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Afro Dance Sessions

Fri, Feb 23, 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.



Dinner Under the Stars with Milton Man Gogh

Fri, Feb 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Entry By Donation. Kid friendly. BYO.

'Rarely before has a band’s own bio accurately summed up the inspirations, influences and musical intent of what their music sounds like than the above portion from the bio of Milton Man Gogh does. Well, except for the fact that this is not shit music. Simply put, MMG’s new seven-track album scratches both the itch of wanting both a solid jazz album and a good experimental release.’ –Alex Sievers, Killyourstereo.com


Art as Catharsis are chuffed to announce the Australian album tour for Brisbane experimental jazz trio Milton Man Gogh's debut release, Stress to Impress. MMG is an experimental trio, formed as an outlet for the members to play the original compositions that no-one else wanted to play. Having performed and recorded together in various freelance and original settings over the last few years, the boys felt that the combination of yarns, music, a tortured, self-mutilating artist and a certain domestic beer made perfect sense; they decided to go ahead and give it a Man Gogh.

These are the young guns of the jazz music scene, they are consummate players who approach the genre with an anarchistic freedom while giving a respectful nod to the solid foundations on which they stand. Be prepared to be amazed by their playing, their creativity and their passion, served with a dose of self-depreciating humour and rat-baggish charm. The Cafe will be open serving great food and drinks. catch them Under the Stars on the outdoor stage under the Milky way in the gorgeous garden by the Mulgum Creek.





Entropixx at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sat, Feb 24, 2018 1:00 PM

Free Entry. Kid friendly. BYO.



Entropixx is the vehicle for local song man Rueben Barkley who has a distinctive slight trippy style and a charismatic stage presence that makes audiences feel warm inside. His brand of Alt-folk is enchanting. Catch him in the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek. The Cafe will be open serving yummy food and drinks to enhance your listening pleasure.


Dinner Under the Stars with Elbury

Sat, Feb 24, 2018 7:00 PM

Entry by Donation. BYO. Kid Friendly.



Songwriting and storytelling lie at the core of alt-folk group, Elbury. Born in a brick-and-concrete pillbox on the side of Red Hill, Brisbane they play awkward tunes in minor keys with awkward lyrics and obscure themes. As a song-writing team, Elbury plunder diverse literary sources for inspiration and try to find unique perspectives on the quirks, puzzles and tragedies of life and the human experience resulting in a dark but theatrical alt-folk-rock. The band frequently defy categorisation and move easily between mellow jazz interludes, rollicking folk-rock triumphs and intricate Baroque passages. The music is moving and ultimately beautiful. Winsome melodies take centre stage, with three-part harmonies and a close weave of organic and digital textures wrapped around gorgeous vocals.

Elbury combine intricate finger-picking, deep bass grooves, considered arrangements and plaintive harmonies presented with a committed and heartfelt performance as played by 5 consummate musicians. Catch them on the outdoor stage of the Nimbin Bush Theatre for a night of magical music under the stars. The Cafe will be open serving delicious meals, coffees and treats.




Trypswitch

Sun, Feb 25, 2018 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.


Sarah Stando at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sun, Feb 25, 2018 1:00 PM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO.


Sarah Stando is a goddesses of Song! One of our many local treasures she emits a warmth and depth in her music that belongs to someone many times her young age. Sarah has a musical maturity in her songwriting that is impressive. Her vocals and lyrics are world class and totally beguiling. Catch her on the outdoor stage in the beautiful gardens by the magical Mugum Creek. Cafe open with yummy food and drinks.


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.



Friday Night Movie - The Man Who Knew Infinity

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Fri, Mar 2, 2018 8:00 PM - Ticket price: $10.00

$10 Entry. BYO.

Rated PG


Written and directed by Matthew Brown, The Man Who Knew Infinity is the true story of friendship that forever changed mathematics. In 1913, Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel), a self-taught Indian mathematics genius, traveled to Trinity College, Cambridge, where over the course of five years, forged a bond with his mentor, the brilliant and eccentric professor, G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), and fought against prejudice to reveal his mathematic genius to the world. The film also stars Devika Bhise, Stephen Fry and Toby Jones. This is Ramanujan's story as seen through Hardy's eyes.

