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 Vegetable Plot Performance – Orange City Library- School Holidays

Orange City Library 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

The Vegetable Plot are coming to Orange, and they're ready to sneak some veggies into your day. Part of the ABC Kids Music family, this Australian kids band will have you bopping to Ru Barb, Melon Collie, and Mr Potato, but Beware the Spanish Onion!
Have fun and get funky as Aspara Gus and his crew sing songs about vegetables for you to cook, plant, grow, and dance to!

Ruby Tuesday – David Bowie

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

Pete Roberts is set to perform solo acoustic renditions of songs from the monumental David Bowie album "Ziggy Stardust" and other Bowie hits.

For Pete, Ziggy Stardust is the most influential Bowie album, for its artistic and energetic storytelling, attention-demanding melodies and whimsical lyrical phrasing. Pete will also share renditions of Bowie songs spread across several other albums. Secure your seat to witness a unique stripped-back solo delivery of Bowie classics.

$25

DOROTHY THE DINOSAUR SPECTACULAR SHOW

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

This July school holidays, hands will be clapping and toes tapping with Dorothy’s mega mix
of dance hits! Get ready to Romp-Bomp-A-Stomp with everyone’s favourite Dinosaur in this
extravaganza of show stopping songs, including all The Wiggles greatest hits like Rock-A-Bye
Your Bear, Hot Potato & Do the Propeller!

$27.70

MORNING MELODIES

Oberon RSL Cnr Oberon St and Dudley Sts, Oberon, NSW, Australia

Morning Melodies ‘Let’s Get Jolly! at Oberon RSL 11am (doors open at 10.30am). Thurs 18 July. Lonnie Brabender and Alex Blandino. Members $30, Non-Members $35 including lunch.

Event Series The Dinomaniacs

The Dinomaniacs

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW, Australia

Don't miss out on the chance to experience the ultimate family adventure as they bring their 'Let's Time Travel' show to Bathurst, just in time for the school holidays!

$12 – $29

Andrew Swift + Amber Lawrence LIVE at The Victoria Bathurst!

Little Alberts @ The Victoria Bathurst 3 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Join 2 of the most talented names in Australian Country Music in an intimate setting. 2023 CMAA Male & Female Artists of the year, Amber Lawrence & Andrew Swift, come together for a not to be missed performance.

$43.66

Latino Night

The Oriana 178-184 Woodward Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Feel the rhythm and passion of Latino culture at Oriana Grande - Latino Night at the Bela Vista Bar. Enjoy vibrant Latin music, a delightful supper, and expertly crafted cocktails. Immerse yourself in an evening of fun and festivity

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.

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!

FREE

Mid West Music Quest

Club Mudgee 99 Mortimer Street, Mudgee, NSW, Australia

Giving up and coming music performers a chance to display their skills and perform in front of a crowd. 
While also raising funds for the local charities. 

THE BEATNIX DINNER & SHOW

Bathurst RSL 114 Rankin Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Come and celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Beatnix - the worlds longest running tribute
show! This great band have performed thousands of shows throughout Australia, New Zealand
& South East Asia. Now it's your turn Bathurst! The evening includes dinner & the show - you pay
for dinner, the Club shouts the show!

$40 – $45

Karise Eden supported by Lueth Ajak

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

Shooting to fame at the age of 19 with a viral audition video that now has over 50 million views on YouTube, Karise Eden has arguably one of Australia’s most distinctive voices, with two ARIA Awards, gold and platinum records and multiple Top 5 positions in the ARIA and AIR charts. 

Karise’s solo shows see her armed with her guitar and a songbook of her own originals plus her own twist on some classics that have influenced her musical journey throughout her career.  

$45

The Beanies Live

The Ophir Hotel 84 Glenroi Avenue, Orange, NSW, Australia

Watch their new touring show ‘Big Beanie Boogie’ live at The Ophir Hotel.

An energetic and interactive concert designed to have Mini Beanies up on their feet and dancing the day away! Bringing their best dance hits from ABC Kids TV to life, creating a kaleidoscope of musical joy and infectious energy

Free – $20

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!

$5.00

Dom – Dlen Music live @ Sam’s Bar Millthorpe

Sams Bar, Millthorpe 9 Pym St, Millthorpe

Dom's solo act features a dynamic mix of acoustic rock, country, and pop covers, delivered with his signature style on guitar, harmonica, and vocals. It's the perfect way to keep the long weekend going with great music, good vibes and of course fantastic wines!

Free

Elvis Show

Millthorpe Bowling Club (Club Millthorpe) 24 - 26 Elliott Street, Millthorpe, NSW, Australia

Terry Leonard is ELVIS!

$5.00

Women Like Us

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

Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs are Women Like Us, two of the most sought after comedians in Australia.

They have sold out this show over 300 times, earned several 5-Star Reviews at Adelaide Fringe Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival and in 2024 this powerhouse duo are bringing their hilarious show to BMEC for one night only!

$45 – $50

The West Coast 70’s

Keystone 1889, Bathurst 99 Keppel St, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

The Album Show presents The Music of the West Coast 70’s - a 5 piece show band of experienced and accomplished musicians/singers, playing a setlist of bonafide hits from one of the most significant periods in the development of contemporary pop music, the ‘California’ scene from the 70’s.

$45 – $90

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.

FREE

The Australian Eagles – Life in the Fast Lane

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW, Australia

The Internationally celebrated Australian Eagles Show soars back in 2024 with Their 'Life In The Fast Lane' Tour.

Prepare to be dazzled as the renowned Australian Eagles Show, fronted by the talented Brothers of David Thompson and Michael Thompson, returns with an all-new production in 2024. Having wowed audiences in sold-out theatres across Australia, America, Europe, and South Africa, this world-class extravaganza is now making its triumphant return to Australia.

$75.00

LIVE BANDS AT THE FAMBAM

Family Hotel, Bathurst Cnr Russell & Bentinck St, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Dust off your dancing shoes and get on the dance floor at The Family! A night for a top-notch night of
live local music! Keep an eye on their Facebook page to see who's playing.

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.

FREE

Parkes Country Music Muster

Parkes Services Club 9-17 Short Street, Parkes, NSW, Australia

Held in the Starlight Lounge. Guest artist Phil Redenbach. 

Walk up performers most welcome, any style music, any age. 

 

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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