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From delightful family fun … to outrageous comedy gigs … to candlelight dinner cabaret shows … to live bands & hot acts … to all the sporting events on our luxurious new screens … our regular entertainment calendar is growing all the time and just bursting with variety!

Enjoy FREE live entertainment on the fabulous new look Ballina RSL ground floor AND at the Ballina RSL Bowling Club every Friday & Saturday evening.

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GLENN MASSEY & THE THREAD

GLENN MASSEY & THE THREAD
Friday, August 22 2014, 8.30pm

Glenn Massey & The Thread have been together for about 12 months. They have built up a repertoir of rock, pop, country and blues covers from the 60's to now. Doing the local northern rivers pub, club circuit and festivals. Having had great reviews from their appearances at the Ballina Country Music Festival.

The Thread are a must see band consisting of Dan McPhee (drums), Michael Haylock (bass & vocals) and Glenn Massey (guitar & vocals).

  • Ticket Price: FREE
  • Venue: Ground Floor
YOLAN

YOLAN
Saturday, August 23 2014, 6.30pm

Yolan is a passionate storyteller who has the ability to make any song her own. Not ever wanting to be labeled as fitting into a particular genre, Yolan finds her style in everything from 60’s rock n roll, to heartfelt folk ballads, to soul, funk and blues. Her aim is to take the audience on a joyful musical journey.

  • Ticket Price: FREE
  • Venue: Ground Floor
JOHNNY CASH THE LEGEND - 'I HEAR THAT TRAIN A COMIN'

JOHNNY CASH THE LEGEND - 'I HEAR THAT TRAIN A COMIN'
Saturday, August 23 2014, Doors 7.45pm, Show starts 8.30pm

A journey through the life & songs of Johnny Cash

The contrasting voices of Barry ‘Dr. Baz’ Ferrier and vivacious songstress Ilona Harker combine to present a musical tribute to the legendary country superstar Johnny Cash, his epic life story and love affair with partner June Carter, threaded through with a tongue in cheek look at Johnny Cash’s wild side and their stormy off stage and on stage relationship.

The show captures Johnny looking back on his rise from humble conditions as a child on a poor cotton farm soaking up gospel and country music, to tough times on work gangs, enlistment during the Korean war as a US airman, which got him to the honky tonks of Germany where he began to hone his characteristic style and began writing his unique songs, and on to his rise as a music sensation and a recording artist for the legendary Sun records alongside Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis.

The show strings together all Johnny Cash’s great hits and signature tunes as the story unfolds, and woven through this rich musical journey is a fascinating glimpse into the darker side of his life, his outlaw image and the Prison Concerts, and the epic love story with lifetime soul mate June Carter, a child star and golden haired girl of the famous country music icons ‘the Carter Family’.

Looking back on his tough origins, his rise to fame, and his drug addiction, they laugh, they joke, they fight and they harmonize, as they bring so many great songs to life, accompanied by the rockabilly rhythm of the Tennessee Two (with lush backing vocals from Slim Pickens on Bass and Neil McCann on twangy Fender guitar). It’s a polished and entertaining upbeat musical.

Underage must be with a parent at all times.
Box office transaction fees apply

  • Ticket Price: Adults: $20pp Child U/16yrs: $10 Group 10 exactly: $18pp
  • Venue: Upstairs at the Ballina RSL Club
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THE BIG GIG - FEATURING DARREN SANDERS

THE BIG GIG - FEATURING DARREN SANDERS
Thursday, August 28 2014, Doors 7.30pm, Show starts 8.00pm

Feature Comedian - Darren Sanders
Support Comedian - Stephen J Whiteley
MC - Mandy Nolan
18+ Show

DARREN SANDERS has been performing stand-up comedy for 20 years (on TV shows Stand Up Australia, Rove, In Melbourne Tonight & Russell Gilbert Show) and Headlines all of the major comedy clubs around Australia. More recently he has been travelling on cruise ships in The USA, Asia, New Zealand and South Pacific entertaining nationalities from all over the world

THE WICKETY WAK BOYS

THE WICKETY WAK BOYS
Friday, August 29 2014, Doors open 7.45pm, Show starts 8.30pm

The Wickety Wak Boys 3 original Wickety Wak members – Greg Doolan, Rob Rosenlund and Tony Jeffrey, along with the brilliant female singer Laura Doolan, now bring a fantastically funny show – typical of a Wickety Wak performance.

