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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100 years of Rhapsody in Blue

Malachi Gilmore Hall, Oberon 124 Oberon St, Oberon, NSW, Australia

Celebrate the centenary of George Gershwin's tuneful hit, Rhapsody In Blue, and fasten your seatbelts for a fun ride!

Composed in 1924 and controversial from the first, Rhapsody In Blue challenged notions regarding the divide between classical and popular music.  Its relatively free form flew in the face of symphonic structure; and it combined freshness and originality with an irresistible accessibility. First performed on 12 February 1924, our concert is (almost) to the day a century on!

Event Series Phil Davidson Live

Phil Davidson Live

The Agrestic Grocer 426 Mitchell Highway, Orange, NSW, Australia

Featuring songs from 'Harvest, Neil Young', Blue Mountains singer / songwriter Phil Davidson makes no secret of the influence of Neil Young on his music. He learnt his first guitar chords from a Neil Young music book. The album was Harvest and the guitar was borrowed from his older brother.

$28.00

Love Notes

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

Make Valentines Day extra special with a unique theatre experience at BMEC.
We will present a one-night only show of music, poetry and love letters performed by some of our local professional actors and musicians. Using material sourced from our own community (yes you can contribute!), the show will celebrate the highs and lows of falling in love, being in love and losing love. Suitable for couples and singles, this one-off event is not to be missed.

Pay what you can

Leaving Jackson

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW, Australia

All the hits and stories that captured the life of a legend – from the famous Walk the Line and Folsom Prison Blues to the legendary songs of the Highway Men, Leaving Jackson will perform them all.

Starring Jeff Carter Jnr and Narelle Ryan with full backing band.

Live Music on the Lawn

The Greenhouse of Orange 231-243 Anson Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Join in on the rooftop this weekend for an incredible lineup of live music! Get your weekend started with the Greenhouse return of Megan Woods on the lawn from 6:00pm Friday night! Then lead into Saturday when we welcome Madi Pincott back to the GH Lawn from 6:00pm followed by DJ Elliegant playing all the bangers from 9:00pm til late!

Head back up for an acoustic sessions we welcome back Eli Stanford live on the lawn from 12pm till 3pm. Then! Stick around for Musical Bingo every Sunday from 3PM!

Daft Punk Tribute

The Hotel Canobolas 248 Summer Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Discovery is Australia’s tribute to the music and image of French electro house legends, Daft Punk. Complete with authentic signature gold and silver robot helmets as well as an entertaining, party-vibe DJ set of their own produced remixes and mash ups, ‘Discovery’ ensure even the purest Daft Punk fan will be satisfied!

$45.00

Leaving Jackson

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

All the hits and stories that captured the life of a legend – from the famous Walk the Line and Folsom Prison Blues to the legendary songs of the Highway Men, Leaving Jackson will perform them all.

Starring Jeff Carter Jnr and Narelle Ryan with full backing band.

The Album Show: Creedance Clearwater Revival

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

​To pay tribute to this iconic body of work, The Album Show has put together a killer band to play all the hits, featuring Bathurst based Sophie Jones on guitar and vocals, Michael Carpenter on guitar and vocals, and with Sydney based Charlie Lee on bass, and Russell Crawford on drums, live from Keystone 1889!

$45 – $90

Fast Cars

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

The sold-out smash-hit of 2023 returns in 2024 as part of Superfest. Think Schitts Creek, Upper Middle Bogan and The Castle all rolled into one! A riotous romp about winners and losers; lovers and fighters and what happens when the will to win spins us out of control and away from the ones we love!

Ascent

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW, Australia

Brimming with physicality, Ascent tempers contemporary classical with futuristic experimentation. Full of electric movement and emotional force, this program is an arresting portrait of contemporary dance and its potential to move, excite and activate audiences.

$28 – $46

The Wiggles Concert

Kings Parade Bathurst Russell St, Bathurst, NSW

Global children’s music sensation The Wiggles will take to the Russell Street Live Site stage (between William Street and George Street) from 5pm celebrating the eve of Supercars’ season opener.

A free autograph session for fans will follow the concert featuring the entire 2024 Repco Supercars Championship grid.

Free

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

Simon Tedeschi & George Washingmachine

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

Extraordinary concert pianist, Simon Tedeschi performs everything from Mozart and Chopin to Debussy and Prokofiev for orchestras, festivals, and venues around the world, from Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall.  With a long-harboured love of jazz, and three celebrated albums of Gershwin’s music to his name, Tedeschi teams up with jazz vocalist and violinist, George Washingmachine, for something a little different - Gershwin favourites and classic jazz standards by Cole Porter, Oscar Peterson, Fats Waller and more.

Free – $45

Bathurst War Memorial Carillon Performances

Bathurst Carillion Kings Pde, Bathurst

Every Saturday at 1pm, throughout the month of February, Bathurst Carillonists will present a recital for the listening enjoyment of the people of Bathurst. Take a break from the bustle of shopping, grab a coffee or ice cream and wander through beautiful King’s Parade while listening to music emanating from our own ‘Singing Tower’.

Free

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

ESKIMO JOE: Live at The Victoria Bathurst

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

Legendary Aussie Rockers Eskimo Joe are touching down in Bathurst to close out your summer the right way!

Dinner & Show with Mel & Susie

Canowindra Services Club 93 Gaskill Street, Canowindra, NSW, Australia

An entertaining evening of bush comedy with Melanie Hall and Suan Carcary. 

$50.00

Mrs Hawke and the Angel of Death

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

Bathurst Theatre Company present their latest Radio Play by Phil Sanders: Mrs Hawke and the Angel of Death.​

This is Part 2 and follows their hit show Mrs Hawke Goes West. 

$25 – $65

Sophie Hutchings

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW, Australia

Experience the stunning and emotive sounds of the award-winning Australian pianist and composer Sophie Hutchings.

With a unique blend of cinematic soundscapes, weaving together strings, electronics, vocals, and her signature intimate solo piano sound.

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
Event Series Easy Jammin’ Session

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.

Free

 

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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