Gig guide:

SHANIA TWAIN: The Canadian singer-songwriter is performing at Hope Estate.

SHANIA TWAIN: The Canadian singer-songwriter is performing at Hope Estate.

5 Sawyers Wednesday, The 'So What' Supper Club. Friday, DJ Perry Carter. Saturday, DJ Urby. Sunday, Jerome Duo.

48 Watt Street Friday, Tim Freedman & Perry Keyes.

Anchorage Port Stephens Sunday, David Mccredie.

Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, The Dreamcatchers. Sunday, Mick Jones.

Argenton Hotel Friday, Mardmax. Saturday, Shaka. Sunday, KR Duo.

Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, The Tantrums.

Avon Valley Inn Saturday, Barracuda.

Bar Petite Friday, CrocQ. Saturday, Matt McLaren. Sunday, Grayson.

Battlesticks Bar Wednesday, Codi Kaye. Thursday, James Naldo. Friday, John Larder. Saturday, Greg McKew. Sunday, Mick N Josh.

Beach Hotel Friday, Greg McKew Band. Saturday, The Black Sails.

Bellbird Hotel Friday, Hendo.

Belmont 16s Wednesday, John Campbell. Friday, Blue Suede Boppers, Daniel Arvidson. Saturday, Trancemission, Matt Semmens. Sunday, The Blue Water Cowboys.

Belmore Hotel Saturday, Alias.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Overload. Saturday, LoKo.

Blackbutt Hotel Friday, Love That Hat. Saturday, The 3.

The Bradford Friday, Troy Kemp. Saturday, The V Dubs. Sunday, Romney Watts.

Bulahdelah Bowling Club Saturday, Kristo and King.

Burwood Inn Saturday, Ryan Daley.

Cambridge Hotel Thursday, Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls (UK), The Hard Aches, Emily Barker (glass house), Lachlan X. Morris, Oilbaron, India and The Journey To The East, Fungas.

Friday, Ivan Ooze.

Saturday, Kids Xmas Party with Bunny Racket. Sunday, White Blanks, Jackie Brown Jr, Surf Trash.

Cardiff RSL Club Friday, Chris Saxby. Saturday, Misbehave.

Catho Pub Saturday, Murray Byfield, Siren. Sunday, The Years.

Caves Beachside Hotel Friday, Mason Rack Band. Sunday, Lachlan Edwards.

Cessnock Leagues Club Friday, Just Jade. Saturday, Dr. Zoom Duo.

Charlestown Bowling Club Friday, 24 Hours. Saturday, Shooting Molly.

Charlestown Golf Club Sunday, Phil McKnight.

Clarendon Hotel Friday, Ben Travis.

Club Kotara Saturday, Shivoo.

Club Lemon Tree Friday, Redline. Saturday, Let Loose.

Colliery Inn Friday, Tim Broadway. Saturday, Robbie T. Sunday, Reg Sinclair.

Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Reggie Sinclair.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, Dan Newberry.

Criterion Hotel Weston Saturday, Code Red.

Crown & Anchor Hotel Saturday, DJ Alessandro. Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Customs House Wednesday, Zachary Israel. Friday, Todd Schmoo. Sunday, Kylie Jane.

Cypress Lakes Friday, Matt Semmens. Saturday, Pete Gelzinnis.

D'Albora Marina Friday, Jordan Fleming.

Denman Hotel Sunday, Lennie Live.

Duke Of Wellington Friday, Roxy. Saturday, Prestige Inc.

East Cessnock Bowling Club Thursday, Snowy Robson. Saturday, Andrew G.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, Snape Trilogy. Saturday, The Lamplighters. Sunday, Big Pete.

Edgeworth Bowling Club Friday, Two Fires - Cold Chisel show. Sunday, Brenton Williams.

Edgeworth Tavern Friday, Shivoo. Saturday, The Bad and The Ugly.

Erringhi Hotel Friday, 2GoodReasons.

