Port Stephens is an easy two hours drive from Sydney. Well known for its nature, sea and land activities and beautiful sandy beaches also makes it one of Australia’s great holiday destinations and home to the Blue Water Country Music Festival .

The Blue Water Country Music Festival is now an established part of the Australian Country Music calendar held over the June long weekend at Port Stephens and Nelson Bay. From humble beginnings the Festival has grown to be a popular and 'must do' event for country music enthusiasts.

In some cases, the venues are on Cruise Boats which pass the day sailing amongst the dolphins in the Port Stephens waterways and the Karuah River a unique concept in Country Music, with the efforts of the organisers to ‘Bring the Country to the Coast’.

Judging by the level of interest from both performers and potential visitors, the magnificent Blue Water paradise of Port Stephens, will again provide a spectacular backdrop to many venues as well as attracting a premier line-up of established Country Music artists.

The 2011 festival is set to be bigger and better than ever!

Some of this year Festival's features will be:

- Artists and Bands

- Concerts

- Blue Water Busking Titles

- Bootscooting

- Bush Poets

- Blue Water Twilight Cruise

- Ute Muster

- Country Music Bus Brewery Tours

2011 to feature

Beccy Cole

Aly Cook

Ryan Sampson (Australian Idol)

Steve Passfield

Jayne Denham

Brothers 3

and many more

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