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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.

PINK ZINC

PINK ZINC
Friday, January 30 2015, 8.30pm

Pink Zinc are a 5 piece local covers band who have been causing quiet a stir in pubs and clubs all over the Northern Rivers.

Sarah Grant fronts a dynamic line-up that all share a passion for music. Harry Nichols handles the guitar with Shay Cater hitting the skins. Local phenomenon James “Jimmy-T” Taylor plays the keys and Adrian Davis wrestles with the groove on the bass. Playing classic tunes from the swinging sixties, soulful funk from the Motown era right thru to modern hits Pink Zinc pride themselves on delivering a show that entertains old and young, short an tall, bold and beautiful. Pink Zinc reminds us that music is a language that we all understand.

  • Ticket Price: FREE
  • Venue: Ground Floor
MICK MCHUGH

MICK MCHUGH
Saturday, January 31 2015, From 6.30pm

Honest heart-warming lyrics and engaging stories coupled with his one-man band acoustic guitar, vocals, harmonica and foot percussion - Irish singer songwriter Mick McHugh’s live shows strive to connect, inspire and disseminate positive messages. Mick has toured with UK hit folk songwriter Ralph McTell ‘Streets of London’ and some of Ireland’s biggest music names – Damien Dempsey, Mundy, Paddy Casey, and Aslan. After touring Australia extensively as wells as New Zealand, Germany and Ireland, there is a growing excitement building around this up and coming Irish songwriter. His forth studio CD was released in 2014, along with some highly praised performances at Port Fairy Folk Fest, National Celtic Fest and Australian Celtic Fest.

  • Ticket Price: FREE
  • Venue: Ground Floor
2015 FRIDAY MORNING MELODIES - Dean Doyle with Sophistication

2015 FRIDAY MORNING MELODIES - Dean Doyle with Sophistication
Friday, February 13 2015, 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 2015 events are on sale now at Ballina RSL

  • Ticket Price: $12.50pp
  • Venue: Upstairs at the Ballina RSL Club
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VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER SPINNAKERS

VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER SPINNAKERS
Saturday, February 14 2015, From 6.30pm

Join us for a special Valentine's Day 3 Course Dinner.
Complimentary drink on arrival.
Entertainment by Brian Pamphilon - Pianist & Singer.

Brian is well known to Ballina audiences from his various lead roles in both Ballina Players’ musicals and SUPA North musicals. Most recently he was the Pirate King in SUPA North’s production of The Pirates of Penzance and Nathan Detroit in Guys & Dolls. He also portrayed Joseph, in the Ballina Players’ production of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Brian was pianist/singer on three major cruise ships in Australia, Singapore & the USA. He was also resident pianist/singer of two of London’s Hilton Hotels and performed all over Europe.

  • Ticket Price: $58.90
  • Venue: Spinnakers Restaurant
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VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER AT RSL BOWLING CLUB

VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER AT RSL BOWLING CLUB
Saturday, February 14 2015, From 6pm

Enjoy a special Valentine's Day 3 Course Dinner at our Rinks Restaurant in Canal Road.
Complimentary Wine or Beer on arrival and Entertainment by Neil Anderson and Richard Brent.

Richard and Neil are both accomplished guitarists and lead vocalists, having performed as both a duo and in a solo capacity for many years.
They have an extensive repertoire of cover songs and originals.

To make a booking phone 6686 6888

  • Ticket Price: $39.90
  • Venue: Ballina RSL Bowling Club
Dean Doyle with Sophistication - Sunday Sessions

Dean Doyle with Sophistication - Sunday Sessions
Sunday, February 22 2015, Doors open 2pm, Show starts 2.30pm

In 2015 Dean Doyle with Sophistication will be bringing you 4 different shows to keep you singing and dancing along.

"Elvis at the Movies"
Showcases songs from his 33 movies, including Blue Hawaii and Give Blues.

Tickets on sale now for all shows.

