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Wakka Wakka Elder Aunty Vera Sullivan, who did the Welcome To Country, with Opposition Leader and Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington, South Burnett Deputy Mayor Kathy Duff and Murgon Music Muster organising committee chairman Heath Sander, from the Murgon Rotary Club

Adam Harvey packed the hall on Saturday night (Photo: Supplied)

November 5, 2018

Murgon’s big celebration of country music is over for another year after a huge weekend at the South Burnett PCYC.

Caravans and campervans started turning up at the Murgon Showgrounds early last week, and by Friday afternoon there were 238 vans on site with more expected.

The professional entertainment took to the stage after the official opening on Friday, but there had been three-and-a-half days of performances by walk-up artists ahead of that.

Walk-up artists also banded together to close the event on Sunday.

On Thursday night, a dance featuring old-time and bush music attracted 280 people to the dance floor.

The PCYC’s main auditorium was packed again for Friday’s opening ceremony, which this year featured a very short pink ribbon and a hedge trimmer! (see video below).

But even more people packed in for the headline concert on Saturday night which featured multiple Golden Guitar winner Adam Harvey.

An estimated 1000 people filled the hall for the show.

The Murgon Music Muster is organised by the Rotary Club of Murgon and always provides an economic boost to local businesses.

This year the profits from the event will be distributed to the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Southern Cross Care Castra and Blue Care South Burnett.

Organisers are already planning next year’s Muster which will be held from October 31-November 3 and will feature Tania Kernaghan and Tracy Coster.

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Tyrone Murray … a member of the Wakka Wakka Dancers troupe from Cherbourg who performed at the opening ceremony on Friday

Cornelius Lea, 10, was another member of the Wakka Wakka troupe

Popular local singer Amber Goldsmith performed three sets during the Muster

Millmerran bush poet and professional emcee Gary Fogarty compered throughout the event

The people who make it happen … members of the Murgon Rotary Club were lined up and thanked at the Muster opening ceremony on Friday

Andrew Beckett, from Bullroarer Pro Sound at Murgon, was busy looking after the sound

Emily Kinsella performed a moving a cappella version of “I Am Australian” at the opening

Mick Duff, from Di Di Station near Proston, hasn’t missed a Murgon Music Muster since it started and he wasn’t going to let recent health problems stop him this year … he’s photographed with his daughter, Cr Kathy Duff

South Burnett Regional Council CEO Mark Pitt, Cr Ros Heit and Deb Frecklington at the opening

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Official Opening 2018 Murgon Music Muster

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