Newcastle and Hunter Gig Guide


Anna Bay Tavern, Anna Bay

Saturday, Glamstars

Australia Hotel, Cessnock

Saturday, Pat Vs Cat

Bar Petite

Friday, KJ & Dave. Saturday, Ty Penshorn. Sunday, Brien McVernon

The Belmont Hotel, Belmont

Thursday, Jackson Halliday. Friday, Prestige Inc. Saturday, Michael Peter Duo. Sunday, Jayde Corner

The Belmore Hotel, Maitland

Saturday, Alias

The Blackbutt Hotel, Lambton

Friday, The Rumour. Saturday, Trataka

The Bradford Hotel, Rutherford

Friday, Troy Kemp. Saturday, Smokin Rosie

Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle

Thursday, Regurgitator, Glitoris, Shrimp. Friday, Anthony Fade, Jun Wan, Monday Morning, NoFrills. Saturday, ColourSound ft. Shai Elise, Phil Shaw, Solomon Campbell, Josh Wilkinson. Sunday, Ride For Rain

Catho Pub, Catherine Hill Bay

Saturday, Jamie Martens. Sunday, Two Fires - Chisel-Barnes Show

Caves Coastal Bar, Caves Beach

Friday, Big Night Out

Clarendon Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Max Jackson

The Colliery Inn, Wallsend

Friday, Karen O'Shea. Sunday, Jackson Halliday

The Commerical Hotel, Boolaroo

Friday, Romney Watts

The Commerical Hotel, Morpeth

Friday, Reggie Sinclair. Saturday, The Bad and The Ugly

The Criterion Hotel, Weston

Saturday, Karaoke

Crown & Anchor Hotel, Newcastle

Saturday, Jason Bone, DJ Alessandro

Customs House, Newcastle

Friday, Chad Shuttleworth. Saturday, Jethro Thorpe. Sunday, Jason Bone

The Duke Of Wellington, Lambton

Friday, Rox. Saturday, The Levymen

Edgeworth Tavern, Edgeworth

Friday, Shivoo. Saturday, Village Idiots

Exchange Hotel, Hamilton

Saturday, Evergreen. Sunday, Loko

Family Hotel, Maitland

Friday, The Bad and The Ugly. Saturday, Adrianna Mac

Finnegans, Newcastle

Saturday, DJ Samrai

Gateshead Tavern, Gateshead

Friday, Allstar. Sunday, Maryanne Rex Duo

The George Tavern, Greenhills

Friday, Kaylah Anne. Saturday, Dan Runchel Band

The Grainstore, Newcastle

Sunday, JJ King

The Grand Hotel, Newcastle

Tuesday, John Morrison All Stars

The Great Northern Hotel, Teralba

Friday, Darren Gould

The Gunyah Hotel, Belmont

Saturday, Mojo Bandits

The Hamilton Station Hotel, Hamilton

Thursday, The Tipsy Scholars, Molly Millington, Lachlan X. Morris. Sunday, Mark Woods

Harrigan's Irish Pub, Pokolbin

Saturday, Gen-X

Historic Holmesville Hotel, Holmesville

Friday, Tom Christie

Honeysuckle Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Mark Wells. Saturday, Misbehave. Sunday, Anthology

Hotel Cessnock, Cessnock

Friday, Garry Booth

Hotel Delany, Newcastle

Friday, Gareth Hudson

Hotel Jesmond, Jesmond

Friday, Crawfish Stew. Saturday, Michael Mills

Imperial Hotel, Singleton

Saturday, Viper Creek Band

Jewells Tavern, Jewells

Saturday, The Snape Trilogy

The Junction Hotel, The Junction

Friday, Jerome. Saturday, Dean Kyrwood

The Kent Hotel, Hamilton

Friday, The V-Dubs. Saturday, The Smarts. Sunday, Greg Bryce Band. Wednesday, Anyerin

