Over 2000 residents flocked to Campbell Park on Saturday for a free concert, featuring none other than renowned Australian musician James Morrison.
It was a celebration not only of music, but of being able to come together again to enjoy a concert with friends and family, with Covid seemingly, hopefully, a distant memory.
Peter Caddey, secretary of the Brighter Access Sapphire City Festival Committee, said the night was "fantastic".
"Honestly it couldn't have been better," he said.
"The weather was perfect, the crowd was wonderful, and everything went smoothly."
Mr Caddy said the estimated 2000-strong "huge crowd" blew them all away with their support.
"And you could really see that people were excited to come out, and to see a real Aussie legend on stage."
Inverell's own Sapphire City Concert Band were the support act and were well received. Some musicians who joined them came from further afield, as far as Brisbane.
"It was wonderful that they were able to come and enjoy Inverell hospitality and play with the band too.
"I want to say a big thanks to the service clubs for their help with the event, and Allan East for his work with the sound equipment, as well as the Inverell council for their work in preparing the park, putting the stage up and their support of the whole event."
This event was organised as an extra event after the cancellation of 2021's Sapphire City Festival.
The committee has another event in the works for August once a few "ducks are in a row", but big plans for the annual Sapphire City Festival are well and truly on the way, Mr Caddey explained.
The Festival is set to run from October 14, with the grand finale day on Saturday 22.
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