Tom Curtain's Why We Live Out Here Tour

To celebrate the release of his fifth album, multiple Golden Guitar winner and horseman extraordinaire Tom Curtain, has again hit the road with his award winning Outback Show Katherine Outback Experience as part of his 'Why We Live Out Here' Tour.

The show is entertaining, engaging, interactive and family-friendly, and consists of:

  • 1 hour Katherine Outback Experience Show of real horse training and working dog demonstrations including plenty of hands-on fun for the kids!
  • 1.5 hours of live music by Tom Curtain, Chris Matthews and special guests

Tom is passionate about bringing his show to towns and communities that are often overlooked on the entertainment trail.

About this Event

Where: Gulgong Showground, LOT 86, Grevillea Street, Gulgong NSW 2852
When: Friday 9 February 2024 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm | Gates open 5:00pm

Ticket Price:

Tickets Purchased Online*:

  • Adults: $40
  • Senior: $35
  • Students (6-17 years): $25
  • Kids 5yr&U: Free
  • Family (2x Adults + 2x Students): $117

Tickets Purchased at the Door:

  • Adults: $50
  • Senior: $45
  • Students (6-17 years): $35
  • Kids 5yr&U: Free
  • Family (2x Adults + 2x Students): $153

*+Booking Fees on top of ticket price (but still cheaper than at the door).

Food/ Drinks: Food/drinks will be available to purchase. Further information provided closer to the date of the event.

What to Bring: Guests encouraged to BYO chairs and picnic blankets. Cash and EFTPOS accepted for merchandise and food/ drink purchases.

Cancellation: Should the event be cancelled, guests will be issued a full refund.

Tom Curtain Music

Tom Curtain is a nationally acclaimed singer/ songwriter. This tour coincides with the release of his fifth studio album Nothin's Gonna Stop Us - the first release of this album "Why We Live Out Here" has had great success, remaining in the Country Songs Australian Airplay Chart for 10 months. His last album We're Still Here debuted at No.1 on the Australian Country Music Charts with all four singles released from the album also going to No.1.

In 2018 Tom won two Golden Guitar Awards for his single "Never Never Land", a duet with Luke O'Shea. Tom was also awarded the prestigious 2018 Australian Independent Country Music Artist of the Year Award together with Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year (Territory Time) and Single of the Year("Never Never Land") at the Southern Stars Australian Independent Country Music Awards.

Tom is also an official ambassador of Dolly's Dream. Moved by the tragic passing of Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett, who took her young life after being relentlessly cyber-bullied, Tom put pen to paper and released the single "Speak Up" with Sara Storer. To date, over $35,000 has been raised by the Katherine Outback Experience and Outback Productions through the sale of the song and branded shirts. These donations are used to provide useful and powerful tools for schools, children and family members ( to fight online bullying.

Katherine Outback Experience

Owned and operated by Tom Curtain, Katherine Outback Experience (KOE) is an outback show that celebrates life on the land through real horse-starting and working dog demonstrations entwined with live music and humorous bush tales. KOE has won multiple awards over many years - most recently:

  • 2022 Silver at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards: Best Tourist Attraction
  • 2022 Winner of the Brolga NT Tourism Award: Best Tourist Attraction
  • 2021 Winner of the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards: Best Tourist Attraction
  • 2021 Winner of the Brolga NT Tourism Award: Best Tourist Attraction
  • 2021 Winner of the Brolga NT Chairman’s Choice Award for Tourism Excellence

The show is based in Katherine from April to the end of October over the ‘Dry Season’ months. Over the Wet Season summer months, the team hit the road, touring the Outback Show in conjunction with Tom's music.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Unless stated otherwise, there is no minimum age limit on the event. ID however will be needed where there is a bar. Guests will be issued wrist bands dependent on their age.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Unless stated otherwise, you are responsible for arranging your own transport to and from the event.

What can I bring into the event?

Unless stated elsewhere, we recommend wearing weather appropriate clothing for an outdoor event, bring a chair or picnic blanket to sit on and and cash/ cards to purchase food, drinks and merchandise.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email us at We will be on the tour and at times will have limited phone service or be busy running other shows. We will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.

What's the refund policy?

Refunds will only be issued in extenuating circumstances. Please submit refund requests via email to the event organisers with supporting documentation at The event organisers reserve the right to refuse refunds.

The event will proceed in rain, hail or shine where considered safe. Should it be deemed necessary, the event organisers reserve the right to relocate the event to an alternative location and guests will be notified via email at the earliest convenience. Should the event be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, guests will be offered refunds.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No you do not, in fact we encourage you to save paper by not printing your tickets. We can simply scan your ticket from your phone or look up your booking using the registered name (it takes us two ticks). Note if you book your tickets through Facebook, your Facebook account name will be registered on the tickets.

Can I update my registration information?

You certainly can! Please refer to your confirmation email for additional information.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

It sure is! It's very helpful for us if you do update the ticket owner information so we can send any important information to the correct person.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

It is okay however it makes our job easier if you update the information!


FREE – $117 AUD + BF


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