At the turn of the twentieth century, Srinivasa Ramanujan is a struggling and indigent citizen in the city of Madras in India working at menial jobs at the edge of poverty. While performing his menial labor, his employers notice that he seems to have exceptional skills at mathematics and they begin to make use of him for rudimentary accounting tasks. It becomes equally clear to his employers, who are college educated, that Ramanujan's mathematical insights exceed the simple accounting tasks they are assigning to him and soon they encourage him to make his personal writings in mathematics available to the general public and to start to contact professors of mathematics at universities by writing to them. One such letter is sent to G.H. Hardy, a famous mathematician a Cambridge, who begins to take a special interest in Ramanujan.

 Hardy soon invites him to come to Cambridge to test Ramanujan's mettle as a potential theoretical mathematician. Ramanujan is overwhelmed by the opportunity and decides to pursue Hardy's offer to visit Cambridge University even though this means he must leave his wife for an extended period. Upon arrival at Cambridge, Ramanujan is met with various forms of racial prejudice and finds his adjustment to England to be more difficult than expected, though Hardy is much impressed by the potential abilities which Ramanujan begins to put into real evidence during their contact with one another.  

 Hardy takes special efforts to get Ramanujan's now recognizably exceptional mathematical skills to be fully accepted by his university by nominating Ramanujan for fellowship at Cambridge University. At first Hardy fails for reasons related to university politics and recurrent ethnic prejudice at the university at the time of WW1 . By later gaining the support of key members of the faculty, Hardy then again nominates Ramanujan for fellowship and he is finally accepted as a Fellow of the College.

A story of adversity against racism and poverty. This is a deeply moving film, both hopeful and tragic, and one that has been greatly admired for it's revelations of the life of the great Srinivasa Ramanujan.

The Cafe will be open serving wonderful meals, treats and award winning coffee.






Monthly Bitcoin Seminar/

Sat, Mar 3, 2018 11:00 AM

Free Entry. All Levels.


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.





Azrai at The Nimbin Bush Theatre.

Sat, Mar 3, 2018 1:00 PM

Free Entry. BYO. Kid Friendly.



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 the best local roots musicians, all of whom are lining up to play with the incredible Azrai, she 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. Catch her on the outdoor stage in the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek. The Cafe will be open serving gorgeous food and drinks.


Shorty Main w/ Sway Cool and DJ SEPNUTZ and special guests.

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Sat, Mar 3, 2018 8:00 PM - Ticket price: $15.00

$15

SHORTY MAIN featuring Sway Cool +DJ SEPNUTZ and special guests.

Live for the fist time ever in NIMBIN!




SHORTYMAIN is a Hip Hop performer who has a cool West Coast style incorporating rap, hip hop and RNB. SHORTYMAIN is one IndependentHip Hop Powerhouse. From the small town beginnings in Goodna , Queensland, Shorty Main has carved himself a trail that has seen his music connect with hip hop communities the world over - with his music reaching fans in the United States, New Zealand, UK and beyond

If you have not seen Shortymain perform yet you are missing out. He has shared stages with legends like GZA From Wu Tang, Obie Trice, Swifty McVay (D12), Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Stevie Stone, and lots of up and coming Hip Hop artists all over Australia. SHORTY MAIN has recently released the Up All Night Ep Sponsored & Produced by Dox at Polycentral Studios and is available on all major platforms. His lyrics rip with an honesty and insight while his beat is smooth. 

Supporting ShortyMain will be a host of DJs including Sway Cool, DJ Sepnutz and local special guests. 

This will be a Hip Hop party to remember!

All Ages. (Those under 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult.)

FOR MORE INFO HEAD TO www.shortymain.com





Sonic Bliss

Sun, Mar 4, 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 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.


Elena B Williams at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sun, Mar 4, 2018 1:00 PM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO.



