Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 11 November, 2020

Great Southern Nights, Lismore Acts

Great Southern Nights means  live music is back!

Byron Theatre, Lismore City Hall and the YAC all have awesome line-ups for GSN.

Great Southern Nights at Lismore City Hall

As part of the GSN initiative, Lismore City Hall is presenting an incredible line-up of musicians including The Whitlams’ frontman Tim Freedman, international sensations the No Frills Twins, powerful singer songwriter William Crighton (whose recent intimate Studio Session at NORPA sold out in 30 mins) and emerging artists Budjerah Slabb, and Tainui Richmond.

These five gigs will just blow your mind – seats are limited, so get in quick. All gigs start at 7.30pm

Tim Freedman – Thurs 12 November.

Budjerah – Sat 14 November

Tainui Richmond – Sat 21 November.

No Frills Twins – Thursday 26 November.

William Crighton – Sat 28 November.

To find out more go to

Ash Grunwald is one of the byron acts at Great Southern Nights

Great Southern Nights at Byron Theatre

Great Southern Nights is a new project to kick-start the recovery of the live music industry – featuring 1,000 COVID Safe gigs across Sydney and regional NSW.

Byron Theatre will host five incredible gigs including award-winning songsmith Ash Grunwald, and Hat Fitz & Cara in November, Australian Music Month; from 6–29 November. Featuring the best of folk to blues, classical to country, and everything in between, the series of concerts will reconnect Australian artists with music fans and bring entertainment back to the community.

Classical fans are in for a treat with a special Classic Steinway Concert with accomplished performers Margaret Curtis (piano and harp), Bodhi Scott-Jones (trumpet) and Francis Atkins (piano).

Alongside these amazing live shows that celebrate the true breadth and depth of great Australian music, the Byron Theatre will showcase a lineup of Byron’s best performers and buskers as they finally get the opportunity to perform again to live audiences. The Buskers & Performers event lineup has just been announced and will highlight some key local artists including: Miss Renee Simone, Pete Hunt, Tamwah, Broadwaters, Resonant Hand, and Black Rabbit George with MC Benhur Helwend.

Classic Steinway Concert – November 22 at 3pm

Performers & Buskers of Byron – November 25 at 7pm

Ash Grunwald – November 27 at 9.30pm

Hat Fitz &Cara – November 29 at 7pm

For more info, email [email protected], call Byron Theatre on 6685 6807 or go to

The Buckleys are one of the acts on at the YAC

Live Music Back at the YAC

The team at Byron Youth Service (BYS) are excited to announce two live music events, in partnership with ACEntertainment and Byron Music, dedicated to emerging artists.

Hosted at the Byron Youth Activity Centre (YAC) the gigs will be outdoor afternoon events, sitting under the sun and lounging around on the grass.

The exciting news is that the line-ups are all local artists and the events are supported by local businesses and are free.

On Saturday 21 November, 4–7pm you can experience The Buckleys, Tahlia Matheson, Ollie Twohill and Hunnybee. On Sunday 22 November, 4–7pm introduce your ears to Jack Botts, Jake Harpaz, Georgia Cummins and Remedi.

The young artists are excited at this opportunity to be entertaining you and bringing you their all-original repertoire of well written and well rehearsed songs.

To book your tickets go to and follow the prompts. Make sure you’re quick as tickets are limited and the team would love you to come along!

BYO picnic rugs, chairs and picnic basket. Great Southern Nights events are drug and alcohol free and COVID Safe.    

See Caribé this Sunday November 15th at Lismore City Hall

Havana Return with Caribé in Lismore

Northern Rivers Conservatorium and Spare Parts presents Caribé this Sunday in Lismore.

Caribé’s Havana Return crafts Cuban traditional and classic forms in a contemporary mold resulting in music that is unique and fresh.

Seeing Caribé live is a communal experience incorporating chants and percussive elements deeply rooted in rumba and Afro-Cuban religions.

The constant push and pull between powerful percussion and stunning melodies creates a dynamic tension that draws you in and invites your soul to sing.This bountiful collaboration with Cuban dancer Adrian Medina is engaging and entertaining for wallflowers and hipshakers alike.

See Caribé this Sunday November 15th, 2pm at Lismore City Hall.

InSideOut Lightbox No.3 Showcase and Fundraiser

Go Fund Me a Lightbox

Since late August The Lightbox has showcased a range of works and artists and turned the car park next to Target in the Ocean Village Shopping Centre into an exhibition and performative arts space like no other.

Now Dashboard Animals is in the last weeks of their first tenancy and this InSideOut Lightbox Showcase launches their GoFundMe Campaign to Keep the Lights On in the Lightbox. The campaign will keep the shows going by paying the rent, upgrading the screens and equipment and much more.

The InSideOut Showcase returns with Lightbox No.3: a night of digital artists and performers, including installation artist Wendy Mills with art performance group Liquidellic and a new live performance clip from Pineapple Lazer – and so much more…

InSideOut Lightbox No.3 Showcase and Fundraiser Saturday, 7.45 pm.

Bubble Girl – hold your breath and cross your fingers as bouncing, bopping, blonde bombshell J’aiMime twists herself upside down and inside out of a giant 6ft balloon

So Much Happening at Bleach*

Chez Nous on Chevron; rendezvous with Bleach* for a night of electrifying live performance, sweet cabaret, Queerstories, classical music, jazz, and more – staged from balconies and backyards. Bliss out to opera, or simply sit back with a drink and soak up the vibe. It’s electrifying, toe-curling and a little irreverent too. Brave the dark, bring your friends and join the party.

Events included in your Chez Nous ticket include: Intermezzo – surrender to the soothing sounds of The Seven Sopranos who will draw you into the soft embrace of Chez Nous On Chevron; DNA – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see respected Gold Coast-based artist Glennys Briggs’ monumental artwork on the walls of Chez Nous; and Baartzy’s Brew – featuring Martha Baartz.

Further, because Friday is a sultry late-spring evening at the end of the working week, Chez Nous brings you; Ostoorah – featuring Samira with Greta Kelly; Bubble Girl – hold your breath and cross your fingers as bouncing, bopping, blonde bombshell J’aiMime twists herself upside down and inside out of a giant 6ft balloon; Bullseye – Shannen Jones, The Girl With No Bones; House Party – where The Mint Art House Collective come together to unify collective voices, taking over an abandoned house on Chevron and turning it into an immersive installation; Light House – by Rebecca Ross sees waves of colour wake up a house at sundown… here you can enter the garden and the aura of Light House, and; Orchid House – where stories are told by lost voices of The Great Swamp.

Chez Nous on Chevron – this Thurs is sold out, so get in early to buy tix for Fri 13, Sat 14, Friday 20 and Sat 21 at

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