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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.

To view the Clubs Entertainment Refund policy please click here.

DAN HANNAFORD

DAN HANNAFORD
Saturday, November 29 2014, 6.30pm

The prolific singer songwriter has won an impressive list of achievements over the past few years and is gaining a reputation for getting local audiences and music bigwigs alike to take notice. Now based at Currumbin on the Gold Coast, Dan released his Debut EP ‘Roots Soul & Rock’n Roll’ to packed crowds last year and has since been performing weekly at premier venues up and down this beautiful East Coast of Australia.

  • Ticket Price: FREE
  • Venue: Ground Floor
2014 NCEIA DOLPHIN MUSIC AWARDS

2014 NCEIA DOLPHIN MUSIC AWARDS
Tuesday, December 02 2014, 6.30PM

The 2014 NCEIA Dolphin Music Awards featuring live performances by ten artists on this music lovers’ night of nights. Find out who the award winning artists are for 2014.
See some of the area’s best acts including Gabriel & Cecilia from the Voice; the National winners of the University Band comp Parkside Orchestra; Award winning Marshall O’Kell; Up and coming Deana & Julia Batten; A Little Province; Lionheir; Luke Vassella & Laura Targett; Blakboi; Jaffer & Casey Barnes.
A night of excellent entertainment.

FIONA O'LOUGHLIN CHRISTMAS COMEDY

FIONA O'LOUGHLIN CHRISTMAS COMEDY
Thursday, December 04 2014, Doors open 7.45pm, Show starts 8.30pm

Anthony Lamond Productions is proud to present Superstar, mother of five and Queen of Australian comedy; Fiona O’Loughlin. O'loughlin comes from Alice Springs - the center of the Australian desert and one of the most isolated places on earth. In a career that spans over two decades, Fiona O’Loughlin has built her career performing at the highest profile Comedy Festivals, TV programs and comedy venues.

She has taken her story-based stand-up all over the planet, headlining LA’s world-renowned Improv Comedy Club, playing repeat seasons in Hong Kong, Edinburgh Fringe, Montreal’s invitation-only Just For Laughs and the UK’s oldest, Leicester Comedy Festival. Fiona’s also been a hit on the telly with guest appearances on Sunrise, Good News Week, Spicks and Specks, The Circle, Talkin Bout Your Generation, The World Stands Up, Celebrity Apprentice and a heap of Comedy Festival Galas.

18+ Show

  • Ticket Price: $30pp, Group of 10 exactly $25pp
  • Venue: Upstairs at the Ballina RSL Club
  • Book Now
OCCAROCK

OCCAROCK
Friday, December 05 2014, 9pm

OCCAROCK are a local power trio that has been playing together for around 5 years. As the word “Occa” best describes Australian, that is exactly what this band majoritly covers—Good Aussie rock!!

  • Ticket Price: FREE
  • Venue: Ground Floor
ADAM BROWN

ADAM BROWN
Saturday, December 06 2014, 6.30pm

Adam Brown captivates audiences with his unique vocal style and expressive quitar sounds. Widely hailed as one of Australia's best Dobro slide guitarists, Brown's gigs and recordings leave listeners feeling energised and musically sated.

Brown has honed his craft at venues across Australia - from festivals to pubs, clubs to private functions. Over the years, he has variously played solo,duo and been joined on stage by his dynamic band "DIRTY CHANNEL".

  • Ticket Price: FREE
  • Venue: Ground Floor
THE HEADLINERS CHORUS PRESENTS SEASONAL SOIREE!

THE HEADLINERS CHORUS PRESENTS SEASONAL SOIREE!
Sunday, December 07 2014, Doors open 2.30pm, Show starts 3pm

The Headliners Chorus would love you to join us on Sunday afternoon December 7 2014 from 2.30pm at the Ballina RSL Club for a Seasonal Soiree. It will be an entertaining afternoon performance featuring new repertoire, old favourites and some seasonal songs to begin the countdown to Christmas.


Musical Director, Cathy Gordon has proudly led the Headliners this year as they continue their Journey to Excellence.

  • Ticket Price: $15.00pp
  • Venue: Upstairs at the Ballina RSL Club
  • Book Now
2014 FRIDAY MORNING MELODIES - Dean Doyle with Sophistication

2014 FRIDAY MORNING MELODIES - Dean Doyle with Sophistication
Friday, December 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
THE DIRTY CHANNEL

THE DIRTY CHANNEL
Friday, December 12 2014, 8.30pm

Adam Brown captivates audiences with his unique vocal style and expressive guitar sounds. Widely hailed as one of Australia's best Dobro slide guitarists, Brown's gigs and recordings leave listeners feeling energized and musically sated.
Over the years, he has variously played solo and been joined on stage by his dynamic band " THE DIRTY CHANNEL".

