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Live Music Destinations

The Hunter Valley has made its mark on the nation's live music map having hosted some of the biggest names in the world including Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Fleetwood Mac and Elton John. If you’re in the mood for some live music during your stay, you don’t always need to plan and source a ticket to one of these headline shows. Here are some of the top places to kick-back to live music each weekend in the region. Whether you’re after sunshine, vine side acoustic blues in the afternoon or a sun-drenched beer garden with a band covering all the classics, there is no better way to celebrate the end of the week than with some great vino and vibes.

Saddler's Creek Wines Twilight Friday Wine & Chill

Every Friday from 4pm onward, enjoy an early dinner, live music and delicious wines at Saddler's Creek. Grab glass or bottle of award winning Saddler’s Creek wine, cosy up by the fire or heaters and let Chef Jonathan cook you up some delicious casual eats. ‘Wine & Chill’ on their verandah and deck with local live music and let the weekend begin!

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Glandore Wines

Nestled at the foothills of the stunning Brokenback Mountain Range, award-winning Glandore wines is the place for vine-side live music. Appreciate music from local artists whilst feasting on cheese and charcuterie and of course a glass of Glandore’s finest. Whether you enjoy whites, reds or rose, Hunter Valley classics or alternative varieties, we have something for everyone. Their wine is lovingly made on site by their small team of three. The crew in the Cellar Door can take you through a tasting journey or you can just sit back and relax with a glass, we will leave that bit up to you.

Brokenwood Wines - Terrace Wine Bar

Take advantage of the sweeping, panoramic views at Brokenwood Wines and relax and unwind on the Terrace ‘Twilight’ Wine Bar. Enjoy live, local music every Friday & Saturday from 3:30pm until 7pm with a cheeky glass of vino in hand paired with delicious snacks from the light menu including cheese & charcuterie boards.

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Bimbadgen Wines Sunset Sessions

Kick-back in the Tuscan inspired pizzeria courtyard at Esca Bimbadgen and enjoy chilled live music every Friday afternoon. With happy hour drinks running from 4:30pm until 6pm, there is no better way to celebrate your TGIF feeling.

Vincent Street Bar & Kitchen

Not a pub but not a club, Vincent Street Kitchen & Bar offers a contemporary yet quirky dining and drinking experience in the heart of Cessnock. With live music from 7pm every Friday, Saturday & Sunday evening, there is every reason to put Vincent Street on your go-to weekend list.

Harrigan’s Hunter Valley

Harrigan’s Hunter Valley offers live music every Friday night, Saturday afternoon and night and Sunday afternoon. We recommend you check out our monthly line-up, specials and events when dining with us. See HERE for their live music schedule. 

Lovedale Bar & Grill 

Every Friday and Saturday from 4pm onward, kick back with the family in a relaxed atmosphere with good beer, wine and food to some live music at the Lovedale Bar & Grill located in Crowne Plaza.

Dashville in Lower Belford

Dashville is an enchanting venue and campground nestled in the secluded bushland of Lower Belford, in the Hunter Valley region of Wonnarua, NSW. It goes beyond being just a location, as it operates as a grassroots cultural enterprise that fosters a sense of belonging, connectivity, and inspiration within the community through the power of music, art, and events.Throughout the year, Dashville plays host to a diverse array of annual festivals and smaller gatherings, all taking place within its purpose-built site. These events attract a wide-ranging community of individuals who come together to revel in the joy of music, express their creativity, and partake in the rich tapestry of experiences. From performances to collaborative art projects, from learning opportunities to personal growth, Dashville offers an immersive space where visitors can not only enjoy but also embrace and contribute to the vibrant atmosphere.

Voco Kirkton Park

Sit back and enjoy soothing sounds at Epoche Bar in the stunning Voco Kirkton Park every Friday and Saturday evening from 5:30pm onward. Sip and swirl local drops paired with a delicious range of snacks from the bar. 

Huntlee Tavern

Located at the gateway to Wine Country, The Huntlee Tavern is your entertainment destination with live music all and every weekend. Get down and boogie to some of the best local DJ’s on Friday evenings, groove out on Saturdays to live bands and kick back and relax on Sundays with a live soloist. Whatever your taste and style, the Huntlee Tavern has got you sorted!


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