Join us for Hat’s Off To Country this July!

Experience the electric atmosphere of Hats Off To Country, a HUGE weekend of country music in Tamworth. Wests is proud to host a wide range of free and paid shows, so plan your weekend, grab your tickets and we’ll see you at Wests & Diggers!

The Bushwackers – Hats Off To Country

July 20 @ 15:00

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Zac & George – Hats Off To Country Music Festival

July 20 @ 20:30

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Tania Kernaghan & Jason Owen in Concert

July 21 @ 14:00

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Craig Woodward Band - LIVE & FREE - Fri 19 & Sat 20 July 8pm

Craig has consistently performed up and down the east coast of Australia for the past 25 years and his passion and commitment to his craft has only grown stronger as he endeavours to reach more local and international fans with his music.
Craig has supported Australian touring acts the country over sharing the stage with the likes of Ian Moss, Sarah McLeod, Mental as Anything, 1927, The Radiators, Adam Harvey, Hayley Jensen, Matty Cornell, Damien Leith & Shannon Noll to name a few…
‘Bondi Smile’ from his debut album in 2011’ received local and international airplay and acclaim. ‘Get Your Boots On’ launched across Australia in 2016’ with Hi-Rotation on the KIX country Radio Network.
Craig’s 4th Single ‘Iris’ from his upcoming album is a Country infused tribute to one of the biggest bands of the 90's. The Goo Goo Dolls are an American Hit Making machine hailing from Buffalo, USA. From an early age the Goo Goo Dolls where a regular feature of the young Craig Woodward and his mate's soundtrack driving around the sunny suburban streets of Australia in the 90's. So, it's only fitting Craig chose the only cover for his upcoming album to be one from his hero's.

Catch this free show in Scores Bar at Diggers on Friday 19th & Saturday 20th July from 8pm.

Lawrie & Shelley Minson - LIVE & FREE - Fri 19 July 7:30pm

Shelley and husband Lawrie have established a nation-wide reputation as Australia’s premier Rockabilly and Honky Tonk outfit and play to a market that suits their look and style of music. If you love to dance you will have a ball!

Recent performances include the world’s largest Rockabilly festival – Viva Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Melbourne Love Vintage Show, Gympie Music Muster, Viva Surfers Paradise and Tamworth Country Music Festival. Shelley also launched her self-titled debut EP and was headline act at the 2015 Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival.

Lawrie is well known to fans of Australian Country Music through his work with big stars such as Slim Dusty, Lee Kernaghan, Jimmy Barnes and James Blundell. Lawrie has been awarded four Golden Guitars (three times Instrumental of the Year) and his multi- instrumental skills are in demand in the recording scene. Lawrie is also an accomplished songwriter having scored a #1 hit with Scars, written by Lawrie, LK and Matt Scullion and recorded by Lee Kernaghan and US superstar Dierks Bentley.

Shelley’s first Rockabilly recording Bettie Bang is a tribute to Pin Up Icon Bettie Page and has received strong airplay in Australia and achieved chart positions in Europe. Shelley has a love of 1950’s music and fashion and her photos have been featured in magazines such as Retro Lovely, Pin Up Skool and Pin Up America.

Catch their free show in The Event Centre at Wests on Friday 19th July from 7:30pm.

Mak & Shar - LIVE & FREE - Sat 20 July 7:30pm

From their childhood in film and musical, brothers Makirum & Shardyn Fahey-Leigh, became household names as Grand Finalists “Brothers3” on The X Factor Australia. Mak & Shar deliver an arresting blend of live looping entertainment, effortless harmonies and skillful musicianship with a connection and mateship in performance that only two brothers can have.

Catch their free show in The Event Centre at Wests on Saturday 20th July from 7:30pm.