Boardwalk Free Entertainment

Friday Night from 8.30pm – Saturday Night from 7pm

Mattie Barker – Saturday August 26 from 6pm

What is the Artist’s secret that can drop the listener out of the mind’s chit chat into that place of surrender, where waves of sound wash away life’s grit to uncover those smooth stones that lie beneath the surface? Mattie B has the answer. He does not take to the stage simply to entertain, he…

Jeff Massey

Jeff Massey is a solo acoustic singer/ Entertainer with 20 years plus experience performing in pubs, clubs and private functions.   Jeff plays a wide variety of cover songs spanning over 5 generations.   You’re sure to enjoy hits, memorable ballads and rockers coupled with Jeff’s relaxed, distinctive vocals.

Yolan – Saturday October 7 from 6pm

Many artists struggle to establish their musical identity, laboriously trying on different musical styles like a piece of clothing, looking to find what fits. But there are others that emerge fully formed, in full command of their craft, their identity and their music. Yolan fits firmly in the latter category. Her style and live performances…

Smooth Grooves – Saturday September 30 from 9pm

Founded in 2011, Ballina-based band Smooth Grooves performs hits from the Disco, Soul, Funk, Reggae and R&B genres. Smooth Grooves packs an irresistibly strong punch of rhythm and soul that will have any crowd dancing, singing along and asking for more.  With both male singer Syd Etuati and female singer Veronica Lovejoy performing all the best…

Friendly Enemies Saturday September 2 from 9pm

“Friendly Enemies” is an acoustic covers duo that is the brainchild of life musicians Peter Hayes & Ben Brennan. These two creative criminals are no strangers to the Australian and International music scene having both played together on and off since they started jamming over 20 years ago. Their musical journey has been rooted in…

Richie Williams Band – Saturday August 12 from 9pm

Hailing from Sydney, Richie Williams has been living and performing on the NSW North coast for the last five years and has just released his long awaited  third album ”Slow Burning”. Recorded over the past few years in sessions of songwriting and recording with Murray Burns at studios 301 in Byron Bay. Slow Burning is a colourful journey of soul, funk…

Kelly Penny -Saturday August 12 from 6pm

Kel Penney has been playing his distinctive acoustic style of Blues, Jazz, R&B and Soul on the Gold Coast and northern NSW since November 2011. Boasting an impressive repertoire of well-known and much-loved songs and ballads, Kel will be sure to have you grooving in your seats during your dinner experience, or dancing till your…

Too Late for Woodstock – Saturday August 5 from 9pm

The 60’s and 70’s did more than just pass us by – they gave rise to the adolescence of a new world.   This legacy of peace, love and world vision was etched in stone by an amazing collection of songs and sounds that captured the essence of mankind’s most creative years in music.   Artists were…

Josh Boots – Saturday August 5 from 6pm

Captivating front man on acoustic guitar and vocals, Josh Boots brings more than 19 years’ experience to every performance. With an uncanny ability to cover almost any song, as well as some original material that shows his true style. As well as being the owner and director of NCE, Josh also performs more than any artist…

Thor Phillips – Saturday October 14 from 6pm

Thor Phillips is an Australian singer, songwriter and guitarist from country New South Wales. He is carving out a reputation as a unique Alt country, blues and roots artist and a talented instrumentalist, who delivers a dynamic and energetic performance full of heart. His music heads straight for the heart, with songs about life, hopes…

Mal Eastick presents Mal’s Blues Bar From 9pm – July 29 – August 26 – September 23 – October 21 – November 25

Mal Eastick is widely considered to be Australia’s finest musical protagonist of the blues. Playing guitar since his mid-teens, Mal has achieved a standard of playing that is, at once, both envied and admired. He has played with Robert Cray, Los Lobos, Buddy Guy, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Tommy Emmanuel, Jimmy Barnes and Kevin…

