Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Events

Welcome to our 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.
Submit your events here (more details about event contributions at the bottom of the page).
For maps and details of museums, galleries, artist studios, historic sites, Aboriginal experiences and sites, craft shops, handmade retail outlets or public art go to Culture Maps Central NSW.

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The Listening Room Open Mic Sessions

Jack Duggans Irish Pub, Bathurst 135 George Street, Bathurst, NSW

A new weekly Open Mic session. You can sign up from 6.30pm to perform three songs (or about 15 minutes), in an acoustic format (no drums or electric guitars etc). The event is hosted by local musician Cletis Carr, who has over 20 years' experience running these events at venues such as Penrith Panthers Club.

Free

The Comedy of Errors – Orange

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. Shipwrecked and separated 33 years earlier, two sets of long-lost twins miraculously find themselves in the same city on the same day. What could possibly go wrong? The Comedy of Errors is a hilarious romp of swapped identities, misguided love, mistaken imprisonment and chaotic mishaps, leading to an unbelievably crazy day for bumbling twins.

Coffee Concert: Lisa Richards – I Got A Story

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Cradling her guitar as she blends the traditions of folk, country, blues and jazz, Lisa takes audiences on a journey that spans five decades. From growing up in Far North Queensland, to singing in the subways of Sydney, performing in the iconic venues of New York City and a life in Texas, her journey has now brought her home again to Australia. A powerful and endearing sound, she performs songs of longing, love, and

$20
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LIVE & LOCAL IN THE BACKYARD

The Backyard @ The Victoria Bathurst 3 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW

Live + Local @ The Victoria! Every Friday, local artists doing what they do best in the newly
renovated backyard! Check out their Facebook page to find out what artists are playing.

The Rhymes, Reasons and Rhythms of The Sandman and Flacco

Bathurst Library 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW

The Rhymes, Reasons and Rhythms of The Sandman & Flacco sees Steve "The Sandman" Abbott & Paul "Flacco" Livingston exhume the scattered remains of their own characters in this touching tribute to themselves. Words cannot express their loss of life, laughter and basic income.

The Silk Road | Concert 1

Orange Regional Conservatorium 73A Hill Street, Orange, NSW

The journey continues! After hitting roadblocks in 2021, finally our musical trip along the ancient silk roads can continue. The Silk Road Redux revives our popular Chamber Music Series in 2022, sending us across the Bosphorus to Constantinople and beyond!

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Friday Live Acoustic @ Kelly’s Irish Pub

Kelly's Irish Pub, Mudgee 49-51 Church St, Mudgee, NSW

Grab your friends, perch yourself up with a drink and enjoy live acoustic music with great local artists every Friday at Kelly’s Irish Pub.

Live in the Vines – July

Swinging Bridge Wines, Orange NSW

NICK & SKYE JEFFRIES
Described by the International Business Times as "The Voice au Couple 2016," both singers have competed on Channel 9's The Voice, winning hearts around Australia with memorable performances.

REBECCA O’CONNOR AS TINA TURNER “SIMPLY THE BEST”

Bathurst Panthers 132 Piper Street Bathurst, NSW 2795, Bathurst, NSW

Rebecca O’Connor is the only artist touring that is personally endorsed by the legend. Rebecca is
set to return to Australia and cannot wait to bring her new and exciting show, amazing dancers,
and band to Bathurst

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Turning Tables

Parkes Little Theatre 34 Bogan Street, Parkes, NSW

PARKES
This original musical, written by local identity, Lyn Townsend, is bound to impress, with its sizable sprinkle of humour, a large mechanicalised 'turning table', some pretty slick dance moves, an impeccable selection of hit songs that fit perfectly with the story line, and a stellar cast chosen to bring this unique production to life

Live & Kicking supports: 4 On The 4loor

The Vic - Victoria Hotel Orange 334-336 Summer Street, Orange, NSW

Presenting the long-awaited return of those musical mad scientists; GODFREY TURNER OVERDRIVE!! Along with the curious musings of PEARSO' , Dubbo's rockin' RAPTOR COUNTY and the crazy yet tasteful world of GIRLS ON SAKE.... so .."Be there, or be somewhere else"

Roger Knox

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Uncle Roger Knox has uplifted and entertained audiences from across the world with his beautiful honeyed voice. He has embraced a diverse career in Cabaret, Gospel and Country Music. With a performing career spanning more than 4 decades, he is a much loved and respected Aboriginal performer and Elder. He grew up on Country at Toomelah Aboriginal Mission Station on the border of Northern NSW and Qld, within the Gomeroi Nation.

