Newcastle and Hunter Gig Guide

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Anna Bay Tavern, Anna Bay

Saturday, Loose Bazooka

Argenton Hotel, Argenton

Friday, Felix Quinn. Saturday, Katie N Feff. Sunday, Prestige Inc.

Australia Hotel, Cessnock

Saturday, 2 To The Floor

Bar Petite, Newcastle

Friday, CrocQ. Saturday, Nano. Sunday, Ty Penshorn

The Beach Hotel, Merewether

Friday, Battle of the Bands. Sunday, The Col Tegg Experience

The Bellbird Hotel, Bellbird

Sunday, Greg McKew

The Belmont Hotel, Belmont

Friday, Snowblind

The Belmore Hotel, Maitland

Saturday, Sundays Record

Blackbutt Hotel, Lambton

Friday, The Way

The Bradford Hotel, Rutherford

Friday, Whiskey Business Duo. Saturday, Ash Mountain

Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle

Thursday, Pist Idiots, Totty, Smacked Youth. Saturday, 360, Pez (glass house), Phil Jamieson, Grace Turner (warehouse). Sunday, Discovery – Daft Punk tribute

Carrington Place, Carrington

Thursday, The Frenchman Street New Orleans Jazz Band

Catho Pub, Catherine Hill Bay

Saturday, Steve Geary. Sunday, The V Dubs

Caves Coastal Bar, Caves Beach

Friday, Elton John - The Young Years tribute

Clarendon Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Zane Penn

The Colliery Inn, Wallsend

Friday, Pete G. Sunday, Zane Penn

The Commerical Hotel, Boolaroo

Friday, Ben Woodham

The Commerical Hotel, Morpeth

Friday, Layth Gunn. Saturday, The Way

Customs House, Newcastle

Friday, Matt McLaren. Saturday, Zachary Israel. Sunday, Lauren Arms

The Duke Of Wellington, Lambton

Friday, Bobby C. Saturday, Redline

Edgeworth Tavern, Edgeworth

Friday, Viagro. Saturday, Spank N The Monkey.

Exchange Hotel, Hamilton

Saturday, Lithium. Sunday, Loko

Family Hotel, Maitland

Friday, Reggie Sinclair

Finnegans, Newcastle

Saturday, Royal, Oh Webber, Extraordinate, Sonic, Gillecks, Josh Blair 

Gateshead Tavern, Gateshead

Friday, Loose Lips. Sunday, Outerphase

The George Tavern, Greenhills

Friday, Sami Cooke. Saturday, The New Cool

The Grainstore, Newcastle

Sunday, J.J King

The Grand Hotel, Newcastle

Tuesday, Daryl Aberhart Trio

The Great Northern Hotel, Teralba

Friday, Max Jackson.

The Gunyah Hotel, Belmont

Saturday, Triple Zero. Sunday, Paperboy

The Hamilton Station Hotel, Hamilton

Thursday, Movements (US), Eat Your Heart Out, Ambleside, Whatever, Forever (band room), Unsanitary Napkin (NZ), Canine, Boudicca, Necessary Vengeance (bar). Friday, Imprisoned, Ill Natured, Underminer, Burdened. Saturday, Brainfreeze, Endless, Burdened, Trenchknife. Sunday, JRR, Dog Dirt, Spencer Scott, Jim Dusty, Hazel, Sai Viejo

Harrigan's Irish Pub, Pokolbin

Friday, Shivoo. Sunday, Troy Kemp

Honeysuckle Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, SuperMoto Meet and Greet, Uptown. Sunday, Hurricane Fall

Horse and Jockey Hotel, Singleton

Friday, Kaylah Anne

Hotel Delany, Newcastle

Friday, Mark Wells. Saturday, Echo

Hotel Jesmond, Jesmond

Friday, Ryan Daley

The Junction Hotel, The Junction

Friday, Anyerin. Saturday, Cam Thornton

The Kent Hotel, Hamilton

Friday, State FX

The King Street Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Hydraulix. Saturday, Mashd N Kutcher

Lake Macquarie Tavern, Mount Hutton

Friday, Larger Than Life

Lambton Park Hotel, Lambton

Friday, Dean Kyrwood

Lakeside Village Tavern, Raymond Terrace

Saturday, The Leadbellies

The Lass O’Gowrie, Wickham

Friday, Pornskas, The Outliers, Lonesome & Earnest, Playing in September. Saturday, Diplazar, The Velvet Addiction, Justin Bobby. Sunday, The Chesterfield Band, The Tall Stories

The Lochinvar Hotel, Lochinvar

Sunday, Reg Sinclair

The Lucky Hotel, Newcastle

Sunday, Reg Sinclair

The Mark Hotel, Lambton

Friday, Chelsea Berman

The Mary Ellen Hotel, Merewether

Friday, Dos Eager. Saturday, Felix Quinn. Sunday, Ben Travis

Maryland Tavern, Maryland

Saturday, Kazzie Duo

Mavericks On The Bay

Friday, Mardy Leith. Saturday, Max Jackson. Sunday, Matt McLaren

The Nag’s Head Hotel, Adamstown

Saturday, Zane Penn

The Neath Hotel, Neath

Saturday, Reg Sinclair

Newcastle Hotel, Islington

Friday, Jordan Burns / Deeper Fridays. Saturday, Made In Paris (motorik) Newy Saturdays