With a voice like honey, a guitar played with a strong caress, and a stage presence solid as a rock, Samoan born Elena B Williams is a talented and alluring Songstress! Her songs are tales of her heart felt journeys which are performed with real warmth and a simmering charisma. She is a local treasure that should be discovered (if you have not already discovered her), loved widely in the region and respected deeply but the local musical fraternity. Catch her on the outdoor stage in the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek. The Cafe will be open serving great food.




Afro Dance Session

Fri, Mar 9, 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 happened for 7 years in the Town Hall led 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 and enjoy this great opportunity for fitness and fun.




Dinner Under the Stars with the Deadset Fun Nuggets!

Fri, Mar 9, 2018 7:00 PM

Entry by Donation. All Ages. BYO.


The Dead Set Fun Nuggets are a happy go lucky musical ensemble. The Dead Set part of the equation make music, as suggested, inspired by the Grateful Dead. The Fun Nuggets part is a basket to present the other sorts of stuff that the muses find amusing. The Fun Nuggets is the place for Band leader, Hanuman, to explore his eclectic artistic inspirations incorporating experimentation, "fun-terventions" and folly. Basically Nuggets of fun! In the words of the man himself, "Whether you call it eclectic, genre fluid or ADHD –   I like variety!"

American born Hanuman is the grandson of a vaudevillian and grew up with Ed Sullivan, Johnny Carson, Soupy Sales, Barnum and Balley Circus and a plethora of variety Shows. His music carries this traditional in it's own individual way, influenced by the mighty Grateful Dead of course. While this flies in the face of current social hunger for searchable categories and easily sound bite-able sound bites the ethos of Deadset Fun Nuggets, is exactly as the name suggests, this is fun, an exploration and a journey to who knows where! Join them for a night under the stars on the outdoor stage at the Nimbin Bush Theatre. The Cafe will be open serving delicious meals you may eat as you are entertained by some mighty musicians, with a vision to have fun while exploring the outer realms of psychedelic folk-funk  and it's many by-ways!




 


The Naked Bike Ride

Sat, Mar 10, 2018 10:00 AM


How often do you get thechance to be an activist and a tourist attraction all at once? It isn’t so hard to be a bike activist and a 30-minute Nimbin celebrity – even you can do it! It’s simply a matter of grabbing a bicycle throwing on a helmet as you throw off your clothes, and joining us to celebrate our 10th ride up and down the main street of Nimbin as part of the great NAKED BIKE RIDE.

Yes, the Nimbin naked bikeride has been going 10 years, and the message “share the road” has never been more important. Pedestrians and bicycle riders continue to be vulnerable on our roads where car culture rules.

Hang out nude at the delightful and delicious Bush Theatre Cafe, painting flowers and dolphins and anti-imperialist slogans on each other’s bodies beforeheading up town on your treddlies for half an hour of bikevist fun in the main street. So if you have always hankered to join in, but have said “maybe next year”, well next year has finally come. Folk are meeting to strip off and paint bodies at 10am on Saturday 10th March at the Bush Theatre. The ride will start when everyone is painted up and ready!

The Nimbin Bush Theatre will be hosting fabulous music from midday for the returning riders, plus the cafe will be open for great meals to re-fuel your tanks!





The Pat Eyre Trio at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sat, Mar 10, 2018 1:00 PM

Free Entry. Kid friendly. BYO.



Playing with a tasteful but tasty style, Pat Eyre is a committed musician with a great solid approach to bluesy roots music that has toes tapping and hearts warming, due to his affable personality and impassioned performances. Catch him on the outdoor stage in the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek. The Cafe will be open serving delicious meal options and delightful snacks, and award winning coffee!


Dinner Under the Stars with the Dearly Departed

Sat, Mar 10, 2018 7:00 PM

Entry by Donation. BYO. Kid friendly.