The King Street Hotel, Newcastle

Saturday, Ebony Boadu

Lake Macquarie Tavern, Mount Hutton

Friday, Emily Smith

Lakeside Village Tavern, Raymond Terrace

Saturday, Trainwrek

The Lambton Park Hotel, Lambton

Friday, The Car Doors. Saturday, The Lamplighters

The Lass O’Gowrie, Wickham

Friday, Dialectic, Kiri. Saturday, Morgana Osaki, Rachel Maria Cox

The Lucky Hotel, Newcastle

Sunday, Adrianna Mac

The Mark Hotel, Lambton

Friday, Nick Read

The Mary Ellen Hotel, Merewether

Friday, Jackson Broadway. Saturday, V Dubs

Maryland Tavern, Maryland

Saturday, 2GoodReasons

Mavericks On The Bay

Friday, Kristy James. Saturday, Jon Matthews. Sunday, Reg Sinclair

The Nag’s Head Hotel, Adamstown

Saturday, Reg Sinclair

The Neath Hotel, Neath

Saturday, Phonic

Newcastle Hotel, Islington

Friday, Uni Versal - O Week 2.0ft Dipper. Saturday, Newy Saturdays w/ZDS

Northern Star Hotel, Hamilton

Friday, Brian McVernon. Saturday, Allon. Saturday, Holly Mae

Peden's Hotel, Cessnock

Saturday, Triple Zero

Pippis At The Point, Speers Point

Friday, Pete Gelzinnis, Scully. Saturday, Max Jackson. Sunday, Tyler John

Potters Brewery, Nulkaba

Friday, Brendan Murphy

The Premier Hotel, Broadmeadow

Sunday, Mojo Bandits

Queens Wharf Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Matt Gaudry, Paparazzi. Saturday, Ryan Daley, Counterpart. Sunday, The Years

Royal Federal Hotel, Branxton

Saturday, Hummingbirds

The Royal Pub & Kitchen, Mururrundi

Sunday, Jarred Taylor

The Rutherford Hotel, Rutherford

Saturday, Rox

The Seabreeze Hotel, Nelson Bay

Friday, Bad Paris. Sunday, Mardy Leith

The Shaft Tavern, Elemore Vale

Friday, Jam Session

Shenanigans at the Imperial, Maitland

Saturday, Arcane

Shoal Bay Country Club, Shoal Bay

Friday, TK. Saturday, 1927, Brendan Murphy. Sunday, KJ & Dave Duo

Shortland Hotel, Shortland

Friday, Greg Bryce. Saturday, Sami Cooke

The Small Ballroom, Islington

Saturday, Zombie Disco Club (UK), Special K, Hayden Shepherd, Ibazz

The Spinning Wheel Hotel, Raymond Terrace

Friday, Mardy Leith. Saturday, Boltman

The Stag and Hunter Hotel, Mayfield

Thursday, Merewether Fats Blues Jam. Friday, The Pits. Saturday, Dearly Departed. Sunday, Geoff Achison

Swansea Hotel, Swansea

Friday, Murray Byfield

Tea Gardens Hotel, Tea Gardens

Saturday, Finn

The Toronto Hotel, Toronto

Friday, DuoTones. Saturday, Nano. Sunday, Dean Dee

The Victoria Hotel, Hinton

Saturday, Kellie Cain. Sunday, Troy Kemp

The Wickham Park Hotel, Wickham

Friday, Owen Campbell Band. Saturday, Chikarma, Band of Burbs. Sunday, Phoenix Pritchard

Windsor Castle Hotel

Saturday, Bobby C




Big Dog Comedy Night presented by Young Henrys at Sydney Junction Hotel

Young Henrys and Newcastle Live presents Big Dog Pod - Newcastle Comedy night at the Sydney Junction Hotel.

A big night of laughs in-store from some of the biggest names in stand-up comedy.

Ft. Dianne Slowly, Jen Carnovale, Jared Jekyll, Mitch Garling, Dan Rath, Matty B Comedian. $5 Schooners of Young Henrys available. TICKETS ON SALE NOW! $20 per person

Ping Pong Social Club at Newcastle Hotel

If you think you're the Prince/Princess of Pong come and prove it on the table. Don't worry = if you're crap you should come for hoagies, liquor, and laughs - it's a social club etc. It's the first to 21, if you win your game, you keep your opponent’s number & stay on the table - if you lose, your out, for the time being. At the end of the night the 2 players with the most souls (opponents numbers) will play off for the prizes and bragging rights.

Uni Thursdays at Hotel Jesmond

Free BBQ at 6pm sharp. Members draw from 6pm - 8pm. Footy on the big screen. $100 Floor Draw. free pool + comp. Cheap drinks. Free bus now with tracker with the Jeso app. DJs from 8pm

WingPong Thursdays at The Greenroof

Dollar wings, $20 Buckets (Build your own from a bottle selection). And Ping Pong. Show off your Ping Pong skills to get yourself a polaroid on the “King Ping" leaderboard.

