The Manning RiverStage is ready for events now the lockdown is lifting, with three dates confirmed and three more to be set for 2022.
The series opens on October 29 with Goodfellas Band, Circus Mule and Maddy Andrews.
"These nights are free as Rotary has secured funding from a generous bushfire grant and we are determined to bring the stage to life", said Donna Ballard, president of the Rotary Club of Taree on Manning.
"Opening with a local line up is sensible as we ease back to a 'new normal' after lockdown restrictions ease".
The Goodfellas Band is made up of a group of musicians who really enjoy playing together. Local favourites Matty Zarb, Michael Eyb and Scott Greenaway are joined by Mark Oats (fiddle, vocals and jokes), Hester Frazer (piano and vocals) and Anthony Walmsley (guitar and vocals). These experienced performers are thrilled to be back playing live after a such a tough year.
All visitors to the events will need to comply with current COVID guidelines, meaning only those with double vaccinations can attend.
On November 5, the Darren Jack Band, Sweet 'n Swampy and Jake Davey will feature, and November 19 is confirmed with Wendy Matthews and Grace + Hugh performing.
"At the RiverStage you can bring your own drinks and snacks, and you can also find food vans, ice cream and coffee stalls. Bring a chair, bring a rug and be a part of this reopening of our community!" Donna said.
Acts included in the free Friday Night Live series continuing into 2022 are the Eurogliders, Tex Perkins and Matt Walker, and The Black Sorrows.
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