Hats Off to Country

See you 19-21 July 2024!

Saddle Up For Hats Off To Country 2024!

What began as a concert in June 2000, to salute Australia’s king of country music Slim Dusty, has become a mid-year celebration of all things country music in Tamworth New South Wales.

Hats Off complements the annual Tamworth Country Music Festival on a much smaller scale offering cooler temperatures, a hub for singer-songwriters, and a haven for good times.

The famous Cowboy Crawl takes crawlers to up to four venues on a comfortable coach ride, on Saturday night. It’s perfect for singles, couples or groups and where everyone leaves with new friends.

Soak up the cosy atmosphere of this annual long weekend in July.

If you love the Tamworth Country Music Festival, you’ll love Hats Off!

Thursday 18th July

WhenArtistVenue
7pmSongwriters At The Press hosted by Lawrie & Shelley MinsonThe Press Basement Bar.
FREE.

Friday 19th July

WhenArtistVenue
10am – 4pmAustralian Country Music Hall of Fame including Walk a Country Mile Exhibition  – located in the iconic guitar-shaped building in Tamworth’s CBD!Australian Country Music Hall of Fame.
Adult Tickets at the door, Under 12 FREE accompanied by an adult. 
4pm – 7pmTamworth Songwriters’ Association featuring special guestsTamworth City Bowling Club.
7pm – 10pmTeak FairfullNemingha Tavern.
7pm – 11pmSally-Anne Whitten Album LaunchThe Press Basement Bar.
Buy Tickets.
from 7:30pmShannon NollTamworth Town Hall.
Buy Tickets
7:30pm – 10:30pmThe Rusty Ringers featuring Brian ‘Howdy” Howard and DubbyThe Pub.
from 7:30pmAmber Lawrence and Andrew SwiftMoonshiners bar.
Buy Tickets
8pm – 11pmCraig Woodward BandWests’ Diggers
7:30pm – 11pmLawrie & Shelley MinsonWest Tamworth League Club – The Event Centre.
FREE.
8pm – 11pmRedneck GentlemenLongyard Hotel
8pmMatt Ward and Katie BriannaThe Tamworth Hotel
8pm – 11pmDaniel Thornton solo acousticThe Courthouse Hotel

Saturday 20th July

WhenArtistVenue
10am – 4pmAustralian Country Music Hall of Fame including Walk a Country Mile Exhibition  – located in the iconic guitar-shaped building in Tamworth’s CBD!Australian Country Music Hall of Fame.
Adult Tickets at the door. Under 12 FREE when accompanied by an adult. 
10amJeff Brown & Family in Concert, with Caitlyn Jamieson and Alisha Smith.Southside Uniting Church.
$25 at the Door.
2pm – 5pmCMAA Academy Graduation ConcertMoonshiners Honkey Tonk bar.
3pmThe Bushwackers featuring Dobe Newton and Roger Corbett.
Kids 12 & under FREE
West Tamworth League Club – Blazes.
Buy Tickets.
5pm – 10pmCowboy Crawl – various venues.Starting at Longyard Hotel.
Buy Tickets. 
6pm – 9pmLocal country artist Dale HooperNemingha Tavern
from 7pmAustralian Bush Ballad Concert featuring Dean Perrett, Jeff Brown, Glenn Jones, Rod Coe and moreTamworth Town Hall.
Buy Tickets. 
7:30pmThe Robertson BrothersCapitol Theatre.
Buy Tickets.
7:30pm – 10pmThe Bayou Boogie BoysThe Pub.
FREE.
7:30pm – 10pmTwo Tone Pony Band Featuring David Kirkpatrick – Album Launch.Moonshiners Honky Tonk Bar.
FREE.
7:30pm – 11pmMak & Shar from Brothers3West Tamworth League Club – The Event Centre.
FREE.
8pm – 11pmKatie Jayne BandLongyard Hotel
8pm – 11pmCraig Woodward BandWests’ Diggers
from 9pmDan T Duo featuring Daniel Thornton and Jimmy CraswellThe Tudor Hotel.
from 8pmJimbo StokesThe Tamworth Hotel.
FREE.
from 8:30pmZac & GeorgeWest Tamworth League Club – Blazes.
Buy Tickets
from 9pmMidnight ChickenThe Tamworth Hotel.
FREE.

Sunday 21st July

WhenArtistVenue
10am – 4pmAustralian Country Music Hall of Fame including Walk a Country Mile Exhibition – located in the iconic guitar-shaped building in Tamworth’s CBD!Australian Country Music Hall of Fame.
Adult Tickets at the door. Under 12 FREE when accompanied by an adult. 
11am – 3pmTamworth Songwriters’ Association ShowcaseThe Pub
11am – 5pmTamworth Songwriters’ Association featuring special guests.Tamworth City Bowling Club.
12noonABBA Balladeer ConcertMoonshiner’s Honky Tonk Bar.
$10 at the door.
12pm – 3pmLocal country artist Dale HooperNemingha Tavern
3pm – 6pmSplashpool featuring Kevin Anderson, + add othersLongyard Hotel
From 2pmJason Owen & Tania Kernaghan – The Acoustic Party.West Tamworth League Club – Blazes.
Buy Tickets. 

This event is presented by Tamworth Regional Council through Destination Tamworth in collaboration with the Tamworth Country Music Stakeholders Group.

Interested in supporting this fantastic event? Contact trc@tamworth.nsw.gov.au for more information.