Breaking down the shackles of Americanas typical direction, two tainted yet sweet country girls weaving there way through the high notes. These two women with country in their hearts and 90’s girl rock leaves falling from there ever growing tree of songs makes for an engaging show, every sweet sound follows a story of sorrow, heartbreak and leaving home. Emily A Smith leads the girls with her palatial electric playing, while Nat sings with such sentiment, like Shepards dragging all your emotions to the surface.
These two strong women follow no trend or particular style rather just let the magic happen naturally on an unpaved road to discovering what comes next. Natalie Henry’s Music straddles that ragged fence between country and folky/blues. Combine Nat’s unique voice with Emily’s harmonies and superb guitar playing, and you have a powerful duo! Catch them on the outdoor stage at The Nimbin bush theatre for a night of magically beautiful music and gorgeous food. A sensory delight awaits!

https://www.facebook.com/dearlydepartedz/videos/232846780611637/



Sonic Bliss

Sun, Mar 11, 2018 10:00 AM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO.



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 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.





Riverside Jazz with The Cruise Brothers at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sun, Mar 11, 2018 1:00 PM

 Free Entry. Kid friendly. BYO.



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 Cafe will be open serving delicious meals, award winning coffee. teas and sweet treats.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


Afro Dance Session.

Fri, Mar 16, 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 happened for 7 years in the Town Hall led by Inez with drumming by Antonia and Donato. This is an Afro-Caribbean style of rhythmic dance that is easily achieved & enjoyed by all ages & 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.



Dinner Under the Stars with Tailor Birds - Album Launch.

Fri, Mar 16, 2018 7:00 PM

Entry by Donation. BYO.



With a solid foundation of classical, folk, and independent artistry, Tailor Birds are a fresh and engaging sound, turning traditional folk sounds into something untraditional and always surprising. With electronics, percussion, and combining live looping, and foley work featuring bubbling water, little games, and toys, sound sources are transformed into creative sounds and entrancing performances.

The Tailor Birds sound is back in Australia, returning from a 5th European summer tour. 2018 looks set to be a big year, which sees Sophie Kinston, the force behind the band, touring Australia wide, a 6th european tour steadily being booked, combined with the release of 2 new records, and a possible 3rd album set to be recorded.

Sophie Kinston, front woman, electric violinist and creative force behind the Tailor Birds sound, says she is thrilled to be playing the Nimbin Bush Theatre's Dinner under the Stars, bringing along her new didge / drummer, this is set to be a great concert.

With the release of new lullaby, 'Stilts on the Water', in mid Feb 2018, this is thrilling electric violin, world folk at its' finest, and music at its' most raw.  Weaving through classical, experimental and folk inspirations, Tailor Birds builds an audience that is as diverse as much as it is one, telling tales about love, loss, hopes, dreams, that anything is possible.  Connecting their people to something good again, in a world that is constantly changing, this is music to inspire, ignite the spirit, and challenge our inner most desires.nRecorded in northern Holland, in the Dutch forests, at the end of their 5th European tour, "Stilts on the Water" it's very much an international record with musicians featured from the UK, Holland, Australia, and further afield, and this even extends to the album artwork via artist from Ecuador, Victor Toapanta Salazar.


Tommy Castles at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sat, Mar 17, 2018 1:00 PM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly.

“ There is no denying Castles’ incredible multi-instrumental and experimental abilities, and he is definitely one to watch!” Speaker T.V.



Tommy Castles is a folk musician with a unique style, who has headlined festivals and venues extensively across Australia including Falls Festival & Port Fairy Folk. At the age of just 20, he has already embarked on 3 Australian tours & released his debut E.P, which has been warmly welcomed by radio stations all across Australia. His music, like him is one of a kind. It’s raw, yet uplifting, and laden with earthy tones and melodies. He is a dynamic performer, a passionate player and a likeable trampish surfy dude who will inspire you with his passion and pizazz. The Cafe will be open serving great food, so catch Tommy on the outdoor stage and feel the love!

“One of Melbourne’s most innovative musicians” 1700, SYN





Sonic Bliss

Sun, Mar 18, 2018 10:00 AM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO.



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 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.


Jolanda Moyle.

Sun, Mar 18, 2018 1:00 PM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO.