Northern Star Hotel, Hamilton

Friday, Codi Kaye. Saturday, Allon, Rooney West

Peden's Hotel, Cessnock

Saturday, Troy Kemp

Pippis At The Point, Speers Point

Friday, David McCredie, Beau Hatch. Saturday, Kristy James. Sunday, Max Jackson

Potters Brewery, Nulkaba

Friday, Matty G

The Premier Hotel, Broadmeadow

Sunday, Melbourne Street

Prince of Wales Hotel, Merewether

Friday, Brian McVernon. Saturday, Ngariki

Queens Wharf Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Kylie Jane, Dr. Zoom Duo. Saturday, The Remedy

Royal Federal Hotel, Branxton

Saturday, Misbehave

The Royal Pub & Kitchen, Mururrundi

Sunday, Jarred Taylor

The Rutherford Hotel, Rutherford

Saturday, Pistol Pete

The Seabreeze Hotel, Nelson Bay

Friday, Overload. Saturday, The 3. Sunday, Matt Bowles

The Shaft Tavern, Elemore Vale

Friday, Trataka

Shenanigans at the Imperial, Maitland

Friday, Emily Smith. Saturday, Arcane

Shoal Bay Country Club, Shoal Bay

Thursday, Jon Stevens. Friday, Nano. Saturday, Daryl Braithwaite. Sunday, Little Cents

Shortland Hotel, Shortland

Friday, ROX Pianoman. Saturday, James Naldo

The Small Ballroom, Islington

Saturday, Made In Paris, Harry Michel, Rinse & Wax

The Spinning Wheel Hotel, Raymond Terrace

Friday, Todd Schmoo

The Stag and Hunter Hotel, Mayfield

Friday, Valvewire, Hey Universe. Saturday, Marz. Sunday, Passport To Airlie Heat Four

Swansea Hotel, Swansea

Friday, Lennie Live

Tea Gardens Hotel, Tea Gardens

Saturday, Phil McKnight

The Toronto Hotel, Toronto

Friday, Redline. Sunday, ROX Pianoman

Victoria Hotel, Hinton

Saturday, Anthony Lee. Sunday, Karen O’Shea

Warners at the Bay, Warners Bay

Friday, Anthony Lee. Saturday, Shaka

Warners Bay Hotel, Warners Bay

Saturday, Big Night Out

The Wickham Park Hotel, Wickham

Friday, The Dirt Track Demons. Saturday, Sunhill Drive, The Radiators, Them Wild Oats. Sunday, Buzzard Mix, Roy Payne's Hillbilly Bop Safari



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

Goose Island Beer Dinner at the Lucky

The Goose has landed at The Lucky Hotel! On Thursday, 30 August the Lucky is holding its first ever Goose Island Beer Dinner. $75 pp includes four courses + four Matched Goose Island Beers! Limited tickets available for this exclusive event. Be sure to snap one up while you can!


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.


Savannah's Boys Beards for Hope Spring Clean at Australia Hotel

Please join Savannah’s Boys at the Australia Hotel as they celebrate the end of Beard Season and shave their beards for a fantastic cause. Head along and have a bit of fun. There will be: • The great shave for each of the boys • Our major raffles will be drawn • A raffle of goods donated from local businesses • Meat tray raffles

Savannah’s Boys have been raising much needed funds for Bears of Hope in their Beards of Hope campaign. All funds raised are donated to Bears of Hope Pregnancy and Infant Loss in honour of Savannah Mackenzie Relf.

Crumb Catchers Beards of Hope - Great shave at Calendonia Hotel

All those fine beards grown during the winter months for Bears of Hope, will be coming off faster than a sheep fleece! The great shave off will commence at 5.00 pm. Join in to celebrate and have a few drinks and watch these hairy men as they see their faces for the first time in 3 months! Plenty of fun laughs, raffles and auctions!!

Going Country for the Bush at Hotel Wangi

Help Aussie farmers during these tough times by heading to Hotel Wangi for a night of live music and country style fun to raise funds for a great cause! Go dressed in your best flanno – prizes for the most impressive get up! Live music from 7:00pm starting with some local stars of the future with Lili Crane Music, Finnian Johnson and Chelsea Berman getting the party started. Then ARIA #1 Australian Country Artist & Golden Guitar Winner Kirsty Lee Akers will be keeping the party going till late with her band.

There will be a raffle with over $2,500 worth of prizes kindly donated by local businesses. Entry is FREE but this is a fundraiser and visitors are encouraged to donate whatever they can afford to help the Rural Aid 'Buy A Bale' campaign. Just drop it in the collection buckets. A bucking bull will be set up out the back from 7pm – give it a go!

WEDNESDAY, 29 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, 30 August

  • The Rutherford Hotel from 8.30pm

Friday, 31 August

  • The Belmore Hotel, Maitland from 8pm

Saturday, 1 September

  • The Ocean View Hotel, Dudley from 7pm

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

Sunday, 2 September

  • Hotel Beatty, East Gresford from 2pm

Wednesday, 5 September

  • Peden's Hotel, Cessnock from 8pm



Thursday, 30 August

  • Jewells Tavern, Jewells from 6pm

Friday, 31 August

  • Bellbird Hotel, Bellbird from 7pm