Nimbin Bush Theatre - What's on

Afro Dance Class!

Fri, Dec 15, 2017 11:00 AM

$5 or a Donation



Every Friday at 11am we are offering you Afro Dance Sessions led by well known local identity Inez Price, who trained in dance at The Northern Rivers Conservatorium. Inez is passionate about community dance and these sessions previously happenned for 7 years in the Town Hall lead by Inez with drumming by Antonia and Donato. This is an Afro-Caribbean style of rhythmic dance that is easily achieved and enjoyed by all ages and levels of dance ability. There is also an invitation to join the drummers, so bring your bangers, your blurters and your bodies to enjoy this great opportunity for fitness and fun.





Family Movie - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (1964) and Santa!

Fri, Dec 15, 2017 6:00 PM

$5 Entry.

Rated G

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a 1964 Christmas stop-motion animation. The movie was based on the song "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" which was itself based on poem of the same name written in 1939. Since 1972 the special has aired on CBS in America with the network unveiling a high-definition, digitally remastered version of the program in 2005. 

Sam the Snowman is the narrator of this epic and he welcomes the viewers to Christmastown at the North Pole and introduces Santa and Mrs. Claus. We see Mrs. Claus fussing over Santa as she wants him to fatten up by Christmas Eve. Sam then goes onto tell the story of a year Christmas was almost cancelled due to a snowstorm and how a very special reindeer saved the day. This is a beautifully produced stop animation using puppets that echo the design elements of the 1960's. The puppets created for this film still stand up under our modern day scrutiny, they are charming with a delightful retro feel. This is a favourite Christmas movie for many of us and a tradition that many children of the 1960's and 1970s may remember and want to show the new generation. The movie will screen with another 2 specials that were released at the same time. 

Before the film there will be a special visit by Santa with gifts for every child attending from 4.30-6pm. 

Get into the Christmas spirit with this old fashioned but still relevant movie for a retro Christmas celebration at The Nimbin Bush Theatre! The Cafe will be open serving yummy kid friendly meals, and retro Christmas treats such as Rumballs, White Xmas and fruity punch.

 HAPPY CHRISTMAS!


 



Wil Massey

Sat, Dec 16, 2017 1:00 PM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO.


Rootsy powerful music from Will Massey in the gardens by the Mulgum Creek. Will Massey has a wonderful voice, an authentic alt-feel and some interesting tales to tell. Catch him on the outdoor stage. The Cafe will be open serving delicious meals, award winning coffee and sweet treats! A perfect afternoon awaits!


Sonic Bliss

Sun, Dec 17, 2017 10:00 AM

Free Entry. Kid friendly.



A beautiful scene is growing and evolving at The Nimbin Bush Theatre every Sunday morning at 10am until 12pm. Accomplished local musicians have begun a series of Sunday morning concerts as a way to ease blissfully into the day. Every Sunday , (except the last Sunday of the month which features electro-ambient music from Trypswitch) , the collective known as Sonic Bliss play a mixture of Asian, Celtic and other world traditions to create a stunning sonic feast for the ears, Incorporating vocals, Tabla, Celtic Harp, Harmonium and other exotic stringed and percussive instruments, these elder musicians are greatly skilled in creating an ambience of blissful calm. The music created is of a Romani meets Indian meets folk sound and is absolutely beguiling and serene. The Phoenix Rising Cafe serves a range of delicious breakfast options, award winning coffees and local Chai. What better way to begin your Sunday as in the gorgeous riverside gardens as the sun rises over the trees? If you need to begin your Sunday gently to the sounds of world class musicians creating beautiful music, this is an tradition not to be missed.


Kiara Jack (solo) at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sun, Dec 17, 2017 1:00 PM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly.


Kiara Jack plays piano and has a blues voice which has a laid back lazy delivery that is dripping with a big dose of Sass. There is a slightly laconic turn of phrase to Kiara's delivery of such great lines as, "the more I try to help you, the more you won't help yourself." She indulges in some backbeat rhythms with funky, world beats and up tempo vocals reminiscent of Ani Di Franco at her most lively. Jack is adept at scatting and rapping in a very smooth way that gets the music jumping. There is an unsullied rawness to Jack's music, this is no fuss modern gypsy dance music. She has a distinct and likeable character which is present in her performances. Kiara Jack is clearly a mystical mumma, but has her tounge firmly in her cheek. Catch her on the outdoor stage in the gardens by the Mulgum Creek. The Cafe will be open serving delicious food and drinks.



Cecilia.

Sat, Dec 23, 2017 1:00 PM

Free Entry. Kid friendly. BYO.


