Going Out

Shake off traffic worries by taking public transport

Penrith locals travelling to Sydney Olympic Park to see Taylor Swift live in concert on Saturday are being urged to take public transport. A number...

Leith's tribute to Roy

In just five short years, loveable Irishman Damien Leith has really stamped his mark on this country.  ...

When Garth came calling

For Dean Simmons going from an original band to a Garth Brooks tribute artist was simply a matter of supply and demand. “There’s a lot...

Back to the 80s

When it comes to music there’s never been a decade quite like the 80s. There’s something endearing about a time where power ballads, synth-pop, big...

Bobby leaves it all on stage

When I spoke to Bobby Brown in January he was in the recording studio working on a new album and looking forward to his...

Rhonda proves she’s Abba-solutely Fabulous

When it comes to longevity in the entertainment business you can never overemphasise the importance of adaptability. It’s this quality that Australian icon Rhonda Burchmore...

Political satire at its best

Politics can often be more drama filled than a soap opera, which makes it the ultimate comedy fodder. Masters of theatrical satire ‘The Wharf Revue’...

Sips and Sounds returns for summer

Celebrate warm summer nights with the return of the Penrith Regional Gallery’s popular Sips and Sounds series. Every Friday until the end of January, the...

Peak of adventure arrives in St Marys

Five years in the making and after more than 12 months of construction, St Marys finally has an attraction that will rival anything the...

Hotter than ever

When my call gets connected to Hot Chocolate’s Patrick Olive it’s late in the evening in the UK and the musician is sitting back...

Sweating out the classics

Any band that’s been around for decades is likely to have gone through a few line-up changes. At last count Blood, Sweat and Tears has...

Music, motherhood and a decade’s worth of hits

It’s been a decade since The McClymonts released their self-titled debut album. In that time the country music trio have amassed an impressive 10 Golden...

International flavour at the Joan

Take the chance to experience exotic music without having to leave your backyard when internationally acclaimed ensemble Rasa Duende bring their world music...

Just like the King himself

Vic Trevino Jnr. may be one of the world’s top Elvis Presley tribute artists, but his love for what he does goes beyond his...

WIN tickets to Little Big Dash!

Little Big Dash is returning to Penrith this month, offering an exhilarating obstacle adventure which puts the fun into physical activity for more than...

Magical start to 2017

The girl with the golden hair, and a taste for porridge, is coming to the Emu Sports Club stage when Ruby Productions presents ‘Goldilocks’. The...

Sydney Symphony Orchestra coming to Penrith

Prepare for ‘A Little Night Music’ this winter when one of the world’s most acclaimed orchestras takes to The Joan stage. The Sydney Symphony Orchestra...

Get ready to be amazed

Take a dive into the world of kung fu, Chinese culture and spirituality when the Shaolin Warriors come to the Evan Theatre stage this...

Soaring in popularity

Take it to the limit one more time with ‘The Best of the Eagles’ at the Blue Mountains Theatre. With more than 150 million record...

Local bands collide in search for talent

Independent bands will have the chance to show local audiences what they’re made of with Original Bands Collide 2, which kicks off at the...

The Joan has something for all

        If you thought last year’s concert season at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre was one of the best...

Experience the power of Adele’s music

Missed out on seeing Adele during her recent Australian tour? Then head along to the Evan Theatre to hear all the British pop superstar’s biggest...

Penrith Show returns this weekend

Thousands are expected to attend the annual Penrith Show this weekend. To be held at the Penrith Showground on August 27 and 28, this year's...

Rockin’ the Aussie Arms

It’s pretty clear from the name that covers band Battered and Bluesed have a thing for rock and blues. The group formed 18 months ago...

Still rocking with The Angels

Australia has had a love affair with rockers The Angels for more than 40 years. But with the band’s rebirth in the last five years...

Oh my Gord!

Country music star Gord Bamford may have a hugely successful career in Canada, but in his birth country of Australia he’s still relatively unknown. The...

Reviving rock ‘n’ roll memories

The Evan Theatre will be rocking this weekend with a free members’ show packed full of rock ‘n’ roll hits. Get ready for a trip...

Queen Street upgrades future uncertain

The future of Queen Street is up in the air, now the company contracted for its upgrade has gone into receivership. Council awarded Hargraves Urban...

King of swing

As a lover of all things swing, Australian singing sensation, Tom Burlinson, recalled a moment when he was a special guest of probably the...

Makings of a rock star

When we first met Jimmy Barnes in his early Cold Chisel days it was clear he had the makings of a rock star. But behind...

Clean comedy in Werrington

They say laughter is the best medicine, and few comedians would understand that better than Hannah Boland. Having had her fair share of tragedies, including...

Beautiful world of ballet

Introduce the little ones to the wonderful world of ballet with the Australian Ballet’s performance of ‘The Nutcracker’. Returning after its first highly successful season...

Driving a new direction

Change is never an easy thing to navigate, but it’s a concept that Byron Bay metalcore band Parkway Drive have wholeheartedly embraced on their...

Silencing the Rudeness

When Rodney Rude tells you his plan for retirement is to buy a donkey that he can use to get to the shops, it’s...

Working Truck Show celebrates 30th birthday

One of Penrith’s biggest annual family events is happening next weekend. The Annual Working Truck Show will be held at the Museum of Fire on...

Queen of country

Over the last couple of years I’ve been lucky enough to speak to some of the biggest names in the Australian country music industry. One...

Still playing the classics

Footage of a youthful Olivia Newton John and John Travolta dancing and flirting with each other at Rydell High will be...

Cheeky country duo hit the road

“I’m on top of the world darlin’,” is one of the first things Aussie country music star Adam Harvey says when our call gets...

GIVEAWAY: Win vouchers to Skinnys Penrith

New Penrith restaurant Skinny’s Grill is low on carbs and fat on flavour and is the perfect place to stop in for a meal. A...

Penrith Musical Comedy Company confirms 2017 season, including Chicago revival

2017 will see Penrith Musical Comedy Company (PMCC) embracing something old and something new. The upcoming season will feature the return of the hit musical...