Panorama Bathurst is preparing for what could be one of their busiest days of trade ever next Wednesday as Sir Elton John's Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour rolls into town.
The venue has erected special signage out the front to mark the occasion and as the closest pub to Carrington Park, it's in a prime position to attract concert goers before and after the event.
"It's exciting and daunting at the same time, as we don't really know what to expect," Panorama Bathurst general manager Tim Fagan said.
"The closest event we can compare this to is Bathurst's yearly NRL game, but the projected crowd for Elton is expected to double that."
Mr Fagan said the venue has a number of attractions on the cards to accommodate the expected crowd for next Wednesday's concert.
"We're going to have live music from 3.30pm, and the kitchen will be open from lunchtime until 9pm," he said.
"Our upstairs and downstairs bars will both be open, and Renzaglia Wines will be running a pop-up bar on the front deck."
The live music will be provided by Matt Boylan-Smith and Hayley Luxford.
Mr Fagan said the venue will also cater for non-ticket holders who may want to listen to the concert.
"We're considering fencing off a portion of the front car park for people to bring their camping chairs and enjoy show," he said.
Mr Fagan hopes the success of the concert will open up avenues for other high-profile acts to perform in Bathurst.
"I wouldn't mind seeing AC/DC or KISS do a show here if they ever tour again," he said.
"If we can pull this event off, it could enhance Bathurst's appeal in the eyes of tour promoters."
Mr Fagan said the Panorama has bookings available for dinner on the day, but won't be taking bookings outside.
As part of Bathurst Regional Council's reminder to plan ahead for the concert, mayor Bobby Bourke has encouraged concert goers "to check out the local restaurants and pubs on the night" to ease congestion in the CBD before and after the event.