Newcastle and Hunter Gig Guide

Updated: Aug 17, 2018


Anna Bay Tavern, Anna Bay

Saturday, Joy Duo.

Australia Hotel, Cessnock

Saturday, Craig Thomson Duo

Bar Petite, Newcastle

Friday, Ryan Daley. Saturday, Michael Peter

The Beach Hotel, Merewether

Sunday, Geoff Achison

The Bellbird Hotel, Bellbird

Sunday, Jackson Halliday

The Belmont Hotel, Belmont

Sunday, Kristy James

The Belmore Hotel, Maitland

Saturday, Evergreen

The Bradford Hotel, Rutherford

Friday, Reggie Sinclair. Saturday, Minute By Minute

The Burwood Hotel, Merewether

Friday, Ngariki

Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle

Thursday, Lanks, Essie Holt, Tyne-James Organ. Friday, Sundaze (glasshouse), No Oaths, Suburban Haze, Spit Chewy, Underlay (warehouse). Sunday, Port Royal, Southern End, Something Something Explosion, Surf Trash, Fungas, Smoke & Rain

Catho Pub, Catherine Hill Bay

Saturday, Shawn Lidster. Sunday, Club Esky

Caves Coastal Bar, Caves Beach

Thursday, Robert Oately Wine Dinner

Clarendon Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Matty G

The Colliery Inn, Wallsend

Friday, Anthony Lee. Sunday, Damien

The Commerical Hotel, Boolaroo

Friday, James Naldo

The Commerical Hotel, Morpeth

Friday, Replay. Saturday, Jamie Martens

The Criterion Hotel, Weston

Saturday, Karaoke

Crown & Anchor Hotel, Newcastle

Saturday, DJ Z4KLND, Lauren Arms

Customs House, Newcastle

Friday, Pete McCredie. Saturday, Jethro Thorpe. Sunday, Anyerin

The Duke Of Wellington, Lambton

Friday, Daniel Arvidson. Saturday, Frick N Orson

Edgeworth Tavern, Edgeworth

Friday, Amigos. Saturday, Zac and Ben

Exchange Hotel, Hamilton

Saturday, Bad Paris. Sunday, Uptown

Finnegans, Newcastle

Saturday, Luke La Beat

Gateshead Tavern, Gateshead

Friday, The Hitpit. Sunday, Jamie Martens Duo

The George Tavern, Greenhills

Friday, Troy Kemp. Saturday, Shaka

The Grainstore, Newcastle

Sunday, JJ King

The Grand Hotel, Newcastle

Tuesday, Adrian Cunningham Quartet

The Great Northern Hotel, Teralba

Friday, Mardy Leith

The Gunyah Hotel, Belmont

Saturday, StateFX

The Hamilton Station Hotel, Hamilton

Thursday, Lunar Umbra, 2nd City, New Boon. Friday, Firefish, Pitchfork, Virescent. Saturday, Taken By Force, Overlord BD, Overpower, Napalm, Temple Of Athena. Sunday, Boots Porter, Jack Lundie, India

Harrigan's Irish Pub, Pokolbin

Friday, Shaka. Saturday, Greg Bryce, The Smarts. Sunday, The Levymen

Historic Holmesville Hotel, Holmesville

Friday, Pete Gelzinnis

Honeysuckle Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Tre Soul. Saturday, Soundabout. Sunday, Loko

Hotel Cessnock, Cessnock

Friday, Jamie Martens

Hotel Delany, Newcastle

Saturday, Echo

Hotel Jesmond, Jesmond

Friday, Deuce

Jewells Tavern

Saturday, A Tribute To Pearl Jam & Powderfinger

The Junction Hotel, The Junction

Friday, Liam Endersby. Saturday, CrocQ

The Kent Hotel, Hamilton

Friday, Gen-X. Saturday, Pocket Aces. Sunday, Catfish Soup. Wednesday, Kristy James

The King Street Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Marlo, Avao. Saturday, Enschway

Lake Macquarie Tavern, Mount Hutton

Friday, Kazzie

Lakeside Village Tavern, Raymond Terrace

Saturday, Code Red

The Lass O’Gowrie, Wickham

Friday, Los Pintars, Huckleberry & The Traditional Allsorts. Saturday, Sleepeaser, New Boon, Landon Elliot River. Sunday, Arcades & Lions, Oilbaron, Rachel Maria Cox, Floral Sheets

The Lucky Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Marissa. Saturday, Max Jackson. Sunday, Matt McLaren

The Mark Hotel, Lambton

Friday, Brendan Watson

The Mary Ellen Hotel, Merewether

Friday, Overload. Saturday, Sunhill Drive. Sunday, Ben Travis

Maryland Tavern, Maryland

Saturday, Jade Holland Band

Mavericks On The Bay

Friday, Roxy. Saturday, Joel Oakhill. Sunday, Chad Shuttleworth

The Nag’s Head Hotel, Adamstown

Saturday, Rox Pianoman

The Neath Hotel, Neath

Saturday, Witchery

Newcastle Hotel, Islington

Friday, Clueless / Deeper Frodays. Saturday, NEWY Saturdays w/Motorik Vibe Council

Northern Star Hotel, Hamilton

Friday, Brent Murphy. Saturday, Sarah Christine

Peden's Hotel, Cessnock

Saturday, Big Night Out

Pippis At The Point, Speers Point

Friday, Glen Harrison, Chad Shuttleworth. Saturday, Joel Proctor. Sunday, Todd Schmoo

