The Horsham Country Music Association was formed in 2006 by a group of locals who shared similar tastes in music. We held our first monthly gig in 2007, and with a great deal of work and planning, the inaugural Horsham Country Music Festival followed in April 2008.
Monthly gigs are performed at the Horsham RSL. We have a Dinner & Show on Thursday night at 6.30pm which costs $35 including a two course dinner, followed by Morning Melodies on Friday morning at 10.00am which costs $15 including morning tea.
See MONTHLY GIGS for further details.
The first two Horsham Country Music Festivals were three day events, before expanding to a four day festival from 2010. We invite artists from around the country (and even a few from overseas) to perform and entertain at various locations around the township of Horsham, Victoria.
In March 2019 we celebrated our 12th and “final” Horsham Country Music Festival – bigger and better than ever! We enjoyed the company of some of the greatest acts to have graced our stages, performing at packed venues, with the township of Horsham filled to capacity. We also welcomed a great many locals to our events which was great to see.
Hear news of the Festival’s Future here.
A feature of the Horsham Country Music Festival is that non-professional “budding” country music artists have the opportunity to showcase their skills. There are four opportunities for the non-professionals to perform in 2019:
- Thursday 26th March at the Horsham Riverside Caravan Park — Walk Ups from 3:30pm to 5:30pm; No registration.
- Friday 27th March in the Horsham Soundshell — Local Artists from 10:00am to 3:30pm (by invitation).
- Saturday 28th March in the Horsham Plaza — Horsham Plaza Busking Competition from 9:30am to 11:30am. Registrations required – Contact Lyall Wheaton.
- Sunday 29th March — Walk Up Country & Poets from 8:45am to 10:00am at Wimmera Lakes Caravan Park, Stawell Road.
In January 2016 Horsham Country Music Association held A Pleasant Sunday Afternoon with Kiara Rodrigues and Trevor Keilar performing to a capacity crowd of 500 in the new Horsham Town Hall. The afternoon raised $17,500 which was donated to the Wimmera Cancer Centre Project.
At the 2018 Horsham Country Music Festival a further $16,000 was raised for the Wimmera Cancer Centre Project to purchase 2 oncology chairs.
In October 2018 $8,500 was donated to the Channel 9: Rotary: National Farmers Federation Drought Appeal.
Whilst visiting for the Horsham Country Music Festival we recommend taking a short drive through the Yarriambiak Shire to view the numerous stunning murals featured on disused grain silos, which are proving to be very popular tourist attractions.