What’s on this weekend in Byron Bay!!

weekend 15 March

The weekend is fast approaching and our FCE and CAE students are bound to be celebrating after their exams! Friday night will be a big night for the FCE students who have their exam that day, and CAE will have to be good until Saturday night after their final exam!

Here’s what’s on this weekend in and around Byron Bay:

Tonight sees Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen perform at the Northern – this New Orleans influenced funk / blues band haven’t toured Australia in six years and play anything from New Orleans funk to hundred year old Caribbean tunes! Tickets are $44.90 from the Northern website.

Live music abounds as always on Friday – with The Sunnyboys at the Northern, Pilots at the Beachy, Vanessa Baker and the Electric Eclectic at the Rails, Dustin Thomas with Ziggy at the Buddha Bar and The Underscore Orkestra at the Treehouse.

Further afield on Friday, the Ajna Tattoo Art Exhibition hits the Bangalow Bowlo! 12 up and coming local artists will be displaying their work, and there will also be live tattooing and live music from Kevin Mark Trail. Doors open at 6.30pm, and the live music will be starting at 8pm. Tickets are $10 and available on the door.

On Saturday, live music from Dollhouse at the Beachy, The Sunnyboys at the Northern, Soren Carlberg Trio at the Rails and Strange Tenants and the Funaddicts at the Buddha Bar.

This Sunday arvo, Lisa Hunt is back at the Beachy! (woohoo!!) If you haven’t seen her yet – make sure you head along to the Beach Hotel to see her cover soul, motown and RnB classics from 4.30pm.

This Sunday is also the last Sunday Safari of the summer at the Beachy – from 8pm. Buy tickets from the Beach Bottle or online.

The Samba-Blissta’s are back at the Rails this Sunday from 4pm – followed by Scott Day-vee Trio at 6.30pm. Also The Swamps are playing at the Northern, and Round Mountain Girls at the Bruns Hotel from 4pm.

If you fancy heading to Mullumbimby this weekend to support local theatre – the Drill Hall are having a fundraiser from 5pm on Sunday – with Hinterland Wayfarers, circus acts, El Psycho and the Ghost Chickens, and afternoon tea! Tickets are $15 on the door for students.

And most importantly this weekend!! March in March is a nationwide protest across Australia against aspects of the Abbot government that an overwhelming number of Aussie’s don’t agree with – from anti-gay marriage laws to shark culling, the abolition of the carbon tax to the lack of protection for marine reserves. If you want to be involved – meet at the park opposite the Beach Hotel at 10.45am to join the protest!

Have fun! xo

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