First 2019 Press Release


1st, 2nd, 3rd NOVEMBER  2019

The 2019 Ballina Country Music Fest will be held Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November.

The 2019 festival will be the 8th to be held and over the past years has created a significant influx of locals and visitors to Ballina during it’s 3 day festival with over 100 artists providing free entertainment on 7 stages in  6  various venue locations throughout Ballina  plus one paid feature concert.

This years festival will commence Friday 1st November with a “Festival FREE Concert”  and on Saturday 2nd November a major feature concert Travellin’ Still – The Songs of Slim Dusty” … Featuring the original members of Slim’s band plus support of local band The Buckleys.

Both shows will be staged in a special marquee to be erected at Cherry Street Sports Club and there will be only 1 show to have a nominal cover charge with all other acts over the weekend presented FREE to the public.

FREE entertainment will be in all participating venues Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November:

  • Cherry Street Sports Club

  • Henry Rous Hotel

  • Westower Tavern

  • Shaws Bay Hotel

  • Slipway Hotel

  • Wharf Restaurant  ( Saturday only)

Saturday 2nd November will also feature a FREE kids play zone at Cherry Street Sports Club including jumping castles, Teacup merry go round ride  and the mechanical bull.

This years festival is proudly supported by major sponsors Ballina Shire Council , Cherry Street Sports Club

NSW Govt  and participating venues.


Carol Stacey - 0408 663 325  e:

Garry Lavercombe - 02-6686 9255  e: