Music & Concerts

With a host of free and affordable music events for all ages, Palmerston North City and Manawatu is alive with an eclectic mix of sound all-year round, from soul reaching jazz sessions and classical repertoires to funky up and coming musos showcasing the latest sounds.

The Dire Straits Tribute Show
Saturday 29 April
This show features Kerry Adams up front leading his full professional band, with his trademark Dylan influenced vocals, seductive guitar playing and dark thoughtful songs that will leave you in awe. The first part of...
Venue:
Feilding Events Centre, Feilding, Feilding and District
While the Swamp Rocks - Compilation Release Part 1
Saturday 29 April
Palmerston North's Musician Collective the Slave Collective is releasing our latest local music compilation over two weekends. Doors at 8pm and Performing from 8:30pm will be: - Bing Turkby Ensemble - Swampton ...
Venue:
Snails: Artist Run Space, Palmerston North
The Pink Floyd Experience
Thursday 4 May
To celebrate their 20th Anniversary, The Pink Floyd Experience returns to Australia and New Zealand in 2017 with a brand new show. To also celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Pink Floyd's 'Animals' album, The Pink ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Open Mic Night
Thursday 4 May
Open mic night presented by Ashhurst music club, come along and listen to some live music, PA and gats supplied blackboard type sets 2-3 songs.
Venue:
Bunnythorpe Tavern, Bunnythorpe, Feilding and District
While the Swamp Rocks - Compilation Release Part 2
Friday 5 May
Palmerston North's Musician Collective the Slave Collective is releasing our latest local music compilation over two weekends. Doors at 8pm and Performing from 8:30pm will be: - Bing Turkby Ensemble - Swampton ...
Venue:
The Stomach, Palmerston North
Dfresh Vinyl Get Down
Friday 5 May - Friday 12 May
Dfresh plays on Broadway. Palmerston North's newest and funkiest microbrewery bar 'Brew Union' on Broadway present sound selector and vinyl specialist Dfresh every Friday. The 4-hour vinyl only set brings the best of ...
Venue:
Brew Union, Palmerston North
Organ and Bassoon Concert
Sunday 7 May
Friends of the Lawton Organ present a joint recital by David Dobson (Organ) and Leni Maeckle of Germany (Bassoon) together with the combined choirs of St John's Church, FMS Quavers and The Old Crotchets. Includes ...
Venue:
St John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Feilding, Feilding and District
OLOL Hoedown
Saturday 13 May
Hey ya'll, get yer dancin' boots on and come on over yonder for a rootin' tootin' time at the OLOL Hoedown! Get yourself all gussied up and line dance to local band 'The Passengers'. Prizes for best-dressed cowboy ...
Venue:
Our Lady of Lourdes School, Palmerston North
Take Me Home - The Music & Life of John Denver
Sunday 14 May
Take Me Home - The Music & Life of John Denver returns to New Zealand following the astounding success of the 2016 tour of Australia. Singer Bevan Gardiner, accompanied by international musicians perform all the John ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Head Like A Hole — 25th Anniversary Tour
Friday 19 May
In May of 2017, to mark the 25th anniversary of the release of Head Like a Hole’s debut album “13” Head Like a Hole will embark on an extensive 12 date national tour. The tour will see the band playing this ...
Venue:
The Royal, Palmerston North
The Topp Twins Heading for The Hills
Saturday 20 May
New Zealand’s well-loved national treasures, The Topp Twins, are hitting the road on April’s Fools Day bringing their original style of merriment, mayhem and mirth to the regions. The country’s hills will be alive ...
Venue:
Feilding Civic Centre, Feilding, Feilding and District
Celtic Inn Targe and Colin Craig Claidheamh Mòr
Saturday 20 May
Join us on Saturday 20 May for an annual exhibition of fine musicianship from New Zealand’s best. The Celtic Inn Targe and Colin Craig Claidheamh Mòr (“Claymore”) competitions are set to again showcase local ...
Venue:
The Celtic Inn, Palmerston North
The Bare Necessities - Manawatu Concert Band
Saturday 27 May
Please join us for another great night of music from the award-winning, 40 strong, Manawatu Concert Band under the leadership of Musical Director Peter Ellery. Featuring - - The Bare Necessities - Adele in Concert ...
Venue:
Speirs Centre, Palmerston North Boys High, Palmerston North
Chris Cain Blues Gala with Erna Ferry
Thursday 1 June
The Blues Gala Featuring from the USA the one and only Chris Cain - Guitar/Vocal. Quote from Joe Bonamassa: “I put Chris on my list of under-appreciated guitarists. Phenomenal player! One of the purest tones I've ...
Venue:
The Globe Palmerston North, Palmerston North
Sonic Delusion Album Release Tour
Friday 2 June
This is part of a nationwide album release tour celebrating the release of "This Material World" Sonic Delusion's 4th studio album. Too funky for folk and too folky for funk - that's Sonic Delusion's Latin-infused, ...
Venue:
The Dark Room, Palmerston North
Jazz Gala
Saturday 3 June
Featuring Dave Weckl, Tony Lindsay, Adam Schroeder and Alex Sipiagin In Concert with the Rodger Fox Big Band. Dave Weckl: an American jazz-fusion drummer and leader of the Dave Weckl Band. He was inducted into the ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Queen It's A Kinda Magic
Friday 9 June
Queen - It’s a Kinda Magic recreates Queen’s 1986 World Tour concert, featuring over 20 of the band’s greatest hits such as ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘We Are the Champions’, ‘Under ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Sing Out!
Saturday 10 June
Jennifer Moss Music & Manawatu Community Choir are delighted to present Sing Out at the PNth library this June. Come and enjoy our love of singing with a selection of fun and uplifting songs. The city's choir will ...
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
Unity Singers Annual Variety Concert
Sunday 11 June
Welcome to the Unity Singers Annual Variety Concert. This year's theme will be "A Taste of the Four Seasons". The choir will be performing songs about Summer, Spring, Autumn and Winter. Entry is free, but there ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Operatunity Presents: From Phantom to Les Mis
Wednesday 14 June
A showcase of modern musicals - Phantom, Les Miserables, Evita, Miss Saigon Cats and so much more… All concerts start at 11am and include lunch.
Venue:
Life Church, Palmerston North