Jolanda Moyle is a rare musical treasure and a local favourite. She creates stunning music using a range of world music instruments, mainly Sarangi, ( a many stringed instrument, almost like the cross between a Dulcimer and a Sitar)which she plays very well, having studied in India with masters of the instrument. However she has an experimental approach to music that results in a very individual and bewitching sound. Layering various sounds around her voice Moyle creates what could be called "ambient-world" music, but it is more individual than such a label suggests. It is other-worldly and completely beautiful. Her fragile and sweet toned vocals weave around sounds like a spell be cast. She is a special and authentic musician. Catch her on the outdoor stage at the Nimbin Bush Theatre to be enchanted by her talent. The Cafe will be open serving gorgeous food and drinks to enhance your sensory experience.


Afro Dance Sessions

Fri, Mar 23, 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.



Dinner Under the Stars with Tori Forsyth and Carl the Bartender.

Fri, Mar 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Entry by Donation. BYO.



The Nimbin Bush Theatre is proud to announce another evening of excellent music and dining as part of the Dinner Under the Stars concert series, this time with one of our favourite regular performers, Tori Forsyth. Tori Forsyth is an alt-country star on the rise. With a voice reminiscent of Emmy Lou Harris and Stevie Nicks and songs that are equal parts sweet and disturbing, Tori Forsyth makes gritty roots music sound enchantingly beautiful. 

On August 24 2017 she released her new single and video ‘Grave Robber’s Daughter’ and has announced that she has signed a recording deal with Lost Highway Australia. ‘Grave Robber’s Daughter’ is the first single off Forsyth’s upcoming debut album (due to be released in 2018) and was produced by Shane Nicholson, who also produced her critically acclaimed debut EP Blackbird. Tamworth 2018 embraced her alt-roots sound and this was a year of sold out shows for Tori at the National Country Music Festival. The vibe is growing quickly around her music, as she is something special. In Januart 2018 she released the single, " In the Morning" from her forthcoming album, " Dawn of the Dark". This will be a big record for Tori.

Supporting Tori is singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist, Benjamin Murphy aka “Carl the Bartender” who has over a decade of performance and touring experience to his name - a quirky songwriter and charismatic singer, his raffish air and gorgeous voice makes listening to him a very sweet experience. 

For this performance Tori Forsyth will be playing with Carl the Bartender in his set, and he in turn will play in Tori’s set. Both artists compliment each other beautifully and this will be a showcase not to miss -two alt-country love children playing their songs together.

The Cafe will be open for gorgeous locally sourced meals, award winning coffees and teas and a range of healthy sweet treats and delights. The gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek will be heavenly setting in which to immerse yourself with a banquet of world class music and foodie adventures. 





Monkey and the Fish

Sat, Mar 24, 2018 1:00 PM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO.



Popular long time Lismore duo Chris Fisher and Marcelle Townsend–Cross, AKA Monkey & the Fish, create a special vocal harmony & presence. Joined by the seasoned rhythm section of George Urbaszek (bass) and Johnny Shaw (drums), the Monkey & the Fish band delivers tight infectious grooves. The addition of Glenn Kellett on trumpet, percussion, keys, and backing vocals makes for powerful and diverse arrangements.
Performing a mix of originals and covers, Monkey & the Fish present a unique repertoire with folkrock, roots and reggae influences. Set’s feature songs from their new album ‘A Place Of Hope’ plus material from artists such as Crowded House, John Mayer, Bernard Fanning, Santana, Tim Rogers, Tracey Chapman, Goanna, Paul Kelly, David Bowie and more.
A truly great example of top local musicianship and home grown creativity, catch them on the outdoor stage in the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek, the Cafe will be open serving delicious foods and drinks. 


Tripswytch. A chilled Sunday morning.

Sun, Mar 25, 2018 10:00 AM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO.



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 int e gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek.


The Dave Barbara Three

Sun, Mar 25, 2018 1:00 PM

Free Entry. Kid friendly. BYO.