  • Ticket Price: FREE
  • Venue: Ground Floor
ABBA LIVE DINNER SHOW

ABBA LIVE DINNER SHOW
Friday, December 12 2014, Doors open 6.30pm, Dinner from 7.30pm, show starts 8pm

Now fans have the chance to relive the hits of the Swedish ‘supergroup’ in ABBALIVE’s upbeat, lively, fully-choreographed show, which features all the best-loved musical memories, including Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Fernando, Mamma Mia, I Do I Do I Do, Ring Ring, Money Money Money, Knowing Me Knowing You, Rock Me, Gimme Gimme Gimme, Chiquitita, Name of the Game, SOS, Hasta Manana and many more.

The trademark dance moves, unforgettable music and brilliant vocal harmonies of ABBA are faithfully recreated by ABBALIVE’s six highly skilled and experienced vocalists and musicians, who are passionate about sharing ABBA’s music with a whole new generation of fans around the country.
Box Office transaction fees apply.

  • Ticket Price: $51.90pp includes 2 course dinner & show
  • Venue: Upstairs at the Ballina RSL Club
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YOLAN TRIO

YOLAN TRIO
Saturday, December 13 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
CATH SIMES BAND

CATH SIMES BAND
Friday, December 19 2014, 8.30pm

The Cath Simes Band is a dynamic four piece which captivate audiences where ever they perform. This band plays all your favourite songs. Hits from the 60's thru to current chart toppers, they are the party band to get you up dancing!!

TOTUM DUO

TOTUM DUO
Saturday, December 20 2014, 6.30pm

TOTUM is the result of musical copulation between 2 talented beings with over 30 years experience upon the stage .....

As TOTUM develops, it is growing into a messenger of distinctive original music and is developing a good eye for great songs and making them its own...

  • Ticket Price: FREE
  • Venue: Ground Floor
SOLD OUT - Christmas Luncheon on the Boardwalk

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

SOLD OUT!
TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR BOWLING CLUB ONLY

  • Ticket Price: SOLD OUT
  • 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
SOLD OUT - Christmas Luncheon - Riverside Function Centre, First Floor

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

SOLD OUT!
TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE BOWLING CLUB ONLY

  • Ticket Price: SOLD OUT
  • Venue: Upstairs at the Ballina RSL Club
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HORACE BEVAN & THE UNFORGIVEN

HORACE BEVAN & THE UNFORGIVEN
Friday, December 26 2014, From 8.30pm

'THE UNFORGIVEN' .. First hit the stage in July 2013 for a Sunday afternoon impromptu gig at the Aussie Hotel in Ballina. After a six year journey of soul searching, musical experimentation with dozens of talented musicians and just plain old don't stop till you drop attitude, Horace Bevan came across four of the most unlikely candidates, and struck gold. The serendipitous discovery of this band core would soon turn out to be the stuff Horace had long been searching for.

Comprising of at least a century of hard yards in the music industry ..... Horace Bevan, Jesse Balfour, Stuart Kent, Craig 'Toke' Scott and Lenny Reilly moulded seamlessly together with Horace, and the band was formed. It soon became apparent to Horace that this band of brothers were not followers as such, more like a collective of like minded souls with the same vision. Have fun, love what your doing, do it to the best of your ability and see what happens.

  • Ticket Price: FREE
  • Venue: Ground Floor
GLENN MASSEY DUO

GLENN MASSEY DUO
Saturday, December 27 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 NEW YEARS EVE COMEDY FESTIVAL AT THE BIG GIG

2014 NEW YEARS EVE COMEDY FESTIVAL AT THE BIG GIG
Wednesday, December 31 2014, Doors open 6.45pm

6.45pm – Doors
7.30pm: 2 Course Dinner and Music with Lou Bradley
9pm – Comedy Gig
AKMAL
JOEL OZBORN
GREG SULLIVAN

Stay for the fireworks at Midnight!!

Say goodbye to 2014 and welcome 2015 with one of the country's most respected and well-loved comedians: Akmal Saleh. His shows have been called 'Random, improvised and hilarious' by Crikey.com and the Sydney Morning Herald raved 'No one wanted the show to stop..he seemed to own the stage!'
A master of dealing with hot topics in a non-offensive way, as an Arabic Australian he navigates religion, terrorism and makes hysterical observations of modern Australian life.
Akmal is joined by comedy circuit favourite Joel Ozborn, a Festival favourite who has taken his comedy around the world from South East Asia to Las Vegas.
With local favourites Greg Sullivan and Mandy Nolan along for the ride, this is certain to be one bloody cracker of a comedy night!
18+ Show

  • Ticket Price: $64.90
  • Venue: Upstairs at the Ballina RSL Club
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2014 NEW YEAR'S EVE BOARDWALK BASH

2014 NEW YEAR'S EVE BOARDWALK BASH
Wednesday, December 31 2014, From 7pm

6pm - Boardwalk open for Dinner
7pm - Milo Green
8pm - Glenn Massey
9pm - Green Street
10.45pm - Glenn Massey & the Thread

FREE FIREWORKS ON THE RIVER AT MIDNIGHT!!

