David Daniel and Brian Kowald, both from Teelah, were getting into the swing of things on stage

August 4, 2022

More than 120 guests turned up to Blackbutt’s Memorial Hall recently to celebrate the Taromeo Country Music Club’s 30th birthday.

The club was founded in Blackbutt by the Sempf family in 1992.

It now runs music days at the hall every two months which are open to members and guests, and regular practice nights for the club’s musicians at the Blackbutt Golf Club.

Some club members also perform at community events in the Timbertowns area, bringing music and dance to enliven everything from market days to festivals.

And members of the Sempf family are still regular – and very popular – performers at live music venues throughout the region.

To mark the club’s 30th birthday, the group chose a “Back To The Sixties” theme.

The club lined up a variety of local performers who played a wide mix of music all day that included rock, country and British invasion beats.

Guests could enjoy the show seated at tables with friends, or get up and dance in front of the stage.

There were also raffles running throughout the day, and a special prize for the best dressed 60s male and female.

Club members also ran the hall’s kitchen and bar to provide food and snacks throughout.

Margaret De La Cruz and Margaret-Mary Stephensen, from Blackbutt, were enjoying the music
Visitors came from near and far for the birthday celebration … Judy Cranston, Blackbutt; Debbie Ballinger, Blackbutt; Eugenie Burkhardt, Toogoolawah; Lorraine White, Harlin; and Annette Sutcliffe, Blackbutt
The Sempf Family on stage … the group are the stalwarts of the Taromeo CMC
The 60s came alive on stage at one stage … you’ve got to love the mohawk!
The Blackbutt Memorial Hall was filled with music lovers, including current and former members of the Taromeo CMC

Anderssons Fruit Market for quality fruits and vegetables


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