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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 CLARK BAND

DAN CLARK BAND
Friday, July 25 2014, 8.30pm

The Dan Clark Band are a staple in the North Coast entertainment scene. They have been playing together for two years now and have one of the most dynamic shows around, putting a unique twist on all your favourite songs, as well as a few originals thrown in for good measure. They are incredibly infectious, captivating, energetic and love to connect with their audience. All this whist drawing from a wide range of the music spectrum that caters to all tastes and ages. More than anything though, this band wants to make you dance! And no doubt, they'll have you listening and grooving form start to finish

  • Ticket Price: FREE
  • Venue: Ground Floor
CHRISTMAS IN JULY

CHRISTMAS IN JULY
Saturday, July 26 2014, from 6pm

Enjoy a traditional Christmas Dinner at the Ballina RSL Bowling Club. A traditional Christmas roast of Turkey, Pork and Ham will be served with Chefs selection of roast vegetables and all the trimmings and Christmas pudding. Entertainment from 6pm with Neil Anderson.
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL at the Bowling Club

  • Ticket Price: $29.90pp
  • Venue: Ballina RSL Bowling Club
KELLIE KNIGHT DUO

KELLIE KNIGHT DUO
Saturday, July 26 2014, 6.30pm

Kellie is an accomplished songwriter/ guitarist. Her main focus is on producing music that fuses many different vocal attacks with undulating rhythmic phrases and melodic changes and engaging her audiences with her sensitive story telling.

  • Ticket Price: FREE
  • Venue: Ground Floor
Dean Doyle with Sophistication - Sunday Sessions

Dean Doyle with Sophistication - Sunday Sessions
Sunday, July 27 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.

'DEANO, SAMMY, FRANK & FRIENDS'
Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr were key members of the Rat Pack, with Frank known as the Chairman of the Board. Hear songs from these three, as well as their friends from this amazing period in musical history. Dean Doyle with Sophistication will be joined by some of their friends for this swinging concert

Tickets on sale now for all shows.

  • Ticket Price: $15pp
  • Venue: Upstairs at the Ballina RSL Club
  • Book Now
THE BIG GIG - FEATURING SIMON KENNEDY

THE BIG GIG - FEATURING SIMON KENNEDY
Thursday, July 31 2014, Doors 7.30pm, Show starts 8.00pm

Feature Comedian - Simon Kennedy
Support Comedian - Peter Willey
MC - Mandy Nolan
18+ Show

As seen on the Channel 7 Morning show, The Project Ch10, Ch9 Morning Show, regular host of Studio 10 on Network 10 (with Ita Buttrose, Jessica Rowe, Joe Hildebrand and Sarah Harris) News 24 ABC and many others. With more than 14 years as an international headline comedian, presenter and writer, Simon Kennedy is one of Australia's most intelligent, insightful, and versatile Entertainers.

LIONHEIR

LIONHEIR
Friday, August 01 2014, 8.30pm

Lionheir is a pop-rock animal known for pushing artistic boundaries. His debut album Lair was uncaged late in 2012 with its tracks being played on Triple J, FBI Sydney, ABC Darwin and more, including US stations.

  • Ticket Price: FREE
  • Venue: Ground Floor
JACK O'LEARY DUO

JACK O'LEARY DUO
Saturday, August 02 2014, 6.30pm

Jack O Leary is an Irish folk, Jazz and blues singer that has captured the soul and essence of Irish music and song. His trade has developed out of a deep love of narrative that communicates personal experience. He was born and raised in the county of Cork, where his love of music grew out of a complete immersion in Irish tradition. He sings song of love of loss, of hope and freedom. He now lives in Australia and hopes to connect others to his heritage through his music.

2014 FRIDAY MORNING MELODIES - Dean Doyle with Sophistication

2014 FRIDAY MORNING MELODIES - Dean Doyle with Sophistication
Friday, August 08 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
SUPA NORTH PRESENTS - 'BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO'

SUPA NORTH PRESENTS - 'BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO'
Friday, August 08 2014, Evening performances: Doors open 7.15pm, show starts 8pm. Matine

Friday 8 August 2014 to Saturday 16 August 2014

'BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO' - Featuring the songs of Neil Sedaka
Set at a Catskills resort in 1960, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do is the sweetly comic story of Lois and Marge, two friends in search of good times and romance over one crazy Labor Day weekend. The score showcases 18 Neil Sedaka classics, including ‘Where the Boys Are’, ‘Sweet Sixteen’, ‘Calendar Girl’ and, of course, the chart-topping title song.

  • Ticket Price: All tickets $25pp - Concession: $22pp, includes Children U/18yrs, Pensioners & group bookings of tables of 10 exactly
  • Venue: Upstairs at the Ballina RSL Club
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THE DIRTY CHANNEL

THE DIRTY CHANNEL
Friday, August 08 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
CLARK BLACK DUO

CLARK BLACK DUO
Saturday, August 09 2014, 6.30pm

With the talented Dan Clark strumming away on his acoustic guitar and belting out the lead vocals & Stu Black on electric guitar, backing vocals & foot percussion.
If you like to dance & have a good time then get on down to the RSL maybe even get up and have a sing, the boys are always keen on having fun at their gigs and crowd participation is always welcome if ya brave enough to have a go!
If the punters are having fun, so are we!

  • Ticket Price: FREE
  • Venue: Ground Floor
CHARMAINE WILSON - MYSTICAL MESSAGES TOUR 2014

CHARMAINE WILSON - MYSTICAL MESSAGES TOUR 2014
Tuesday, August 12 2014, Doors open 7.30pm, Starts at 8pm

Charmaine Wilson, internationally recognised psychic medium, and winner of Channel Sevens Hit Series "The One", is again touring Australia to help guide those affected by the loss of a loved one through their grief, and enable them to see the light on the other side. She is appearing for ONE NIGHT ONLY at the Ballina RSL on Tuesday August 12.

15+ Show

OCCAROCK

OCCAROCK
Friday, August 15 2014, 8.30pm

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, August 16 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
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
  • Book Now
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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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……………….

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
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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CASEY DONOVAN - You Believed Tour

CASEY DONOVAN - You Believed Tour
Saturday, November 01 2014, Doors open 7.45pm, Show starts 8.30pm

After a meteoric rise to fame at the tender age of 16, when she became the youngest ever winner of Australian Idol, Casey Donovan has gone on to make an indelible mark on the Australian theatre and music scenes.

It has been almost 10 years since Casey Donovan was crowned the 2004 Australian Idol! To celebrate this momentous achievement, Casey is thrilled to announce her You Believed: 10 Year Anniversary Tour for 2014.

The anniversary tour will bring audiences together to celebrate the remarkable journey of one of Australia’s most outstanding performers. In this special 90 minute intimate show, Casey will take audiences on a journey from where it all started nearly a decade ago [when she became Australian Idol’s youngest ever winner].

Underage are permitted with a parent. Underage must be accompanied at all times

  • Ticket Price: $25pp
  • 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
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