TUNING UP: Kim Watling, ready to hit the stage in the picking and fiddle competition at the BBQ and Bluegrass festival in Bangalow on August 19 and 20.
TUNING UP: Kim Watling, ready to hit the stage in the picking and fiddle competition at the BBQ and Bluegrass festival in Bangalow on August 19 and 20. Doug Eaton

Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival a little slice of heaven

AN OLDTIME music and comedy variety show is among the main draw- cards at next month's Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival.

The show received rave reviews last year.

Organisers say more than 70 entertainers make the Friday evening on August 19 "unmissable”, and the barbecue keeps the audience well-fed.

The variety show takes place at the A&I Hall in Bangalow and is suitable for anyone aged over 15.

"All artists are volunteers and all proceeds go back into our original music artists bursaries,” says the organiser.

"With limited seating, it's sure to sell out fast, so get your tickets

soon.”

Tickets for the variety show are $50 and it runs from 6-10pm.

The Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival continues on Saturday, August 20, from 10am to 5pm at the Bangalow Showgrounds.

In the line-up are the Stetson Family, the Cartridge Family, the Hillbilly Goats, and the Wayward Angels.

This festival is a not-for-profit community event operated by volunteers.

Canadian-born Brunswick Heads resident Harry Lang said the festival felt like "a slice of home”.

"I believe that sometimes before you die, you do get to go to heaven ... and that's today at this festival,” he said.


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