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.

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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

Anh Do – The Happiest Refugee Live – Bathurst

Thu 11 February 2021, at 8:00 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. When one of Australia’s most talented comedians delves deep into his own life’s joys and sorrows, the result is an unforgettable night at the theatre that leaves an audience uplifted and quite simply experiencing...happiness.

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.

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival – Poetry Brawl

Sat 13 February 2021, at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

MOLONG. The Molong Advancement Group, Molong Players and Freemasons Hotel present the Poetry Brawl.

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival – Poet’s Brunch and Lunch

Sun 14 February 2021, at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

YEOVAL. Relax in the shade of the trees for real country hospitality. Free entertainment, open mic, poetry and bush music along with an opportunity to visit the Banjo Paterson, more than a Poet Museum

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival – The Wrath of Grapes

Mon 15 February 2021, - Tue 23 February 2021,

BORENORE. Join Heifer Station under the stringy bark rafters at the old woolshed for an open mic style Aussie poetry evening. Bring your poetry, pun or prose

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival – Youth Poetry Competition

Sat 20 February 2021, at 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

ORANGE. Individual performances of original poetry open to students

YOU GOT IT! a Salute to Roy Orbison staring John Stephan

Sat 6 March 2021, at 8:00 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. Internationally renowned artist John Stephan will be celebrating and paying the ultimate homage to The Big O showcasing all his classic hits together with Roy Orbison’s massive 15 number 1 hits right across the world with a special touch to the hugely popular The Traveling Wilburys.

Festival Winds

Thu 8 April 2021, - Sun 11 April 2021,

ORANGE. Festival Winds includes workshops with local students, conversations, family-oriented performances, a featured item at the Opening Gala Concert and a full recital of book-ended woodwind quartets, duos and trios.

2021 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards

Mon 21 June 2021,

ORANGE. The Banjo Paterson Writing Awards were established in Orange in 1991 and each year we host the Banjo Paterson Writing Awards to honor this great Australian writer

Parkes Elvis Festival 2022

Wed 5 January 2022, - Sun 9 January 2022,

PARKES. Start your engines and speed your way to the 2022 Parkes Elvis Festival, where we’ll celebrate Elvis’ 1968 musical film, Speedway.

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