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LIVE MUSIC LAKE MAC: Your guide to what’s on when

To help re-establish local live music events, Lake Macquarie Council have launched the Live Music Lake Mac series.

Taking place at Rathmines and Warners Bay Theatres until March 2021, the series aims to give us locals the chance to catch some of our favourite local acts and touring musicians from across NSW.

Each event will be COVID Safe and, socially distanced, with onsite bars serving beverages, snacks and light refreshments.


Tickets are $35 each, or $30 each for groups of 4 or more (purchased in one transaction).

Each gig during the Live Music Lake Mac series will be a COVID Safe event, with all ticket holders allocated seats based on ticket transactions. So be sure to purchase tickets for your friends if you wish to sit together.

Andy Firth Quartet

With support from Zenith, this gig will no doubt be one of the highlight events of the Live Music Lake Mac series. Andy Firth is regarded as one of the most outstanding jazz clarinet players in the world today. His mastery of the clarinet and saxophone live on stage has deservedly earned him a bag of fans all around the country.

DATE: Thursday 3 December 2020
VENUE: Rathmines Theatre

Bruce Mathiske

Local legend and world acclaimed guitar Maestro Bruce Mathiske’s musicianship is best experienced in a live setting, and this gig will give ticket holders an intimate experience they won’t forget.

DATE: Friday 11 December 2020
VENUE: Rathmines Theatre


Before COVID took hold the folks from 19-Twenty were constantly on the road heading up shows and wowing festival audiences. And for good reason – their live shows have become renowned for high energy, smile-inducing good times.

DATE: Thursday 28 January 2021
VENUE: Warners Bay Theatre

Nathan Cavaleri

Last year Nathan Cavaleri returned to the stage after a 5-year hiatus. Since then he has been captivating audiences around the country and this intimate show for the Live Music Lake Mac series is not to be missed.

DATE: Friday 5 February 2021
VENUE: Rathmines Theatre

Steve Balbi

Creative chameleon Steve Balbi dropped his pandemic release in August this year and it’s a cracker. I Think I Know For Sure, recorded in his home studio, is a back-to-basics banger that is bound to be a highlight of his Lake Mac gig.

DATE: Saturday 13 February 2021
VENUE: Rathmines Theatre

Ash Grunwald

Supported by local act Little Quirks, Ash Grunwald brings good vibes with his chilled-out blues-funk, and sets every stage he plays on fire with blistering guitar skills!

DATE: Thursday 25 February 2021
VENUE: Warners Bay Theatre

Hat Fitz & Cara

A unique combination of folk, roots and gospel blues with old-time flavourings. Hat Fitz & Cara will take you on a musical journey with ample, boisterous highs, and longing, bluesy lows.

DATE: Friday 5 March 2021
VENUE: Rathmines Theatre

Felicity Urquhart and Lyn Bowtell

Felicity Urquhart has long been one of the best-loved and most decorated singer-songwriters in Australian country music. And The Voice contestant Lyn Bowtell is a nine-time Golden Guitar winner. Joining forces, and featuring a virtuoso band, this will be a world-class performance featuring two of the finest female voices in Australian music today.

DATE: Thursday 25 March 2021
VENUE: Rathmines Theatre

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