Greg Doolan has seen a need to lighten the mood for so many people struggling in today’s economic climate to just give back some of the everlasting Wak magic in a non - cover charge environment so that their audiences can take a Wak pill to ease the stresses of everyday life.

Adding to the Wak magic is the soothing voice of Laura Doolan who is already known far and wide for her magnificent vocals and yet her talent goes far beyond her voice. Laura is just a sweetheart of a person and will lighten up a room with her heartfelt aura.

This combination is unique in Australia – You will not hear 4 better voices working in harmony or solo and yet adding the masterful entertainment skills of Greg Doolan – named Australian Variety Performer of the Year. The appeal of Wickety Wak is still present in every age group that witnesses the skills acquired over a 35 year period of success. Do yourself a favour – give yourself a mind break – and enjoy Laura and the Wickety Wak guys in this show named after their affectionate nickname – The Wak Boys...

  • Ticket Price: $30pp. Group Bookings of 10 exactly: $27pp
  • Venue: Upstairs at the Ballina RSL Club
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ROCHELLE LEES BAND

ROCHELLE LEES BAND
Friday, August 29 2014, 8.30pm

Rochelle Lees' voice has the ability to stop audiences in their tracks and has been described as 'one of the best female vocalists on the North Coast.' Rochelle sings a range of styles from classic pub rock, soul/ funk through to today's top 40-There is nothing this girl can't do!

GLENN MASSEY DUO

GLENN MASSEY DUO
Saturday, August 30 2014, 6.30pm

Glenn has been playing guitar and singing since the age of seven. Over the years Glenn has built up a large repertoire of songs from his musical background, ranging from rock & roll, country, pop and bluegrass leading him to play in bands, trios, duos and solo. Glenn has played in Sydney for twenty five years with the likes of Doc Neeson from the angels, Dave Faulkner of the HooDoo Gurus as well as short stint with the Beatles tribute band the Beatnix. Glenn has also done lead vocal and rhythm-lead with local bands Fossil Rock and Cherry St. Glenn has now once again taken the solo path and is playing around the Northern Rivers.

  • Ticket Price: FREE
  • Venue: Ground Floor
2014 SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL SHOWCASE

2014 SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL SHOWCASE
Saturday, August 30 2014, Doors open 7.45pm, Show starts 8.30pm

The Sydney Comedy Festival is back on the road with an awesome line-up of the hottest international and local comedians from the 2014 Festival!

We hand-pick the funniest and freshest acts of Sydney’s biggest annual comedy event and squeeze them into one hilarious night of world-class comedy, and the best news is we deliver it straight to your doorstep!

This years line-up includes:
Ray Badran (MC), Jacques Barrett, Luke Heggie, Smart Casual, Sam Campbell, John Cruckshank & Jared Jekyll.

18+ Show

PAUL HAYMANS 'NOT STRICTLY BALLROOM'

PAUL HAYMANS 'NOT STRICTLY BALLROOM'
Saturday, September 06 2014, Doors open 7.45pm, Show starts 8.30pm

Paul Hayman’s ‘Not Strictly Ballroom’ – The Story of Cloudland is one show not to be missed. This interactive show is one of a kind.

Cloudland was a Brisbane Icon for over 40 years and was the social hub of the city during the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s. The Stage setting for this production is a replica bandstand, identical to the one at Cloudland Ballroom, including the mural backdrop, neon archway & Music Stands. The dance floor in front of the stage is incorporated into the show and for the majority of the show is available to the audience for dancing, thus creating the illusion that they are dancing in front of the band as you would have done in Cloudland Ballroom.

