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Texan Cowboy Swaggers into Ballarat’s Civic Hall

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Award-winning country and western superstar Charley Crockett is set to bring his smouldering Americana to Ballarat’s Civic Hall on Friday 9 February 2024.

Crockett is recognised as one of the most exciting contemporary cowboys performing today — his neo-traditional style lassoes the listener with tales of wandering, whiskey, and the wild, wild west. Following sold-out shows in early 2023, Crockett returns to Australia for a summer tour with his band, The Blue Drifters.

For the Ballarat show, Crockett will be joined by soul queen Emma Donovan and alt-country, roots-rock revivalists Sweet Talk.

Donovan is a celebrated Indigenous singer and songwriter who has been touring nationally for over two decades, captivating audiences with her soulful music and impactful storytelling. She is known for her work with greatly admired Melbourne rhythm combo The Putbacks and the extraordinary Black Arm Band project.

Renowned for their dynamic live performances, Melbourne-based band Sweet Talk are on the ascent in the Australian music scene. Sweet Talk’s unique vintage sound is influenced by legendary southern, blues, country, gospel, soul, and rock. Having wowed crowds all over the country, from Tamworth to Port Fairy, we can’t wait to see this 6-piece take the stage at Civic Hall.

For fans of top country acts, this is going to be a Friday night to remember.

Book your tickets via Her Majesty’s Ballarat.

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT

Aunty Jacks brewery

Located across the road from Civic Hall, brewpub Aunty Jacks is channeling the Americana vibes with specials on the night include a Texan loaded dog with beer-battered onion rings and Texan jalapeño salmon patties. Over at Hop Temple, there’s a Nashville Chicken Burger on the menu. Show your Charley Crockett ticket at either of these venues and you’ll receive a free pot of beer or wine when ordering these specials or any other main meal.

If spirits are more your style, try lavish new speakeasy bar Grainery Lane or The Goods Shed precinct, home to Itinerant SpiritsBoom Time Dumplings and Nolans.

Main image credit Eric Ahlgrim

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26 Dec 2023

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