Here’s your ultimate guide to the entertainment offerings in Gladstone and it’s exciting time ahead with some big names heading this way.
Rising from a terrible shutdown period due to the pandemic, the entertainment industry is slowly making a recovery.
Support these performers and local venues:
In the Spotlight: IICA Technology Expo
IICA Technology Expos are a one-stop shop, featuring many companies showcasing their products or services related to the Instrumentation, Control and Automation Industry, over a drink in a friendly and relaxed environment.Visit gladstoneentertainment.com.
When: Wednesday 28 July from 2pm.
Where: Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street.
Ticket prices: Free entry.
In the Spotlight: Queensland Ballet Tutus on Tour
Queensland Ballet dances across the state for a series of spectacular performances in Tutus on Tour. Bringing ballet to regional Queensland, Tutus on Tour includes performances from past and present repertoire, in celebration of Queensland Ballet’s 60th Anniversary.
The 2021 season will grace the stage with signature dances from the company’s respected repertoire, including excerpts from traditional ballets and works by contemporary Australian choreographers.
This production honours the creative artists in Queensland Ballet’s rich history, including founding Artistic Director Charles Lisner OBE’s Grande Pas Classique.
The spectacular program also includes François Klaus’ Cloudland Pas de Deux, Don Quixote Pas de Deux and Greg Horsman’s Never Stop Falling in Love.
Tutus on Tour will leave you inspired with fond memories of Queensland Ballet’s stories and stir excitement for the future of this world-class company.
When: Friday July 30 at 7.30pm.
Where: Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre.
Ticket Prices: Adult $39, loyalty member $32, concession $35 and children (under 18) are $15 each.
In the Spotlight: 3 Legends in Concert. Normie Rowe, Dinah Lee and Jade Hurley
NORMIE ROWE was Australia’s first King of Pop with hits including “Shakin’ All Over”, “Ohh La La”, and, “It Ain’t Necessarily So” and starred in a myriad of stage shows including “Annie”, “Chess”, “Evita” and as Jean Valjean in “Les Miserable”. He has done it all.
DINAH LEE (the Queen of the mods) is a New Zealand born singer with hits including “Don’t You Know Yockomo”, “Reet Petite” and “Do The Blue Beat” and is acknowledged as New Zealand’s greatest musical import to Australia.
JADE HURLEY dubbed by Johnny O’Keefe as Australia’s King of Country Rock is Australia’s very own Piano Man with the unique record that every record he has released has achieved gold, platinum and double platinum status.
When: Saturday 16 October from 8pm.
Where: Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre. Goondoon Street.
Ticket Prices: Adult $69.50, concession $64.50 and students $40.
In the Spotlight: The World of Musicals.
The World of Musicals brings the very best of Musical theatre to life.
This incredible production with the wonderful revue of all your favourite musical theatre hits which include such classics as , The Lion King, Fiddler on the roof , Mamma Mia, We Will Rock You, The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore, The Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Cats, Evita, Wicked, The Rocky Horror Picture show, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Greatest Showman, Jersey Boys, Oklahoma, South Pacific , Miss Saigon, The Boy from OZ, Hairspray, Les Misérables, The Blues Brothers.
The World of Musicals is colourful, inspiring and memorable musical classics, all performed by an International star-studded cast, presenting the audience with nightly entertainment at the highest level.
Whether a soloist – duet or the entire ensemble, the performers of this musical event will inspire in this Musical Whirlwind.
“ALL THE HITS IN ONE SHOW ” that is the motto of this musical gala, full of highlights – the emotional and varied journey into the World of Musicals will delight the audience. The World of the Musicals is a show for the entire family, so get ready to be enthralled and sing along to all your favourite and much-loved musicals in one unforgettable evening.
For more information, visit www.theworldofmusicalsshow.com.
When: Tuesday 5 October from 7.30pm.
Where: Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, Goondoon St.
Ticket Prices: Adults $79.90, concessions $74.90.
– Just Rock Gladstone. Calliope RSL Memorial Hall. Saturday, 17 July.
– Josh Harris – Live Music. Yaralla Sports Club, Saturday 17 July from 8pm.
– Alicia Bickett Psychic Medium Event. Yaralla Sports Club, O’Connell St in Barney Point. Wednesday, 28 July from 7pm. Visit eventbrite.com.au for tickets.
– Acoustic Guitar Spectacular. Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre. Starts at 7pm tonight. Visit gladstone.qld.gov.au for tickets and more information.
– Luminous. Tondoon Botanic Gardens. Friday, 16 July from 5.30pm to Saturday, 17 July at 9pm. Visit the Gladstone Regional Council webpage for more information.
– Gladstone’s Relay for Life. Chanel College, 11 Paterson St West Gladstone. Saturday, 24 July. Visit gladstone.qld.gov.au for more information.
– The Blink 182 and Green Day Experience. Friday, 30 July from 8pm. Harvey Road Tavern, Clinton.
– Crow Street Food and Music Festival. Crow Street Collective, 8 Crow St Gladstone. Saturday, 31 July from 6pm.
– Benaraby Twilight Fair. 13 August from 4pm. Benaraby State School, 17 O’Connor Rd.
– Iron Jack Gladstone Cup. Saturday, 14 August from 11am. Ferguson Park, Gladstone Turf Club. Visit eventbrite.com.au for tickets and more information.
– Calliope River Village Festival. Saturday, 21 August from 10am. Old Bruce Highway, River Ranch. Visit gladstone.qld.gov.au for more information. Adult tickets cost $25, $10 for people aged 12 to 18, people under 12 are free.
– Gladstone Multicultural Festival Day. Saturday, 28 August from 10am to 8pm. Tondoon Botanic Gardens. Visit www.gmai.org.au for more information.
– Colour Me Capricorn Gladstone. Located at 98 Bryan Jordan Drive, Gladstone. Visit events.gladstoneregion.info for more information.
– Belladiva – Morning Melodies: Tuesday, 24 August from 11am. Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre. Visit gladstoneentertainment.com for tickets.
– The Ultimate Eagles Experience – 50th Anniversary. Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre. Saturday, 4 September from 7.30pm. Adult tickets $69, concessions cost $63.
– Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic. Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre. Friday, 10 September from 8pm. Adults $74, children (under 13 years of age) cost $38.50.
– Kevin Bloody Wilson. Harvey Road Tavern. 19 February from 7.30pm. Visit oztix.com.au for tickets.