Cecilia is an original singer songwriter that loves improvising musically and lyrically. She mainly play the harp and sings, with a charming optimism and playful glee that is totally engaging. She uses the looper to layer harmonies and backing tracks to rap over or just improvise a whole song about whatever gets suggested to her at the time. She is a truly unique artist and one worth seeing live, as she will create songs in front of your eyes and ears that are guaranteed to get you smiling. The cafe will be open serving amazing food and locally produced Mountain Top Coffee.


Sonic Bliss

Sun, Dec 24, 2017 10:00 AM


Free Entry. Kid Friendly.



A beautiful scene is growing and evolving at The Nimbin Bush Theatre every Sunday morning at 10am until 12pm. Accomplished local musicians have begun a series of Sunday morning concerts as a way to ease blissfully into the day. Every Sunday , (except the last Sunday of the month which features electro-ambient music from Trypswitch) , the collective known as Sonic Bliss play a mixture of Asian, Celtic and other world traditions to create a stunning sonic feast for the ears, Incorporating vocals, Tabla, Celtic Harp, Harmonium and other exotic stringed and percussive instruments, these elder musicians are greatly skilled in creating an ambience of blissful calm. The music created is of a Romani meets Indian meets folk sound and is absolutely beguiling and serene. The Phoenix Rising Cafe serves a range of delicious breakfast options, award winning coffees and local chais. What better way to begin your Sunday as in the gorgeous riverside gardens as the sun rises over the trees? If you need to begin your Sunday gently to the sounds of world class musicians creating beautiful music, this is an tradition not to be missed.


Afro Dance Classes

Sun, Dec 24, 2017 11:00 AM

$5 or a Donation.




Every Friday  at 11am we are offering you Afro Dance Sessions led by well known local identity Inez Price, who trained in dance at The Northern Rivers Conservatorium. Inez is passionate about community dance and these sessions previously happenned for 7 years in the Town Hall lead by Inez with drumming by Antonia and Danato. This is an Afro-Carrabean style of rhythmic dance that is easily achieved and enjoyed by all ages and levels of dance ability. There is also an invitation to join the drummers, so bring your bangers, your blurters and your bodies and enjoy this great opportunity for fitness and fun.




Christmas Day

Mon, Dec 25, 2017 11:00 AM

The Nimbin Bush Theatre and The Nimbin Bush Theatre Cafe will be closed on Christmas day.  

Happy Christmas everyone! 

We re-open on Boxing Day!



Entropix at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Tue, Dec 26, 2017 1:00 PM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO.



Entropix is the musical vehicle for local favourite Rueben Barkley, an uber talented song man with a sweet voice and some songs to set your heart spinning and toes tapping. Catch Entropix on the outdoor stage in the gorgeous gardens by the Mulgum Creek. The Cafe will be open serving delicious meals and drinks to compliment your afternoons entertainment. Relax and enjoy the sweet sounds of Entropix.


Sticky Rock at The Nimbin Bush Theatre.

Wed, Dec 27, 2017 1:00 PM

Free Entry. Kid friendly. BYO.



Steve Watts & Mikki Taylor are Sticky Rock, a Tweed Coast duo performing a broad range of covers & originals, with genres ranging from rock, soft rock, country, & blues, all for the listening pleasure. Often called an Aussie Bob Dylan, Steve is a singer/songwriter with a unique style, & is a brilliant musical storyteller. His mix of heart-warming ballads, soulful stories or fun rocking numbers with catchy tunes, are always entertaining, fun or thought provoking, sometimes with his one of a kind sit-on stomp box & foot percussion, keeping the beat. By Steve’s side is his ‘partner in crime’ & life. The talented Mikki is a versatile, powerful & emotive singer, with vast experience, who brings Steve’s amazing originals to life, or adds a new flair to covers. Often compared to the likes of Janis Joplin or Stevie Nicks, Mikki takes songs to a new & exciting level. The Cafe will be open serving amazing food and drinks to compliment your concert experience.



Adrian Davis - Acoustica

Thu, Dec 28, 2017 1:00 PM

Free Entry. Kid friendly. BYO.



Adrian's music is a compelling blend of timeless acoustic rock and originaltunes that speak of the land and the people. Didjeridu's, acoustic guitar, voice, stomp box and loops combine to bring afresh flavour and a distinctly Australian sound to classic songs from the 60's to today. A regular solo performer at many SEQ venues and festivals throughout the years, and a veteran of the 80's and 90's rock scene, Adrian is also Studio engineer, accomplished Djembe drummer/teacher, and Didj and Crystal Singing Bowl sound healer - it's all about the music! catch him on the outdoor stage in the gorgeous gardens by the Mulgum Creek. Cafe open serving great fresh food!


Bag1 at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Fri, Dec 29, 2017 1:00 PM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO.



