Locals Get Footloose at the Blue Water Country Music Festival in Nelson Bay

Footloose Band at Nelson Bay. Photo by Marian Sampson
Footloose Band at Nelson Bay. Photo by Marian Sampson


IT’S time to don the denim, drag out your boots and kick up your heels at the 2017 Blue Water Country Music Festival.

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If you are interested in seeing local talent, this year the Blue Water Country Music Festival has a stage full of it.

Festival favourites Footloose will be back with their six piece band hosting the stage on Stockton Street which will be closed to traffic at the Apex Park end of the street.

There will be music on the stage from 9am-4.30pm Saturday and Sunday of the June Long Weekend.

Footloose are locals with band members hailing from Medowie and Lemon Tree Passage and they will be joined on the stage by talent from Port Stephens and the Hunter region.

There will be a total of 12 artists performing alongside Footloose on the stage over the two days.

Ken Foote, who lives in Port Stephens and performs in the Footloose Band, told the News Of The Area that “The best thing about the festival is being able to present local country artists.”

“Seeing the town grow and bringing the festival back to the attention of locals, so that locals can come along and enjoy themselves” is a key feature of the festival according to Mr Foote.

Another group of locals to keep your eyes out for over the weekend are the boot scooters.

The Bay has two active clubs of dancers who are sure to be decked out and kicking up their heels over the festival.

There’s also busking in the streets this year and the winners will be performing on the Apex Park stage on the Monday morning of the long weekend.



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