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Sunday 23 December – MUSIC + ART WORKSHOP

LIVE MUSIC – after his debut on the Plunge Festival Stage, hosted at the markets last April, we had to get Coalby back to serenade the crowd. Switching between the pedal steel slide and a keyboard to accompany his emotive folk, soul and blues flavoured songs, Coalby’s singing style is timeless and evocative.

ART WORKSHOP

Join our art workshop titled ‘Upcycled Sea Stingers’ under the gazebo next to the Info Tent.

Sculpt & weave a blue bottle, jelly fish or octupus using recycled materials. Learn creative ideas for recycling whilst remembering the importance of keeping our oceans clean & safe for all creatures big & small. Hang your upcycled Sea stingers in the window, on the Christmas tree or in the garden.

The workshop is facilitated by local artist & art educator Kerrie Howland from Yamba Art Space.

No booking essential just come join in on the day. Between 8.30am – 11.30am.

All ages welcome + children 5 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
All materials supplied, $4 fee.

Sunday 27 January – Yamba River Markets delivers the perfect Australia Day hangover cure…coffee and a hot breakfast by the river, accompanied by the gentle rippling rhythms and balearic bliss of Sandy Feat.

Sunday 24 February – This month’s live music comes courtesy of the VVs, who reckon the next best thing to vinyl is virtual vinyl – a conundrum, to be sure, but the answer just keeps going ’round and ‘round. Anyway, The VVs trade in old school guitar rock, combined with a touch of what came out of the ‘punk’ revelations in the late ’70s and early ’90s, all played with verve and passion. As well as performing an eclectic selection of covers (what the punters want), The VVs do their own thing, too (what the punters need).

Sunday 24 March – originally from Melbourne and now on a mission to live a life of constant travel, discovery and sharing of  stories through music, we host Taylor Birds a.k.a. Sophia Kinston as she cruises down the East Coast. Sophie conjures a soulful soundscape by looping her vocal and riffs played on the electric violin. The combination produces a dreamy and inspirational sound, with undeniable positive affects on the mood. “I’m not sure where the road will lead, but I know it’s headed somewhere good, as my heart is warm.”


Market Dollars competition


Volunteer at the markets

Volunteers at the markets enjoy giving something back to their community…and the free coffee and camaraderie ain’t bad either! Interested? Get in touch…

Perform at the markets

Are you a musician or band interested in playing under our big shade cloth? Musos that connect with our crowd can sell a decent amount of merch. Get in touch…


A message for dog owners

Ford Park – home to the markets each month – is a dog friendly place, albeit with exclusion zones applicable at certain times.

Specifically, dogs are not permitted within 10m of food preparation and serving areas.

So when bringing your pooch to the markets, which you’re very welcome to do, we ask you to please be considerate and observe the rules.

Keep your dog on the lead and clear of the food stalls and dining area under the large shade cloth.