$10
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Ruby Tuesday – The Chicks

The Agrestic Grocer, Orange 426 Molong Road, Orange, NSW

Hustle and Heart was created from two best friends combining their love of singing with their drive to be part of the prestigious local music scene.
Hannah and Allie can regularly be seen on stage with Orange Theatre Company, playing pivotal roles such as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (Hannah) and Sophie in Mamma Mia (Allie).

The Year of Magical Thinking

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

This highly personal account of loss through the lens of hope unpacks a surreal and overwhelming time in Didion’s life as she faces the sudden loss of her husband John, and later her daughter Quintana. Deeply moving, sometimes funny, and ultimately joyful, this is one woman’s story of the journey to find acceptance, and the lessons learnt in letting go.

$29

Sydney Symphony present Tchaikovsky – Orange

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. The Sydney Symphony are in town for one special night. Not only do we have the chance to hear one of the most in demand bassoonists in the country, but two of them, performing together. Bringing to life music from Vienna's golden past, the Orchestra's very own Todd Gibson-Cornish and Matthew Wilkie showcase the bright, happy music that once floated out across Vienna's cobbled street

The Comedy of Errors – Bathurst

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW

BMEC, BATHURST. Shipwrecked and separated 33 years earlier, two sets of long-lost twins miraculously find themselves in the same city on the same day. What could possibly go wrong? The Comedy of Errors is a hilarious romp of swapped identities, misguided love, mistaken imprisonment and chaotic mishaps, leading to an unbelievably crazy day for bumbling twins.

JAZZ! The Cabaret

Keystone 1889, Bathurst 99 Keppel St, Bathurst, NSW

Jazz! is the baby sister to 'Let's Misbehave'. An all-new cabaret theatre experience that takes you on an intimate journey through the world of the classy 1900s era of jazz. This show has been collaboratively developed by the performers of 'Let's Misbehave' who were inspired by the original work of Wilkins & Co. productions. The show unites and unifies all that is Jazz!

Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. Fresh of the heels of the successful Bohemian Rhapsody movie, comes an all new Queen tribute show from well-known Australian Freddie Mercury impersonator Thomas Crane. Thomas with his hot band Bohemian Rhapsody bring back to life the visual excitement, sound and stage energy as witnessed at a Queen concert.Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody will perform all the great hits like We Will Rock You, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Are The Champions, Radio Ga Ga, A Kind of Magic, I Want To Break Free, Another One Bites the Dust, Bohemian Rhapsody.

Hype Duo at The Cowra Hotel

Cowra Hotel 2 Kendal Street, Cowra, NSW

Hype Duo are keen to announce their ROAD TRIP TOUR for Country NSW - Kicking off the first event at The Cowra Hotel on 8TH JULY

Winter Warmers with Bandaluzia

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Our winter event of our Four Seasons Series - a series of musical celebrations of local seasonal produce and fabulous music from around the world. We celebrate the winter harvest with acclaimed modern flamenco ensemble, Bandaluzia.

$49

Queen Bohemian Rhapsody – 50 years on

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW

BATHURST MEMORIAL ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
Fresh of the heels of the successful Bohemian Rhapsody movie, comes an all new Queen tribute show from well-known Australian Freddie Mercury impersonator Thomas Crane.

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Open Mic and Live Music

Gooloogong Hotel Gooloogong, NSW

12 noon pub opens . Bring your own microphone. Lunch 12 till 2 Dinner 6 till 8 Great day out for all .

 

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.

The best way to include your event is to use our SUBMIT HERE form. These listings will be manually approved by the Arts OutWest team before publication.  Please allow a couple of days for listings to be published. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

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