Grafton World Rally Music & Arts Festival

 

 

The Grafton Chamber of Commerce and Industry are pleased to support the World Rally and invite visitors to Grafton and our festival and, which has been especially organised by the Grafton Chamber of Commerce and Grafton NC TAFE Tourism Students with participating venues. RELAX and ENJOY!

A four-day program, from Thursday 8th September to Sunday 10th September will  provide the City of Grafton with an exciting array of live music, markets, art exhibitions, culinary events and street parties.                 

Thursday 8th September
The Jacaranda Hotel
154 Pound Street, Grafton
DJ Cacktus - 8pm to late. Ph: 02 6642 2579

Club PO
58 Victoria Street Grafton
DJ Blake and Guests. $5 house specials & cocktails all night, open 7 pm til late, free entry till 11pm. Dress: smart casual. Ph: 02 6642 2199

Friday 9th September
Hip Hop Spectacular
South Services Club, 2-8 Wharf St, South Grafton. This is a DRUG & ALCOHOL FREE event. BBQ, Best of the Schools Hip Hop and Rap/Song writing battles, National renown Hip Hop artists perform. Free entry. 5.30pm to 8.30pm. All enquiries Ph: 02 6643 2199.

Squatter's Rest Open Mic Evening
Tucabia Turn left off Pacific Hwy at Ulmarra.
Featuring regular and guest singers and poets. 6.30 pm start. Gold coin donation. BYO. Try our Stew and Damper. Ph: 02 6644 8076 or  www.squattersrest.com

Grafton District Services Club
Cnr Mary and Fry Sts, Grafton.
Mental as Anything - 8pm show. FREE Entry. Ph 02 6642 2066 or www.gdsc.com.au

Live Band
Grafton Hotel - 97 Fitzroy St, Grafton.
From 9pm. Lunch & dinner available. Ph: 02 6642 2000.

The Watched (latest covers)
The Village Green Hotel - Cnr Pound and Turf Sts, Grafton.
No Cover charge. Lunch & Dinner Available. Ph: 02 6642 2095.

Karaoke Country Style
Walkers Marina Hotel - 90 Through St, South Grafton.
Gifts for singers, children welcome with parents. $10 Pasta Night. From 8.30pm. Ph: 02 6642 1898.

Restaurant dining with J&D Guitar/Vocal duo.
Crown Hotel & Restaurant - 1 Prince St, Grafton. Bookings recommended. Ph: 02 6642 4000.

Country/Western Night and DJ
Hotel 5 - 189 Armidale Rd, South Grafton.
Lunch & Dinner Available. Ph 02 6642 2555.

Marc Daley - Guitarist
The Good Intent (GI) - Armidale Road, South Grafton.
8pm to 12am. No cover charge. Lunch & dinner available. Ph: 02 6642 2188.

DJ Blake and Guests
Club PO - 58 Victoria St, Grafton.
$5 house specials, cocktails. Open 7pm til late, free entry till 11 pm. Dress: smart casual. Ph: 02 6642 2199.

Saturday 10th September
Car Boot Sales
Christ Church Cathedral Grounds - Cnr Fitzroy & Duke Sts, Grafton.
Starts 8am.

Spring into Skinner Street Festival
Skinner St,  South Grafton.
9am to 1.30pm. Lots of stalls, music, buskers, and children's activities includes Dunbe Drums, Firedragonz, Hip Hop Down Under, Skinner Street Jazz.

Alchemy Cafe @ The Emporium - 31 Skinner St, South Grafton Ph: 02 6643 3525
Jazz pianist Ben & friends - From 9am to lunchtime. Open 7.30am to 2.30pm.

Art of the Clarence - 19 Skinner St, South Grafton.
Exhibition of Local artists & crafts and sales. Open from 9am - 1pm.

Walker’s Marina Hotel - 90 Through St., South Grafton.
Exhibition of Local art by Cassandra-Lyn Palmer. Open from 10am. FREE Jumping Castle from 10am to 12 noon.

Magician Alakasam
Grafton Shoppingworld, Cnr Fitzroy & Duke Sts, Grafton.
11am. Children’s Plaster Painting.

Marc Daley (Guitarist)
The Post Office Hotel, 75 Skinner St, South Grafton.
2pm to 6pm. Ph: 02 6642 2032.

