Rocking until it rains

The Greenethorpe community certainly put on a show recently celebrating together at the sold out performance of Greenethorpe's "Rock Till It Rains".

The sold out, all ages music event featured performances by Lusi Austin from Cowra, Jesse and Axl from Grenfell, Josie Laver from Cowra, Weak Cordial from Grenfell, Lisa Flanagan from Cowra, and Greenethorpe's own Wishful Thinking.

Four young performers from the district also performed as the warm up act; vocalist Charlie Allen - Henry Lawson High School, drummer Louis Johnson - Cowra High School, vocalist Amelia Squires - Henry Lawson High School and Murringo musician Tennyson Neville - Young High School.

"We are in the midst of one of the worst droughts in history, and farmers and village residents alike are feeling the strain," Rock Till It Rains organiser Danielle Allen said.

"Combine this with the fact our local pub was closed for over 15 months - thankfully The Shamrock has recently re-opened - there has been very little opportunity for social interaction in Greenethorpe."

Danielle said the idea behind the event was to bring locals together for a night where farmers could forget about the drought and enjoy some great entertainment.

"We hoped that Rock Till It Rains would bring the community together, reduce isolation, give everyone something to focus on other than the drought, and to showcase the amazing local talent we have in our district," Danielle said.

We have been overwhelmed by the support of the community.

Danielle Allen

According to Danielle the support and interest in the event was massive with people added to a waiting list to attend.

"We have been overwhelmed by the support of the community," she said.

"The event sold out in record time and we had a wait list of over 50 people.

"The evening was a huge success.

"All the performers were outstanding, and all guests had a great evening.

"We would like to thank everyone who attended, and most importantly our sponsors, Conron Stockcrete, Elders, NSW Farmers, Tyrrell's Wines and WFI."

Tennyson Neville was one of four young locals to perform at Greenethorpe's Rock Till It Rains recently.

Tennyson Neville was one of four young locals to perform at Greenethorpe's Rock Till It Rains recently.

With people travelling from the local towns of Cowra, Grenfell, and Young, and some people making the journey from Sydney and beyond, the Greenethorpe Soldiers' Memorial Hall was packed and certainly rocked until the late hours of the evening.

The strong community spirit for the local village of Greenethorpe, combined with fun and entertaining atmosphere on the night, meant it was one of the local events not to be missed.