  • Ticket Price: FREE
  • Venue: Ground Floor
NEW YEARS EVE 2014 AT RSL BOWLING CLUB

NEW YEARS EVE 2014 AT RSL BOWLING CLUB
Wednesday, December 31 2014, From 7pm

GATSBY NEW YEAR’S
Dean Doyle with Sophistication

Will you find your Gatsby?

Come as a flapper, come as you are. Come as a dapper gent or a silent screen star.
Our glamorous soiree commences at 7pm. The Gatsby Mansion is located on Canal Road, Ballina.
A night of Glitz and Glamour while listening to classics as you welcome in 2014.
Join Dean Doyle with Sophistication for an unforgettable night of music and dance at Ballina RSL Bowling Club on Canal Road this New Year’s Eve.

Rinks Dinner 6pm - 8.30pm
$39.90
Bookings Essential. Payment required at time of booking.
Dean Doyle & Sophistication from 7pm
Complimentary glass of Sparkling Wine at Midnight to toast the New Year

To make a booking phone 6686 6888

  • Ticket Price: $39.90 for Dinner
  • Venue: Ballina RSL Bowling Club
FIREWORKS AT MIDNIGHT THIS NEW YEARS EVE

FIREWORKS AT MIDNIGHT THIS NEW YEARS EVE
Wednesday, December 31 2014, Midnight

We will be having free fireworks on the River at Midnight to celebrate the New Year 2015!

  • Ticket Price: FREE
  • Venue: Ground Floor
SPINNAKERS TAPAS WINE & JAZZ LOUNGE

SPINNAKERS TAPAS WINE & JAZZ LOUNGE
Wednesday, December 31 2014, From 7.30pm

One Night Only....THIS NEW YEARS EVE!

Doors & Jazz from 7.30pm
Tapas from 8pm

Explore our delicious Tapas Menu, enjoy a complimentary wine or beer on arrival. Relax with local Jazz Artists JIM KELLY TRIO.
Delight in Fireworks on the River at Midnight from the best seats in town!!

  • Ticket Price: $54.90pp
  • Venue: Upstairs at the Ballina RSL Club
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THE BLACK SORROWS

THE BLACK SORROWS
Sunday, January 04 2015, Doors open 7.45pm, Show starts 8.30pm

Any examination of The Black Sorrows inevitably comes down to one person. Joe Camilleri (singer, songwriter, saxophonist, producer and the brains behind The Black Sorrows) is one of the most genuinely talented figures in Australian music. This year, with 45 albums under his belt, Joe Camilleri will celebrate 50 years in the music business and is showing no signs of slowing down. In the award-winning documentary of his life in
music, Joe Camilleri: Australia’s Maltese Falcon, Jane Clifton described Joe as “indefatigable”. It is his seemingly tireless drive to continually perform and record quality music that has rewarded him legendary status and well-deserved longevity in the music industry.

Support : Horace Bevan & Jamie Lockheart
18+ Show

  • Ticket Price: $35.00
  • Venue: Upstairs at the Ballina RSL Club
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JIMEOIN....Is it?!

JIMEOIN....Is it?!
Saturday, January 10 2015, Doors open 7.30pm, Show starts at 8.30pm

Hailed as one of live comedy’s masters, Jimeoin’s shows are a fluid mixture of his signature observations and more razor-sharp take on the absurdities of everyday life. “No one else raises so many laughs by doing so little – his expressive eyebrows deserve a spin off gig of their own” Evening Standard, London


(18+ show only)

Coming Attraction...... DANIEL CHAMPAGNE

Coming Attraction...... DANIEL CHAMPAGNE
Saturday, January 24 2015, 6.30pm

One reviewer recently wrote – ‘Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical’ (themusic.com.au)
The story goes that the young Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a five-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing solo wherever he could, honing his craft and developing what would become the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. At 18 he left school, turned professional and hit the road.

  • Ticket Price: FREE
  • Venue: Ground Floor
ABSOLUTELY 80'S Featuring Brian Mannix, Scott Carne & David Sterry

ABSOLUTELY 80'S Featuring Brian Mannix, Scott Carne & David Sterry
Friday, February 27 2015, Doors open 7.45pm, Show starts 8.30pm

The spectacular Aussie supergroup that is Absolutely 80s will ramp it up when they hit Canberra featuring 3 of your favourite pop idols from the 80s: Brian Mannix (Uncanny X-Men), Scott Carne (Kids In The Kitchen) & David Sterry (Real Life )
Forget your 80s tribute bands, Absolutely 80s is the real deal … The ultimate reunion show, with the best of Australia’s 80s idols sharing the stage in one pumping show.
When the guys start pumping out hits like, Send Me an Angel, Change in Mood 50 Years, Everybody Wants to Work, Bitter Desire, Catch me I'm Falling, Party, Current and, Shine, just to name a few... you won’t be able to resist that dance floor.