Promusica presents SYNERGY in concert
The Christ Church Cathedral, Duke St, Grafton.
Synergy is internationally recognised as Australia’s pre-eminent contemporary percussion group, and its performers continue to stretch conventional notions of what percussion can sound like. Expect a unique sound-world: marimba, vibraphone, bells and drums, coupled with the virtuosity and energy that the group is known for. Starts 7.30 pm. Tickets: Non-members: $35.00 | Concessions $30.00 | Children $10.00. Tickets for performance available at Buckley’s Grafton Music,Clarence Valley Conservatorium and at the door.

Saturday Night Bowling and Disco
Grafton Ten Pin Bowling - Powell St, Grafton (opp. racecourse)
Open all weekend. $10.50 per child incl game & shoe hire. Ph: 02 6642 6055.

Country/Western Night and DJ
Hotel 5 - 189 Armidale Rd, South Grafton.
Lunch and dinner available. Ph: 02 6642 2555.

Family Tree
The Clocktower Hotel - 93 Prince St, Grafton.
Latest covers. From 8pm. No cover charge. Lunch & dinner available. Ph: 02 6643 1122.

DJ Blake and Guests
Club PO - 58 Victoria St, Grafton.
$5 house specials & cocktails all night, open 7pm til late. Free entry till 11pm. Dress: smart casual. Ph: 02 6642 2199.

Lizard Grip (latest covers)
The Village Green Hotel - Cnr Pound and Turf Sts, Grafton.
Lunch and dinner available. No Cover charge. Ph: 02 6642 2095.

Abba Karaoke
Walkers Marina Hotel - 90 Through St, South Grafton.
From 8pm. No cover charge. Lunch and dinner available. Ph: 02 6642 1898.

BLISS Nightclub
South Grafton Ex-Servicemen's Club - 2-8 Wharf Street, South Grafton.
Free entry for Club Members. Open til 2pm. Dress: Clean, smart-casual. Ph: 02 6642 1422.

Sunday 11th September
Gate to Plate 2011
Grafton Showgrounds, Cnr Prince & Dobie Sts, Grafton.

Gate to Plate Markets & Displays. The Clarence Valley’s premium annual celebration of local produce, wine tastings, product sampling and demonstrations. A Celebrity Cooking Challenge showcasing the talents of local chefs hosted by “Ironchef’s” Simon Thomsen.

Meet ABC Kids TV star DirtGirl @ 11am. Children's activities including a Children’s treasure hunt, seed planting and plate painting.

Entry from 8am to 2pm.

Christ Church Cathedral
Duke and Victoria Sts, Grafton.
Church service: 8am.
Family Eucharist: 10am.
All Welcome. Visit Grafton’s magnificent Cathedral completed in 1884.

Sunday Children's Disco
Grafton Ten Pin Bowling - Powell Street, Grafton (opposite racecourse).
11am to 1pm. $10 per head. Guest DJ, and enjoy a game or two for only $5 per Head including shoe hire. Open all day. Ph: 02 6642 6055.

I Scream Rock and Roll Children’s Beach Party
91 Prince St, Grafton.
60’s Retro Café and Ice cream parlour. Join the Party with live music, hot rods, games, fun!  2pm to 5pm.

Open mic in the courtyard @ The Australian Hotel
57 Through St, South Grafton.
From 2pm to 6pm. Hosted by ‘Unfinished Business’ visitors and performers welcome. Lunch and dinner available. Ph: 02 6642 1566.

Marc Daly Duo
The Jacaranda Hotel - 154 Pound Street, Grafton.
1pm to 5pm. BBQ Sunday. Ph: 02 6642 2579.

Grafton Talent Quest Finals
Saraton Cinema - 99 Prince St, Grafton.
Come join us to see the crème of  the Valley’s talented students and performers compete. From 6pm to 9pm.

ALL WEEKEND
Liquor, Larrikins and the Law Museum Display
Walkers Marina Hotel - 90 Through St, South Grafton.
Lunch & dinner available. Free Jumping Castle 1pm to 5pm. Ph: 02 6642 1898.

Grafton Regional Gallery
158 Fitzroy St, Grafton.
Exhibition of art by Jenny Kitchener, Patricia Buckland, Peter Lane, Jim Cross, Michael Esson. FREE Entry - donations welcomed. Ph: 02 6642 3177.

Saraton Cinema
99 Prince St, Grafton. www.saraton.com. Ph: 02 6642 1633.

Roches Hotel
85 Victoria St, Grafton.
Relax in our Music Lounge. Ph: 02 6642 2866.