Murray's Shout at The Wicko

The magnificent Murray of Murray's Brewery has released a radical new brew, and to celebrate they are teaming up with The Wickham Park Hotel to shout your first beer! Your best brewing buds from Murray's (Grub and Kurt) will be there to chat about your new favourite beer PLUS you can win some cool prizes, play pong and celebrate this fine brew! AND Grant Walmsley Freebird Jam night will also be pumping from 7:30pm!


Pinot for Pooches

The Sydney Junction Hotel and Dog Rescue Newcastle have teamed up to host the ultimate girls night out on Friday 3 August. Gather the girls for a night of wine tasting, gourmet canapés, live entertainment and the chance to donate to a fantastic cause. Kicking off at 6:30pm, you’re invited to a Pinot-themed wine tasting, focusing on Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir from reputable brands.

The evening will be a fundraising initiative including raffle donations with great prizes to raise funds for Dog Rescue Newcastle and contribute to the health and well-being of pooches in need.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW | $50 per person

Open-Mic Night at The Shaft Tavern

ARE YOU.... An aspiring Alan Jackson? A promising Pink? A budding Beyonce? A fledgling Fleetwood Mac Then get to the Shaft Tavern Elermore Vale. Keen to hear your songs in big sound with a band? Or maybe just come jam with some fellow musicians? There will be a house band with guitar and keys provided but feel free to rock out on stage solo as well. All genres welcome, originals encouraged. Bring on the vibes the musicians and more importantly the music!!!

House band: Eddy Tolhurst- Guitar, Violin Mick Rippon- Double Bass Lucas Newitt- Drums Also provided: Keys and Guitar Signup: 7.30pm Friday Knock Off at Hotel Delany

Every Friday evening from 3:30pm-6:00pm. Pre-order a $40 platter selection before Thursday 4pm, every offer is accompanied by a complimentary bottle of sparking or bucket of Coronas.


Christmas NOT in July Fundraiser at The Family Hotel, Maitland

The Family Hotel is holding a fundraiser for two very special local families who have been affected by cancer. The Christmas ‘not’ in July is going to be an amazing night with a toy raffle, games, Christmas festivities, live music and of course some awesome finger food with a ‘Christmas’ twist.



Student Night at Customs House

$12 Draught Jugs and $5 House Spirits

Student Night at The Argyle House

Free entry for students and $5 drinks all night.




Thursday, 2 August

  • The Rutherford Hotel from 8.30pm

Friday, 3 August

  • The Belmore Hotel, Maitland from 8pm

Saturday, 4 August

  • The Ocean View Hotel, Dudley from 7pm

  • The Station Hotel, Kurri - second Saturday of the month

Sunday, 5 August

  • Hotel Beatty, East Gresford from 2pm

Wednesday, 8 August

  • Peden's Hotel, Cessnock from 8pm



Thursday, 2 August

  • Jewells Tavern, Jewells from 6pm

Friday, 3 August

  • Bellbird Hotel, Bellbird from 7pm

Monday, 6 August

  • Boatrowers Hotel, Stockton from 7pm

  • Junction Inn Hotel, Raymond Terrace from 6pm

  • Shoal Bay Country Club, Shoal Bay

Tuesday, 7 August

  • Anna Bay Tavern, Anna Bay

  • Belmont Hotel, Belmont from 7pm

  • Rutherford Hotel, Rutherford from 7pm

Wednesday, 8 August

  • The Belmore Hotel, Maitland from 6.30pm

  • Hotel Jesmond, Jesmond from 7pm

  • The Kent Hotel, Hamilton from 7.30pm

  • The Regal Hunter Hotel, Tenambit from 7pm



Thursday, 2 August

  • Abermain Hotel, Abermain - drawn at 7pm

  • Australia Hotel, Cessnock from 10am

  • Belmont Hotel, Belmont - drawn at 7.30pm

  • The Boatrowers Hotel, Stockton

  • The Duke of Wellington Hotel, Lambton from 7pm

  • Gateshead Tavern, Gateshead from 6pm

  • Great Northern Hotel, Teralba from 6pm

  • The Gunyah Hotel, Belmont - drawn at 6.30pm

  • Hunter River Hotel, East Maitland from 6pm

  • The Junction Inn Tavern, Raymond Terrace from 6pm

  • The Lochinvar Hotel, Lochinvar - drawn at 7.30pm

  • Shortland Hotel, Shortland

  • The Spinning Wheel Hotel, Raymond Terrace from 5.30pm

  • Tattersalls Hotel, Greta - drawn at 7pm

  • Toronto Hotel, Toronto from 5.30pm

Friday, 3 August

  • Bellbird Hotel, Bellbird from 6pm

  • The Belmore Hotel, Maitland from 6.30pm