Megan Sarmardin is Mount Isa's premier songstress so it is no surprise to see her be involved in this year's Mount Isa Blast.
Speaking to the North West Star in a Facebook Live "Elevenses" session last week, Ms Sarmardin said she was looking forward to the event which is on over three nights from July 25 to 27 but she has another Queensland Music Festival engagement to attend first.
"I'm heading down to Brisbane to sing at QPAC (Queensland Performing Arts Centre) on Saturday night," Ms Sarmardin said.
"It's a huge show, it's the Queensland Music Festival and it's called the genius of John Rodgers".
Ms Sarmardin said it was special for her to be involved in the show which is a celebration of John Rodgers' work, featuring the likes of Kate Miller-Heidke, Katie Noonan and Paul Grabowsky.
"John Rodgers has been my musical mentor over the years and is a good friend," she said.
"He also did all the music for the very first bobcat show at the riverbed and he came up for that and we've stayed friends ever since."
(John Rodgers) did all the music for the very first bobcat show at the riverbed and he came up for that and we've stayed friends ever sinceMegan Sarmardin
Ms Sarmardin will be a soloist in the performance and will take part in a huge art choir at the end.
It will be a good warm-up for the Mount Isa Blast which she described as a "huge community production".
"David Burton is the writer and director, Steve Russell is the musical director, Warwick Potter is the conductor and he is putting the Mount Isa Community Ensemble through its paces," she said.
"We are getting to work with a lot of talented people."
Ms Samardin's four piece rock band is also involved in unexpected ways.
"The band Bulldust makes its acting debut," she said.
"There's lines to remember and places to be!"
Mount Isa's own William Barton, who is one of the world's great didgeridoo players, will also be playing at the Blast.
Tickets for 2019's Mount Isa Blast are free however those wishing to attend must register at the QMF website.
The preview is on Thursday July 25 at the rodeo arena and there will be two other performances on Friday and Saturday July 26 and 27.
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