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Country at the Diggers

It’s fair to say 2020 was a rough year for Jason Owen. Like thousands of performers around Australia, dozens of his gigs were cancelled with work effectively dried up. Add to that the cancellation of his wedding and spending what should have been his honeymoon on a road trip with his mum, it was a year best forgotten.

Not so 2021. Wedding plans are back on track and Jason’s gig this Saturday 6 February at the Harbord Diggers is one of many booked around NSW.

Throughout the evening between 6pm and 10 pm, the X Factor runner-up will provide delightful ambience for Diggers’ guests enjoying a drink or a meal with songs from his three albums, including Life is a Highway, which debuted number one on the ARIA Country Chart. He’ll also sing John Denver classics, such as Country Roads from a new album he’s releasing later this year.

“I’m thrilled to be performing at Harbord Diggers for the first time,” he said. “I’ve always loved the Freshwater and surrounding areas for their vibrancy and energy and of course the amazing location is the perfect setting for a fun summer time show.”

Never having forgotten his country roots, the boy from Dubbo has raised thousands for drought relief and his charity Doin’ It For Rural Aussie Kids.

He’s also raising awareness for mental health with his How Ya Going With Jason Owen series entertainers and farmers doing it tough through COVID restrictions.


Jason Owen at Harbord Diggers


Saturday 6 February

Free show. Harbord Diggers, Evans Street, Freshwater NSW, Australia




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