Bundaberg Events Listings
World Renowned Hand Shadow Artist Unusualist Raymond Crowe
Enter the world of smoke and mirrors, of light and shade of World Renowned Hand Shadow Artist Unusualist Raymond Crowe returns with his new work of wonder 'Curiosities'. Be enchanted by his imaginative creations and collections of comedy, smoke painting, performing fleas, ventriloquism, shadow play and silhouette cutting.
Crowe plays with light, shadow and perspective in an adept display of puppetry, magic and comedy, with a truly hilarious dab of ventriloquism. The puppetry is reminiscent of childhood and clever in its simplicity, it bookends a seamless and energetic variety performance and his smart, charming and cheeky show is well complemented by music that ranges from classical to jaunty. Crowe is a professional who juggles the entertainment demands of all age groups.
André Rieus Maastricht Concert Via Sattellite
Affectionately known as "The King of Waltz", André Rieu performs a series of concerts in his hometown of Maastricht, in The Netherlands every year. The concerts are performed in front of thousands of fans and are set amongst the beautiful medieval backdrop of his beautiful home town of Maastricht. As always, André is joined by his famous Johann Strauss Orchestra, his Soprano's, Tenors and some very special guests. The Maastricht concerts are André's most popular concerts of the year with his most dedicated fans flying from all over the world to see this incredible event live.
The Maastricht concerts are so special and so unique with the atmosphere in the town square heightened by both the enormous crowds and the many restaurants lining the square, who all take part in this magnificent event. The concert is approximately 180 minutes including a 15 minute interval.
The Beerfestabull is on again this year, bigger and better then before. Last year's event attracted 12,500 people and the event is only showing signs of growing.
The Event is a combination of a beerfest, music festival and professional bull riding event.
With 80 different beers on offer there will be one that will be sure to please everyone. To keep you entertained there will be a great line-up of bands playing on the day and night. Heart stopping bull riding action bought to you by the PBR and food stalls both international and local.
Bundaberg Antique Collectables And Militaria Fair
The Bundaberg Antique, Collectables and Militaria Fair will be of interest to those who are collectors of antique jewellery, collectables of numerous varieties, antique furniture, bric-a-brac and also the militaria enthusiasts. This fair has been an annual attraction for 26 years, and is an eagerly awaited regional event which attracts dealers from all over Australia, bringing with them a wide range of antiques, collectables and militaria that is not usually available locally.
This show is a must for those who appreciate the beauty and history of the past plus there will be food and drinks available. This is a major fundraising event for the Rotary Club of Bundaberg West and all proceeds will go to the Bundaberg Flood Relief.
Bundaberg Dragon Boat Club Regatta
Dragon boating is one of the oldest sports in the world today originating over 2,000 years ago in the Southern Provinces of China and the modern sport of Dragon Boating consists of a long canoe and narrow canoe style boats used in the team paddling sport and Bundaberg has its own Bundaberg Dragon Boat team!
Bring the family along to watch the exciting Dragon Boat Regatta between Seventy Seventy, Hervey Bay, Cooloola and Bundaberg. Everyone is welcome, bring a chair, sunscreen, wear a hat and enjoy the racing with the best views of the Burnett River from the club house.
Refreshments, coffee van, hamburgers, steak sandwiches, homemade cakes, slices and muffins will all be available. Bundy Dragons look forward to seeing you there and cheering them on to the finish line. Racing will commence at 9.30 a.m. until noon with novelty races after lunch.
Bundaberg Orpheus Singers Present Angels
Bundaberg Orpheus Singers present their next concert with music both sacred and secular from Haydn and Faure to Billy Joel and Andrew Lloyd Webber all of which will make some reference to "Angels". Some saw winged angels singing in the heavens, some see angels on earth helping others when they need it most for no reward and some see the makings of angels in the birth of a child. Many Bundaberg people saw angels in helicopters and boats rescuing them from flood waters and providing food and shelter. Over the centuries composers and musicians have celebrated angels in all these and in many more different ways and the choir sing about these in the concert.