A long time musician and performer from USA who moved to Australia in 2013, Bag1 is bringing his celestial eastern melodies and ambient chilled music to The Nimbin Bush Theatre. With a passion filled history of theatre, broadcast, stage and studio, Bag1 plays a special "one off" modified guitar that has a unique mystic sound. Catch him on the outdoor stage for a blessed out afternoon in our gorgeous gardens. The Cafe will be open serving great food and drinks to further enhance your sensory experience.


Dinner Under the Stars with Sali Bracewell (Wales)

Fri, Dec 29, 2017 7:00 PM

Entry by Donation. Kid Friendly. BYO.

"Sensitive and warm piano playing forms a time stretched bed for her deep undulating vibrato vocals. Her voice teeters, tight rope like, between vulnerability and strength and oozes emotion” – Danny Salfield, Byron Bay Echo


 

The Nimbin Bush theatre is delighted to announce another concert in our premier Dinner Under the Stars series, a format that presents top quality music and food for the discerning punter. Hailing from Wales, and sometimes singing in her native tongue, Sali’s folk inspired ballads span a variety of different moods. The somewhat brooding nature of her music is often an antithesis to her light and breezy manner and her live performances are often an amalgamation of anything between heart wrenching sadness and brash hilarity. Sali started playing the piano aged 8 and has performed internationally in Canada, America, UK and Australia. Now living in Byron Bay, Sali is currently working on a debut Album to be released in May 2018 through Melbourne based Abandon Records.

Sali’s heritage shows through in her music, growing up in Wales, singing in choirs and being immersed in the ancient Welsh tongue, the folk influences are clear to see, but there are other influences that have inspired her singing style. Jeff Buckley and Fiona Apple both played huge parts in influencing Sali’s vocal approach.

As a singer/songwriter, Sali’s lyricism is based upon the trials and tribulations of the human experience, she sings of adventures at sea, of travel, of relationships, both with herself and her family in the UK. They are songs of loss and of love, with an old worldy traditional vibe. 

Catch her on the outdoor stage in the gorgeous gardens of The Nimbin Bush Theatre. The Cafe will be open serving gorgeous meals, snacks and sweet treats.





Dinkum Bohos at The Nimbin Bush Theatre.

Sat, Dec 30, 2017 1:00 PM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO.

“With an hilarious piano duet, Vasudha and Jem had four hands on the keys at the same time. The pair synchronized, tantalized and made athletic changes of position-all without missing a beat.”



 Dinkum Bohos are multi instrumentalists Vasudha Harte and Jem Edwards in a saucy sonic tryst… Coming from a freewheeling bohemian tradition that’s rooted in Australia’s rustic heart, they exude and embrace the sounds of the mystical deep green hinterland and the stunning golden beaches of the east coast, presenting a melting pot of music for runaway romantics.

A musical tour de force, this synergistic pair have a depth of knowledge and years of experience playing several instruments and styles between them and the combination can be breathtaking. Dinkum Bohos have created a sound that is diverse and intimately their own drawn from inspiration around the world. They have wowed audiences with their continual swapping of instruments, surprising changes of mood and humourous extravagant piano four handers. Catch them on the outdoor stage for an entertaining afternoon in the gorgeous gardens by the Mulgum Creek. The Cafe will be open serving great food and drinks to enhance your listening pleasure.



Tripswytch. A chilled Sunday morning.

Sun, Dec 31, 2017 10:00 AM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly.



Tripswytch are a duo, featuring local musicians Kavi and Max who play a mixture of ethereal ambient electronica. Featuring a range of musical instruments including bass recorder, flutes, wind instruments, percussion, glissando guitar and vocals. This is psychedelic inspired poetic music that could be described as a dreamy Ethno-techno journey into sound and expression and a gorgeous way to begin your Sunday morning in the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek. The Cafe will be open serving divine breakfasts and award winning locally grown Nimbin Mountain top Coffee.


Dave Barbara at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sun, Dec 31, 2017 1:00 PM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly.



For those who like big hearted songs beautifully played by a big hearted man with a silken voice and a great guitar! Dave Barbara is one of our local favourites, he plays with conviction, sings with passion and is a wonderful entertainer. What better on the last day of 2017 to sit in our gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek listening to acoustic music played by a real pro with real charisma. The Cafe will be open serving amazing food, locally sourced, and award winning coffee and sweet treats. Happy New Year Yawl!


NYE. Dinner Under the Stars with the Winter Witches.

Sun, Dec 31, 2017 7:00 PM

Entry by Donation. Kid Friendly. BYO.