Exchange Hotel Saturday, Soundabout. Sunday, Anthology.

Family Hotel Maitland Friday, Zac and Ben. Saturday, Maryanne Rex Duo.

Finnegans Saturday, Kid Kenobi.

STORYTELLERS: Tim Freedman and Perry Keyes are at 48 Watt Street on Friday.

STORYTELLERS: Tim Freedman and Perry Keyes are at 48 Watt Street on Friday.

Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, Marriah.

Gateshead Tavern Friday, Pat Vs Cat. Sunday, Craig Thomson Duo.

George Tavern Friday, Max Jackson. Saturday, Deuce.

Grain Store Sunday, J.J King.

Grand Hotel Thursday, Cameron Jones Trio with Irene Ypenburg (NL). Tuesday, Gerard Master’s Great Australian Songbook.

Grand Junction Hotel Friday, Nicholas Connors Band. Sunday, Liz Stringer. Wednesday, Mai-Wel.

Great Northern Hotel Teralba Friday, Boney Rivers.

Greta Workers Club Friday, Whisky Business.

Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Triple Zero. Sunday, Overload.

Hamilton Station Hotel Wednesday, Tennyson King, Pam Hata, Natalie Henry. Thursday, Fat Monica & Rooted, John Howard, Necessary Vengeance. Saturday, Froth Dogs, Riot Violet, Helluvaloser, Moog. Tuesday, Hexis (DEN), Break Through.

Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, Christmas Cabaret with Fabba. Sunday, John Noble.

Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, Vogue. Saturday, Mark Wells Trio. Sunday, Jake Folbigg.

Hope Estate Saturday, Shania Twain (US), Bastian Baker (SWE).

Horse & Jockey Hotel Singleton Friday, Jacinta.

Hotel Cessnock Friday, Mark Lee.

Hotel Delany Sunday, Lauren Arms.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo.

Imperial Hotel Singleton Saturday, Glamstars.

Iron Horse Inn Friday, Loose Bazooka.

Jewells Tavern Friday, Phonic Duo. Saturday, Something From Nothing - Foo Fighters tribute band. 

The Junction Hotel Saturday, Marissa.

Kent Hotel Wednesday, Matt McLaren. Friday, The V Dubs.

Kurri Bowling Club Saturday, Matty G.

Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, Beth Gleeson.

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Sunday, Jacinta.

Lambton Park Hotel Friday, Little Cents. Saturday, Mick Jones.

Lass O’Gowrie Friday, Cadillac, The Rucksacks, The Girl Folder, No Mandate. Saturday, Betty Grumble, Willy Wagtail, Simple The Drag Queen, Heaps Gay Falls Set, Rachel Maria Cox. Wednesday, Dream Folk.

Lizotte’s Wednesday, Jimmy Barnes, Elly-May Barnes.

Thursday, Beccy Cole, Libby O’Donovan. Friday, ABBAsback.

Saturday-Sunday, Richard Clapton, Daniel March (dinner).

Sunday, The D Majors (lunch). 

Lochinvar Hotel Sunday, Mark Wells.

Maitland Leagues Club Friday, Emily Smith.

Mark Hotel Friday, Jamie Martens.

Mary Ellen Hotel Friday, Soul Junction. Saturday, The Smarts.

Maryland Tavern Saturday, Frick-n-Orson.

Mattara Hotel Saturday, The Levymen.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Kaylah Anne. Saturday, Phil McKnight. Sunday, ROX.

Mavericks On Darby Friday, Greg Bryce. Saturday, Felix Quinn Music Duo.

Mayfield Ex-Services Friday, Smokin Rosie.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Friday, All Access 80's, DJ Angelo. Saturday, 24 Hours. Sunday, Kaylah Anne.

Morisset Country Club Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys.

Murray’s Brewery Friday, Dean Kyrwood. Saturday, Amy Fredes. Sunday, Holly Mae Wilson.