Paul has created this unique ‘interactive’ element to the show to give the audience a new and fresh show experience. The show itself incorporates the music, history, fashions and dance phases during Cloudland Ballrooms existence. It is structured as a chronological journey through the Ballroom's history. This nostalgic element literally takes you back in time to when the ‘Weekend Dance’ was a big event and dancing to a live band was the norm.

The musical repertoire was pieced together under consultation with Gary McDonald who was the musical director of Cloudland Ballroom 1970-1974 and covers the music standards of the early years, the birth of Rock and Roll and some disco from the early 70's.

The show has a cast of 20 including: Kylie Wall - Chorographer, a multi Australian & State Champion. Amateur & Professional competitive Ballroom dancers, some of whom are current World and National Champions and professional competitive Rock & Roll dancers. For the majority of the show, this cast of dancers, are available for the audience to dance with, or perhaps receive tips and pointers from. The show, unique in concept, also actively promotes the health benefits associated with regular social dancing.

Vocalist, compare & host, of the show is Paul Hayman. Paul’s faultless vocals capture the mood of each song perfectly and as a master of his craft, Paul’s presence on stage leaves audiences demanding to see him time and time again.

Don't miss out on a fantastic night of Entertainment and Dancing……………….

2014 FRIDAY MORNING MELODIES - Dean Doyle with Sophistication

2014 FRIDAY MORNING MELODIES - Dean Doyle with Sophistication
Friday, September 12 2014, Doors open 9.30am, starts at 10am

Morning Melodies are a series of shows presented on the second Friday of the month, first floor at Ballina RSL Club.
The shows are based around the beautiful voice of Dean Doyle with backing by the band Sophistication who also feature with solos and instrumentals.

Each show features a different theme; examples include Those Fabulous Fifties, Sinatra and Friends, Classic Crooners and Songs from the Movies. The music is mainly from the forties, fifties and the sixties but would be enjoyed by any age group.

Each show is an hour and a half long and after the performance the band enjoys the chance to mingle and chat with the audience.


Tickets to all 2014 events are on sale now at Ballina RSL

  • Ticket Price: $12.50pp
  • Venue: Upstairs at the Ballina RSL Club
  • Book Now
UNCLE JED

UNCLE JED
Friday, October 10 2014, Doors open 7.45pm, Show starts 8.30pm

In 2013 family trio Uncle Jed captivated the nation with their spine tingling performances on reality TV show Australia's Got Talent. The trio went on to win the competition, propelling their album to #6 on the iTunes Charts and the audition videos receiving millions of YouTube hits.

This set the platform for the band's first national tour with many of the venues selling out giving people the chance to see how much more they have to offer.
Here's your chance to see Uncle Jed as they embark on their second national tour. Offering both their most intimate stylings as a trio, and also introducing themselves as a 5 piece band, there's a little bit of something for all to enjoy!

Underage permitted (at adult prices) - must be with a parent at all times

  • Ticket Price: $25pp.
  • Venue: Upstairs at the Ballina RSL Club
  • Book Now
MORGAN EVANS with Special Guest Jared Porter

MORGAN EVANS with Special Guest Jared Porter
Saturday, October 11 2014, Doors open 7.45pm, Show starts 8.30pm

When singer/songwriter Morgan Evans released his self-titled debut album on March 14, it was the culmination of a musical journey that began when he started his first band at the age of thirteen.

It’s a journey that has seen the Novocastrian tour with international superstars like Taylor Swift and Alan Jackson, play to over 50,000 people in Nashville at the world’s biggest country music festival and build a large, devoted following as he’s played the length and breadth of his native land.

