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Free tickets to concert at James Theatre in May

Motown with the Groovehunters Concert coming to Dungog in May

The Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music and Arts Upper Hunter have joined forces to bring the music from the 60s and 70s for a free concert in Dungog in May.

Andrew French Northan, Director of the Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music said audiences can experience "some of the of the greatest pop music ever written".

"It's sort of interesting that Detroit came up with this extraordinary array of music," he said.

"Following World War 2 and post industrialisation there was this mass migration to the huge factories, and some of the most incredible musicians in America ended up in one place at one time in that bizarre little room called the Snakepit. Magical music generated in this small little room."

Think bands like The Jackson 5, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and The Commodores.

As well as events in Singleton, Muswellbrook and Scone, the concert will come to the James Theatre in Dungog on Sunday, May 23. The concert starts at 2.30pm.

The Upper Hunter Conservatorium Motown With The Groovehunters band will be supported by Rory Ellis at the Dungog concert.

Bookings can be made online at 123tix.com or by calling Arts Upper Hunter 6541 4776.

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