"genuine derivations of medieval, orchestral music and experimental electronica" Cloudberry Mornings


The Nimbin Bush Theatre is presenting a chilled evening for New Years Eve 2017. Join us in the gardens for an incredible sonic experience with a performance on the outdoor stage by a truly remarkable experimental electronica duo, the Winter Witches. Winter Witches is a queer love story. It is both a creative and romantic partnership between Sweeney & Em, both South Australia born, their ancestral blood is German, Scottish, Irish and Dutch, but their souls are pagan. They make music from the heart of darkness and the city of light. They call to mind great vocalists, such as Ian Curtis of The Joy Division, Jeff Buckley, Jimmy Sommerville but dreamier, more subtle and very theatrical. An apt description would be Portishead meets Placebo in a dreamscape. These vocals are rich with emotion, vulnerability and honesty. They will hit you straight in the heart.

They have performed at the 2016 Adelaide Vegan Festival, ‘House & Garden’ and ‘Temple of Love’ (St Jerome’s Laneway Festival events), SALA Festival, queer club nights Wild Style and Bona Drag - and a three-night season at the Royal Croquet Club during the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2017.

With radio play on FreshFM, Radio Adelaide, Three D Radio, Radio Deepland (Brazil), JXFM Radio Tokyo, 3MDR,and independent radio Berlin, they vibe is growing around these unique song men. Winter Witches will be touring a major new commissioned music work, Climate of Cruelty, from 2018 onwards both in Australia and overseas.

Winter Witches acknowledges the Kaurna people as the traditional and prevailing custodians of the lands on which their music is created. For a Nye with heart, emotion and beauty, join us and the Winter Witches at The Nimbin Bush Theatre.




Azrai at The Nimbin Bush Theatre.

Mon, Jan 1, 2018 1:00 PM

Free Entry. Kid friendly. BYO.


Azrai spent most of her early years sequestered in the remote wilds of North Eastern NSW, Australia. Living off the land in deep bush she spent many fireside hours developing a song writing technique of such purity and clarity that listening to these songs is as refreshing as taking a drink of water from a wild mountain river. Her songs are born from wide open skies, untamed places and anarchistic frontiers, and are sung by Azrai in a rootsy voice that radiates with an unfettered playful joy. Her tone calls to mind Ricki Lee Jones and other such earthy roots Mummas. These bluesy folk songs are lovingly presented with accomplished musical support from great musos .Azrai is a joy to hear, her songs are full of ear worms and are as catchy as all get out. Prepare to be singing along with the wild and free Azrai. The Cafe will be open serving great meals, drinks and delectable sweet treats.




Rob Cass at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Tue, Jan 2, 2018 1:00 PM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly.

Rob Cass plays great music! He has an original take on acoustica that we want you to experience! He plays original country-rock-rootsy songs and also covers some of your favourite songs from the 1970's through to the present day, there's only one rule, they must be tasty, classic and have a wee bit of the alt-country twang! He backs himself up with a classic guitar, with a few beats behind him. Catch him in the gardens on the outdoor stage for a charming afternoon in the sunshine. The Cafe will be open serving great food, award winning coffee and a range of sweet treats that would tempt a saint! 


Brommers at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Wed, Jan 3, 2018 1:00 PM

Free Entry. Kid friendly. BYO.

Brommers is one of our great local musos and a favourite of The Nimbin Bush Theatre. His distinctive style draws the audience into his musical realm, as he takes you on a journey with a solid selection of songs played with commitment and conviction. Catch him on the outdoor stage in the gorgeous gardens by the Mulgum Creek. The Cafe will be open serving great food and drinks.


Mark David at The Nimbin Bush Theatre.

Thu, Jan 4, 2018 1:00 PM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO.


Performing Delta Blues to Dylan, Neil Young to Chisel, White Stripes with some original songs blended in, Mark David is coming to Nimbin to entertain you! His great performances, playing a range of well known songs and rarities in his solid style means you are in for an afternoon of bluesy rootsy music. Perfect for an afternoon in the gardens by the Mulgum Creek. The Cafe will be open serving great food and drinks.


Afro Dance Classes

Fri, Jan 5, 2018 11:00 AM

$5 or a Donation.



Every Friday  at 11am we are offering you Afro Dance Sessions led by well known local identity Inez Price, who trained in dance at The Northern Rivers Conservatorium. Inez is passionate about community dance and these sessions previously happenned for 7 years in the Town Hall lead by Inez with drumming by Antonia and Danato. This is an Afro-Carrabean style of rhythmic dance that is easily achieved and enjoyed by all ages and levels of dance ability. There is also an invitation to join the drummers, so bring your bangers, your blurters and your bodies and enjoy this great opportunity for fitness and fun.




Selki at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Fri, Jan 5, 2018 1:00 PM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO.