Potters Brewery, Nulkaba

Friday, Kaylah Anne

The Premier Hotel, Broadmeadow

Sunday, The Smarts

Prince of Wales Hotel, MerewetherT

Friday, Prestige Inc. Saturday, Ngariki

Queens Wharf Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Iguana, Tom Christie. Saturday, Jason Bone, Lithium. Sunday, Hummingbirds, Wharf Life

Royal Federal Hotel, Branxton

Saturday, Farmers Fundraiser w/ Kristy James

The Royal Pub & Kitchen, Mururrundi

Sunday, Fatman

The Rutherford Hotel, Rutherford

Saturday, Michael Hawke

The Seabreeze Hotel, Nelson Bay

Friday, Dos Eager. Sunday, Scully

Shenanigans at the Imperial, Maitland

Friday, The Andy Show. Saturday, Grant Walmsley Duo

Shoal Bay Country Club, Shoal Bay

Friday, Nico. Saturday, Aqwa, DV8. Sunday, Dean Kyrwood

Shortland Hotel, Shortland

Friday, Darren Rolling Keys. Saturday, Brendan Murphy

The Small Ballroom, Islington

Friday, Jones The Cat, New Boon, Indigo Bloom, Save The Humans. Saturday, Motorik Vibe Council

The Spinning Wheel Hotel, Raymond Terrace

Friday, Karen O’Shea

The Stag and Hunter Hotel, Mayfield

Friday, Ben Leece & Left Of The Dial, Jason Walker & The Tender Mercies. Saturday, The Urban Chiefs. Sunday, Passport To Airlie Heat Two

Swansea Hotel, Swansea

Friday, Michael Bryers. Saturday, Darren Rollings Keys Duo. Sunday, Beau Hatch Band

Tea Gardens Hotel, Tea Gardens

Saturday, Jayde Corner

The Toronto Hotel, Toronto

Friday, Leeroy & Ross. Saturday, Brendan Murphy. Sunday, Robbie Long

The Town Hall Hotel, Waratah

Saturday, Dean Kyrwood

The Victoria Hotel, Hinton

Saturday, Phil McKnight. Sunday, Joel Oakhill

The Wangi Hotel, Wangi

Sunday, Rocking Jukebox Duo

Warners at the Bay, Warners Bay

Friday, Matt McLaren. Saturday, Deuce

The Wickham Park Hotel, Wickham

Friday, DV8. Saturday, Little Cents, Porkers + Plan C. Sunday, John Larder, Floyd Vincent & the Temple Dogs

Windsor Castle Hotel

Saturday, Codi Kaye




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!


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.


DownUnder Whitewalls Car & Bike Show at Sweet As Hotel Tudor Woodberry

This community event is to bring families together. All monies raised goes to help the Woodberry Neighbourhood Watch & Our Drought Affected Farmers. Enter your car or bike $10. Starts at 10.30am.

Sunday, 19 AUGUST

Variety Children's Charity 300 Club Raffle at Commonwealth Hotel

All funds raised will go directly to a local fundraiser run by locals Jacqui and Erin who are paying for all of their own expenses to participate in the New York Marathon to raise money for Variety. All you have to do to support this worthy cause is purchase one of 300 tickets at $100 each. You can even pick your favourite number from those remaining! Starts at 3pm.

WEDNESDAY, 22 August

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, 16 August

  • The Rutherford Hotel from 8.30pm

Friday, 17 August

  • The Belmore Hotel, Maitland from 8pm

Saturday, 18 August

  • The Ocean View Hotel, Dudley from 7pm

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

Sunday, 19 August

  • Hotel Beatty, East Gresford from 2pm

Wednesday, 22 August

  • Peden's Hotel, Cessnock from 8pm



Thursday, 16 August

  • Jewells Tavern, Jewells from 6pm

Friday, 17 August

  • Bellbird Hotel, Bellbird from 7pm

Monday, 20 August

  • Boatrowers Hotel, Stockton from 7pm

  • Junction Inn Hotel, Raymond Terrace from 6pm

  • Shoal Bay Country Club, Shoal Bay

Tuesday, 21 August

  • Anna Bay Tavern, Anna Bay

  • Belmont Hotel, Belmont from 7pm

  • Rutherford Hotel, Rutherford from 7pm

Wednesday, 22 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, 16 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, 17 August

  • Bellbird Hotel, Bellbird from 6pm

  • The Belmore Hotel, Maitland from 6.30pm

  • Bushrangers Bar & Brasserie, Largs

  • The Coach & Horses Hotel, Maitland from 5.30pm

  • The Colliery Inn, Wallsend - drawn at 8pm

  • The Cricketers Arms Hotel, Cooks Hills

  • The Duke of Wellington Hotel, Lambton from 7pm

  • Edgeworth Tavern, Edgeworth from 5pm

  • Erringhi Hotel, Clarence Town from 7.30pm

  • Gates Hotel, Adamstown from 5.45pm

  • Gateshead Tavern, Gateshead from 5.30pm

  • Hotel Cessnock, Cessnock from 6pm

  • Hotel Jesmond, Jesmond from 6pm

  • The Junction Inn Tavern, Raymond Terrace from 7pm

  • The Lass O'Gowrie Hotel, Wickham from 6pm

  • The Maryville Tavern, Maryland - drawn at 6.30pm

  • The Prince of Wales Hotel, Merewether from 5pm

  • The Regal Hunter Hotel, Tenambit from 6pm