Luke Vassella

An authored performer, the authentic voice of the ‘new country’.

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JuiceBox: 100% organic Funk and Soul served super fresh and dancey 🙂

JuiceBox are a groovy five piece that draw on their global Roots and explorations. Weaving a musical celebration of Earth – her diverse gifts and current challenges.
Bello based, JuiceBox are a band that get you dancing to their infectious, energetic and funky grooves, with earthy lyrics. James Brown meets Bob Brown.
Their unique and original style of song writing and arrangements give freedom for improvisation and spontaneity.

Fashion Exchange at Harbourside Markets

Passionate about fashion, the community and our environment?

Our Harbourside Markets fashion exchange happens on the first Sunday of every month! Join the fun!

Drop in pre loved clothes between 8-9:30am in exchange for tokens.
Token shoppers 9:30-10:30am, swap your clothes for something you like more!
Cash shoppers welcome from 10:30am

Limit of 15 GOOD QUALITY items
Proceeds donated to a monthly charity.

See you there!

For more information, to recommend a charity or volunteer on the day call Katrina 0435 870 751

First Avenue

Great local band

The Blues Boyz

The Blues Boyz are a recently formed blues band with seasoned musicians playing with different bands over many years. Rob Robertson playing bass and vocals also having his own recording studio , Neil Mathews on blues harp and vocals, Gary Burns on drums and Dave Ash on guitar and vocals.

We love the blues and like to play in the style of Eric Bibb and Keb Moe with different arrangements and the old blues favorites . Dave and Rob produced there own album “The Blues Club” a few years ago and now come back to the blues. We enjoy and have fun playing together as musicians and mates .

For Bookings & Information Contact:

Micka Scene

Micka Scene is a Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist who pioneered the Cajon(kick/snare) solo artist combination before it became popular. Previous frontman of supergroup Pacha Mamma. His voice and songwriting hit straight to the heart with stories of love, the environment, heartbreak and life on the road.
Micka has since gone onto touring extensively in Australia, Canada and Europe 3 times over with his unmistakeable voice, Weissenborn Slide, raw talent and amazing energy live.
Micka has supported Donavon Frankenreiter, The Reubens, Salmonella Dub to name a few.
And had his tracks blasted across the waves at the Quicksilver Pro Worldwide

2015 Micka toured Europe where he played shows in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Switzerland and Netherlands. And has sold 25,000 + albums (Pacha Mamma) independently all with no management and no agent and no record label.
Feb 24 2016 he released his first solo studio single ‘Far From Perfect’ to the world with his first solo album coming end of March.

Matty Devitt

On Tuesday 12th August 2008, Matty Devitt was announced as the winner in the Indigenous Category for the QSong Awards for his song, Power.

Matty Devitt is an Australian singer/songwriter on his way- and definitely worth a listen! Combining modern musical influences with the spirit of his Aboriginal heritage, he has created his own version of Alternative, Acoustic rock.

Originally from Coffs Harbour, Matty started out writing songs and singing with local bands. After moving to Byron Bay in 2000, he started learning guitar to support his naturally strong and passionate voice and before long, he was performing solo gigs to intimate crowds and keeping their undivided attention.

In 2003 he made the move to Brighton, UK, where he formed a band playing his original songs. The band enjoyed much success on the Brighton circuit, playing such venues as the Prince Albert, Pressure Point and the Concorde 2. Now, he’s back in Australia, back to his roots, performing gigs to intimate and larger crowds in venues around the Sunshine Coast area, Byron Bay and Brisbane with more passion and confidence than ever. In March 2008, The Matty Devitt Band took out first prize in the Bundaberg Rum Blues over Byron Busking Competition, winning themselves not only the coveted prize of performing on the APRA Stage at the East Coast Blues and Roots Festival, but also, the fantastic opportunity to record their album at Studio 301 with Tom Misner in Byron Bay- a project they undertook in May 2008.

On his new album, Chosen This Life, he is accompanied by the incredible musical talents of Richard Atherton and Wes Dewitt who compliment his original material with their own signature styles. Matty was recently awarded the prize for Best Song in the Indigenous Category for the QSong Awards for his song, Power, which features on the album. In 2008, The Matty Devitt Band performed at the beautiful Sunshine Coasts’ Caloundra Music Festival and was also featured at the Tin Can Bay Music in the Park Festival. Their debut album, Chosen This Life, is due out this January.


Better Together Seniors Celebration Day

Harbourside Markets – the Better Together Seniors Festival
Date: Sunday 15 April
Time: 8am to 2pm

Location: at Harbourside Markets, Jetty Foreshore, Coffs Harbour
Council and Harbourside Makers & Growers Markets are excited to present this joint celebration as part of the regions Seniors Week events. The ‘Better Together’ Seniors Celebration is a themed market and will look at seniors and retirees coming into their creative & energetic element as they find time to finally sink their teeth into productive interests, passions and creativity like never before. This market will showcase that energy, freedom and creativity with stalls for seniors to showcase their hobbies, projects and products. Community-minded organisations and groups will showcase the ‘seniors friendly’ opportunities they have on offer for seniors looking to deepen their connection.
The festival will run in conjunction with the regular Sunday offerings at Harbourside Markets, an established local weekly makers and growers market situated alongside historic Coffs Harbour jetty.
Food stalls, local art, craft, produce and wellness stalls (massage, reiki) as well as activities for the children and grandchildren like jumping castles and face painting. Something for the whole family.

Musical performances and onstage entertainment on the day will be tailored to appeal to and showcase seniors audience. Our big stage line up is growing and growing!! Our schedule so far is as follows:

9am – Marika Braak & Maitoumbi AfroDance Movement & dance performance
9.30am – Big Boogie Band
10.30am – Marian Grove Ukulele Group
11.15am – Big Boogie Band (2nd performance)
12 noon – Coffs Harbour City Choir
12.45pm – ‘Seussical The Musical’ Preview Theatre Performance by Coffs Harbour Musical Comedy Company
1pm – ‘They Dream Of Home’ Preview Theatre Performance by Theatre with BITE

Other demonstrations and activities presented on the day include:
• Over 50s Table Tennis Club
• Art Gallery Group displays
• Plywood Pirates – canoe hobbyists
• U3A – mahjong, chess and scrabble games
• Over 50’s Table Tennis Club – demonstrations & information.
• Dragon Boat Club
• Marika Braak and Maitoumbi – yoga, movement & dance workshops/demonstrations for seniors.
– The cup of gratitude free refreshments prepared by the local CWA and served by local girl guides.

Wheelchair friendly / Undercover seating provided

Pat Tierney

Lap Slide and Acoustic inspired folk and blues with a splash of reggae roots.


Pat Tierney’s music nestles right in between the inspiring sounds of Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, a hint of folk and blues and a splash of reggae roots. Throw in some lap slide guitar, wailing harmonica and soulful melodies and you have a unique sound brimming with eclecticism and positivity.
A recent 2015 Queensland Music Award finalist in the Blues n Roots Category, Pat is currently finishing off a mammoth run of shows throughout Australia and New Zealand after the release of his debut album ‘Wild World Blues’ in June of this year.
The album showcases Pat’s signature slide guitar fuelled sound with tales of love, loss, hope and a unique take on the world today. Bringing together influences from Blues, Folk, Reggae,Country and Celtic music into a musical mixing pot that finds it’s true voice on the live stage.
Sharing the stage in recent times with the likes of Mat McHugh (The Beautiful Girls), Horrorshow and Bobby Alu, Pat’s sound continues to grow and gain momentum backed by a string of recent festival performances and strong radio play through the likes of ABC, Triple J and community stations across Australia and New Zealand.