Selki's original music and oddly individual approach to music has seen her grace festivals around Victoria with gigs all over the east coast and like a migratory Songbird she has even flown the distance to Europe to tour. Selki manages to sound ultra modern, whilst at the same time echoing ancient folk roots, creating a sound that merges her love of classics with contemporary avante-garde and pop elements. Her strong lyrics are evocative foils for her catchy melodies which are played on keys and guitar, with electronic beats mixed in inventively. Her vocals are like Marianne Faithful, Patti Smith and Lourde, as she has a distinctive delivery and interpretation that is theatrical and expressive. Her star is one the rise an we can see why! Catch her on the outdoor stage in the gorgeous gardens by the Mulgum Creek. The Cafe will be open serving delicious meals and beverages to enhance your pleasure.






Monthly Crypto Currency Seminar

Sat, Jan 6, 2018 11:00 AM

Free Entry.

Do you know if you had invested $20 a week in Bitcoin since 2011, ( Bitcoin is the dominant crypto currency) you would have by now in excess of 2 million dollars worth of Bitcoin?




The Nimbin Bush Theatre is delighted to announce the commencement of monthly crypto currency seminars on the first Saturday of every month. These meetings are suitable for both beginners and experts, with the first half of the meeting dedicated for the learners, and the second half aimed at more seasoned crypto traders. Crypto Currencies are a peer to peer virtual currency, which means there is the removal of a intermediary from point to point transactions, usually occupied by banking institutions who can control and manipulate the market. Anyone can buy or sell Bitcoin or other crypto currencies, all you need is a virtual wallet and you are ready to go.

Decentralized crypto currency is produced by the entire crypto currency system collectively, at a rate which is defined when the system is created and which is publicly known. In centralized banking and economic systems such as the Federal Reserve System corporate boards or governments control the supply of currency by printing units of “fiat money” or demanding additions to digital banking ledgers. In case of decentralized crypto currency, companies or governments cannot produce new units, and have not so far provided backing for other firms, banks or corporate entities which hold asset value measured in it. The underlying technical system upon which decentralized crypto  currencies are based was created by the group or individual known as Satoshi Nakamoto.

Not much is known about the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, is this a person or a group? What is known is that this anarchistic approach to currency is quickly changing the economic frontier of the world, and empowering people from all walks of life and all economic levels to trade in a currency that is egalitarian in its availability and earning potential. Find out more from those who are currently trading in crypto currency at The Nimbin Bush Theatre on the first Saturday of every month.




The Northern Rivers Massive - All Day festival!

Sat, Jan 6, 2018 12:00 PM

 THE NORTHERN RIVERS MASSIVE

An all day Festival welcoming home the Prodigal Children of Music

Featuring  

  Danika Smith   *   Reilly Fitzalan  *   AKA Lui   *   Vamasi    *   Selki  

 Art Pleasley    *    Teddy Lewis King   *   Angie Hudson   *    DJ Zac Schram 


With so much musical talent in the rainbow region it is natural it should overflow! The Northern Rivers Massive is an all ages celebration that showcases some of our local talent that has travelled forth from the region and had great successes out in the world of music in 2017. Coming home to our area for christmas and holiday time means we get to see a showcase like this! Don't miss this as some of the brightest and fastest rising stars in the new generation of music will join us for an all day extravaganza of talent, passion and musical vision!


Below: Danika Smith: "Like Fiona Apple meets Janis Joplin with a laid back loose edge"



Below: Vamasi: Hip Hop Beats and incredible thought provoking vocals

 

More details to be announced shortly - stay tuned!


Sonic Bliss

Sun, Jan 7, 2018 10:00 AM

Free Entry. Kid friendly.



A beautiful scene is growing and evolving at The Nimbin Bush Theatre every Sunday morning at 10am until 12pm. Accomplished local musicians have begun a series of  Sunday morning concerts as a way to ease blissfully into the day. Every Sunday , (except the last Sunday of the month which features electro-ambient music from Trypswitch) , the collective known as Sonic Bliss play a mixture of Asian, Celtic and other world traditions to create a stunning sonic feast for the ears, Incorporating vocals, Tabla, Celtic Harp, Harmonium and other exotic stringed and percussive  instruments, these elder musicians are greatly skilled in creating an ambience of blissful calm. The music created is of a Romani meets Indian meets folk sound and is absolutely beguiling and serene. The Phoenix Rising Cafe serves a range of delicious breakfast options,  award winning coffees and local chais. What better way to begin your Sunday as in the gorgeous riverside gardens as the sun rises over the trees? If you need to begin your Sunday gently to the sounds of world class musicians creating beautiful music, this is an tradition not to be missed. The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open serving amazing breakfasts, gorgeous frappes and smoothies and award winning Nimbin Mountain Top Coffee.


Khanage at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sun, Jan 7, 2018 1:00 PM

Free Entry. Kid friendly.



Khanage is the vehicle for Khan. A local legend, a big man with a big voice and an even bigger heart. If you don't fall in love with Khan for his incredible positivity and optimism you will fall in love with his passionate music, played with humour, pride and commitment. Catch him on the outdoor stage in the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek. The Cafe will be open serving meals, drinks, award wining coffee, and a range of delectable sweet treats made with locally sourced fresh produce and lovingly prepared to tempt you!


