Locally Made & Played

07 September 23

More than 40 funded live music gigs and performances will be delivered across 15 venues to enhance the whole-of-city atmosphere during New Annual's 10-day festival this month. 
City of Newcastle (CN) invited venues to apply for a live performance grant to host live music, comedy or other performances as part of the latest round of the popular Locally Made and Played program, with all funding going directly to the artists. 

The Mark Hotel Friday 22 September
7pm onwards
Join us at the Mark Hotel for live music from the talented ‘Emma Courtney’.

Settle in for Happy Hour from 4-6pm with music kicking off from 7pm.
Wickham Park Hotel Friday 22 Sept
8:30pm to 10:30pm
The Diver brothers Adam and Paul have made their mark on the local music scene with their unique format - a duo.... with each member handling drums (no hands!) at the same time as playing bass and acoustic guitar.

The brothers are known for their electrifying (acoustic) performances.

You definitely don't want to miss it!!
The Rogue Scholar Friday 22 Sept
9pm – 12am
Get ready for a night of amazing live music as Eddy Rockefeller takes the stage at the Rogue Scholar. As a vibrant addition to the Locally Made and Played initiative by City of Newcastle , Eddy's live music gig promises an unforgettable evening of homegrown talent. Join us at the Rogue Scholar for a great night that showcases the heart and soul of Newcastle's music scene.
Club Success Team Saturday 23 Sept
11am -1pm
Please join us for a free special live concert featuring four rising stars of the Newcastle entertainment industry
Scrubba Body Saturday 23 Sept
Join us for an unforgettable day of wellness, gratitude, and community. Indulge in the joy of self-care with live acoustic performances by Jai Maree
Clarendon Hotel Newcastle Saturday 23 Sept 2-5pm
Join us for a live music performance delivered by Oran Vir on Saturday afternoon at the Clarendon Hotel. Oran is a solo artist who specializes in creating environments of positivity, enjoyment, and ease. His outstanding voice is accompanied by an acoustic guitar, percussion, and a loop pedal underfoot.
Clarendon Hotel Newcastle Sunday 24 Sept
2pm - 5pm
J-mans Blues Band provides a revamped vibe of traditional blues music, 60's British Rock, and a Southern 70's experience.
The Rogue Scholar Sunday 24 Sept
Gerda Temple, local singer and vocal coach will grace the stage at the Rogue Scholar as a feature artist in the Locally Made and Played initiative by City of Newcastle. With her ethereal vocals and masterful command of various instruments, Gerda Temple's performance is a testament to the rich musical tapestry of Newcastle. Join us at the Rogue Scholar to witness the magic of Gerda's music as she takes part in celebrating the vibrant sounds of our city.
Clarendon Hotel Newcastle Friday 29 Sept
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Live Music will be performed by solo artist Piper Rodrigues. Piper's performances are filled with sing-along songs and easy, enjoyable tunes to listen to that showcase her powerful vocals and amazing personality.
The Mark Hotel Friday 29 Sept
7pm - 10pm
Lachlan Edwards is a young energetic singer-songwriter from Newcastle NSW playing folk indie acoustic style tunes. He first picked up a guitar in 2016 and in May 2018 Lachlan’s song ‘Little Things’ earned him the #1 spot on Triple J’s Unearthed Roots chart and airplay on Triple J followed.

‘These Days’ held the #12 spot at the same time and his songs ‘Once More’, 'With Me’, ‘Little Things’, ‘Grow’ & ‘Little Too Late’ have all received airplay on Unearthed Radio and Triple J and his music have a combined 350K plus streams. ‘Once More’ has had over 130k streams and counting on Spotify.
Clarendon Hotel Newcastle Saturday 30 Sept
2pm - 5pm
Isaac Compton is a solo artist performing at the Clarendon Hotel on the 30th of September. He specializes in a range of pub classics, sing-a-longs, 90's tunes, and dance vibes.
The Hamilton Station Hotel Saturday 30 Sept
7pm onwards
For City of Newcastle’s Locally Made & Played series; The Hamilton Station Hotel are swinging open the doors of their newly renovated band room for a massive free entry show. Featuring Slapjack, Camino Gold, Butterknife, But Anyway, and Grace Aberhart. It’s a lineup that’s full to the brim with Newy’s best up-and-coming talent - and it’s not to be missed!It’s a lineup that’s full to the brim with Newy’s best up-and-coming talent - and it’s not to be missed!
The Rogue Scholar Saturday 30 Sept
7pm - 10pm
Get ready to groove to the tunes of Dave MacMichael, the talented guitarist of the band The Tryouts, as he takes the stage at the Rogue Scholar. This performance is a captivating addition to the Locally Made and Played initiative by City of Newcastle, showcasing the incredible musical talents within our city.

Drawing inspiration from the likes of Regina Spektor, San Cisco, and Ben Folds, Dave offers a unique fusion of melodies that will keep you tapping your feet all night long. Join us at the Rogue Scholar for a live music gig that celebrates the spirit of local artistry and the vibrant sounds that define Newcastle's music scene.
Bernie's Bar Thursday 28 Sept
8:30pm - 11pm
This early career drag competition promises to be a night of fierce talent and unforgettable performances as five talented early career drag performers take the stage and compete for the crown.