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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ORANGE. Australian poetry is alive and well and this Festival will provide something for every age group, including Aboriginal performance, lots of local history and the wonderful food and wine of the Orange region.
BMEC, BATHURST. Sub-Tribe a dynamic six piece electronic-roots/dub fusion band from New Zealand. They will be supported by great local bands, The Safety of Life at Sea (with nine piece band) and The Mirandas.
BATHURST. Hussy Hicks, led by powerhouse soul vocalist Leesa Gentz and Julz Parker who is touted as Australia’s leading female guitarist. Hussy Hicks will be supported by local favourites Smith & Jones (with five piece band).
BMEC, BATHURST. Be seduced by the vocal prowess of Kate Ceberano, accompanied by guitarist Ben Butler, returned from the USA, where he performed with Sting and Bruce Springsteen. Our local musical support for the night is the extremely talented local singer songwriter Andy Nelson with his amazing new five piece band.
BATHURST. Get set for a balmy night outdoors with headliner C.W. Stoneking a musical, blues story teller who is one of a kind.
BMEC, BATHURST. Kids' favourites The Beanies perform a free show for families. The Beanies Egg-straordinary Day.
ORANGE. In the true spirit of Chamber Music, the works featured at this event range from Duos, Trios, Quartets and Quintets by resident and guest artists, including two Australian compositions by Jessica Wells and the world premiere of a new work by Lyle Chan, especially dedicated to the Resident Ensembles of the Orange Chamber Music Festival 2021: the Nexas Quartet and Acacia Quartet
CANOWINDRA. See the magic and spectacle as a plethora of hot air balloons take to the skies each morning and late afternoon in Canowindra every April, over an eight day period at the Canowindra International Balloon Challenge
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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