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   From 6pm


FNQ Poker League is on every Wednesday night from 6pm with Cash & Prizes to be won weekly! Awesome specials throughout the night with great incentives in a friendly and fun environment in the city centre… Best of all…. IT’S FREE TO PLAY! 😉

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  Twice a month on Friday nights! Click more info to see when the next event is ⬇

   From 7pm


Our monthly Salsa Parties are red HOT!!

Proudly presented by the Strictly Street Salsa Cairns Crew!



Video Game Night AT THE JACK!

  Every Second Thursday

   Registration from 7:00pm

The Jack and Zill Gaming have united to host a FORTNITEly video game night!

Cash prizes and vouchers to be won!
Purchase ANY product in the pub to enter.
Registrations will be taken from 7:00pm until 7:30pm with the tournament kicking off soon after!

The night will feature playoffs on all different games using PS4 and Xbox1 consoles. You can bring your own controller or use controllers provided.

For more information please message us!


FNQ Cubano Festival 2019 at The Jack


  23-25th August 2019

   Various Times

The infamous Latin Festival held in FNQ celebrates RHYTHM, SPIRIT & CULTURE and will be held at The Jack.

International Cuban Dancers // Dance Workshops // Afro Cuban Ensembles
Dance Party // Fundraiser

There will be lots of fun to be had and tickets can be purchased for individual workshops and dance parties or for the entire weekend as a package.

Cuban inspired decor and drinks!

Tickets soon!

Jungle vs DNB 2.0 at The Jack


  31st August 2019


After the huge success of our first night down under, FP Events is back with its second installment of Jungle vs DNB! Expect nothing but good vibes, Jungle and Drum and bass all night long!

9pm – 2am in The Boiler Room
$20 ADV or $25 OTD
18 + ID required
Good vibes only! Leave your attitude at home!

DJ’s on the night:


DJ SEY-Z formed a band inspired by bass music in the late 90’s. In 2009 he joined the “MOSTWANTEDJPN” crew based in Osaka, Japan. His sound is a mixture of Jungle, liquid, jazzy and Dubstep vibes. His style of performing on the decks is unique and you will never forget him once you see him !!! seeda vibes heads !!!


Originally hailing from London the Ashcats have toured the world with their unique blend of future vintage music, merging the old with the new, electro, breaks & dnb with old time jazz, swing and blues. The full show features a full live band and a plethora of performers and they have done headline sets at many festivals across Australia such as Rainbow Serpent


FP Events CEO! Filthy Philp will be playing for the second time in Australia, after breaking into the scene in the UK supporting DNB heavyweights such as Ray Keith, Turno and Mrs Magoo, as well as performing at various festivals in the UK such as Leeds festival and Jakes day presents to name a few. He also hosted the ‘Filthy Philp and friends’ show Bi weekly on DOSE radio playing various genres.
Instagram – @Filthyphilp


Joining us for the second time is Midge! Representing Bangers N Mash!
check out his set on the link below!

MC on the night:


MC LEO is an MC from Osaka, Japan. he grew up with a love of Hip hop and has lead the industry of jungle / drum and bass in Japan to this day. He Released EP series “MOSTEP” as a member of Quartet group “MOSTMCS”, “Salsa Tequila Remix (feat. MC LEO)” from W10 Records working with DANNY WHEELER and also “SMOKING TUFF (feat RAG&MC LEO)” with 154TROOPERZ on digital distribution.


Jeff Horn v Michael Zerafa at The Jack!!


  31st August 2019


Jeff Horn makes his eagerly awaited return to the Ring when he takes on Michael “Pretty Boy” Zerafa.

The biggest Boxing event Bendigo has ever seen will take place at Bendigo Stadium, Saturday 31st August 2019 and you can catch all the action LIVE and LOUD at The Jack on our monster screens and surround sound!!

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Pre-PNG Independance Day Party Featuring JahBoy and Kahli-D at The Jack!!


  14th of September


Vibin Events presents
Jah Vibes Party
(Pre-Independence Day)

Where: The Jack 56-60 Spence Street
When: September 14 Saturday
Time: 12pm-6pm
Tickets available from Venue soon.
First Release: $25 each
General Admission: $35 each
Door: $45 each

In acknowledgement of Papua New Guinea Independence Day in Cairns we have dedicated a day event of entertainment, culture and celebrations with the 1st “Jah Vibes Party” (Pre-Independence Day)

The Event is scheduled to kick off at 12pm, September 14th at “The Jack” with an amazing line up of Melanesian talent for all 18+ and above.