  • Ticket Price: $15pp
  • Venue: Upstairs at the Ballina RSL Club
  • Book Now
AUSTRALIAN ARMY BAND NEWCASTLE

AUSTRALIAN ARMY BAND NEWCASTLE
Tuesday, February 24 2015, Doors open 10.30am

The Australian Army Band Newcastle has existed as Newcastle’s own Military Band, since its formation with The Newcastle Volunteer Rifles in 1861.
Since that time the band has played an important role in both the military and cultural life of the Hunter Valley region.
Though based in Newcastle, the band has travelled and performed extensively throughout Australia. The band has recently returned from a Central Australia tour which saw them performing in places like Port Augusta, Coober Pedy, Alice Springs, Woomera and Cobar to name a few.
Under the musical direction of the acting Officer Commanding Captain Dave Thompson, the musicians of the Australian Army Band Newcastle are driven to develop music and musicians within the region, whilst best representing the professional image of the Australian Defence Force.

Doors : 10.30am
Showtime : 11am

  • Ticket Price: GOLD COIN DONATION FOR LEGACY
  • Venue: Upstairs at the Ballina RSL Club
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 Ballina 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.

https://www.facebook.com/absolutely80spresents

'Live Life' Seniors Weeks Concert - Dean Doyle & Sophistication

'Live Life' Seniors Weeks Concert - Dean Doyle & Sophistication
Wednesday, March 18 2015, Doors open 9.30am, Show 10am - 12noon, Lunch 12pm - 1pm

Enjoy the annual 'Live Life' Seniors Concert with Dean Doyle and Sophistication. Includes a two course lunch, tea and coffee. A live performance proudly sponsored by Ballina Shire Council and the Ballina RSL Club. Tickets are on sale now at the Club, phone 6686 2544 or online at the box office.

  • Ticket Price: $15pp
  • Venue: Upstairs at the Ballina RSL Club
  • Book Now
THE HOWIE BROTHERS

THE HOWIE BROTHERS
Thursday, March 19 2015, Doors open 9.45am, show starts 10:30am

Free Seniors Week Concert (Free tickets available at Member Services)

The Howie Brothers (twin brothers John & Graeme Howie) are one of Australia’s leading country music / easy listening acts.

John and Graeme have been performing and recording for over 30 years and are renowned for their distinctive vocal harmony sound. They play a variety of instruments, including piano, guitar, accordion, mandolin, ukulele and drums.
They are both dedicated songwriters and have recorded many of their own songs over the years.

It has often been said that The Howie Brothers have a ‘sound of their own’. However, their music could accurately be described as being Australian country, with bluegrass, Irish/Scottish, easy listening, singalong type influences. Think Hawking Brothers, Slim Dusty, Foster & Allen, and Max Bygraves and that will give you some idea of what the Howies are about, musically. They like to incorporate a few funny yarns into their shows. As John says, ‘Good music and a few laughs is a winning combination.’

  • Ticket Price: FREE
  • Venue: Upstairs at the Ballina RSL Club
ARJ BARKER - GO TIME

ARJ BARKER - GO TIME
Thursday, March 19 2015, 8:30PM

ARJ BARKER ‘GO TIME’

“The lights dim. The music fades. The audience applauds with anticipation. Or they just get alarmingly quiet. Every show you’ve ever done leads up to this point. But this is the only show that matters now. Have you got the goods, kid? They’re about to find out. It’s Go Time.”

Since his last Australian tour, Arj has been touring constantly, both solo and with his old pals, ‘The Flight of the Concords’. After a sellout tour in 2013 Arj returns to Australia by popular demand to perform his hit show “Go Time”. According to Arj, Go Time is both “what audiences expect from me AND the last thing they expect from me, which if my calculations are correct, will make for a great show.”

Arj Barker is arguably Australia’s favourite American comedian. In recent years, he has spent more time in our country than his own and has come to understand our culture perhaps better than we understand it ourselves. His stand-up is both insightful and pointed, like a mind-reading thumb tack, if there was one of those.

