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9 April, 2022

Night Under the Gums is back

Gilgandra is set to light up today when we welcome back locals and visitors alike to enjoy a ‘Night Under The Gums’.

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A Night Under The Gums invites attendees to graze the delights of local and regional food suppliers, enjoy a beverage and experience the Castlereagh River in a new light - with live music, performances and lighting displays set to make the space shine.

Mayor, Doug Batten says he is excited for Gilgandra to play host to such an event.

“After the success of last years A Night Under The Gums we are excited to host this event for its second year and encourage people from near and far to join us for an entertaining night out to enjoy some live music, good food and a laugh with others.

“The opportunity to do this as a community for another year is definitely something we have been looking forward to.

“We’re welcoming travellers and visitors to come and enjoy our region. Make the most of the opportunity to combine a night out with a chance to explore what our region has on offer – wander down Miller Street, visit one of our country pubs or take a trip to the Warrumbungles.”

Council’s marketing and communications manager Kathryn Larkin says, “this year we have a great lineup of new and returning musicians”.

This includes:

• Hayley Jensen award-winning country artist. Ms Jensen’s album, ‘Breakin’ Hearts’, topped the charts to be the number one ARIA country album, number one Australian country album, number four Australian album all genres and number 25 album overall. It was also the number one iTunes country album,

• Sarah Leete, who will be returning to stage singing her brand new Album ‘Used’ which was number 39 in the CountryTown Hot 50,

• Singer, songwriter and guitarist Stewart Barton, and dynamic band Brewn,

• Gilgandra’s own Jane Le and her ukulele,

• Funk-pop band, Phat Brass, and

• Raptor Country, kicking off the event with their Birds of Prey and Blue music. If you don’t already know their music, head over to their social media pages or keep the surprise and join us to experience the magic live!

MC on the night will be delivered by the humorous duo Mud and Dust, laughing up a storm with their live comedy tip bits. We also have a great listing of food vendors to keep the crowds happy and full, including pizzas and burgers, twisted chips, lamb and gravy rolls, Indian, cakes and cookies and ice cream!

There will also be a fully licensed bar as well as regional distillery, brewery and coffee for refreshments. A range of stall holders will also be selling goods on the evening including pots, plants and succulents, fashion and homewares!

“We are very excited to have these performers and suppliers on board, and invite the community to enjoy the natural beauty of the Castlereagh River under lights and some tasty treats from our broader region. Keep an eye out on our socials to stay up to date with all the latest information,” said Mrs Larkin.

The event is being held with support from NSW government funding opportunity, as part of the statewide Summer Fund – ‘festival of place’ initiative, which seeks to support community wellbeing and economic recovery in our local centres.

The Men’s Shed Gilgandra will be in attendance taking donations to offer cash support to flood affected residents of NSW.

The collection of donations is organised and managed by The Men’s Shed Gilgandra with support from Bendigo Bank, Community Bank Gilgandra.

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