Oldies of Wagga will be treated to a series of free concerts after being chosen as recipients for the annual Seniors Festival Christmas Concerts this year.
As a gesture of thanks to the older generations of Australia, the concerts are part of the National Government's festive season contribution.
"Each year the NSW Government tours the Seniors Christmas Concerts to regional areas and I am thrilled Wagga Wagga seniors will be able to enjoy the exceptional show this year," Nationals MLC Wes Fang said.
Headlining the shows for 2019 is Rhonda Burchmore, Lorenzo Rositano and Wagga's own Darren Coggan.
"I grew up in Wagga, went to Kooringal High and my parents and sister all still live there so these concerts are a great way of getting back home for me," Coggan said.
"It's always a real treat when I get an opportunity to perform at home so I'm thrilled to be a part of it."
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Coggan, who has been involved with the Seniors Festival concerts in the past, said performing for the older population was an experience full of energy.
"They let their hair down and run circles around the rest of us, they've got everything to live for at the most exciting part of their lives with not too many worries, so it really is a great time," he said.
"The shows are designed to encourage the audience to get involved and sing along - It's all about having a laugh and enjoying the spirit of Christmas."
The country music legend has a lineup of both Christmas classics like Silent Night and original songs including The 'Bidgee, which is a nod to his love of Wagga and "about coming back home."
"I will also be singing with Rhonda Burchmore who I am a huge fan of, so personally it is a bit of a bucket list experience I'm looking forward to," Coggan said.
"She is remarkable."
Acting Minister for Seniors Geoff Lee said Wagga will be one of three NSW locations to host the 2019 Seniors Christmas Concerts, alongside Dubbo and Tamworth.
"Seniors give so much to the community and these concerts are a way of showing our appreciation for their contributions," Mr Lee said.
"The concerts are a great opportunity for seniors in Wagga Wagga to celebrate the festive season, make new friends and sing along to some of their favourite tunes."
Concerts will be held at the Civic Theatre on Wednesday, November 20 starting at 10:30am and 2pm.
To find out more information and how to book tickets, visit: www.seniorsfestival.nsw.gov.au/events/christmas-concerts.