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CRAIG ATKINS – “A NEW HORIZON” tour – Live at The Blind Pig

Fri 25 August at 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A truly exciting night of Original music and a few covers- Craig Atkins can do it all… don’t miss this one !

Craig Atkins is a unique ‘one-man band’ performer, with his set up consisting of various Acoustic Guitars & Lap Slide, Didgeridoos, Foot percussion, Loop & Effect pedals, Harmonica.

With influences such as Paul Kelly, Xavier Rudd, Joe Purdy, Pink Floyd, and Old Blues Masters, Atkins seamlessly blends various styles with dynamics ranging from chilled finger-picking folk stories, to delta slide blues standards, through to rollicking country folk foot tappers, stomping jumping roots and dirty swamp blues, covering his observations of life, love and loss of the world we all live in.

Craig has toured and performed solo and in other music projects in Adelaide, Regional SA, Tasmania, Melbourne, Regional Victoria, Darwin, Alice Springs, Newcastle, Brisbane, Regional QLD & Kangaroo Island, and various festivals including Nannup Music Festival (WA), Nukara Music Festival (WA), Byron Bay Guitar Festival (NSW), Adelaide Fringe (SA), Open Space Festival (NT), Peats Ridge Festival (NSW), Caloundra Music Festival (QLD), Stringybark Sustainability Festival (VIC), Common Roots Festival (SA) Port Fairy Festival (VIC), & Newport Folk Festival (VIC).


The Blind Pig Cocktail Bar & Sound Lounge
45-47 McNamara Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia


Local government area


The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.

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