Canadian country rockers to touch down in Nanango
CANADIAN country rock band The Dungarees area heading to Australia next month, and their first gig Down Under will be in the South Burnett.
Nanango's The Shed will host the award-winning act on August 21, and they're not the first overseas artists to perform at the venue.
The Shed owner Jane Erkens has built up a relationship with an international touring agency, which has been the key factor in being able to secure the coveted gigs.
Ms Erkens said she was grateful to welcome bands like The Dungarees to the venue as it gave the community a high-quality evening of entertainment without leaving the region.
"We have never been disappointed by the artists who have been brought to play at The Shed," Ms Erkens said.
"People don't ask me what's on next, they ask when is the next band playing?"
Toowoomba-based Band Aide Management brings artists to Australia from all over the world.
Owner Val McGarry said she was thrilled to be able to bring The Dungarees to Australia and give them a taste of the country life.
"I like doing regional gigs because the bands get to see another side of Australia, compared to just doing concerts in the big cities and stadiums," Ms McGarry said.
She said she also enjoyed giving international bands the opportunity to play in smaller venues, like The Shed, because they were more intimate and always attracted a supportive crowd.
After visiting Nanango, The Dungarees will perform at the Gympie Music Muster before a few other gigs around Queensland and New South Wales.
Tickets to see The Dungarees at The Shed cost $25 and can be purchased from Nanango Real Estate.