Rosco’s Sports Bar is part of the Royal Hotel.
Rosco’s Sports Bar is part of the Royal Hotel. Contributed

GIG GUIDE: What's on at the pubs and clubs



FREE entry, free pool and promotions before midnight. Doors open 10pm.

Railway Hotel

PLAY your favourite songs on the Railway Hotel jukebox for free until 3pm, seven days a week.

Empire Hotel

SEE Sunshine Coast bikini barmaids keep the night lively. Enjoy free bar snacks while listening to party hits from 7pm.

Rainbow Sports Club

IT'S all about knowing when to hold 'em and fold 'em at the Rainbow Beach Sports Club. Register at 5.30pm to play games of APL Poker.


Silky Oak Tea Gardens

HOWL you spend your Friday night? Don't miss the monthly Howl at the Moon Festival with a succulent pig on the spit from 7pm. Enjoy buzz karaoke until late.

Mt Pleasant

MATTY Johnstone plays easy listening acoustic covers from 6pm until late.


JAM Night kicks off at 6pm. Pop your name on the chalk board for a performance slot time. Drum kit and sound equipment supplied. Courtesy Bus available bookings essential on 5446 0206.


TEST your luck in Joker Draw and raffles tonight.


WATCH footy finals in large. Big screen viewing from 7.45pm.

Victory Hotel

TEST your luck and get involved in raffles or the TAB section. No need for a designated driver, The Victory have their courtesy bus running after 5pm.

Curra Country Club

DINE from 5.30-8pm with social poker matches following. The kids will have a ball in the fully lit playground.

Phoenix Hotel

SUPPORT the community by getting a ticket in Friday raffles. All proceeds go to junior sporting clubs in Gympie, 6pm in the public bar.


Gympie Turf Club

WELCOME spring trackside. The Gympie Times Ladies Race Day will offer you the chance to win fabulous prizes. Wear your best black and white attire. Free entry for all ladies. Check out the Buff Boys on show and fabulous fashions showcased by Zumarni. Pamper Station touch ups by Your Serenity Hair and Beauty. Sneaky Pete finishes the night with a bang performing at the After Races Party. Gates open 11am. First race 1pm.


THE famous Karen Thomson hosts karaoke throughout the night. All welcome.


VANDERAA are back at the Royal for another stellar show. The show kicks off at 8pm for $10 cover charge on the door. From 1am you'll be able to purchase delicious homemade pies and toasties. Sit anywhere in the restaurant or bar lounge to get something in your belly before you finish your night on the town.


PARTY the night away and catch the Tremors' courtesy bus for free. Ask the front door staff for run times and destination points. DJ Kurt Rowlands drops a set for the After Races Party. Doors open 9pm.


Mt Pleasant

LIVE band Antics performs 1-5pm. Raffles and bar games running. Free pool all day. Free nibblies to paying patrons after 3pm.

Tin Can Bay RSL

ENJOY the easy going atmosphere at the Tin Can Bay RSL with a barbecue lunch on the deck. Listen to live entertainment from noon until 4pm.



LEISA'S Pink PJ Party will honour the life of Leisa Hehir, originator of the fundraising event. All proceeds to go to Cancer Council via the Hope Hold On Pain Ends - Gympie Relay For Life team. Join the festivities with your friends 6pm, Friday, October 2. Sport your favourite pyjamas or pink outfit. Prizes for best dressed. Caitlyn Shadbolt and DJ Roly will rock your slippers off until late. Drinks from licensed bar and hot finger food available. Major prizes up for grabs in cent auction and on lucky door. Tickets $25 by emailing

Cooloola Berries, Wolvi

CHECK out the Meet the Producer market stalls, pony rides, farm tours and sausage sizzle 10am to 2pm. The annual strawberry festival hosted by Cooloola Berries will be fun for the whole family on October 3.

Gympie Showgrounds

A COLOURFUL fundraising event for Miss Pavilion Showgirl 2016, Mikaela Calvert will be held Sunday October 18 at the Gympie Showgrounds. The event set to be a spin of the famous Colour Run will cater to all fitness levels. There will be five obstacles and four colour stations along the track. Afterwards a live DJ will finish the day with an upbeat concert and a cloud of colour. B.Y.O whites.

Civic Centre

DANCE the night away to the tunes by The Sunshine Swing Band and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with cocktails, mocktails, a light supper and prizes on the night to be won. Tickets for Miss Dairy Show Girl's fundraiser Christmas Ball, Friday, December 11, are now available from Curtain Talk (210 Mary St) and Petticoat Junction (1 Little Channon St). For more information or to reserve a ticket call Anna Hanlon on 0401 651 120.