Bundaberg Players Present Clue The Musical
Bundaberg Players present 'Clue the Musical' which will be performed at the Playhouse Theatre in early June. The plot centres on a murder at a mansion occupied by several suspects that is eventually solved by a detective; the ending is determined by cards drawn by audience members who select the murderer, murder weapon and location of the murder.
The piece has an interactive feature in which audience members randomly select cards that determine which suspect committed the murder, which weapon was used, and in what room the murder took place. Based on the cards drawn, the show has 216 possible endings, with some interchangeable dialogue between characters that is delivered as the story unfolds.
Even after the culprit confesses, a surprise twist delights the audience. This colourful play was devised by the authors of Murder at Rutherford House and other popular interactive entertainments. Audience participation and interaction is required!
Bundaberg Police Citizens Youth Community Craft Markets
The Bundaberg Police Citizen's Youth Club Markets are full of handicrafts and hand made trinkets. There are stalls that specialise in woodwork, decoupage eggs, cards, fresh fruit and vegetables and plants. These markets are held monthly and are well worth a visit.
The markets start early and there is a full canteen available on-site for that early breakfast. There is a coffee machine in the Pulse Cafe for caffeine hit before browsing the numerous stalls. There is a Jumping Castle to keep the children amused while you browse in the air-conditioned hall and a full canteen will be operating.
Bundaberg Race Club-The Bundaberg Cup
Bundaberg Race Club invites you to their prestige event of the year 'The Bundaberg Cup'. There will be a Marquee located on the exclusive Escarpment area adjacent to the betting ring with three television sets located in the marquee, and the area has its own bar facility exclusively for the use of ticket holders.
Seating is provided in tables of eight, although individual tickets may be purchased. The club reserves the right to accept minimum bookings of eight should demand exceed capacity. A selection of finger food will be served to each table throughout the afternoon. Tickets are all inclusive of entry, catering and drinks for the afternoon. The marquee will open at noon and close at 5.00pm. Tickets are also available in a non-seated section which will include dry bars for your convenience.
Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery Presents “A Life Behind” Exhibition
Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery presents an exhibition of black and white photography by Sabrina Lauriston titled 'A Life Behind' exhibition which will show the story of the lives of people in the arts community in Bundaberg. The photographs in this exhibition have been taken with a Rolleicord camera and developed and printed in the artist's darkroom.
The first Rolleicord, introduced in November 1933, was the Rolleicord I. This camera was a simplified version of the Standard Rolleiflex, with a cheaper 75mm Zeiss Triotar lens and a simplified film advance mechanism using a knob instead of the crank found on the Rolleiflex. The Rolleicord I was available either with plain leatherette covering or elaborately patterned metal faceplates. The latter variant is referred to as the 'Art Deco' Rolleicord. An exhibition launch will be held on Wednesday 8 May at 5:00 p.m.
Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery Presents “Port Of The Red City” Exhibition
Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery presents 'Port of the Red City' exhibition which begins in May and continues through until August. Haifa is a city as sleepy as it is ancient, known also as the Red City for its communist character and the philosophies of its inhabitants.
The works in this exhibition by artist Adam Anderson convey the states the artist endured while living in the Red City, giving an uneasy, relentlessly restless account of his life, which is echoed in the city itself. The exhibition includes paintings, mixed media images and jewellery - all supported by photographs of the Red City and the artists' life in it.
Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery Presents Dreambox
Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery presents the 'Dreambox' exhibition. For the past 12 months ABC Open has collected the dreams of Indigenous Australians and over 2,000 photographs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders sharing their hopes and dreams have been submitted to the Dreambox project.
The Dreambox project used a simple chalkboard and photography to capture a snapshot of thoughts and feelings amongst contemporary Indigenous Australians. The exhibition involves a video slide show projection of the Dreambox photographs, including several submitted from the Bundaberg region. This exhibition will be held in the Vault.
Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery Presents Rod McRae’s Wunderkammer Exhibition
Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery presents their next exhibition starting in May. One of the exhibitors will be Rod McRae's Wunderkammer, which explores an animal issue using real preserved animal bodies (taxidermy) to tell their stories.
