The Dust Town Dogs are one of Consett’s favourite local bands. Their infectious mix of folk, bluegrass and hillbilly rock has propelled them from smallDust Town Dogs Christmas Lights beginnings to the the largest venue in Consett. Saturday 23rd of November looks to be a monumental day in The Dust Town Dog’s history as alongside their show at the Empire Theatre, the band will be given the honours of turning on Consett’s Christmas lights.

It’s been a long journey for The Dust Town Dogs from a lowly two piece playing in the corner of the bar to the amazing show that so many people in the area love. The Grey Horse open mic night sparked something special which has developed into one of the areas best musical talents.

From 10:30am until 6:00pm there will be a number of different free family activities for everyone to enjoy. There will be face painting, traditional market stalls, Santa’s Grotto and of course live music from a number of different local artists culminating in the Dust Town Dogs setting the Christmas lights away.

This doesn’t leave the Dogs much time to get back to the Empire Theatre to prepare for their home town headline show on the evening at 8pm. With support from Meghan Nicholson, the Dust Time Dogs are looking to make history going from their humble beginnings to the main stage at one of the most prestigious venues in all of Derwentside. The festivals which nowadays The Dust Town Dogs regularly play are a far cry from the small pub gigs back in the day but everything has to start somewhere.

You can find out more information about the band from their website or by searching for “The Dust Town Dogs” on Facebook. 

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Christopher Brown is Consett Magazine's lead journalist. Chris enjoys meeting with a whole host of different people to report on what's happening in Consett, Co.Durham.


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