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 Goon Show Live!
Friday 30 June - Saturday 1 July
An evening of vintage BBC comedy radio including the multi-award winning OK Chorale and PNBHS stage Big Band! Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan have been digitally re-conceived. With the aid of a leather...
Venue:
Speirs Centre, Palmerston North Boys High, Palmerston North
Dfresh & Friends Meet Brew Union - 100% Vinyl DJ Set
Friday 30 June
Dfresh plays on Broadway. Palmerston North's newest and funkiest microbrewery bar 'Brew Union' on Broadway present sound selector and vinyl specialist Dfresh & friends every Friday. The 4-hour vinyl only set brings ...
Venue:
Brew Union, Palmerston North
Mozart and Faure Requiem
Saturday 1 July
Our 60 member choir will be singing Mozart’s Requiem, one of the most profound and moving works in the classical repertoire. We will couple it with Fauré’s Requiem. This work is so radically different from ...
Venue:
St Peter's Anglican Church, Palmerston North
Operatunity Presents: It's Rainin' Men!
Wednesday 12 July
Four fabulous men sing some of the greatest songs ever written, ranging from music theatre, powerful ballads, Rat Pack, 50’s songs in a show of melody and memories!
Venue:
Life Church, Palmerston North
The Whitney Houston Experience
Thursday 13 July
While raised on a diverse musical diet of many of the world's greatest vocal stars, which is reflected in her many shows in the UK, Europe and Africa, the incomparable Nya King brings her amazing Soul & RnB Style ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Anika Moa: Chop Chop Hiyaaa!
Thursday 13 July
Where witches and taniwha try to eat little girls and little girls turn into little boys. Welcome to the terrific, wonderful and magical show of Anika Moa and the Chop Chop Hiyaaa! Tour, visiting eight North Island ...
Venue:
Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
Herman's Hermits
Thursday 20 July
When the 1960’s British Invasion hit worldwide, Herman’s Hermits were one of the biggest groups out of the UK with their hits, Mrs Brown, you’ve got a lovely daughter, No milk today, I’m Henry VIII, There’s a ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Music Marathon
Saturday 22 July
12 hours of music from some of the Manawatu and Wellington's local talent. We will have everything from blues to country to R&B to some good old rock to Celtic punk. Starts at 12am runs until midnight. Over a dozen ...
Venue:
Willowpark Tavern, Palmerston North
Talent Show and Auction
Saturday 29 July
Don’t miss out on the best talent show and auction yet! Fundraiser - raising money for Variety - The Children’s Charity and Renee’s Miss Universe NZ Journey! Doors open on (Saturday) July 29, 2017, at 6 pm to...
Venue:
Speirs Centre, Palmerston North Boys High, Palmerston North
Manawatu Concert Band
Sunday 30 July
Manawatu Concert Band + special guest band from Feilding High School. Performances from both bands plus a finale massed band, more details to follow shortly.
Venue:
Feilding Civic Centre, Feilding, Feilding and District
Venue:
The Royal, Palmerston North
Smash the Ceiling
Thursday 17 August
A panel discussion on issues of equality and gender in the Palmerston North music scene. Co-presented by Te Manawa and The Stomach, this Songwriter's Circle presents a series of female musicians from the Manawatu. ...
Venue:
The Stomach, Palmerston North
Swamp Thing
Saturday 19 August
Swamp Thing’s energetic live performances are re-known for inspiring concertgoers to dance and have fun while showcasing a wealth of musical experience and engaging their audience at all times. Swamp Thing play ...
Venue:
The Royal, Palmerston North
Charlotte Yates & Gil Craig with Show Pony - Words & Music
Friday 25 August
Top singer-songwriter and recording artist Charlotte Yates teams up with multi-instrumentalists Gil Eva Craig (bass/tenor horn) and Show Pony (trumpet/violin/vocals) to showcase songs hot off the press from Charlotte's...
Venue:
Hokowhitu Bowling Club, Palmerston North
One Night of Queen
Thursday 31 August
Since winning Stars in Their Eyes in 2000 with a record 864,838 votes, Gary Mullen has toured the world with his breathtaking One Night of Queen. His uncanny vocal resemblance to the late Freddie Mercury has enthralled ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Jungle Drums Kids Show! Palmerston North
Sunday 3 September
Listen! Can you hear the rumble of the drums??? You are invited to Jungle Drums Kids Show! an exciting adventure through the African jungle. Jump, clap, dance and sing with Bismark who has come all the way from Africa!...
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
Operatunity Presents: The Last Night of The Proms
Wednesday 6 September
A variety show of magnificent melodies, singalongs, skits, madness, and mayhem as we all experience a Right Royal time. Cameron Barclay, star of the Ten Tenors joins Sue Boland, John Cameron, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, ...
Venue:
Life Church, Palmerston North
Bismark Live!
Friday 8 September
Jennifer Moss Music is beyond excited to be bringing the king of spicy moves & grooves, Bismark Kofi Danyo from West Africa to NZ! Palmerston North! You are so very fortunate to be treated to this wonderful performer...
Venue:
Hokowhitu Bowling Club, Palmerston North
The Sound of Music
Sunday 15 October
One of the world's best-loved musicals, The Sound of Music, will tour New Zealand this September and October. From the producer of the recent touring stage shows Grease, HMS Pinafore, Menopause the Musical and South ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Operatunity Presents: Fabulous 50's
Wednesday 18 October
Relive the romance and the fun when vocals met harmonies as we celebrate the greatest hits of the 50's. Singers and Band pay tribute to greats like Elvis, The Everly Brothers, Doris Day and Bill Haley and the Comets!...
Venue:
Life Church, Palmerston North