Country music fans are in for a treat when the Geyserland Country Music Club hosts its annual Country in the Park event.

The free country music event will see members of the Geyserland Country Music Club - plus guest artists- entertain at the band rotunda in the Government Gardens on January 21.

Guest artists this year include Dion Hobson from Kaitaia, Hinewai Kahu Beauchamp from Taupo, and 11-year old Jade O'Brien from Matamata.

Jade has been singing and playing ukulele at clubs since she was 3 and also plays drums and guitar. She won junior overall at both Waikato and Red Star Awards.


The event, now in its ninth year, started out as a small promotional event to attract new members but now hundreds attend from all over the North Island.

Geyserland Country Music Club president Dallas Grant said Country in the Park was an opportunity for its talented members to perform outside of a normal club environment to a wider audience.

"We have singers of all ages who will delight with everything from traditional country to new country and country rock.

"People can bring their lunch and settle back on their deckchairs to enjoy the whole day or just come and go," he said.

Grant said last year's event was cancelled because of rain but this year there was a wet weather option in the bowls club next to the Blue Baths.

Country in the Park runs from 11am-4pm.