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Another awesome line up of original live music at The Stag & Hunter Hotel this weekend!

Friday, August 19 will see Alex Bowen  with Dusty Boots on stage from 8.30pm. In the lead up to his much anticipated full length album, Alex Bowen is back with his second album single “Time To Talk”. The new upbeat record briefly continues the blues/country feel though it unveils a real pop/rock sensibility, with Alex once again proving his place internationally as a truly gifted singer/songwriter.

One of the most talented singer songwriter and guitarist’s in Australia” – BRIAN LIZOTTE


Alex Bowen

Alex Bowen

Saturday, August 20th, Independent blues/soul troubadour Independent blues/soul troubadour Shaun Kirk. Shaun’s profile and recognition as a talented performer has steadily grown, supporting artists such as Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Allen Stone, JJ Grey & MOFRO, Big Bill Morganfield (son of the late great Muddy Waters), Diesel, Ash Grunwald and Mia Dyson as well as appearing in the line-up at many of Australia’s top festivals; Woodford Folk Festival, St Kilda Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival and Byron Bay Bluesfest where he has been billed with the likes of Robert Plant, Taj Mahal, John Mayer, Ben Harper, Bonnie Raitt, Gary Clark Jr and Santana. He was voted the ‘Youth People’s Choice Award’ at the 2012 Blues at Bridgetown Festival, as well as winning the public’s vote for ‘Best New Artist’ at the 2013 St Kilda Festival, substantiating his increasing popularity with the punters. hIS latest album ‘Steer the Wheel’ debuted at #1 on the Australian Blues iTunes Charts and is Kirk’s most electrified record to date.

Sunday, August 21st Heat 2 of Passport To Airlie kicks off at 3.00pm with another killer lineup including The Michael Wilks duoKarma CollectiveCodi KayeThe Girl Folder and Roy Rose. Come along, support the bands and enjoy a great afternoon of live music. There are some great prizes for the punters as well, just purchase a beverage or a meal at any of the Passport To Airlie heats / finals for weekly $50.00 bar tabs and major prizes drawn at the final including a ticket to Airlie Beach Music Festival and a killer Gretsch Guitar.

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