Dylan Pinkerton – Saturday September 30 from 6pm

Dylan Guy Pinkerton is an Australian singer-songwriter having recently returned to the mid north coast after studying in the United States. Dylan’s sound can best be described as the love child of John Mayer and Allen Stone, which embodies lush melodies, relatable lyrics and interesting stories all rolled up into a contemporary Pop, Folk fondue.…

Pink Zinc – Saturday October 7 from 9pm

Smashing along in its 8th year Pink Zinc is carving their path in the music scene. The dynamic 4 piece is hard to put into one category with their blend of Rock/Pop/Soul sounds that make you stomp your feet, shake your booty and the sweat drip from every pore. Sarah Grant fronts the epic line…

B-TOWN DJ’s- MY HOUSE – Every Friday night @ 9pm – Boardwalk Lounge

Building on the success of their b town parties, the boys are inviting you to join them for pre drinks at Ballina’s new warm up venue. The b town dj’s are sure to keep the night exciting and get it off on the right foot. so come on down and check it out for your…

Mark Heazlett – Friday October 21 from 6pm

Mark Heazlett grew from roots in the Australian country music capital of Tamworth NSW and after working in the Avionics division at Ansett Airlines for ten years he changed lifestyles and moved to the Byron shire in 2001 to follow his passion and a career in music. Mark entered and won an NCEIA Dolphin award…

Milo Green Band Saturday October 21 from 9pm in the new Boardwalk Lounge

Performing with raw energy, folk-rockers Milo Green Band have become a peoples’ favourite. Playing some old and new-school songs, as well as those written by Milo himself, the trio’s strong, feel-good vibe runs like a train with Green’s warm voice soaring over the top. The band’s authentic sound has been likened to artists such as…

Col Germano Saturday December 2 from 6pm

Col Germano, based in South-East Queensland, is an experienced musician with an interesting and colourful history. As lead singer/songwriter for hard rock band Bourbon Street, Col has fared well during decades of travelling the country and playing rock n roll. His love for 60’s and 70’s classics has fuelled a drive to continue playing the…

Guy Dutton Saturday September 9 – 6pm in the Boardwalk

Guy has been a professional musician for the last 35 years, and is a talented singer/songwriter/guitarist. He got his start in Tamworth and started playing professionally in bands, starting early in High School. Through the ensuing years Guy has performed as a guitarist/sideman for many notable acts and bands, including: the Phil Emmanuel Band, Marcia…

Leigh James Saturday July 22 from 6pm in the Boardwalk

  “I just love to make beautiful music, whether writing or interpreting: Jazz, Latin, Funk, R&B, Pop from James Taylor to Stevie Wonder, Sting to John Mayer, Tony Bennett to Michael Buble and everything in between.” Leigh James has a true voice and an original and rhythmic approach to acoustic guitar, and solo or leading…

‘THE HORACE BEVAN BAND Saturday July 22 from 9pm in the Boardwalk Lounge

‘THE HORACE BEVAN BAND   HORACE BEVAN, Legendary, Notorious, Australian/International Guitarist has put this exciting lineup together and the call is for a Rock n Roll Show. The music is a Gumbo of your favourite Rock n Roll from all over & whenever!! particularly from the 50’s 60s 70s & 80s. Audiences love dancing &…

Stu Black – Saturday July 29 from 6pm

Hailing from Sutherland Shire in Sydney’s southern suburbs , Stuart’s love for music developed at a very early age. Several years of bashing on pots and pans in his mother’s kitchen, accumulating countless bent knitting needles, his mother decided to seek him some drum tuition. At only six years of age, his tutor thought he was…

Cath Simes Band Saturday December 30 from 9pm

The Cath Simes Band is a dynamic four piece which captivate audiences where ever they perform. This band plays all your favourite songs. Hits from the 60’s thru to current chart toppers, they are the party band to get you up dancing!! Fronting the band with excellent delivery and vivacious presence on and off stage,…