Each work touches on a different aspect of the human-animal relationship including biodiversity, pollution, climate change, conservation and stewardship. Every work in the exhibition asks the viewer to examine their responsibilities as fellow travellers on this planet.
Bundaberg Symphony Orchestra Gala Concert
Celebrate the return of the Bundaberg Symphony Orchestra as they present their Gala Concert after making a full recovery from the devastating floods early this year. The concert will feature Jenny Kerswill and Shannon Brown playing a Double Concerto in C for flute.
Also you will be entertained by the full orchestra as it presents its show piece Beethoven's Symphony Number One. They will also perform many popular pieces such as The Big Country and Band of Brother's Suite plus many more well known show pieces to entertain the audience.
Bundaberg Welcomes Lee Kernaghan-Beautiful Noise Concert
Bundaberg welcomes Lee Kernaghan back, stretching the musical envelope yet again with what industry insiders are calling another ground-breaking album - Beautiful Noise. Lee will be in Bundaberg in early August with his special guests The Wolfe Brothers. Lee Kernaghan has earned his place as one of Australia's leading contemporary music artists.
He has dominated the charts with 11 successive hit albums that have spawned an incredible 33 number one hit singles, he has sold two million albums in Australia, won 28 Golden Guitars and three ARIA Awards. Lee has made a huge impact on country music in Australia, and to many people, Lee represents the spirit and values of contemporary rural Australia. His love of the Australian way of life features in his music, and he is a passionate supporter of Australia's rural culture.
Community Lifestyle Support Presents The Collective
Community Lifestyle Support is proud to present, X Factor supergroup 'The Collective' for one performance only. The 'Collective' are an Australian boy band consisting of members, Zach Russell, Trent Bell, Julian De Vizio, William Singe and Jayden Sierra who originally auditioned as individual acts and after being turned away at 'Super Boot Camp' these five boys were called back to see the judges for one last time.
Little did they know the judges of X Factor were challenged this year to put together two 'supergroups' made up of individual acts that were then put together and named, 'The Collective'. All of their songs from the newly released mini album will be performed and local band 'Urban Static' will support 'The Collective'.
Get Along Tour With Guy Sebastian - Bundaberg
Australia's most successful male artist, Guy Sebastian is heading back on the road with his Get Along Tour and will be in Bundaberg in June. Guy is looking forward to playing songs from his latest album Armageddon, which was released last year debuting at number two on the Aria charts.
Guy is one of Australia's greatest singer songwriters and has proved his place as an Australian idol. After winning the first series in 2003, Guy captured the hearts of Australians with his unique vocal talent. Since then his success has carried over into seven multi platinum albums and countless sell out tours. Add to this his string of awards and the fact that he is the only male artist in Australian music history to achieve six chart topping singles and that is why Guy Sebastian is a world class act.
High Wheeler Rally Historic Heritage Days
The Bundaberg region is set for a blast from the past with a convoy of 100 year old cars preparing to tour the region as part of the 11th High Wheeler Rally Historic Heritage Days. High Wheeler member Barry Dowton said the Bundaberg region met all of the needs for the rally including ideal road conditions and an abundance of attractions to visit,although the main reason they decided to hold the rally here was to show support for the town after the January flood. While the High-wheelers are in town they would be visiting a number of local attractions including the Bundaberg Rum Factory and Mon Repos Turtle Rookery as well as stopping in at schools and a nursing home so make sure to keep an eye out for these beautiful old vehicles.
Justin Standley In Concert
Local country singer and songwriter Justin Standley will perform in Bundaberg. Justin was a finalist on 2012 X Factor and Queensland Champion of Champions Country Music 2012 and was recently named Most Promising Country Artist in Australia and New Zealand for 2013 at the Trans-Tasman Country Entertainer of the Year Awards.
Do not miss this one off, superb show and CD launch. Hear about Justin's amazing story and rise to stardom, great country music and other songs that have been the soundtrack of Justin's life over the last year. The show also features the Australian country legends Lindsay Butler, Shaza Leigh and Peggy Gilchrist. Please note that seating for this show is unreserved and there is no seat allocation.
