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Country music’s golden girl Gina Jeffreys to headline Canberra Show

By Ian Bushnell 8 February 2019

Gina Jeffreys will be a major attraction at the new-look Royal Canberra Show. Photo: Supplied.

Pioneering country music artist Gina Jeffreys has been announced as the headline act at this month’s 2019 ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show.

Royal Canberra Show CEO, Athol Chalmers said the multiple Golden Guitar winner would light up the Canberra on Show stage on the Saturday night of the Show.

“Gina performs to sellout audiences across Australia and has taken her music all over the world,” Mr Chalmers said.

Jeffreys has released seven top-selling albums, toured with the likes of Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and Keith Urban, and performed with Kenny Rogers.

A few years back, she collaborated with friends Beccy Cole and Sara Storer as the highly successful Songbirds, and recorded a live concert DVD.

Local music and arts entertainment will explode at the 2019 Royal Canberra Show with three full days and two nights of entertainment at the new Canberra on Show venue as well as live entertainment in most of the Show’s bars each evening.

“The feedback we have had from the Canberra community is that they want more local involvement in their local Show to help showcase local talent. We have responded by providing three days and two nights of entertainment involving hundreds of local entertainers complemented by a multiple award-winning artist in Gina Jeffreys,” Mr Chalmers said.

“There will be 40 plus local acts, ranging from the Blamey Street Big Band to Bollywood dancing performing at the Canberra on Show main stage and the many new bars at the 2019 Royal Canberra Show,” Mr Chalmers said.

Entertainment will include local choirs, country music, jazz bands, Latin bands, a mandolin ensemble, circus acts, pipe bands, dancing (African, Thai, Latin, Bollywood), school and concert bands.

There will also be an interfaith gathering, a blessing of the farm animals and a Chinese Tea Ceremony.

The full program will be available on the Show website within the next few days.

The Canberra Show is on 22-24 February at Exhibition Park. Tickets are available and are 40 per cent cheaper online than 2018, at www.canberrashow.org.au.

Original Article published by Ian Bushnell on The RiotACT.

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