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. Use the contact or ticketing details listed with each event.

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The Little Theatre, Parkes 34 Bogan St, Parkes, NSW, Australia

Holding onto hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination. Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner, and now the best-loved musical of all time returns to Parkes Musical & Dramatic Society – just as you remember it and just when we need it most.
Bring your family, bring your friends, bring the kids, bring the grand parents - this production is for everyone!

$20 – $35

Live at the Country Club

The Country Club Park Road, Orange, NSW, Australia

Join in Friday afternoons with some barefoot bowls and live acoustic tunes.

Bjorn Again

Canowindra Sportsground Rodd Street, Canowindra, NSW, Australia

Sing and dance along to all of ABBA's greatest hits as performed by the talented musicians of Bjorn Again. With their incredible stage presence, stunning costumes, and impeccable musical talents, Bjorn Again will transport you back to the 70s and 80s, to relive the golden age of disco and pop music.

$25 – $55

Live & Local in the Backyard

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

Live + Local @ The Victoria! Every Friday, local artists doing what they do best.

Get ready for another amazing month of live music, completely free of charge!


Ash Grunwald Live at The Victoria Bathurst

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

Australia’s foremost bluesman Ash Grunwald has announced a new National Tour to coincide with the release of his new single - Life Without You, a chilled groove about going the distance in a relationship and having gratitude for your loved ones.


Live Music at Roth’s

Roth's Wine Bar, Mudgee 30 Market Street, Mudgee, NSW, Australia

Join Roth's Wine Bar every Fri + Sat night and enjoy live local and regional acts over some food + wine at Roth's.


Live Music

Paragon Hotel Perry Street, Mudgee, NSW, Australia

Live music every Saturday night from 7.30pm 


Live Music – Stockmans Ridge

Stockman's Ridge Wines, Orange 19 Lake Canobolas Rd, Orange, NSW, Australia

Secure your spot to enjoy our extended opening hours with Live Music Saturdays from 1pm-5pm. 

Numbers are limited so book your spot early!


Two If by Sea and Narrownecks

Fat Wombat Farm 158 Eusdale Road, Yetholme, NSW, Australia

A chill afternoon of amazing acoustic music with Two If by Sea and Narrownecks.

"Two if by Sea" is a captivating musical duo renowned for their dynamic performances and folk-inspired melodies. Comprising cellist Rachel Johnston and multi instrumentalist Trent Arkleysmith, their heartfelt performances blend both original and traditional tunes with intricate acoustic arrangements, creating a mesmerising and intimate musical experience that resonates deeply with audiences worldwide.


Jason & Chloe Roweth Show

Grenfell Showground Alexandra Street, Grenfell, NSW, Australia

Millthorpe musicians, the Roweths have been researching and presenting the living tradition of  Australian music for over thirty years.

They bring you the songs and poems of the kitchen, the verandah, the shearer’s huts, the local pub - and the yarns that go with them.


The Roy Orbison Story

Club Forbes Templar Street, Forbes, NSW, Australia

Featuring Mark Shelley - experience the wonder of Roy Orbison in his brilliant portrayal of the man, his music and his voice. 



Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Fabulous, filthy and downright hilarious! Brace yourselves for a wild ride of side-splitting hilarity with the modern-day Queen of Sass, as she takes you on a laugh-out-loud adventure of her trials and tribulations of parenting, dating and all things female. 

“Jaffer” live and Local at The Blind Pig Orange

The Blind Pig Cocktail Bar & Sound Lounge, Orange 45 McNamara street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Arguably one of the most talented musicians to emerge from Orange -  Luke Ferguson is joined by brother Zac on Drums and they will make you believe in music all over again !


Rockley Pub Beers & Beats

The Rockley Pub 2 Budden Street, Rockley, NSW, Australia

Rockley Pub are kicking off Beers & Bets.

Every Sunday afternoon in our courtyard, from 1 pm, they're setting the mood with local musicians, specials from their smoker and cold local and imported beers on tap within the courtyard.


Easy Jammin’ Session

Parkes Bowling & Sports Club PARKES, NSW, Australia

On the last Sunday of the month you can listen to live local music sounds of The EJ's Muso's.

Get down, have a great time otherwise you will be Noted , treble clefed and Bassed.



Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Don’t miss this 9 piece powerhouse band performing the biggest hits of the man who is still recognized as the most iconic cover singer of all time. Once we heard a song recreated by the rock soul voice of Joe Cocker, it was his way we forever wanted to hear it.

VIP Book Night

The Bathurst Showground 28 Kendall Avenue, #Lot 1, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

A joint FUNdraiser from Lifeline Central West and Café on Corporation. Enjoy an evening of music with Greg Jeffree, delicious catering, bubbles and mulled wine, lucky door prizes AND first dibs to check out the books at the bookfair before it opens to the public.


Acacia Quartet

Orange Regional Conservatorium 73A Hill Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Acacia Quartet and international guests Emile Cantor & Laurentiu Sbarcea present a program of string sextets:

Antonin Dvorak - String Sextet in A major, Op. 48, Lyle Chan - String Sextet (New Work), Johannes Brahms - String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36.

Acacia Quartet has invited international guest artists Emile Cantor, viola & Laurentiu Sbarcea, cello to join them for a tour of string sextets.

Free – $45

Open Mic Night

Whiskey & Wags 175 George Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Celebrate quality local music talent Fridays fortnightly from 7pm.

Killer Queen Experience

Lithgow Workies 3 - 7 Tank St, Lithgow, NSW, Australia

This show will sell out fast so grab your tickets now!


Stars of Orange

Orange Function Centre Eyles St, Orange, NSW, Australia

Join Orange's business owners and local personalities – our Stars – as they light up the dance floor with local dance teachers to raise funds for Cancer Council.


Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Spiegelesque is an hilarious adventure into the hitherto majestic and intoxicating world of vaudeville, burlesque and cabaret, where song, dance and slapstick collide to create entertainment that will mesmerize and titillate.

Featuring a highly skilled, international acclaimed cast in a collective of cabaret, circus and comedy performances, Spiegelesque is delivered with prowess, showmanship, allure and glamour.

Open Mic Night

Portland Golf Club Wallerawang Road, Portland, NSW, Australia

Join the Golf Club's open mic night on the first Saturday of each month. 

Music voucher prizes. 


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 (under the What’s On menu at the top of each page). 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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