Moncrieff Entertainment Centre Presents Swan Lake
Moncrieff Entertainment Centre is proud to bring you the instantly recognisable music of Tchaikovsky, virtually a signature of classical ballet and the wonderfully dark story of good set against evil, Swan Lake is one of the most famous and loved of all works, it is impossible to imagine the ballet world without it.
The production by Evgeny Amosov for The Russian National Ballet Theatre is an especially appealing and popular one. The glamour of the palace ballroom is evocative of the Russian Imperial world in which the ballet was created, while the haunting moonlit lakeside is perfect for the tragic conflict of the human and spirit worlds. The central role of Odette/Odile is one of the most testing roles for any ballerina, especially in portraying duplicity of Odile the black swan.
Mummas Nest Market
Mumma's Nest Market is a unique shopping experience for the whole family, providing an indoor and outdoor boutique market style shopping, showcasing a wide range of beautifully handcrafted or manufactured products and service stalls.
Enjoy yummy food and gourmet coffee, live entertainment; free jumping castle, huge raffle, plus activities and workshops for children and families. The organisers donate 100 per cent of the entry fee and raffle to a different charity every quarter and the next market charity is the Bundaberg Toy Library.
The Russian National Ballet Theatre commences a tour of full-length classical performances of the Nutcracker Ballet in over 24 cities across Australia and they will be in Bundaberg in late September with a beautiful full length performance of one of the most cherished classical ballets of all time.
One of the most lavish theatrical events of all time, the original Saint Petersburg staging of Nutcracker in 1890 was a spectacular illustration of the Russian Imperial style at its zenith. Today it remains the cornerstone of The Russian National Ballet Theatre's repertory. This version has all the elements of an enduring fairy tale: romance, poetry, fate, goodness versus evil and of course, love!
Paul Kelly-Spring And Fall Tour
Paul Kelly will be in Bundaberg with his Spring and Fall Tour in July. He will perform the whole album in its entirety, followed by a generous selection of older songs and this selection will change from night to night and will include well-known songs and a few surprises.
This new album is a song cycle which is just a fancy way of saying - if you listen to the songs in order they tell a story, each song links to the next and the whole piece is a love story told from multiple points of view.
The band touring with Paul will be Dan Kelly on guitar and vocals; J. Walker, who co-produced and played on the album; Zoe Hauptmann on bass and Bree Van Reyk on drums. Australian Music Prize Nominee, Hip Hop MC and producer, URTHBOY will be opening the show each night.
Peter Pan - The Second Star
Pilotlight Productions Incorporated proudly presents the World Premiere of Peter Pan - The Second Star in Bundaberg in June. In the tradition of classic family entertainment, comes an original sequel to one of the most beloved children's stories of all time, Peter Pan - The Second Star which follows the adventures of a new generation of Darling children, who live in Queensland.
It is the sequel to the original Peter Pan musical play, presenting a new adventure for a new generation. In another twist on the famous children's tale, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell find Wendy, John and little Michael Darling living near Bundaberg, bringing Neverland and its wonders much closer to home.
Rum City Derby Dolls-Skate Of Emergency Roller Derby Fundraiser
Rum City Derby Dolls will hold their first home event for the year and it's going to be huge! Four roller derby teams from across Queensland are coming to compete. See them battle it out on skates and support the local girls from the Rum City.
A portion of all ticket sales will go towards the Elliot Heads State Emergency Services for their tireless efforts at WIN stadium during the Australia Day Floods. Food, alcohol, merchandise, music and entertainment will be available and big thank you to our sponsors The Old Bundy Tavern and Sea FM.
For comfort make sure to bring along blankets if you want to sit in the track-side suicide seats, for safety reasons you will not be able to bring a chair along, but there will be alternate seating available away from the track.
