Welcome to our BIG list of arts and cultural events happening in the NSW Central West gathered from artists, event producers, great local venues and groups across the region.

This is a busy artistic region. There’s usually more than 2000 arts and heritage events happeing in the region each year. Of course, 2020 looks a little different but the events are slowly returning where possible.

NEW: HAPPENING ONLINE. We’ve added a new category for workshops, exhibitions, virutal tours and activities that are now happening ONLINE. Click here for the listings

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Thunderstuck ACDC Show

Mon September 21 at 8:00 pm

CANOWINDRA. Thunderstruck is back at the Canowindra Services Club

The Song Company Close Up: Chant D’Aamour Et De Mort

Tue September 22 at 7:00 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. Song cycle Harawi is infused with an fantastical mix of Peruvian ritual, the grandest and catchiest of post-Wagnerian melodies, and a calm, deep faith in the Eternal.

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Classic Album Night – SOLD OUT

Thu September 24 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

THE VICTORIA, BATHURST. To play all Creedence Clearwater hits is James Van Cooper + Soph Jones on guitar + vocals & Charlie Lee on bass + Michael Carp on Drums.

The Wattles at The Victoria with Liv Mirrington

Sat September 26 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

THE VICTORIA, BATHURST. Sydney-based Indie band, The Wattles are playing at The Victoria, Bathurst in late Sep. Supported by Orange local, Liv Mirrington

Applications close: Country Arts Support Program 2021

Tue September 29

NSW. Small grants for local arts projects. Applications close Tuesday 29 September 2020.

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Classic Album Night

Thu October 1 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on Thu 8 October 2020, at 6:00 pm

THE VICTORIA, BATHURST. To play all Creedence Clearwater hits is James Van Cooper + Soph Jones on guitar + vocals & Charlie Lee on bass + Michael Carp on Drums.

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Sat October 3 at 6:30 pm

CANOWINDRA. Yes, this is the most interesting year most of us have experienced with Covid, lockdowns, business closures, rules and regulations, home-schooling, working from home and innumerable theories on cures so, let’s do something to crack the stress ---- LAUGH!

Live Sunday Sessions at Mortimer’s Wines

Sun October 11 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on Sun 18 October 2020, at 1:00 pm

One event on Sun 25 October 2020, at 1:00 pm

ORANGE. Each Sunday afternoon in October relax with your own picnic, rug and friends at Mortimer's Old Schoolhouse cellar door. Live music in the courtyard all afternoon. Kick back and relax. Wine and beer for sale. Kids playground too!

LIVEattheGallery – Martyn Cook & Rebecca Daniel

Sun October 11 at 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

GANG GANG GALLERY, LITHGOW. Fill the senses with music art. Join us for some great entertainment in our amazing space

Music in the Vines at Twisted River

Sun October 18 at 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

ORANGE. Amy Viola and band return for another explosive show! Hear what happens when a classical violist breaks free of traditional boundaries over a three course lunch. Buses available from Orange, Molong and Manildra.

The Sunday Jam – Lounge Catz

Sun October 18 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

OLD LITHGOW POTTERY, LITHGOW. Spend the afternoon at the Iconic Pottery with the funky brass sounds of Boris Hunt and Adrian Symes.

VERY OPEN MIC @ The Victoria Bathurst

Tue October 20 at 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Tue 15 December 2020,

THE VICTORIA, BATHURST. We bring you VERY OPEN MIC @ The Victoria Bathurst hosted in Little Alberts every THIRD Tuesday on the Month! Next Event September 15th.

Doctor Stovepipe – Free Family Concert – CANCELLED

Sat October 24

ORANGE REGIONAL CONSERVATORIUM, ORANGE. Down a dusty road from the 1930s comes Doctor Stovepipe, a rollicking, old-time ensemble of guitar, bass, fiddle and sweet vocal harmonies.

Wandering Hearts

Sat October 24 at 7:30 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. Internationally acclaimed soprano Eleanor Lyons and her conductor/pianist husband Vladimir Fanshil. The couple are usually based in Vienna and travel around the world to perform, but for now, due to COVID they are happily stranded in Australia and have the unique opportunity to give recitals together around NSW and ACT.

2020 Forbes Baby Boomers Music Festival

Fri October 30

FORBES SERVICES MEMORIAL CLUB, FORBES. The 2020 Forbes Baby Boomers Music Festival will be held over the weekend in 30, 31 October and 1 November.

Black Sabbath – Classic Album Night by the War Pigs (Formally Lizard Kings)

Thu November 5 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

THE VICTORIA, BATHURST. Performing Black Sabbath's Hits for Little Alberts's Classic Album NIght is The War Pigs (Formally The Lizard Kings) in November

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