McGuire’s CBD Hotel
This is the largest family-owned chain of hotels in Queensland, so McGuire’s CBD Hotel prides itself on maintaining consistency with their decor and casual yet cosy vibe. This ambient venue is all about hosting awesome live music performances such as the ‘Easter Lane Party’ on April 5th that will have an array of live local artists playing original crowd pleasing tunes. This is some serious easy listening, so make sure you have your favourite brew in hand as you bask in Mackay’s musical glory.
McGuire’s CBD Hotel lives and breathes music, so they make a strong effort to have live music four nights a week. If you can’t stand watching others thrive in the spotlight, McGuire’s CBD Hotel has karaoke under the stars every Thursday night for your tone deaf enjoyment and others dismay. The supportive crowd will welcome anyone to the stage. At the McGuire’s CBD Hotel they have a menu overflowing with delicious classics and great bartenders who can whip up whatever drink you fancy. There are pool tables, big screens and a jukebox, so you can be entertained for hours.
Where: 17 Wood Street, Mackay QLD, 4740
Sails Sports Bar
This is a local waterfront establishment that is the ideal spot to have an afternoon scotch on the deck while being serenaded by some local talent. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening, live music will be travelling throughout Sails Sports Bar. This is generally a combination of local bands, solo acoustic performers and touring artists from around Australia. On April 4th, DJANGO will be taking over the stage at Sails Sports Bar. These guys really know how to get the crowd feeling good with there upbeat tracks. DJANGO specialise in old school classics with modern flare, they’re a 5-piece band who offer everything from classy Jazz to Funk, Soul and Disco. They boast an infectious groove that resonates with listeners long after the performance has ended. Come along to relax on the waterfront, listening to the soulful voice of Kezza Armstrong in DJANGO.
Where: Mackay Marina, Mulherin Drive, Mackay Harbour, QLD, 4740
The Great Northern Sports Club
If you would like a happy medium between a classic bar and bistro and waterfront dining location, The Great Northern Sports Club is the place. Every Sunday, commencing at 1.30pm, The Great Northern Sports Club has live music for everyone to enjoy. They have local favourites who execute amazing popular covers and belt out a variety of music styles incorporating jazz, rock, country and contemporary. A regular performer who is a real crowd pleaser is Mickey the soloist who will perform most weeks and reinforce the amazingly chilled atmosphere with his cruisy vocal tunes and acoustic strings. At The Great Northern Sports Club they also have a selection of the best food incorporating local produce, a flourishing wine list, cold beers on tap and an amazing view of the Mackay Harbour. Pull up a seat and embrace Mackay’s music scene with open arms.
Where: 9 Breakwater access road, Mackay Harbour, QLD, 4740
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McGuire’s CBD Hotel