Sunday Markets At Shalom College
The Sunday Markets at Shalom College are the biggest and best market in the area with stalls to explore for everyone. There are 200 stalls operating every Sunday morning where you can enjoy breakfast or morning tea from the barbecue plus cold drinks as well as coffee and tea from the canteen.
There are stalls to explore for everyone and children are very welcome - locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables (including organic), cakes, honey, donuts, slushies, Asian groceries, plants, seedlings, cut flowers and gardening supplies.
Also on offer are craft, jewellery, handbags, clothing, sunglasses, hats, books, toys, baby goods, pet accessories, tools, knife sharpener and trash and treasure with a Jumping Castle and Laughing Clowns for the children. Please note no dogs are allowed.
The Old Fella And The Barbershop Quartet Benchmark
Moncrieff Entertainment Centre presents popular comedian 'The Old Fella' and the Barbershop Quartet 'Benchmark' as they get together to provide a unique evening of top Australian entertainment.
The Old Fella, also known as Rod Gregory is an Australian retired farmer who has Australia in stitches with his true blue Aussie humour, and who is enjoying a long run of sell out shows right across Australia.
Benchmark is the Australian Seniors Barbershop Champions and through international competitions is recognised as the best Seniors Quartet outside of America. They are also in hot demand and have Australia spell bound by their silky harmonies and commanding performances. Don't miss this opportunity to see two of Australia's top talents in the one big show.
Please note that parental guidance is recommended.
The Sydney Comedy Festival - Moncrieff Entertainment Centre
The Sydney Comedy Festival is hitting the road with a stellar line up of the hottest international and local comedians from the 2013 Festival. The funniest and freshest acts have been hand picked from Sydney's biggest annual comedy event and squeezed into one hilarious night of world class comedy, and the best news is, it's coming straight to your doorstep !
With a cluster of comedians that will tempt everyone's taste buds, this is the best value ticket in town, so don't miss out as this show is guaranteed to have you messing up punch lines as you try to quote your favourites to your mates.
The Ultimate P!NK Tribute Show
Rocking the clubs for the past four years The Ultimate P!NK Tribute Show has earned its reputation doing what they do best, providing an authentic rock and roll tribute to P!NK. The show is a high-energy, guitar-driven, dance-moving, soul-shaking tribute to P!NK and her long list of hits.
Hard hitting drums, pumping bass, rhythm guitar, shredding lead guitar, backing vocalist, two sexy dancers and their own powerhouse P!NK guarantees a night of great entertainment every time! The P!NK Tribute Show will be in Bundaberg in June and tickets are now on sale at the Waves Reception. Please note this is an 18 plus show so be prepared to show some identity at the door.
Umoja’s Charity Gala Dinner Dance
It is their pleasure to invite you to Umoja's Charity Gala Dinner Dance, an annual event to celebrate the hard work and generosity of their volunteers and supporters and this year's theme has a touch of luck! Bring your poker face and get ready to join the high rollers at their Casino Royale Charity Gala where guests will enjoy a two-course meal and complimentary drink upon arrival and entertainment will be provided by Matthew Barker, Electric Banana, and Encore Dance Studio.
There will fun casino games available to play throughout the evening and plenty of chances to win some great prizes in the raffles and auctions. James Bond/ Vegas themed dress in encouraged and they will also be awarding a prize for best dressed. All proceeds from this year's event will help fund their first children's home to offer an alternative to child abandonment in Kenya.
Wide Bay Australia International Airshow
The Wide Bay Australia International Air Show is a two day extravaganza for aviation enthusiasts featuring aircraft from a bygone era, including aircraft from WWII, right up to the present day. Held on Saturday and Sunday both days are devoted to aerobatic and other displays of aircraft from pre-war through to the latest RAAF aircraft such as the Super Hornet.
The Air Show also features innovative ground acts such as Jet Trucks and other exciting displays and also present visitors with the opportunity to get up 'close and personal' with Warbirds and their pilots. There will be food and drink available and various stalls will be available on site. Make sure to take sunscreen, a hat, water and a fold up chair so that you are comfortable while watching this amazing show.
Please note: The Wide Bay Australia International Airshow has been postponed until 2014.