! Our doggie parade- wow! where did all the dogs come from! amazing to see so many- long & short-tall & tiny- allsorts! Our big winner was a special kinda collie! I'll have to confirm that with Fran-our Judge & main sponsor. With winner getting a $60 grooming package from Total Grooming in Warwick! Our beautiful talented Cape Byron Dancers- what can I say- they just get better every year! their costumes are magnificent- they are indeed a world class act -and how lucky are we to have them at Bony Mountain every year! I thank Karen & Molly-(PICTURED) who put everything into this group! and it shows!  so many beautiful Dances -so much inspiration! All of our artists were amazing too- Our Bush Balladeers-The Coads-they were outstanding every day! So many people commented they thought it was our best ever- so far! 

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Be sure to join me for my Radio show on RainbowFM MONDAY -9AM- mornings! I enjoy doing that every week, and playing all my favourites, which include Bluegrass/Celtic/Country/ and I love to feature all the good Songwriters! Both local & overseas - STUDIO  07-46618989-  call around 10am- for a chat!

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 Currently featuring songs from a lot of brand new Aussie artists- but also the classic American Songwriters who have inspired us all over the years! Never a show without our own Legend (Slim Dusty) and many more! with a touch of CEltic & Bluegrass for good measure! make sure you tune in! from 9am -Monday mornings-  Rainbow FM-  www.rainbowfm.org  

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THE CENTRE PIECE OF OUR FESTIVAL! OUR BIG STAGE- we are all very proud of our staging & lighting ,second to none and very proud of what we have achieved so far!

OUR MAGIC NIGHTS! AT BONY MOUNTAIN .

OUR AMAZING CROWD-OUR MAGIC NIGHTS! AT "BONY MOUNTAIN".