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 happening in the region each year.

Looking for the ongoing or regularly open museums, galleries, artist studios, historic sites, Aboriginal experiences and sites, craft shops, handmade retail outlets or public art? They’re all covered at our Culture Maps Central NSW. Explore it here

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Classic Album Night – Tracy Chapman

Thu November 26 at 6:00 pm

THE VICTORIA, BATHURST. Performing Tracy Chapman's self-titled album for Little Alberts's Classic Album NIght is Cath Hudson + Band Fast Car

Future Tunes Live Music Performance

Fri November 27
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One event on Fri 18 December 2020, at 12:00 am

One event on Fri 15 January 2021, at 12:00 am

ORANGE. Future Tunes, a series of afternoon, outdoor, live music performances is aimed at bringing the Orange community together, while supporting local musical talent, in a relaxed, casual setting.

Lost Legends Showcase Concert

Fri November 27 at 7:30 pm

BATHURST. Colin Burgess, AC/CD’s first drummer, as well as his brother Denny Burgess, fellow Masters Apprentices member, also from The Throb, will be bringing their sensational Lost Legends Showcase to Panthers. This is a stunning salute to iconic Aussie singing stars who are no longer with us.

Genni Kane Band + Andy Gordon & John Kane in Concert

Sat December 5 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

ORANGE. Tickets are $30 with a 10% discount for JAM Orange members. BOOK EARLY. Ticket numbers are limited. This is a Covid Safe event. Social distancing requirements will be in place Refreshments and food will be available at the venue Doors open at 6pm

Classic Album Night – Classic Cash

Thu December 10 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

THE VICTORIA, BATHURST. The very best of Johnny Cash. Rockabilly powerhouse trio Felix Albert & the Gentlemanly Two are proud to present the tunes of Johnny Cash

Reel of Joy with Andy Baylor’s Cajun Country Tour

Sun December 13 at 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

YETHOLME. Reel of Joy with Andy Baylors Cajun Country trio Featuring Garry Steel on accordion and Jeff Mercer on guitar

LIVEattheGALLERY – Paco Lara

Sun December 13 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

Carols at Tremain’s

Sun December 13 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

BATHURST. Incredible local talent live on stage to perform all the carols you know and love, for a physical crowd of 400 people

Arts Revival Festival

Mon 14 December 2020, - Tue 26 January 2021,

PARKES. Revival seems like the perfect theme for the festival - an opportunity to revive, celebrate and foster artistic activity in our local community and use the arts to inspire and uplift people in these troubled times.

VERY OPEN MIC @ The Victoria Bathurst

Tue December 15 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.

Applications Close for Zonta Orange annual Arts Scholarship for Young Women School Leavers

Tue December 22

ORANGE. The Zonta Club of Orange Marj Johnson Arts Scholarship for young women entering tertiary education in 2021 is open for applications.

Midsummer Bohos

Sat 23 January 2021, - Sun 24 January 2021,

OLD LITHGOW POTTERY, LITHGOW. Live theatre and music. Stalls and artists.

Mark Vincent – A Tribute to Mario Lanza – Bathurst

Fri 5 February 2021, at 7:30 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. Fans can expect an intimate evening with Mark Vincent performing a rich repertoire of songs and arias made popular by the great Italian-American tenor and actor Mario Lanza including “Because You’re Mine”, “Be My Love”, “The Loveliest Night of the Year” and “Nessun Dorma” to name a few

Mark Vincent – A Tribute to Mario Lanza – Orange

Sat 6 February 2021, at 2:00 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. Fans can expect an intimate evening with Mark Vincent performing a rich repertoire of songs and arias made popular by the great Italian-American tenor and actor Mario Lanza

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival – Banjo Paterson in the Garden

Sat 13 February 2021,

MILLTHORPE. Hosted in the beautiful gardens of Rosebank Guest House, enjoy local performers bringing to life iconic Australian bush ballads.

Gordi: Our Two Skins

Sat 13 February 2021, at 8:00 pm

COWRA CIVIC CENTRE, COWRA. Gordi returns to her NSW country roots for a special performance for the community she holds dear in her heart.  

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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West. These events 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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