Lyndall McCormick will host a pop country music bar during the Warwick Rodeo week. It opens on Friday, October 19.
Lyndall McCormick will host a pop country music bar during the Warwick Rodeo week. It opens on Friday, October 19. Michael Nolan

Much loved Warwick bar re-opens for rodeo week

AFTER their break-out success with a pop-up bar during Jumpers and Jazz, Lyndall McCormack and the folks from Killarney Memorial Aged Care are back for another round.

They will host the Pop Up Guitar Bar at the vacant Palace Hotel on Palmerin St.

Mrs McCormack teamed up with a Brisbane-based music promoter to supply talent from across the state.

"We had such a good time at Jumpers and Jazz and I wanted to keep that feeling going," she said.

The Pop-up Jazz Bar became the unofficial after-hours party spot attracting residents and tourist alike and Mrs McCormack said there was no reason that couldn't happen again.

"Locals want to have somewhere to take their friends out to, you can go an have a nice day at the rodeo and then pop down here afterwards for a drink. We wanted to have music that fits with the vibe of rodeo so we've gone with some country acts.

"Some of it is the urban, gritty country, some of it is good old covers like the Eagles, Johnny Cash and '70s country music and there's a range of instrumentalists.

"I'm hoping some boot-scooters will turn up and do a few turns here, country music just makes you want to get up and dance."

 

The Pop Up Guitar Bar is a trial run for the next year's Polocrosse World Championship and Mrs McCormack is hoping more organisers follow her lead. "People want somewhere to go, they'll be wandering down the street looking for something to do and they don't want to find empty shops," she said. "We have a beautiful strip of shops and Palmerin St could really come alive with a music club sort of feel."

The Pop Up Guitar Bar runs from October 19-28. Doors open from 4-11pm. Main acts start at 7pm. Click here for more details.



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