Joining the Party, 1 of Cairns favourite bands “Flavour” will be playing all the favourites and more. The day will be blessed with the beautiful local “Melanesian Dance Group” bringing island Vibes to the stage. We also have guest feature appearances by “Dj Black Mack”(Darwin), “Average Steve” (Brisbane) and more.

Our finale acts are 2 of Melanesia’s most hottest talents right now with the ever great “Jahboy” direct from the Solomon Islands on the back of his “GREEN LP” release, and “Kali-D” with his debut chart topping hit single “Ride My Lane”.

Get your tickets now and get prepared to come laugh, dance, sing and enjoy the Celebration.

More Info

Bangerz N Mash Present – Fool Moon Sesh – at The Jack!!


  14th of September


It is the time of the month again and Bangerz n Mash Presents crew is back with a wicked remake of their successful night full of banging tunes, steaming atmosphere full of amazing dance moves and glow paint!


Let your Spirit Glow!

Come lose yourself with us in creating an amazing vibe and atmosphere, dive in to the feel of full moon party the only one in Cairns and let your spirit glow!

Fully licensed
Tickets $10 or $15 OTD
Strictly 18+

DJs on the night:

» Missfit »
For the past 11 years, DJ Missfit has been entertaining crowds with some of the newest and freshest beats across Australia. Her clean cut mixing style, superb track selection and genuine love of the music she plays is what makes this girl a must-see act. DJ Missfit’s unique and spontaneous mixing technique will see her smashing out a number of styles in one set, whilst still maintaining perfect flow and composition. Come on a musical journey and experience the best of Techno, Minimal and House with her carefully selected tunes.

» DC »
DC has been a slave to the rhythm since the early 90s. Starting out with happy hardcore then evolving with time. To bring us to tech house and Afro Beats. Lately shining at The Groovin The Moo 2019 local stage and at the 10/120 Cairns club. #musicistheanswer|

MIDGE was a member of UK hardcore group Autonomy in the 90’s Rave scene, before moving thru genres playing Jungle, DnB, House and Hard House, winning a national DJ comp in 1999 with Ultra Vegas, playing at the historic Sanctuary Music Arena and Winter Gardens (MK). Now focusing on Banging Tech & DnB for the underbelly of Cairns and FNQ. Lately you could catch him at The Groovin The Moo 2019 or JUNGLE VS DNB last month!

» Ashcats Soundsystem »
Originally hailing from London the Ashcats have toured the world with their unique blend of future vintage music, merging the old with the new, electro, breaks & dnb with old time jazz, swing and blues. The full show features a full live band and a plethora of performers and they have done headline sets at many festivals across Australia such as Rainbow Serpent.


Tijuana Cartel at The Jack!


  26th of September

   Doors Open 8:00pm

Following on from a mammoth 2019 with 3 months of sold-out Australian winter touring, and a successive European tour. Electro-Roots legends Tijuana Cartel return to Australia this September for three very special headline shows in Kingscliff, Cairns and Mullumbimby.

Do not miss these shows!


Katchfire ‘Fyah Up’ Tour at The Jack!


  Friday November 1

   Doors Open 7:00pm

Katchafire have announced a Cairns show has been added to the Fyah Up tour on Nov 1!!

Katchafire + Jemere Morgan + Miss Tee

Spotify’s No.3 most streamed New Zealand artist KATCHAFIRE are bringing their pacific roots reggae deliciousness back to Australia in September & October with the announcement of their FYAH UP 2019 TOUR including a side jaunt to Bali. Jamaican reggae royalty JEMERE MORGAN will be along for the ride at all Aus shows (excl.Bali) on his first ever Aussie tour, plus local acts.

JEMERE MORGAN, son of Jamaican legend Gramps Morgan, has released 3 dynamic records and many notable collaborations including single “So Amazing” on the Grammy Award winning ‘Strictly Roots’ album. Charming, soulful and full of life; Jemere steps into his duties of spreading the word of love and unity for the people worldwide as he is, for reggae music at the very least – the definition of his name, a “Wish Come True.”

KATCHAFIRE have been spreading their love around the world for 21 years and celebrated with the release of their 5th studio album “Legacy” mid 2018, which has spawned 5 celebrated singles “Fyah In The Trenches”, “100”, “Love Today, “Way Beyond” & “Addicted”.

The is no stopping the Fyah!


KG ‘The Lyricist’ at The Jack!