Tijuana Cartel, Black Rabbit George and Future Roots

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Sun, Jan 7, 2018 8:00 PM - Ticket price: $25.00

They are back again to make you move, groove and shine!

Internationale hipsters, Tijuana Cartel return to The Nimbin Bush Theatre with another show to remember!

 


Fresh from extensive touring Tijuana Cartel will bring their possÄ— of passionate players to Nimbin for what promises to be an evening of ecstatic vibration. Bound together by their mutual love of instrumental, trippy and mind-expanding music, producer-performers Paul George and Carey O’Sullivan are a truly formidable force. As the cornerstone of Australia’s ‘east meets west’ electronic scene Tijuana Cartel have an uncanny knack for blending layers of rich, atmospheric soundscapes with laid back rhythms and luscious vocals to form an electronic beats tapestry that gets frets moving and people dancing. They’ve spent the last decade mixing in influences that hadn’t yet been fused before, with a penchant for Middle Eastern scales, dancebeats, and a general psychedelic approach to song structure and ethos. Not married to one genre or another, they happily change direction in search of new flavours and inspiration, whenever the moment takes them there.

This gig is also a chance for cartelier, Paul George, to present his own solo incarnation, Black Rabbit George, where he explores further the acoustic guitar that lies at the heart of the Cartel, but this time more thoroughly rooted in the folk/roots genres that originally inspired him to take up the instrument. Named after a character from Richard Adams’ novel, Watership Down, who escorts bunnies between the worlds of life and death, George’s capacity as a storyteller emerges with this act, his guitar weaving soulfully between lyrics.




And as if these two acts alone weren’t sufficient to create a fine performance, they’ve added DJ Future Roots  to kick off proceedings!




This night of contemporary world beats and more traditional folk themes promises to be another special event for the iconic venue The Nimbin Bush Theatre.


Check out this great track from the Tijuana Cartel, "Tempest"















The Café will be open and serving fine food and beverages prior to the show (from 5.30pm).


Salt and Steel at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Mon, Jan 8, 2018 1:00 PM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly.

"Foot stomping rhythms, Empowering stories and Rising vibrations”



Salt & Steel weave their raw, earthy trademark sound through folk and world music. With foot stomping rhythms, bewitching vocals and alluring guitar melodies Salt & Steel retell sacred songs of the Earth and Sea, capturing and inspiring the wild spirit of the listener. They have been compared to bands “The Waifs and Rising Appalachia”, but Salt & Steel’s combination of unique sound and live energy is a step off any genre you have heard before. Whether it be on a stage to hundreds or an intimate venue, this soulful, gypsy, rock duo entrance and captivate as they deliver a heartfelt performance.

Salt and Steel won the annual battle of the Bands at the Nimbin Bush Theatre in 2017, their prize was to play the Airlie Beach Festival of Music, which they did to such acclaim that they have been invited back again to the 2018 festival. These girls are hot right now, catch them while you can at the Nimbin Bush Theatre on the outdoor stage in our gorgeous gardens for an afternoon of heart and soul...and passion, played by two kick ass musicians! 2018 will be a huge year for Salt and Steel, come a see why!




Jolanda Moyle at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Tue, Jan 9, 2018 1:00 PM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly.



Jolanda Moyle is one of the many treasures to be found in the local arts community. She is a true musician, playing a range of stringed ethno instruments, most notably the Sarangi, which she lovingly plays, loops and sings with. Her sweet voice has an other worldly mystical quality, and her music is always theatrical, cinematic and full of magic! Catch her on the outdoor stage in the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek for an afternoon of east meets west music performed by a humble, softly spoke but ultimately powerful person. Get Inspired! The Cafe will be open to compliment your viewing experience.


Wall of Love

Wed, Jan 10, 2018 1:00 PM

Free Entry. BYO. Kid Friendly.



Wall of Love formed from an unlikely but easy compatibility between enigmatic singer/songwriter Shannon Lacy, musical alchemist Simon Clarke and three friends from Brisbane with a proclivity for folk and indie music who now all hail from northern NSW—Rhett Brambleby, Jamie Irvine and Carmen Myler. Their sound spans everything from alt country to folk, country and rock to Buddhist blues and good old-fashioned pop. The music they make together is unsurprisingly eclectic and delightfully melodic but underneath lies a common thread of harmony that makes for a sweet, eclectic mix which is all about the LOVE. Catch them in our gardens by the bubbling Mulgum Creek, the Cafe will be open serving amazing food and award winning coffee.




Afro Dance Classes

Fri, Jan 12, 2018 11:00 AM

$5 or a Donation.