Nag’s Head Hotel Friday, Kevin O'Hara. Saturday, Pistol Pete.

Nelson Bay Bowling Club Friday, Ron Knight.

Nelson Bay Diggers Friday, Counterpart. Saturday, Hummingbirds. Sunday, Karen O’Shea.

Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Emily Smith.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, Loko.

Newcastle Hotel Wednesday, Blue Velvet, Southern End, Cooks and Bakers, Blue Tide, Split Feed, Rachel Maria Cox, Lazy Bones. Friday, Cut Snake. Saturday, Loods.

Newcastle Jockey Club Saturday, Kaylah Anne.

Northern Star Hotel Friday, Taman Shud, Tim Rossington, Aaron Hood. Saturday, Sarah Christine, Michael Peter.

Paxton Bowling Club Saturday, Matt Gaudry.

Peden’s Hotel Saturday, Mojo Bandits.

Pippis At The Point Sunday, Ben Travis.

Plough Inn Friday, Louis Burt.

Potters Brewery Friday, Pistol Pete.

Premier Hotel Saturday, Holly Mae.

Prince of Wales Hotel Friday, Prestige Inc. Saturday, Tim Rossington.

Queens Arms Hotel Saturday, Spank N The Monkey.

Queens Wharf Hotel Friday, Uptown Duo. Saturday, Vogue. Sunday, Phonic, Wharf Life.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Anthony Lee.

Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Friday, Hummingbirds. Saturday, Big Night Out.

Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Whiskey Business Duo.

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Sunday, Secret Society.

Settlers Arms Hotel Dungog Sunday, Sarah Christine.

Shenanigans at the Imperial Friday, Joel Oakhill. Saturday, Adrianna Mac Duo, Purple Hearts.

Shoal Bay Country Club Friday, Mick Jones. Saturday, Knight Moves, Sundays Record. Sunday, Brien McVernon.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Jake Folbigg. Saturday, Hayden Johns.

Small Ballroom Thursday, Psycroptic, Orpheus, Evocatus, Gaped.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Pete Hibbert. Saturday, Solid Gold Party Night.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Friday, Grizzlee Train. Saturday, Them Wild Oats.

Station Hotel Kurri Kurri Saturday, Extreme Mobile Entertainment.

Stockton Bowling Club Friday, Sound Of Sunday. Sunday, Misbehave.

Swansea Hotel Friday, Brenton Williams. Saturday, Kyle Cartner. Sunday, State FX.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Open Fire.

Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Saving Club Sunday, Lisa Hunt.

Swansea Workers Club Saturday, Chris Unicomb. Sunday, Barracuda.

Sydney Junction Hotel Saturday, The Radiators.

Tilligerry RSL Friday, Hummdinger. Saturday, James Paul.

Toronto Diggers Saturday, 40 Up Club.

Toronto Hotel Friday, The Dreamcatchers. Sunday, Greg Bryce.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Snape Trilogy.

Town Hall Hotel Saturday, Scully.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Joel Procter. Sunday, Troy Kemp.

Wallsend Sporties Friday, Jon Matthews.

Wangi Hotel Saturday, Mark Lee. Sunday, Coral Lee.

Warners At The Bay Friday, Karen O'Shea. Saturday, The Years.

Warners Bay Foreshore Friday, Spank N The Monkey.

Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, Gen-X.

Wests Cardiff Saturday, Love That Hat.

Wests New Lambton Thursday, Angamus. Friday, Misbehave. Saturday, Cruzers. Sunday, John Schumann & Shane Howard. Tuesday, Angamus.

Wests NEX Saturday, Counterpart.

Wickham Park Hotel Friday, Milestones. Saturday, Sunhill Drive, Band Of Burbs. Sunday, Nano.

Windale Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, The Klassics.

Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Jessica Cain.

Woodriver Studio Friday, Belle Badi, Dawn Laird, Jackets.