More than 2,500 artists and 300-plus live music venues across NSW are primed for the Australian-first music event, Great Southern Nights, with tickets for over 900 gigs now on sale.
A NSW Government initiative, Great Southern Nights has been created to kick-start the recovery of the live music, hospitality and tourism industries in a COVID-safe environment.
Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said Great Southern Nights would provide music lovers from across the country many reasons to get out in NSW this November.
“NSW will come alive with great Australian music in November with gigs taking place in many of the state’s greatest music venues, pubs, bars, bowling clubs and wineries,” Minister Ayres said.
“With 2,500 artists performing in 300-plus venues across Sydney and more than 130 NSW towns, there is a gig spanning every genre and destination – check out the gig guide for details, book your tickets and start planning your Great Southern Nights adventure now.
“Shows range from Jimmy Barnes playing The Sydney Coliseum in Western Sydney, Tones And I performing at the Civic Theatre in Newcastle and Ian Moss at Lizotte’s Restaurant, Matt Corby embracing the North Coast vibe at Brunswick Heads and Shannon Noll rocking out in Deniliquin.
“The NSW Government is proud to be getting artists, roadies, venues, hospitality staff and tourism businesses back to work through this ambitious initiative and now it’s over to the public to show their support by booking tickets to a gig or two, or more.”
Joining the feature artist line-up are Lime Cordiale, Jessica Mauboy, Vera Blue, Hoodoo Gurus and Ruel, keeping company among Australian music champions Kasey Chambers and Troy Cassar-Daley, The Angels, Thirsty Merc and Kate Ceberano.
Great Southern Nights will comprise 1000 individual COVID-safe gigs across NSW during Australian Music Month – November. Music lovers can book tickets to a show via the gig guide HERE Tickets are now on sale for over 900 gigs with more coming online daily.
Great Southern Nights is delivered by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW in partnership with the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).
ARIA CEO Dan Rosen said the Great Southern Nights program was coming at a critical time for the industry.
“This is an extremely important moment for the Australian music industry,” Mr Rosen said.
“Great Southern Nights is an innovative and effective way of getting artists back on stages safely and ensuring money starts flowing back through the live-music ecosystem - to artists, venues, agents, tour managers and sound and lighting-crews.
“We can’t wait to see the shows getting underway from 5 November.”
See the gig guide and buy tickets www.greatsouthernnights.com.au
Gigs set for the South Coast BERMAGUI COUNTRY CLUB, BERMAGUI 19TWENTY 20th November @ 7:00 PM BONDI CIGARS 28th November @ 7:00 PM
CLUB NAROOMA, NAROOMA ROSES IN HAND 15th November @ 3:00 PM JAY PARRINO TRIO 22nd November @ 3:00 PM KINETIC METHOD 29th November @ 3:00 PM
COBARGO SCHOOL OF ARTS HALL, COBARGO MALUMBA + WE MAVERICKS + COREY LEGGE 21st November @ 2:00 PM THE NEW GRACES + DEN HANRAHAN & THE RUM RUNNERS 28th November @ 2:00 PM
FOUR WINDS (WINDSONG PAVILION), BARRAGGA BAY THE NOVELLAS 20th November @ 7:30 PM ENIGMA QUARTET 28th November @ 1:00 PM
LONGSTOCKING BREWERY, PAMBULA FELICITY DOWD + RECKLESS 15th November @ 7:00 PM
MORUYA GOLF CLUB, MORUYA CHRIS MCGRATH + ROBZ SIMPSON 15th November @ 7:00 PM
MORUYA WATERFRONT HOTEL MOTEL, MORUYA DANIEL CHAMPAGNE 8th November @ 7:00 PM THE SPINDRIFT SAGA 15th November @ 7:00 PM SAMUEL JR 29th November @ 7:00 PM
NAROOMA GOLF CLUB, NAROOMA THE NEW GRACES 19th November @ 7:00 PM BONDI CIGARS 27th November @ 7:00 PM
STEAMPACKET HOTEL, NELLIGEN 19 TWENTY 28th November @ 7:00 PM 19 TWENTY 29th November @ 7:00 PM
SUGAR SOUNDS, BEGA LOCAL MCS, DJS AND VOCALISTS 13th November @ 7:00 PM
TATHRA BEACHSIDE, TATHRA THE NEW GRACES + DEN HANRAHAN & THE RUM RUNNERS 8th November @ 7:00 PM MONTGOMERY CHURCH PLUS GARRY CARSON JONES 15th November @ 7:00 PM
TATHRA HOTEL, TATHRA SAM MARTIN AND THE SUNDOWNERS + COLLEEN SPILLANE 11th November @ 7:00 PM PETER WILD 18th November @ 7:00 PM MICHAEL MENAGER TRIO 25th November @ 7:00 PM
TILBA VALLEY WINERY AND ALEHOUSE, CORUNNA FELICITY DOWD + JACOB POYNER + TONY JAGGERS + TASH GABRIELLE + TOTUM + CHRIS MCGRATH + RODDY REASON + THE CHORDROYS 21st November @ 11:00 AM
TUROSS HEAD COUNTRY CLUB, TUROSS HEAD ROCK ADDICTS 14th November @ 7:00 PM SOUTHERN IMPACT 28th November @ 7:00 PM