Every Friday  at 11am we are offering you Afro Dance Sessions led by well known local identity Inez Price, who trained in dance at The Northern Rivers Conservatorium. Inez is passionate about community dance and these sessions previously happenned for 7 years in the Town Hall lead by Inez with drumming by Antonia and Danato. This is an Afro-Carrabean style of rhythmic dance that is easily achieved and enjoyed by all ages and levels of dance ability. There is also an invitation to join the drummers, so bring your bangers, your blurters and your bodies and enjoy this great opportunity for fitness and fun.




Riverside Jazz with the Cruise Brothers.

Sun, Jan 14, 2018 1:00 PM

Free Entry.


The Cruise Brothers play smooth jazz with a relaxed approach that is as cool and easy as a summers day by a river in Missipippi. These guys really know how to play! Let them caress your ears as you relax in the gorgeous gardens by the Mulgum Creek. The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open serving delicious meals, award winning coffee. teas and sweet treats.


Afro Dance Classes.

Fri, Jan 19, 2018 11:00 AM

$5 or a Donation.




Every Friday  at 11am we are offering you Afro Dance Sessions led by well known local identity Inez Price, who trained in dance at The Northern Rivers Conservatorium. Inez is passionate about community dance and these sessions previously happenned for 7 years in the Town Hall lead by Inez with drumming by Antonia and Danato. This is an Afro-Carrabean style of rhythmic dance that is easily achieved and enjoyed by all ages and levels of dance ability. There is also an invitation to join the drummers, so bring your bangers, your blurters and your bodies and enjoy this great opportunity for fitness and fun.



Medican Workshop and Seminar

Sat, Jan 20, 2018 11:00 AM

Free Entry

Did you know Cannabis plants were sent to Australia by Sir Joseph Banks on the First Fleet, in the hope that the new colony might grow enough hemp to supply the British Navy with rope? Cannabis was readily available for sale as cigarettes, called 'Cigares de Joy’, until the 1920s in Australia. Cannabis importation and use was prohibited in NSW in 1926, only 91 years ago! Humans have used this plant medically for thousands of years, but in our recent history it has become illegal to grow or process.

Joseph Banks brought the first Cannabis plants to Australia on the First Fleet in 1788

The medicinal uses and healing properties of the cannabis plant are many. In the last decade this has been more widely recognised by mainstream science and society. Many law abiding citizens are prepared to break the law to receive the benefits of medical cannabis. Governments worldwide are gradually implementing legislation to accommodate this. Drug companies are also poised in the wings, deals are being brokered, there are big profits to be made from selling a range of medical cannabis products. However these medicines are easy and affordable to make for yourself. Medical cannabis does not need to get you high or “stoned” to be effective. Given the traditional close relationship between corporations & government, the Nimbin HEMP Embassy believes that whatever legal framework is arrived at regarding the uses of medical cannabis these should include the right to grow your own.

The next Medican Workshop and Seminar will be held at the Nimbin Bush Theatre on Saturday November 11, from 11am - 4.20pm. Speakers include MC Michael Balderstone, Dr Andrew Katelaris and Dr Deb Waldren, ( healing with cannabis ), Weeded Warriors, ( treating PTSD with cannabis ), Michael Stoopman, CBD Luke and Zane Archer, ( nutrition and health benefits), Radic Al, ( how to make your own cannabis oil ), Toney Fitzgerald, ( treating cancer with cannabis ) and more.

It’s Free Entry and the Nimbin Bush Theatre Cafe will be open serving great locally produced coffee and treats. Get informed, get empowered and thrive.

If you wish to share your experience with using cannabis medically please contact the Hemp Embassy 02 66891842  




Afro Dance Classes.

Fri, Jan 26, 2018 11:00 AM

$5 or a Donation.




Every Friday  at 11am we are offering you Afro Dance Sessions led by well known local identity Inez Price, who trained in dance at The Northern Rivers Conservatorium. Inez is passionate about community dance and these sessions previously happenned for 7 years in the Town Hall lead by Inez with drumming by Antonia and Danato. This is an Afro-Carrabean style of rhythmic dance that is easily achieved and enjoyed by all ages and levels of dance ability. There is also an invitation to join the drummers, so bring your bangers, your blurters and your bodies and enjoy this great opportunity for fitness and fun.



Afro Dance Classes.

Fri, Feb 2, 2018 11:00 AM

$5 or a Donation.




Every Friday  at 11am we are offering you Afro Dance Sessions led by well known local identity Inez Price, who trained in dance at The Northern Rivers Conservatorium. Inez is passionate about community dance and these sessions previously happenned for 7 years in the Town Hall lead by Inez with drumming by Antonia and Danato. This is an Afro-Carrabean style of rhythmic dance that is easily achieved and enjoyed by all ages and levels of dance ability. There is also an invitation to join the drummers, so bring your bangers, your blurters and your bodies and enjoy this great opportunity for fitness and fun.