The Dave Barbara Three play together like old friends with a shared passion for all songs great and true! Great singing, harmonies and songs you know and don't know, played by professionals with a big heart. Catch them on the outdoor stage at the Nimbin Bush Theatre. The Cafe will be open serving great food and drinks!


Friday Night Movie - Bladerunner 2049

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Fri, Mar 30, 2018 8:00 PM - Ticket price: $10.00

RATED MA15+


Blade Runner 2049 is a 2017 American science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. A sequel to the 1982 film Blade Runner, the film stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford , with Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright and Jared Leto.  Set thirty years after the first film, Gosling plays K, a blade runner who uncovers a secret that threatens to instigate a war between humans and replicants or bioengineered humans. In 2049, replicants are servants and slaves in society. K, a replicant, works for the LAPD as a "Blade Runner", an officer who hunts down and "retires" (kills) rogue replicants. At a protein farm, he retires rogue replicant Sapper Morton and finds a box buried under a tree. The box contains the remains of a female replicant who died during an emergency caesarean section, demonstrating that replicants can reproduce sexually, previously thought impossible. K's superior Lieutenant Joshi is fearful this knowledge could lead to a war between humans and replicants. She orders K to find and retire the replicant child to prevent the truth from coming out.

Filmed mainly in Budapest, Hungary. Blade Runner 2049 premiered in Los Angeles on October 3, 2017. The film was praised by critics for its performances, direction, cinematography, musical score, production design, and faithfulness to the original film. Blade Runner 2049 received five nominations at the 90th Academy Awards, including Best Viual Effects and Best Cinematography and received eight nominations at the British Academy Awards. 

The Cafe will be open early for delicious meals and drinks. BYO OK.




The Dinkum Bohos at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sat, Mar 31, 2018 1:00 PM

Free Entry. Kid friendly. BYO.



Consummate musicians Jem Edwards and Vasudha Harte are well-travelled “bohos” with an impressive range of instruments and styles. Together they perform seamlessextended sound journey sets with their own beautiful synergy, skillfully merging improvisation with well-crafted songs. From sweet and mellow to upbeat and wild, they create an intimate and interesting audio atmosphere.

Spending time with Dinkum Bohos means you might find yourself magically transported to a French café, a smoky jazz club, a flamenco fiesta, an Aussie pub, a poet’s breakfast, a funky dance floor, a sound meditation temple, a tango milonga, a Greek wedding, a blues shack, a folk club…quite possibly all at the same gig! Harte’s voice expresses thought provoking lyrical content, radiating feminine sensuality and freedom. Edwards displays breathtaking virtuosic mastery on several instruments. With their combined musical passion, flair and artistry, Dinkum Bohos are a formidable sonic tour de force.
Instrumentation is diverse and encompasses Piano, keys, Spanish guitar, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, accordion, u-bass, percussion, drums, melodica, chimes, singing bowls, shruti box, flute and vocals.

The Cafe will be open serving yummy food and drinks to enhance your sensory experience!


Sonic Bliss

Sun, Apr 1, 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 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.



Riverside Jazz with the Cruise Brothers.

Sun, Apr 8, 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 Cafe will be open serving delicious meals, award winning coffee. teas and sweet treats.


Seriously, I have nothing to wear! Clothes Swap Meet.

Sat, Apr 14, 2018 12:00 PM

Re-use, recycle and spruce up your wardrobe!

Entry is $10- this includes a refreshing beverage upon arrival and a 10% off meal voucher for Phoenix Rising Cafe which is next door to the venue.

All proceeds go back into the event.


How it works:

*Bring a bag of gently pre-loved clothes, shoes and/or accessories you are ready to part with and trade for fresh finds from your fellow lady friends!

*Clothes and items can be swapped or bartered for. 

*All swapping and bartering is to be done between the individuals who own the items. Communication is the key here!

*Everybody will receive a name tag and named label to put with their items- this makes the exchange easier whilst everybody is walking around scoping out each others stuff.

*Please make sure all the items you bring are clean and in good knack.

BYO:

* Bag or box

* Clothes/items you want to part with

* Coat hangers (clothing racks will be provided)

* If you have a lot of accessories and/or shoes consider bringing a table to lay them out on

See you there for some swapping fun!