In 2013, Morgan was awarded the CMC New Oz Artist of the Year award at the CMC Music Awards. The award was fan voted and solidified his status as one of the hottest young performers in Australian country. He followed this up with a record three wins at the 2014 awards – Oz Artist of the Year, Male Oz Artist of the Year and Australian Video of the Year.
18+ Show

PINK & LADY GAGA DINNER SHOW

PINK & LADY GAGA DINNER SHOW
Friday, October 17 2014, Doors open 6.30pm, Dinner from 7.30pm, show starts 8pm

Get ready to RAISE YOUR GLASS and MARRY THE NIGHT
in this spectacular MONSTER tribute event. A tribute to the two most influential female artists of our times … PINK and LADY GAGA.

PINK is the lovable, daredevil, rock chick with a playful, down to earth nature, lotʼs of fun
with a no-nonsense attitude (perhaps sheʼs an Aussie girl at heart) ...
LADY GAGA is the gothic, pop, dance, diva pushing the boundaries of extreme and indentified throughout the world for promoting the benefits of being different and being yourself.

As individual multi number one selling, chart topping artists they are extraordinary, treasured and adored world wide. Together in tribute they are an unstoppable FUNHOUSE of entertainment with hit after hit. You will feel THE FAME, JUST DANCE and GET THE PARTY STARTED as the show takes you to THE EDGE OF GLORY.

Each tribute is an event in its own right, both include all the pageantry and majesty of the
original artists as well as their incredible array of hit songs, a magnificent live band, amazing vocals, gorgeous costumes and sensational dance choreography. A true tribute in every
sense of the word, it goes above and beyond.

So TELEPHONE your friends, alert the PAPARAZZI and lock in the hottest tickets in town for an incredible party night out. Remember, BAD INFLUENCE or not, SO WHAT ... YOU AND I were BORN THIS WAY BABY!

  • Ticket Price: $51.90pp includes 2 course dinner & show
  • Venue: Upstairs at the Ballina RSL Club
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BECCY COLE with special guest LIBBY DONOVAN

BECCY COLE with special guest LIBBY DONOVAN
Saturday, October 25 2014, Doors open 7.45pm, Show starts 8.30pm

Beccy Cole has remained at the forefront of Australian Country Music since winning ‘Star Maker’ in 1993. She is best known for a high-energy live show, taking an audience on a journey through laughter and tears.

Beccy Cole is the real deal. A working single mother who has always had the ability to laugh in the face of adversity, even better, she’s been able to write songs about it and share them with the world. Beccy’s energy and generosity is infectious, her honesty and lack of pretension, refreshing!

DON’T MISS AUSTRALIA’S MOST DYNAMIC FEMALE PERFORMER!

LIBBY DONOVAN is a “powerful and sassy performer” (SMH), renowned for her nuanced interpretations and extraordinary voice. She is a critically acclaimed Jazz and Cabaret performer and an award-winning Musical Director.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Box office transaction fees apply.

  • Ticket Price: Adults: $30 Child (15yrs & under): $15
  • Venue: Upstairs at the Ballina RSL Club
  • Web site: www.beccycole.com
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Dean Doyle with Sophistication - Sunday Sessions

Dean Doyle with Sophistication - Sunday Sessions
Sunday, October 26 2014, Doors open 2pm, Show starts 2.30pm

In 2014 Dean Doyle with Sophistication will be bringing you 4 different shows to keep you singing and dancing along.

'A Sophisticated Prom Afternoon'

The Pomp and Ceremony of the Proms will be given the Dean Doyle with Sophistication interpretation, joining D.D.S on stage will be a variety of performers, to give the afternoon some ‘Pomping Ceremony’.

Tickets on sale now for all shows.

  • Ticket Price: $15pp
  • Venue: Upstairs at the Ballina RSL Club
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MELBOURNE CUP DAY

MELBOURNE CUP DAY
Tuesday, November 04 2014, From 12noon, sweeps on sale from 8.30am

Join us this Melbourne Cup Day, for all the action of the race and enjoy a three course luncheon at Spinnakers Restaurant on the 1st Floor.

