Gunnedah Country Music Muster is back once again to showcase talent from the shire and further afield.
This year, the muster will be held from March 24-29 at Griffith's Hall at the Gunnedah Showground, with three days dedicated to walk-up, or novice, artists wanting to try their hand at performing.
The event is run by the Gunnedah Show Society.
Event organiser Rex Baldwin said many grey nomads had told him they enjoyed the muster more than the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
"People that come have always said 'we love it here because we're not hearing the same songs over and over'," Mr Baldwin said.
"It encourages the other artists to support their fellow artists unlike Tamworth. You go and do a show there ... and that's the end, they just walk off and leave, whereas all our artists support one another.
"[The muster] is a family-oriented atmosphere, and it's very fun."
Caravans will begin to arrive at the showground on Tuesday, March 24, with the walk-up artists to run on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. These days are free for spectators.
A dance night featuring "old-time" dances like the Pride of Erin will be held on Thursday night, a walk-up concert on Friday night, and the main concerts on Saturday and Sunday.
The dance night and walk-up concert will cost just a gold coin donation for entry, and the main concerts will cost $20 per person per day.
There will also be a town tour on Saturday morning, which costs $7.50 per person.
The line-up of professional artists this year includes Grant Luhrs, who owns a recording studio in Wagga Wagga; John Lynch, who hails from Gunnedah but resides on the coast; Max Maher, a former walk-up artist; and Bob Easter, who plays mainly Slim Dusty songs.
More information can be found on the show society website, by calling the show society on 6742 1867, or Rex Baldwin on 0428 486 134.