Artwomb

Sat, Apr 14, 2018 1:00 PM

Free Entry. Kid friendly. BYO.

Collaborative Musical and Visual Arts Jam.



ArtWomb creates a comfy space where artists and novices alike leave their ego at the door, kick back, relax and create art together. Artwomb incorporates music, painting, circus, dance, poetry, comedy, sketching, contortions and crafting - all created spontaneously in a live collaborative atmosphere. 

ArtWomb facilitates an open stage and shared visual art jam, with quality paints, sketch pads and artistic tools supplied, encouraging quality art to emerge and grow. It's an incubator for new artistic collaborations. 

The idea is simple, get all kinds of art loving folk mixing with artists of different styles, abilities and mediums together in the same space, sharing, learning and growing. ArtWomb brings together a passionate team of talented musicians, poets, gifted painters and MCs to facilitate a space that encourages all to contribute.

The painting and drawing accompany the music - ArtWomb’s house band 'The Fill Inns' will be hosting an open mic and improvised music jam on the outdoor stage, sharing original music across many genres,  Providing a selection of quality instruments and a space for individuals to share their own creativity can result in some amazing music. Previous ArtWomb’s have garnered collaborative creations and interesting productions. 

The Cafe will be open serving delicious food and drinks,  the Art Jam will be outside in the gorgeous gardens by the Mulgum Creek. Let your inner artist bloom and blossom at Artwomb.



Jamie Hutchings at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sun, Apr 22, 2018 1:00 PM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO.

there is no song which doesn't leave you moved, slightly shifted in your own bubble in a way that can’t be quickly remedied. That’s a sign of a very fine songwriter, one of our best." - Bernard Zuel, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD



Jamie Hutchings is a singer/songwriter/guitarist and sometime producer. He began his career as the frontman for much loved underground favourites Bluebottle Kiss in the 1990’s through to the noughties. The group released six acclaimed albums and toured many times around Australia as well as North America and the UK where some of their material was also released. Of the band, All Music in the US said “…this is challenging, rugged, dramatic rock with folk tendencies woven intricately into its coarse fabric.” He has released four solo albums, two albums with the percussion heavy quartet Infinity Broke as well as a recent album in collaboration with Peter Fenton called The Tall Grass. A frequent live performer, Hutchings’ music has seen him tour throughout Europe numerous times, North America and even China. His production work has involved artists such as Peabody, The Maladies and Mark Moldre and he has guested and collaborated with artists such as Paul Dempsey and Peter Garrett. His other interests include literature, surfing and wine. He is quite messy and cooks poorly.


"Jamie Hutchings writes songs that are epic, tender and mean" - THE THOUSANDS

“Jamie [Hutchings'] musical journey is one the most interesting, passionate and singular musical odysseys in Australian music." - John O’Donnell (Author of 100 Best Australian Albums)






Dinner Under the Stars with Georgia State Line (solo) and Patrick Wilson.

Fri, Apr 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Entry By Donation. BYO.

For this special event both artists will accompany each other and the results will be breath taking. Catch this amazing showcase under the stars, the Cafe will be open serving great food, meals, treats and award winning coffee. For Alt-Country fans this is an unmissable must!

Georgia State Line (solo)


Georgia State Line are an alt-country collective hailing from various parts of small town Australia. Full of twang loving enthusiasts and fronted by singer-songwriter, Georgia Delves, their music is a blend of old-time country entwined with today’s Americana sound.  

Delves cites taking her inspiration from the classics of Linda Ronstandt and current exponents within the Nashville singer-songwriter scene- Kelsey Waldon and Country Marie Andrews, centring her writing on the bittersweet balancing act between growing up and staying young. Backed by a band, rich in the swells of pedal steel and guitar work reminiscent of Dave Rawlings, comes the ingredients for something extra special. 

