John Williamson entertained huge and happy crowds at the Pub with No Beer Country Music Festival in Taylors Arm on Sunday
John Williamson entertained huge and happy crowds at the Pub with No Beer Country Music Festival in Taylors Arm on Sunday

Country music where it belongs



AFTER a 20-year hiatus, Murray Howe reckons the Pub With No Beer Festival is firmly back on the country music calendar.

"We have had a terrific weekend with more than 5000 people in town on Easter Sunday," Mr Howe, the pub's owner, said.

"With the passing of Slim Dusty, this has become one of Australia's most famous pubs.

"We had people coming from Western Australia, Victoria and South Australia to see the place and listen to our top line-up of acts."

The line-up included some of country music's greatest names ? John Williamson, Lee Kernaghan and Beccy Cole.

And the crowd loved it.

Jo Hill travelled over the mountain from Bellingen for the big day.

"We had a fabulous time," Ms Hill said.

"It was all so well set-up and easy to get around.

"All the entertainers were having such fun and by the end of the night, heaps of people were dancing.

"I hope it's on every year ? I'll be there."



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