Summer is full swing in Port Stephens and adding to the holiday vibe around the area is the sounds of live music.
Clubs, pubs, hotels, even one of the marinas, around the Port have lined up a range of entertainers and musicians to perform live at their venues throughout January.
Shoal Bay Country Club, which underwent one of its biggest transformations since the 1930s in 2017, will have live music playing in its courtyard and main room from 1pm until late each Saturday.
A highlight Shoal Bay club’s music offerings will be Australian pub rock band The Radiators on January 20.
The Radiators, made up with original members Brian Nichol (lead vocals, guitar) and Geoff Turner (bass guitar), plus Brent Dehn (lead guitar) and Mark Lucas (drums), are a mainstay of the Australian music industry.
The band has carved a niche in the annals of Australian rock history since its formation in 1978 and shared a stage with AC/DC, Rose Tattoo and INXS.
The Radiators will perform a free show in the main room of the club, taking to the stage at 9pm.
Across the peninsula to Nelson Bay, the Seabreeze Hotel is offering punters live music each Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the month.
Seabreeze Hotel also underwent a transformation in 2017. More on that here.
Music will begin at 8.30pm on Friday and Saturday, while there will be tunes at 3pm and 7.30pm on Sunday.
This Friday at the hotel located in the Nelson Bay CBD, Misbehave will take to the stage on Friday followed by Overload on Saturday, Kristy James on Sunday afternoon and Sunday Soothin Sounds from 7.30pm.
d’Albora Marinas at Nelson Bay offer residents and visitors to the area a wide variety of entertainment and activities during the holidays.
In addition to children’s activities such as the Aerojump, Koolart, temporary tattoos, henna, jumping castles and a giant chess set, the marina have a musician playing live music on the public stage each Friday afternoon and Sunday morning.
From 5pm to 8pm on Friday, January 12, Pete McCredie will perform on the stage, located in the centre of the marina.
From 11am to 2pm on Sunday, January 14, soloist Kazzie will be singing live to marina visitors.
Also on offer in Nelson Bay this Friday will be the popular Sacred Tree Markets.
More than 80 stalls will be set up along the foreshore near the marina featuring products created by up-and-coming designers, artists, creatives and producers.
The markets, which feature musicians, street food and cultural displays, will also be held January 19 and 26.