Jazz and Gumbo with The Magnificence.

Fri, Feb 2, 2018 6:30 PM

Entry by Donation. BYO.

Gumbo, red beans and rice are on the menu for one night only!

Our last Jazz and Gumbo night was so successful we are going to do it again! The gardens were filled with families, children and folk of all ages who loved the music and our delicious Gumbo. It's the perfect family friendly Friday Night, see you there!



Trumpet player and singer Cam Smith has been honing his set of almost-traditional jazz and New Orleans inspired originals for over a decade, playing at Edinburgh Fringe, Woodford Folk Festival and every pub and street corner from Canberra to Glasgow. In the Magnificence, he’s finally found a gang of all-star Aussie musicians that can do the tunes justice. They growl, they mewl, they cook – and they make audiences feel better about otherwise questionable life choices. The Magnificence are Cameron Smith on trumpet and vocals, Julian Smith on Double Bass and Lachi Smith on percussion. A passion for New Orleans inspired jazz means The Magnificence are not you average jazz band. New Orleans is raw street jazz, played by the people as a defiant response to the hardships of the world and in the process of creating a response transforming the world into a better place! In the late 19th century, while the rest of America were stomping along to military marches, New Orleans was dancing to Voodoo rhythms. New Orleans was the only place in the new world where slaves could own drums, Voodoo rituals were openly held and attended by the rich, poor, black, white, all were welcome! The local musicians took the sounds they heard in church and created a new wild jubilant music. It was the sound of freedom, and New Orleans did it first and best! Jazz is a meeting of the essences and emotions of many cultures. When many flavours combine to make a new taste that is greater than the sum of its spices, we call it gumbo. And just like Jazz, nobody makes gumbo like they make it in New Orleans, except our amazing chefs at The Mighty Bush! Gumbo will be on the menu for this special concert for one night only. Don’t miss this magical night of N'awlins Jazz - Under the Stars!

Here's an article in our local paper The Northern Star about the previous gig at The Nimbin Bush Theatre:

https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/new-orleans-in-spirit-and-music-in-nimbin/3228971/


Afro Dance Classes.

Thu, Feb 8, 2018 11:00 AM

$5 or a Donation.




Every Friday  at 11am we are offering you Afro Dance Sessions led by well known local identity Inez Price, who trained in dance at The Northern Rivers Conservatorium. Inez is passionate about community dance and these sessions previously happenned for 7 years in the Town Hall lead by Inez with drumming by Antonia and Danato. This is an Afro-Carrabean style of rhythmic dance that is easily achieved and enjoyed by all ages and levels of dance ability. There is also an invitation to join the drummers, so bring your bangers, your blurters and your bodies and enjoy this great opportunity for fitness and fun.



Afro Dance Classes

Thu, Feb 15, 2018 11:00 AM

$5 or a Donation.




Every Friday  at 11am we are offering you Afro Dance Sessions led by well known local identity Inez Price, who trained in dance at The Northern Rivers Conservatorium. Inez is passionate about community dance and these sessions previously happenned for 7 years in the Town Hall lead by Inez with drumming by Antonia and Danato. This is an Afro-Carrabean style of rhythmic dance that is easily achieved and enjoyed by all ages and levels of dance ability. There is also an invitation to join the drummers, so bring your bangers, your blurters and your bodies and enjoy this great opportunity for fitness and fun.



Afro Dance Classes

Thu, Feb 22, 2018 11:00 AM

$5 or a Donation.




Every Friday  at 11am we are offering you Afro Dance Sessions led by well known local identity Inez Price, who trained in dance at The Northern Rivers Conservatorium. Inez is passionate about community dance and these sessions previously happenned for 7 years in the Town Hall lead by Inez with drumming by Antonia and Danato. This is an Afro-Carrabean style of rhythmic dance that is easily achieved and enjoyed by all ages and levels of dance ability. There is also an invitation to join the drummers, so bring your bangers, your blurters and your bodies and enjoy this great opportunity for fitness and fun.



Afro Dance Classes

Fri, Mar 2, 2018 11:00 AM

$5 or a Donation.




Every Friday  at 11am we are offering you Afro Dance Sessions led by well known local identity Inez Price, who trained in dance at The Northern Rivers Conservatorium. Inez is passionate about community dance and these sessions previously happenned for 7 years in the Town Hall lead by Inez with drumming by Antonia and Danato. This is an Afro-Carrabean style of rhythmic dance that is easily achieved and enjoyed by all ages and levels of dance ability. There is also an invitation to join the drummers, so bring your bangers, your blurters and your bodies and enjoy this great opportunity for fitness and fun.