Ambassador Adam Brand And QCWA Centenary Celebrations Muster Up A Party Like No Other!

29 March 2022 | 2:44 pm | Mallory Arbour

The 40th birthday Gympie Music Muster event will feature more than 100 artists in total!

The Gympie Music Muster has two huge announcements to share!

Get On Your Feet with the one and only Adam Brand on board as this year’s Muster ambassador – it’s a role he’s made for and comes 23 years into his Muster career. This is the first time he has played The Crow Bar since that first appearance more than two decades ago.

Brand says, “I am honoured to be the Gympie Music Muster ambassador this year, and to celebrate it, I’m going back to where I started in 1998, The Mighty Crow Bar. I’m doing the curtain closing party with my brothers Cornell & Carr… the very last note, the very last drum beat, the very last Hurrah for the belated 40th birthday of the one and only Gympie Muster on Sunday night… LOUD, PROUD & LAST!”

Also, continuing the tradition of supporting charities that help rural people, the Muster will partner with the Queensland Country Women’s Association, sharing the Muster’s belated 40th birthday with the QCWA’s 100th birthday celebrations.

The QCWA will be running the Muster General Store and a scone booth at the festival site, with profits from this boosting their capacity to continue the important work across Queensland.

The Muster has raised more than $20 million for charity over its 40 years, and this partnership will help bring in much-needed funds for the QCWA whose members conduct fundraising for education, medical and sports facilities in rural areas. They also support those impacted by natural disasters and general hardship through the Public Rural Crisis Fund.

This support is currently being welcomed by those affected by the recent Queensland floods, and the QCWA is helping those in need by providing grocery vouchers or store credit or paying a household bill such as a utility or a medical account – eligibility and application forms are available on the QCWA website.

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The respected organisation also supports frontline responders including volunteer firefighters and emergency service personnel during natural disasters and advocates on behalf of rural communities in the areas of medical, educational and transport issues, among others.

With their 100th birthday celebrated on August 11, it’s a perfect time for the organisation’s members to continue the party two weeks later at the Gympie Music Muster.

QCWA centenary organising team member, Christine King says, “It’s an absolute honour that the Gympie Muster committee has selected the QCWA to be the charity partner. It’s a major milestone in our history that we’re celebrating 100 years and our founding ladies were there because we were supporting women in rural and remote areas. This just sits so right that the Gympie Muster is all about rural people and coming together, so this is an absolute privilege.”

Set to take place August 25–28 at Amamoor Creek State Forest following cancellations over the past two years, its belated 40th birthday event will feature more than 100 artists in total, including the likes of Lee Kernaghan, Kasey Chambers, Troy Cassar-Daley and Beccy Cole.

Tickets are on sale now; for more details, click here.