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 Hollies
Wednesday 22 February
Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame Legends, The Hollies are back in New Zealand next February 2017 for five shows, a two-hour celebration of their unforgettable hit songs, on their Highway of Hits Tour. The Hollies are one ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Eduard Klassen Harpist and Speaker
Friday 24 February
Seventh day Adventist Church. Be entertained and inspired with Eduard Klassen Harpist and Speaker from Canada. Eduard Klassen was born and raised in an isolated area of Paraguay, South America, (508 km from the ...
Venue:
SDA Church Hall, Palmerston North
Starving Millions & Churlington EP Release
Friday 24 February
Starving Millions & Churlington are playing Snails, in support of their latest split EP together, with local support by Robin and Felix & Jack.
Venue:
Snails: Artist Run Space, Palmerston North
Jazz Piano With Chris Dann
Friday 24 February - Friday 7 April
Enjoy live jazz piano every Friday evening over a few drinks or dinner in Cafe Royale.
Venue:
Cafe Royale, Palmerston North
Romulo Castro In Concert
Thursday 2 March
Panamanian singer-songwriter Romulo Castro and Rangitane artist Warren Warbrick collaborate their music for unique sounds. Romulo Castro is a prominent Latin American artist, and with his Grammy Award-winning band ...
Venue:
The Stomach, Palmerston North
Merrin Rock Under Construction Tour
Saturday 4 March
Emerging with a new line up and an explosive new sound, Merrin incorporates the goodness of high energy rock with soul and passion. With the release of their raunchy new single “Mr.Dominant”, Merrin are excited to be...
Venue:
The Stomach, Palmerston North
St Peters Lunchtime Concert - Uke It Out
Tuesday 7 March
"Uke it Out' is is a lively duo that puts its own spin on a raft of music types from Country to Folk to pop of the 60's through to today's music. Bring your lunch, tea & coffee provided, and enjoy a musical interlude in...
Venue:
St Peter's Anglican Church, Palmerston North
Daniel O'Donnell With Mary Duff
Wednesday 8 March
Ireland's most popular "easy listening" entertainer returns to New Zealand in March 2017. After a two-year break from touring Daniel O’Donnell is ready to hit the road again with a revamped band and a new album. ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Hungrytown
Thursday 9 March
Returning to the city library for their third visit, Hungrytown, touring from the USA bring their own take on folk/traditional music. "The extremely talented singer-songwriter duo Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson enjoy ...
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
Salad Boys NZ Tour
Friday 10 March
Salad Boys (Chch) are touring NZ! Coming to Snails: Artist-run spaces on the 10th of March. See them and fruit juice parade, Bearskïn, & Carson Taare at your local. Doors open at 8:00pm First act on at 8:30pm...
Venue:
Snails: Artist Run Space, Palmerston North
Massey University Dinner & Dance
Friday 10 March
Get together with a group of friends, family or coworkers or an evening of fun and laughter with three of New Zealand’s greatest entertainers for an all-inclusive night out! Pull out your finest frock, your most ...
Venue:
Massey University - Turitea Campus, Palmerston North
Vera Lynns 100th Birthday Concert
Monday 13 March
Celebrating Vera Lynns 100th Birthday. After a successful Tour across the North Island, this show is returning to Palmerston North for its biggest concert. No need to buy a ticket!
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Operatunity Presents: That’s Amore
Wednesday 15 March
We are transported to Italy through famous songs and ballads as the 3 Tenors encapsulate the essence and excitement of this intrinsically musically rich country.
Venue:
Life Church, Palmerston North
Footloose
Thursday 16 March - Saturday 25 March
Dancing is not a crime! PNBHS and PNGHS are very proud to continue our tradition of high-class musical theatre with this punchy 1980s' icon. Footloose tells the story of teenager Ren McCormack and his mother, ...
Venue:
Speirs Centre, Palmerston North Boys High, Palmerston North
Anna Hawkins - Bold, Brave & Beautiful NZ Tour
Friday 17 March
Delighted to be returning to Palmerston North, Anna will be performing a vibrant & intimate concert at the lovely Cafe Royale as part of her 'Bold, Brave & Beautiful' NZ Tour. Back with a daring new show New Zealand ...
Venue:
Cafe Royale, Palmerston North
Andrew White Live
Friday 17 March
Andrew White is a troubadour. He is one of those rare artists who can skilfully combine brilliant finger-style guitar work with a compelling story in lyric and deliver them both in an engaging live performance. Over ...
Venue:
Joseph Street Kitchen, Palmerston North
Operatunity Presents: Glenn Miller and The Andrews Sisters
Wednesday 12 April
Swing along to this great music as our Andrew Sisters ensemble, Glenn Miller brass ensemble and MC Karl present our tribute to Glenn Miller and the Andrew Sisters.
Venue:
Life Church, Palmerston North
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:
Rangitikei Club, Feilding, Feilding and District
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
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