  Friday Nov 8

   Doors Open 9:00pm

Canberra lyricist and strong burgeoning hip-hop identity KG has fashioned a respected reputation for himself with in the Australian industry over a string of releases that have highlighted not only his prowess as a rhyme artist, but the importance message has within the definition of his craft. With new single ‘Doin’ Me’, KG displays his talent on the mic once more, as he waxes lyrical about the importance of following your own path.

Join us in The Jack Boiler room for an underground Hip Hop show!


BUSBY MAROU at The Jack!


  Friday 22nd November

   Doors Open 7:00pm


Frontier Touring is delighted to announce that much loved Australian duo Busby Marou will be touring Australia in October and November in support of their upcoming fourth studio album The Great Divide, due for release on the 27th of September (Warner Music). The duo will be accompanied nationally by Byron Bay musician Bobby Alu and in Cairns by Leanne Tennant.

This upcoming tour follows the momentum of a huge past year of summer performances and new songwriting material from Tom Busby (hailing from Queensland, Australia) and Jeremy Marou (from the beautiful Torres Strait Islands). The duo rounded off 2018 with their biggest ever headline show, playing to over 3,000 people at their own One Hot Night festival in Rockhampton, QLD. 2019 began with the recording of their fourth studio album The Great Divide with producer Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy), with whom they had an immediate and compelling connection. The album which was born as a result is a powerful chapter in the story of two men from two very different worlds, on the same journey and having reached a new level of maturity.

The duo said of the new album,
“The Great Divide is not about division or adversaries. It’s about recognising that we all have a different account of events in our own lives and celebrating how those differences combine to create a unique and colourful story. Without our great divide, there is no Busby Marou story”. Just this month, Busby Marou shared the first taste of their forthcoming album with the hit track ‘Over Drinking Over You’.

‘Over Drinking Over You’ is a song about when fun habits stop being fun. The symptom is a broken heart and the medicine is the whiskey to endure it.”

A mark of difference between Busby Marou and many other live bands is their ability to captivate a crowd in a country theatre or pub in regional Australia equally as much as in a slick inner-city venue. The duo make a point of sticking close to their roots by touring regional areas, and regardless of venue, their live performances fill the room with distinct Australian storytelling and heavenly vocal interplay.

Tom and Jeremy have come a long way since they met years ago, busting out tunes in the corner of Rockhampton’s Oxford Hotel to anyone who might listen. A gift for storytelling, exquisite harmonies and a potent chemistry between the two mates make for a sound which is truly unique to Busby Marou. Their success over the past decade includes millions of global streams, top 20 airplay, three ARIA charting albums and twice winning the APRA Blues & Roots Work of the Year. Their debut self-titled album was certified ARIA Gold in Australia in 2014, while their follow up album Farewell Fitzroy debuted at #5 on the album chart. Their most recent album Postcards From The Shell House, released in 2017, is their first ARIA #1 album. Last year, they released their Aussie anthem, ‘Sound of Summer’ which currently has over 2.5 million global streams.

Joining Busby Marou on tour is Gold Coast born-and-bred singer and multi-instrumentalist Bobby Alu, whose chilled out, ukulele-driven tunes nod to a strong family lineage of Polynesian performance and bring a sense of Island-time serenity and gentle optimism to his live shows. Following his exploratory self-titled debut in 2010 (which made triple j Roots ‘n All top 10), and his widely-praised 2013 album Take It Slow, Bobby Alu has spent the past five years touring internationally on drums for Xavier Rudd. During this time, he also recorded and released his solo five-track EP Bay Sessions, released in 2015. Alu will bring to the stage this October & November flavours from each of these albums as well as, hopefully, a taste of his fresh material to come.

Leanne Tennant will be joining Busby Marou in Cairns, with her alternative roots bringing an escape from the everyday, taking inspiration from nature and her own life experiences. Landing firmly on the map with her debut album Pull Up Your Britches in 2015 and follow up Red Wine, Late Nights (2016), Leanne Tennant was awarded the esteemed Carol Lloyd Award in 2018. Now in the process of creating her third album, her sound is expanding into something new and bold, whilst still remaining true to her alternative roots. The debut single ‘Cherry Cola’ has already had extensive airplay on Double J and BBC Radio. Leanne will bring her strong live presence to Cairns in November alongside Busby Marou, armed with all the hits from her first two albums and if we’re lucky, a taste of her new record.

Secure tickets ASAP to bear witness to what will be a powerful and moving show. As an added bonus, ticket buyers will be offered the exclusive chance to pre-order The Great Divide at a discounted price when checking out.




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