TAMWORTH'S Scully Park realised its ambition of becoming a field of dreams on the weekend.
Sure, it has had its days where footballing feats have embedded themselves in local folklore.
But Cold Chisel changed the game for the venue, Tamworth and its festival.
The run-list for Sunday's concert read like a rock radio social media listicle on the greatest Australian songwriters of the last 40 years.
Troy Cassar-Daley and Kasey Chambers are stars in the country music firmament with mainstream crossover appeal.
Paul Kelly and Cold Chisel have been touchstones on the Australian music landscape with mass audience appeal while, at times, questioning history and culture in the country.
Tamworth's-own Charlie Collins earned her place on the star-studded bill as well and her inclusion might be seen as part of a succession plan for this guild of songwriting stars.
The combined set lists from this concert would demand a lot of real estate in an 'all-time Aussie rock playlist' and to hear it played live on a Tamworth footy field was a thing of dreams.
It was something Chambers herself alluded to on stage.
She thought she'd be a part of the many thousands scrambling to get a ticket for the Chisel Tamworth gig.
Then Cold Chisel asked her to open the concert.
"This is the best day ever," she told the crowd.
"I have the best job in the world, sorry, but I do."
Chambers is a headliner in her own right and spying around the crowd, you could see countless blokes decked-out in country clobber earnestly singing along to tunes like Not Pretty Enough, The Captain and Barricades and Brickwalls.
It shows her nous as a songwriter and broad appeal as an artist, albeit on a home-ground at the country music festival.
The sun went behind a cloud and a cool change blew through the crowd when she belted out Ain't No Little Girl, which was a high-point for the whole day.
Paul Kelly bounded on stage after and leapt straight a sprightly rendition of You Can't Take it With You which oddly mirrored Chambers' opening number We're All Gonna Die Someday.
Kelly's set was almost exclusively compiled of hits.
There was jangling, jaunty numbers like Before Too Long, Love Never Runs on Time, Leaps and Bounds and Song From the Sixteenth Floor.
The set had poignant moments as well with Kev Carmody joining Jimmy Barnes, Chambers and Cassar-Daley on stage for a stirring version of From Little Things.
Dumb Things is still a crowd-pleaser and backing vocalist Vika Bull took the reins on Sweet Guy and gave the already-rocking number a new spirit.
The standard for Cold Chisel's night was set with the opening number as Barnes stalked the stage belting out Standing on the Outside.
Sweat poured from the rock legends who perhaps showed their age when warm travel mugs, perhaps filled with a restorative tea, were placed on the stage ahead of their arrival.
It was in stark contrast to the heavy-drinking, hard-partying image of the Chisel of yore.
But the sound was loud as ever and the hits were clean.
The was a small sense of irony when security removed a rowdy crowd member from the front of the pit during the wistful prison ode Four Walls.
The number of bona fide hits in the Chisel catalogue, and their stylistic range, is impressive.
From the Rising Sun's rockabilly feel, to the sax-laden Saturday Night and My Baby, to rocking pop hits Forever Now,Nothing I Want and Cheap Wine, the set could easily be loved by aficionados and dabblers alike.
Khe Sahn stirred like the anthem it has become while Bow River hasn't slowed with age at all.
When the War is Over was the highlight with its harmonies, Ian Moss' rich guitar leads, and Barnes' force of nature expression and high notes, while Flame Trees hit everyone right in the hometown feels.
The timing of the concert was one of biggest assets.
It became a mini festival within the Tamworth country music festival.
Hopefully, it inspires other touring acts to see the value in Tamworth and take advantage of the swollen crowd numbers in the city during the festival.