SWINGIN' ON A SUNDAY
The 2340 Big Band will bring people to their feet with great tunes from the Big Bands and vocalists of the 30s, 40s and 50s. Rhapsody in Blue, anybody? Take a trip back in time with salutes toThe Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Benny Goodman Orchestra, The Count Basie Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Doris Day, Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong. May 23, Capitol Theater, Tamworth, 2pm. Tickets $32-38, evtam.sales.ticketsearch.com.
Matchbook 30th Anniversary
It's hard to believe it's been 30 years since the classic Ian Moss album "Matchbook" was released. You'll have the chance to hear it - solo and acoustic. Matchbook generated such Aussie classics as Tucker's Daughter and Out of the Fire. Capitol Theatre on Saturday 24 April at 8pm. Tickets capitoltheatretamworth.com.au.
Put in the diary
It's fondly known as Mayworth and if you're into line-dancing then this one is for you. Workshops, social dancing, a ball and competitions will fill the long weekend of the Australian Country Dance Festival. The event will be COVID-safe with reduced numbers at the Tamworth Town Hall (complete with spectator gallery). April 29-May 1. For more details and tickets go to www.mayworth.com.au
Natasha Soonchild will morph into 12 different characters in her one-woman show that is touring New England. She will don Wild West costumes for Shootin' Sadie, a dinner-theatre experience which shows the true grit of frontier life. Currabubula Hall, April 23; Kelvin Hall, April 24. Details: thedag.com.au