Glenn Massey – Saturday September 1 from 6pm

Glenn has been playing guitar and singing since the age of seven. Over the years Glenn has built up a large repertoire of songs from his musical background, ranging from rock & roll, country, pop and  bluegrass leading him to play in bands, trios, duos and solo. Glenn has played in Sydney for twenty five…

Paul Mulqueen – Saturday September 23 from 6pm

.30Paul Mulqueen is master of crowd-pleasing covers. The self-taught singer/guitarist is also an original songwriter. Paul has been solo concert support to acts like Leo Sayer, The Platters, the Ten Tenors, Rita Coolidge and many more… In the early nineties he was flown to Hollywood to perform at Marilyn Monroe’s crypt for the anniversary of her…

Push Saturday December 2 from 9pm

Push is one of the premier cover bands on the far north coast of Australia. The band has gained a reputation with venues and music fans as one of the most energetic and entertaining bands available today. Push are hip, now, relevant and entertaining, keeping up to date with the latest trends and songs while…

Glenn Massey & The Thread – Saturday September 16 from 9pm

Glenn Massey & the Thread have been playing local gigs for some time now. They have built up a strong fan base who enjoy the band’s repertoire of rock, pop, country and blues covers from the 60’s to now. Gigging at local northern rivers pubs, club circuit and festivals, Glenn Massey and the Thread receive…

EPIC – Saturday November 18 from 9pm

EPIC was first assembled as a concept act in late 2014 by lead vocalist and bassist Jesse Balfour. Jesse is an accomplished performer with a long history of successful acts and thousands of gigs to his credit. Most recently leading notorious party bands, SuperCheeze, Mr Wizard, original band Wild Jester. Jesse has had residencies at…

Conspiracy of One Saturday October 286pm

In a dark, smoky room in a far away city, a shady cabal of businessmen plot to control the music industry. Manufacturing pop stars, censoring dissenters and controlling the media in order to market their plastic version of music to the world, this group continues to make untold millions off of the great unwashed masses.…

Jesse Balfour Saturday November 3 from 6pm

‘One of the finest solo entertainers in the country with a massive sound’ Jesse has been touring Australia as a pro musician for over 20 years. Spending time playing in and around Sydney and Melbourne’s top live venues. Jesse is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist with a long history of successful acts and thousands of gigs to his…

The Feramones – Saturday November 4 from 9pm

Dubbed as the Northern River’s very own “Supergroup”, The Feramones are comprised of a myriad of internationally acclaimed musicians. RICK FENN, lead guitarist of 10cc, has been touring the world with his group for more than 30 years. He also wrote, with Mike Oldfield, the international hit “Family Man” for Hall and Oates, and three…

Guy Kachel – Saturday September 16 from 6pm

Guy Kachel had an idyllic entrée to the world of music. Born in Tamworth, he was raised on the banks of the Peel River. The landscape was a fertile ground for his imagination. Seeing this rustic world change, as Tamworth developed into an inland city and friends grew to sometimes troubled adulthoods, provided insights for…

Rochelle Lees Band – Saturday August 19 from 9pm

Rochelle Lees’ voice has the ability to stop audiences in their tracks and has been described as ‘one of the best female vocalists on the North Coast.’ Rochelle sings a range of styles from classic pub rock, soul/ funk through to today’s top 40-There is nothing this girl can’t do! After winning the best female…

Dan Clark Band – Saturday October 14 from 9pm

Based in the Ballina Byron area, The Dan Clark band have travelled up and down the east coast performing together for four years. They love putting a unique twist on all your favourite songs and throw in some of their catchy originals to create one of the most dynamic shows in the area. The Dan…

Mossy Rocks – Saturday September 9 from 9pm

MOSSY ROCKS have been busy travelling around the North Coast with a line up of gigs set to impress.  Led by Singer Amanda Moss, they play popular Rock and Pop tunes from the 60’s to present. They go all the way back to Elvis and the Beatles, through to classic 70’s hits like Blame it…

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