Head to Adda-Long for weekend music bash

Adelong will come alive over this long weekend with the inaugural Adda-Long Day Music Bash set to ring out from the Royal Hotel on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Organisers Cec Peterson, a singer-songwriter herself, and Al Gaff of the Royal Hotel look forward to welcoming music lovers to enjoy a big lineup of well-known artists, with the live entertainment over the weekend event free of charge.

From 7pm on Friday night, go along to the open mic jam where walkups will be welcome.

At 9am on Saturday enjoy a bush poets breakky at the hotel before performances start from 11am and go through to 6pm. From 7pm there will again be the opportunity for those who think they can hold a tune (or even if you can’t) to have some fun with the open mic jam.

The entertainment continues Sunday, with a bush poets breakky from 9am and live music to follow from 11am to 4.45pm. The open mic jam will again be opened up on Sunday evening from 6pm.


Amber Kenny made her Nashville debut in 2023 including a performance at the iconic Bluebird Café as part of the 2023 Americana Festival.

With her debut EP “Out in the Open” released in 2022, Amber’s beguiling melodies and honest lyricism illustrate her gift as a singer-songwriter.

Ian Blundell is a seasoned entertainer, having played at many pubs and clubs across the southern states and even making his mark in Nashville, Tennessee, the home of American country music.

With a career that spans four decades, Ian remains a versatile and passionate country singer, sharing the stage with his son Aaron on guitar and vocals, as well as another talented country artist, Anne Chalmers on bass and vocals.

Not Diana is an eclectic singer-songwriter who will entertain audience members with her acoustic heartfelt originals as well as an amazing variety of cover tunes from such artists as Jewel, Adele, Sheryl Crow, The Cranberries, Cold Chisel and many more.

Kylie Adams-Collier is a multi-award-winning songwriter and recording artist with a career spanning decades. Writing deeply heartfelt stories of love and small-town memories, her unique vocals and gentle humour are reminiscent of the golden days of country music.

Singer-songwriter and co-host of the event, Cec Peterson began her professional career in the music industry singing with her sisters as The Rough Diamonds. Together they released an EP, album and several singles, travelling across the eastern states performing at festivals and gaining international recognition with their music.

In 2020, Cec released her debut solo single, and the music just keeps coming!

Hope For Snow is an acoustic trio and although they have only been together for just under a year, together they rack up over 50 years of performance experience.

Their sound is described as “fresh and innovative”, with influences from 1920s blues through to snippets of 1990s grunge.

Tumut’s own Elvis, Len Connolly, has had a long and successful career that has taken him from performing at the Parkes Elvis Festival in regional NSW to an international gig in Dubai.

With a large fan base locally and further afield, if you haven’t yet seen Len perform live, you are in for a real treat.

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