Complimentary champagne on arrival, Fashions on the Field competition, Lucky Door prizes and Spinnakers Sweeps.

Book your table now online or by phoning the Club on 6686 2544.

Book a table of 8 or more & receice a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine.
Box office transaction fees apply.

  • Ticket Price: $69.90pp
  • Venue: Upstairs at the Ballina RSL Club
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TROY CASSAR-DALEY - MY LIFE IN SONG

TROY CASSAR-DALEY - MY LIFE IN SONG
Sunday, November 09 2014, Doors open 3pm, Support from 4pm

Troy Cassar-Daley is at the top of the Australian Country Music scene. He has a reputation amongst his peers in the Australian music industry as being the most loved and respected singer/songwriters in country music. This is reflected on a mainstream level by the many industry awarded accolades for his work as a successful recording artist. His fans will tell you he is a fantastic guy, great entertainer, brilliant guitarist and the most amazing vocalist.

Troy’s career has spanned 8 albums over 20 years. Throughout this time he has been awarded numerous accolades including 4 ARIA’s, 25 Golden Guitars, 2
APRA Country Song of the year awards, 8 Deadlys and 4 CMAA Entertainer of the Year awards.

Underage must be with a parent at all times.

Christmas Luncheon on the Boardwalk

Christmas Luncheon on the Boardwalk
Thursday, December 25 2014, From 11:30am

For a relaxed, stress free and delicious Christmas Day Lunch join us for a magnificent Christmas Day Buffet Lunch.

Enjoy a selection of freshly baked breads, prawns and oysters, delicious salads, roast and fresh garden green vegies plus hot and cold meats, lasagne, tempura whiting fillets not to mention dessert……Pavlova with strawberies and fresh fruit, Traditional Christmas Steamed Pudding, Fruit Mince Tarts, Apple Pie, Cheesecake and fresh fruit.

Plus a selection of condiments and sauces, brewed tea, coffee and mints.

Adults - $79.90,
Children under 12 - $37.50
Children under 5 eat free.
Don’t miss out ….. BOOK ONLINE NOW!

Or phone the Club today!
Ballina RSL Club Phone 6686 2544

  • Ticket Price: Adults - $79.90, Children under 12 - $37.50 Under five's eat free.
  • Venue: Ground Floor
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Christmas Luncheon at The Ballina RSL Bowling Club

Christmas Luncheon at The Ballina RSL Bowling Club
Thursday, December 25 2014, From 11:30am

Enjoy a selection of freshly baked breads, prawns and oysters, delicious salads, roast and fresh garden green vegies plus hot and cold meats, lasagne, tempura whiting fillets not to mention dessert……Pavlova with strawberies and fresh fruit, Traditional Christmas Steamed Pudding, Fruit Mince Tarts, Apple Pie, Cheesecake and fresh fruit.

Plus a selection of condiments and sauces, brewed tea, coffee and mints.

Phone the Club on 6686 6888 to book your table.

  • Ticket Price: Ticket Price: Adults - $79.90, Children under 12 - $37.50 Under five's eat free.
  • Venue: Ballina RSL Bowling Club
Christmas Luncheon - Riverside Function Centre, First Floor

Christmas Luncheon - Riverside Function Centre, First Floor
Thursday, December 25 2014, From 11:30am

Enjoy a selection of freshly baked breads, prawns and oysters, delicious salads, roast and fresh garden green vegies plus hot and cold meats, lasagne, tempura whiting fillets not to mention dessert……Pavlova with strawberies and fresh fruit, Traditional Christmas Steamed Pudding, Fruit Mince Tarts, Apple Pie, Cheesecake and fresh fruit.

Plus a selection of condiments and sauces, brewed tea, coffee and mints.

  • Ticket Price: Adults - $79.90, Children under 12 - $37.50 Under five's eat free.
  • Venue: Upstairs at the Ballina RSL Club
  • Book Now