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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Celebrate Ausmusic Month

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Arts OutWest wants you to celebrate local original music this Ausmusic Month with a dozen Live & Kicking gigs across the region.

November is Ausmusic Month, a time of year where we are implored to celebrate the incredible contribution musicians and their work have made to our country.

“So often the spotlight is put on artists who have received wide airplay and play to large live audiences,” said Arts OutWest’s music industry support officer Patrick Coomey. “This Ausmusic month Arts OutWest invites you to celebrate with original live music made and played in the Central West.”

At gigs across the region come and hear music and stories that reflect modern life from a regional perspective.

Enjoy folk-country, Guitar driven hard rock/metal, funk-soul, Americana mashed with progressive blues rock, indie rock, and alt-country at venues in Orange, Oberon, Parkes, Portland, Cowra and Millthorpe.

Artists include Cletis Carr, Genni Kane, Matt Boylan-Smith, Chloe Swannell, Raptor County, Parkes favourite Twiggy, The Dave Webb Project, Whisperhead, Smith &  Jones, Gracey Denham-Jones, CJ Stranger, Eli Standford, Jaffer plus later in the month the return of acoustic Sunday at Millthorpe featuring Genni Kane, Montgomery Church and Sarah Humphreys.

“Just like the songs that are now classics ones they were once new, why not come and find your new thing now,” said Patrick Coomey.

Friday 18 November is also Ausmusic t-shirt day. “When you’re at a gig, buy some merch from a local band, wear it proudly and post pictures on your socials,” Patrick Coomey said.

You can check out tunes featuring local artists performing during Ausmusic month on the Live & Kicking Spotify playlist.

Find more local live music in the online What’s On calendar at

Arts OutWest’s Live & Kicking gigs are supported by the Australian Governments Live Music Australia.

Live & Kicking gigs in November:

Cletis Carr
Friday 4 November, 8pm
The Blind Pig Orange. Tickets $10

Genni Kane
Sunday 6 November, 2:30pm
Malachi Gilmore Hall Oberon. Tickets $10

Cletis Carr
Sunday 6 November, 12noon
The Broadway Hotel Parkes. FREE

Matt Boylan Smith with support Chole Swannell
Sunday 13 November, 2pm
Cowra Civic Centre. Tickets $10

Raptor County with support Twiggy
Sunday 13 November, 12noon
The Broadway Hotel Parkes. FREE

The Dave Webb Project
Saturday 19 November, 6pm
The Foundations of Portland. FREE

The Dave Webb Project
Sunday 20 November, 2pm
Cowra Civic Centre. Tickets $10

Smith & Jones with support Gracey Denham Jones
Sunday 20 November, 12noon
The Broadway Hotel Parkes. FREE

CJ Stanger with support act Eli Stanford
Saturday 26 November, 7pm
The Agrestic Grocer Orange. Tickets from the venue.

Jaffer with support act Twiggy
Sunday 27 November, 12noon
The Broadway Hotel Parkes. FREE

Genni Kane. Montgomery Church. Sarah Humphreys – acoustic sunday Reboot
Sunday 27 November, 2-5pm.
Club Millthorpe. Tickets

CJ Stranger with support Eli Stanford
Sunday 26 November, 7pm
The Agrestic Grocer Orange. Tickets from the venue.

IMAGE: Twiggy