Every 3rd Saturday of the month Bellingen Community Markets proudly presents fantastic live music from local and national bands, along with buskers throughout park. There’s lots of children’s amusements, a  jumping castle, swings and face painting, along with a large footy oval to run around. There’s also community groups sharing their positive message and actions while at the gates with buckets raising needed money.


Calling back to the magical sounds of the sixties and seventies, Big River Blues have infused their infectious performances with their own magical blend of smooth soul, grooving funk and great modern blues. Picture the seamless interaction and strong fusion of both great vocals and fluid melodic guitar. All fully supported by a solid back-line of thumping bass and snap-tight drums and you have Big River Blues.

Using the vast catalogue of material by a myriad of legendary  artists as a springboard, Big River Blues’ stream of consciousness-style playing combines amazing emotional content with tremendous technical control.

Featuring performers with years of national and international performance experience, Big River Blues are the talented mix of Melissa Smith (vocals & amp; percussion), Dom Ferry (guitar & background vocals), Mark Watson (bass guitar), Marty Williams (drums) and Jarred Burley (soundman, guitar & background vocals).

All hailing from many of the small Clarence River communities of Wooli, Diggers Camp, Eatonsville, South Grafton and Wooloweyah in the Clarence Valley (thus the “Big River” moniker), their brilliant fusion of blues-soul-funk-rock is a joy to hear and behold!

Big River Blues are playing on the main stage from 10am-2pm. They bring back to life a selection of ageless blues/soul/rock tunes from the 60’s & 70’s in their own unique way.

More band info available here:

Bellingen Rotary

are our community group of the month.

The Rotary Club of Bellingen is a small club currently averaging around eighteen members, although more members would be awesome. Their ideal size would be around forty. Members come from Bellingen, Urunga, and surrounding areas.

For more ‘up to the minute’ details of what we are up to, check out our Facebook page!  (link under)

Bellingen Rotary carry out a lot of valuable work in the area. They will be on the gates raising needed funds for their projects so please support them where you can.


Bellingen Community Markets….

not just a market place but a great place to be