Since arriving on the scene not so long ago, the group have enjoyed notable performances alongside Australian country music icon, Bill Chambers at the Tamworth Country Music Festival 2017, National Folk Festival 2017 and has garnered nods from Paul Gough (ABC Radio National). Most recently their latest offering, debut EP ‘Heaven Knows’ saw a warm reception for the clan, quickly labelling them as “one of Australia’s best up-and-coming” acts. (Art News Portal)

"Many Australian artists refer to themselves as Americana or Alt Country these days, but very few deliver the real thing as well as Georgia State Line. Hailing from Melbourne but sounding like Texas or Tennessee, this band represents the true essence of today's country music." - Bill Chambers















Patrick Wilson



Patrick Wilson totes a special sound of traditional and alternative country, all the while drawing comparisons to Roy Orbison and the groove of Van Morrison. 

Shaping his music around the trials and tribulations of rural life, Wilson knows this first hand having originated from a Victorian surf-coast town where he worked tirelessly as an apprentice butcher. Now at the forefront of the thriving Melbourne Americana scene he is continuing to make waves with his band, The Bare River Queens.

Wilson's debut EP, ‘Ryan the Moth’, was released in 2013, and has since graced the stages of Tamworth Country Music Festival, performed alongside Bill Chambers and most notably opened for country royalty, The Bellamy Brothers on the Melbourne leg of their 2014 Australian tour, with the Brothers acknowledging Wilson on his “thoughtful and diligent” song writing. 

Since then he has taken a step back, performing as drummer and guitarist for several Americana/ Blues bands (Georgia State Line, Madeline Leman & The Desert Swells, Jemma Nicole), taking time to craft, write and independently release his latest offering. Wilson's sophomore EP, 'Anywhere With A Rooftop' was released September 22nd 2017.

 “I heard Patrick Wilson sing for the first time in a small studio in Melbourne. His voice and his songs blew me away.”- Bill Chambers




Dangerous Song - Blue

Sat, Apr 28, 2018 8:00 PM

$25 online. $30 on the door.

Dangerous Song - Blue returns to The Nimbin Bush Theatre to launch the album of the show. It was an incredible, magical and sublime show, so we thought we should bring it back so those who missed out last time could catch it. This really will take you to another dimension and is performed by two virtuoso musicians, plus incorporates a world class scrim projection show that surrounds them as they play.



Dangerous Song - Blue combines the human voice with the sounds of endangered animals to create an intriguing and moving musical performance, and ultimately a new musical language. Linsey Pollak,  a national musical treasure loved and respected nationally, plays a midi wind instrument where breath, lip pressure and fingering control the performance of animal call samples (mostly sourced from the Centre for Biological Diversity). He uses Live-looping technology to instantaneously record layers of music as he plays. The animals are from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List and include a diverse range of species including whales, seals, walrus, fish and sea birds. Stunning vocalist, Lizzie O’Keefe joins him, weaving her voice in and out of the musical landscape of animal sounds that Linsey provides in a series of original “songs”. This collaboration takes us to a world of sound where the human and the animal combine into a sort of sonic morphing. This sonic world is mirrored by the visual superimposition of the natural world onto the human performers using projection. To do this, Linsey and Lizzie perform from within a 3D scrim (semi- transparent screen) with the shape of a giant aquarium. Underwater moving images are then projected onto the aquarium shaped scrim giving the impression that the musicians are performing underwater. Renowned and celebrated underwater cinematographer David Hannan (Ocean Ark Alliance) has provided the stunning moving images and they are truly magical.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience this incredible work, created by 2 artists at the top of their game, that is a passionate plea to protect the natural world in all its mystical and transcendental beauty. The Cafe will be open with delicious locally sourced meals, award winning coffee and sweet delights. BYO. Kid Friendly.

"Linsey Pollak and Lizzie O’Keefe’s stunning performance is poised, professional, and powerful...There is hope, perhaps, that such spellbinding depth and consummate sharing of this song of the earth, will change our human priorities back to a connection with this fragile world and all its inhabitants. That we might become prepared to reject the wealth of economics for the deeper richness of the many valued creatures of this planet."

 Tamsin Kerr (Director of Cooroora Institute)