Bathurst to host Jimmy Little gathering

The one-off ‘Jimmy Little Gathering’ will be held in Bathurst on Saturday, September 23. Free buses will run from Cowra for the event.

The one-off ‘Jimmy Little Gathering’ will be held in Bathurst on Saturday, September 23. Free buses will run from Cowra for the event.

Arts OutWest is excited to announce a stellar musical line up for a one-off ‘Jimmy Little Gathering’ in Bathurst on Saturday 23 September.

Free buses will run from Cowra, Orange and Lithgow to the big regional event.

The event celebrates the music and legacy of the beloved Australian Aboriginal musician, actor and advocate Jimmy Little (1937-2012).

Guest performers include Mr Little’s daughter Frances Peters-Little and grandson James Henry. They’ll be joined on stage by acclaimed soul, rap and spoken word artist Radical Son.

Aboriginal dancers from Cowra, working with choreographer Jo Clancy will perform with theMadhu Yinaa (many women together) group at the event.

The event starts at 3pm on Saturday, September 23 with public workshops in areas of Aboriginal culture such as language, weaving, beading, tool making and dance plus open-mic and storytelling sessions and some performances. At 6.30pm it moves into the main theatre for a concert featuring James Henry, Radical Son, Smith & Jones and The Orient Royal Mail Band.

Free buses, supplied by Bathurst Community Transport, will leave Cowra at 1.45pm, from Orange at 2pm and from Lithgow at 2pm, each then departing Bathurst in the evening at 9.45pm. The buses will pick up at visitor information centres in each town. The buses are free but people are asked to book (call 6338 4657 or email artsoutwest@csu.edu.au)

Jimmy Little was a Yorta Yorta man, hailed as one of Australia's founding and premier country music stars. 

Tickets are $5 from bmec.com.au or 6333 6161. Ticket price includes workshops.