‘A true alchemist who takes observations and transmutes them into comedy gold…’
- Independent on Sunday, London

‘Slick, talented and completely in control’
- Scotland Times

‘A must see for anyone who loves a laugh…****’
Adelaide now

  • Ticket Price: $39.00
  • Venue: Upstairs at the Ballina RSL Club
  • Web site: www.arjbarker.com
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THE NORTHERN RIVERS BIG BAND

THE NORTHERN RIVERS BIG BAND
Sunday, March 22 2015, Doors open 1.00pm, Show starts 2.00pm

Dont miss the Northern Rivers Big Band when they perform at the Ballina RSL Club.

Ticket price $15pp

Bookings can be made online, or you can phone the club on 6686 2544 for more information and ticket sales.

  • Ticket Price: $15.00pp
  • Venue: Upstairs at the Ballina RSL Club
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John Denver - Take Me Home Country Road

John Denver - Take Me Home Country Road
Sunday, May 10 2015, 8:30PM

John Denver in the mid-1970s was arguably America’s most celebrated male entertainer. His 1973 Greatest Hits album remained on Billboard magazine’s chart of top album sellers for about three years. In 1975 and 1976, Denver won four American Music Awards- honours that measured the sentiments of music buyers rather than industry figures. Of his 24 albums released on the RCA label during his lifetime, 14 were eventually certified gold (for sales of 500,000 copies), and eight of those sold over a million copies each.

Australian singer, Rick Price, has returned from his current home in Nashville to tell the John Denver story. Rick’s award-winning voice gives true heart and soul to Denver’s music, while telling the story of his contradictory life – a life that combined love of the environment, his fellow beings and the planet, while at the same time giving into bouts of infidelity, alcoholism and aberrant behaviour.

Rick narrates a gripping story of Denver’s passions while giving voice to more than 20 of his greatest hits. He is accompanied by The Colorado Quartet in two hours of superb entertainment.

Supa North - My Way - Frank Sinatra Tribute

Supa North - My Way - Frank Sinatra Tribute
Friday, May 15 2015, 8pm evening shows and 2pm Matinees

My Way - A musical tribute to Frank Sinatra.
runs 8pm each night on May 15th, 16th,20th,21st,22nd,and 23rd. Also 2 matinees at 2pm on Sunday 17th and Saturday 23rd.

An award winning music revue featuring more than 50 songs recorded by ‘Old Blue Eyes’. This is not about impersonating Frank Sinatra rather it is a classy tribute to his style, his era and some of the 20th century’s most beautiful songs. It is set in a stylish 1950’s nightclub and performed by four singers who each bring out a facet of Sinatra with their vocal style. The 4 cast members are Dean Doyle, Brian Pamphilon, Tahnee Arnold and Lee Millward

Songs include : All of me, Fly me to the Moon, Love and Marriage, I get a kick out of you, Moonlight Serenade, My Way, Strangers in the Night, Theme from New York New York, The Way You Look Tonight.


  • Ticket Price: $25 and $22 Conc, under 18 and groups of exact;y 10
  • Venue: Upstairs at the Ballina RSL Club
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A NIGHT AT THE OPERA

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
Saturday, May 30 2015, From 6.15pm

Opera. Q presents Open Stage, High Notes, A Night at the Opera.

Anchorage Lounge: 6.15pm
Pre event entertainment by Brian Pamphilon, Canapes and a complimentary glass of wine or Beer on arrival.
Doors: 7.45pm
Act 1: 8.30pm
Enjoy a concert of delectable arias and songs at Ballina RSL Club with Opera Queensland’s High Notes. OperaQ has been thrilling audiences with high-quality concerts and Opera performances for many years, and is thrilled to be performing in Ballina for the first time in 2015. Whether you’re an opera enthusiast, music lover or just up for the adventure of new experiences, there’s sure to be something for you in this full concert starring three of OperaQ’s fine singers and their accompanist.
18+ Event