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September 2014

Looking for Lawson

Lawson’s Wake featuring award-winning composer and musical director John Thorn’s new show LOOKING FOR LAWSON

04
September
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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Poetry on a Plate

Dinner beneath the stars, around the campfire, with the finest Australian poetry and music.

Mostly Original – Open Mic Sessions

An ‘Open Mic’ evening of original songs from local musicians and others. All are welcome to this impromptu event, MC’d and hosted by the indomitable Chris ‘the Werewolf’ Ware. Guests are invited to bring a guitar, or just bring a song, and perform some of their original material, or perhaps their unique take on a classic, in one of Bourke’s finest live venues.

September 2015

Outback Show

The Show conducted by well known Bush character Luke Thomas with his team of bullocks, talking camels, clydesdales and working dogs stage a true Outback Show!

01
September
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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Poetry on a Plate

Dinner beneath the stars, around the campfire, with the finest Australian poetry and music.

Chloe & Jason Roweth Perform Live

The Roweths bring cutting edge arrangements of Australian traditional music and poetry to the big stage. They work with new and old ballads, work songs, early country music, original music, poetry and yarns.

Outback Show

The Show conducted by well known Bush character Luke Thomas with his team of bullocks, talking camels, clydesdales and working dogs stage a true Outback Show!

02
September
7:00 pm — 10:00 pm
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Firestone Performance

See Andrew perform Firestone at Shindy’s Inn, along with performances by Chloe & Jason Roweth and Dave Graffin.

02
September
7:00 pm — 10:00 pm
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Chloe & Jason Roweth Perform Live

See Chloe & Jason perform live at Shindy’s Inn, along with performances by Andrew Hull & Dave Graffin

02
September
7:00 pm — 10:00 pm
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Dave Graffin Performs Live

Come and see Dave play at Shindy’s Inn, along with performances by Andrew Hull & Chloe & Jason Roweth.

Outback Show

The Show conducted by well known Bush character Luke Thomas with his team of bullocks, talking camels, clydesdales and working dogs stage a true Outback Show!

03
September
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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Poetry on a Plate

Dinner beneath the stars, around the campfire, with the finest Australian poetry and music.

Outback Show

The Show conducted by well known Bush character Luke Thomas with his team of bullocks, talking camels, clydesdales and working dogs stage a true Outback Show!

04
September
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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Dave Graffin Performs Live

Dave Graffin’s music is full of surprises, built on sounds and samples, eclectic guitar work and a chilled vibe that explodes in the process. Come and see Dave play down at the Oxford Hotel.

05
September
3:00 pm — 6:00 pm
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Music @ The Oxford

Come and enjoy Dave Graffin, Andrew Hull and others perform the afternoon away out the back of the Oxford Hotel. Enjoy the musicians as they take a set each and jam the afternoon away.

September 2016

02
September
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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Darren Hanlon & Friends

Darren Hanlon, one of Australia’s finest song-writers. Darren has been touring all over Australia and other parts of the world for the past 16 years and now he is bringing his Wayward Bus Tour through Bourke to coincide with the start of the Festival of a Thousand Stories. Coming along with him are Melbourne’s folk songsters the Grand Magoozi, new signings to his label Flippin Yeah Records, and garnering much love on Regional ABC and national community radio with their…

Darling River Dirt Band

A local musical treat with the renowned ‘Darling River Dirt Band’ performing at the Port of Bourke Hotel, drinks and meals available.

04
September
2:30 pm — 4:30 pm
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PV Jandra Cruise – Blues on The Boat

‘Blues on the Boat’ – a river cruise with a difference – lauded Australian writer and musician Frank Povah will be the mainstay of this ‘blues cruise’ with guest appearances from other Festival guests. – Bring a drink, pack a snack, and enjoy the blues on the famous paddleboat Jandra.

04
September
6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
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Poetry on a Plate

Dinner beneath the stars, around the campfire, with the finest Australian poetry and music.

The Bourke Singers

The Bourke Singers – Hosted by the Bourke Arts Council – local talent comes to the fore as guests are entertained by a selection of songs from local ‘a capella’ performers. Dinner and drinks available.

Bourke Bands

Bourke Bands – Hosted by the Bourke Arts Council – a musical evening for all tastes. Big Band, Jazz, and Swing will slowly evolve into rock and roll and blues as a range of bands and performers play away all evening in both the Toorale Room and the back bar of the Port of Bourke Hotel, closing the festival with one last hurrah!

September 2017

Mini Music Festival

Festival artists perform at the Wharf Precinct – BYO drinks and buy a nibble plate to enjoy the festivities

Saturday Sippers

Fi and Andy play the lazy Saturday Afternoon songs to help you sip away the day

Henry Lawson’s Wake

Locals and Lawson enthusiasts gather together on the 95th Anniversary of Henry Lawson’s death to discuss his legacy, poetry and stories. Music from Chloe and Jason Roweth plus the Festival Pop-Up Band.

02
September
8:30 pm — 10:30 pm
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Just Us

Bowling Club favourites ‘Just Us’ performing originals and pub classics well into the night.

Sunday Sippers

Lachie Crosser’s Country Music Sunday afternoon

03
September
6:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Poetry on a Plate

Dinner and Poetry around the Campfire featuring Frank Povah

Festival Pop-Up Band

The Festival Pop-Up Band will be appearing around the town at random

04
September
September 4, 2017 11:00 am — September 4, 2019 12:30 pm
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Outback Show

A stockman style show conducted by Lachie Cosser – he is a true storyteller and animal wrangler.

04
September
8:00 pm — 10:30 pm
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John Schumann & Friends play Bourke for RUOK

Over and above his passion for the work of Henry Lawson, John Schumann holds a distinguished place in the Australian music industry. Probably best known for his leadership of the legendary folk-rock band Redgum, and I Was Only 19, John Schumann has received almost every award the industry has to offer – some twice over. Free Concert – tickets required (Bourke Bowling Club)

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