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Country’s alive and rockin’ at Jellicoe Park

Country’s alive and rockin’ at Jellicoe Park

Jellicoe Park has its turn to play host to a wonderful afternoon of musical entertainment with a Family Country Concert on Sunday 23 January.

The concert, which is part of Auckland City’s Music in Parks series, features three huge performances that range from classic country and rock to a more alternative country style.

The concert kicks off with James Ray, the 2003 Trans-Tasman Entertainer of the Year and the 2003 New Zealand Country Music Association (NZCMA) Entertainer of the Year Songwriter award winner. James Ray’s career began in the hillbilly dance halls and honky tonks of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Since coming to New Zealand in 2000 James Ray has been in high demand, performing at sold out concerts with such Kiwi icons as Hammond Gamble, Paul Ubana Jones and the Warratahs. Also performing is Brendon Ham, who leads a fabulous line up of top country/rock musicians in his four-piece band Back II Basix. The group is well known for their great country rock entertainment and will no doubt live up to their deserved reputation as an act worth catching.

The Boxcar Guitars will also be entertaining the crowds at the concert with their quirky indie-alternative country style. They’ve played support to Bonnie Prince Billy, Jay Farrar and Fur Patrol to name a few and have also scored a NZ On Air grant. Their track My love is blue was released in August and has been heard playing on the bNet, National Radio and Channel Z.

There will also be activities and events for the whole family to enjoy like facepainting, a bouncy castle, and professional line dancers will have the crowd ‘Boot Scootin’ between band changeovers.

Hear this great selection of Kiwi country at Jellicoe Park, Quadrant Road, Onehunga from 2-5pm on Sunday 23 January. Country fans will not be disappointed!

This concert is just one of more than 60 free events provided by Auckland City, in association with Radioworks and are all part of the Ak@Play summer events programme.

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