Australian Steel Guitar Festival

The Brisbane Steel Guitar Club will host their big annual show this weekend, June 25 & 26. The event consists of a day of steel guitars in concert, followed by a day of learning, jamming and socializing. Saturday's concert starts at 2 PM and features many of the region's top players:
  • Kenny Kitching & Emma Hannah
  • Ivan Posa
  • Jim Priebe
  • Ken Myers
  • Noel Anstead
  • Nick O'Neil
  • Allen Hutchison
  • Paddy Long and Brian Ringrose
  • Pat and Rob with Murray Ardern
  • Ian Kerr
  • Allister McPherson
  • Tony Wagner
  • Bob Alloway
The festivities on Saturday will also include the Australian Steel Guitar Hall of Fame awards. Last year's recipients were Noel Anstead and Michel Rose.

Australian Steel Guitar Festival Concert
June 25, 2:00 - 10:00 PM
Chermside Bowls Club
468 Rode Road,
Chermside, Queensland (Google map)
Admission: $20.00

The Sunday event is billed as a "Steel Guitar Workshop, Sunday Social and Sausage Sizzle". The morning workshop instructor is Paddy Long from New Zealand. If you plan to attend the workshop, please pre-register with (final time for the Sunday Workshop to be confirmed).

To get a feeling of the camaraderie of the Sunday event, check out the pictures from last year at It really looks like a great deal of fun. Notice that it's held at a different location from the Saturday concert.

Australian Steel Guitar Festival Sunday
June 26, 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Geebung Baptist Church
25 Innes Street
Geebung, Queensland (Google map)
Workshop: $10.00
General admission: $5.00
Sausage Sizzle Lunch: $2.00

Please visit the Brisbane Steel Guitar Club's web site at for more info on this well-planned annual event.

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