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.

Audio Foundation: HackedePicciotto
Friday 22 June
Audio Foundation is pleased to announce a nationwide tour for HackedePicciotto, stalwarts of Berlin’s legendary underground culture of the ’80s and ’90s and giants of multimedia art and industrial music. Both ...
Venue:
Snails: Artist Run Space, Palmerston North
Palmerston North Folk Music Club
Friday 22 June - Friday 20 July
The Palmerston North Folk Music club meets every Friday night at 8pm. On concert nights guest performers, national or international, perform for us, followed by a jam session. On non-concert nights there is a theme ...
Venue:
Theosophical Society Hall, Palmerston North
Fête De La Musique 2018
Saturday 23 June
Come and celebrate the Fête de la Musique with Alliance Française. Every year since 1982, French people gather in the streets of the country to enjoy free concerts and celebrate the arrival of summer. This year ...
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
Fête De La Musique 2018 - Evening concert
Saturday 23 June
Come and celebrate the Fête de la Musique with Alliance Française. Every year since 1982, French people gather in the streets of the country to enjoy free concerts and celebrate the arrival of summer. This year ...
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
Mehana At the Globe
Saturday 23 June
Mehana is a 6-piece Balkan Ethno-Blues Folk band, injecting new life into old songs with their own interpretation and style. The power of Mehana’s music is in the raw and down-to-earth energy of their songs and the...
Venue:
The Globe Palmerston North, Palmerston North
Heavy Blarney Album Release
Saturday 23 June
The Heavy Blarney band release their new album 'From Bog To Swamp'. High-energy Celtic rock, with a Palmerston North flavour. Featuring Irish tenor banjo, pipes, whistles, and fiddle, atop a crispy bed of bass, drums ...
Venue:
Shed 23, Palmerston North
Thomas Loefke
Friday 29 June
Harp Music from the Celtic Northwest - concert with slideshow: Northern Isles soundscapes. Islands in the North Atlantic, like Tory Island - the Irish island of legend and myth, the Hebridean Island of Staffa or the ...
Venue:
Theosophical Society Hall, Palmerston North
Swiss
Saturday 30 June
You've all been waiting for it, now its here!!! The Swiss & See Naylors NZ Regional Tour. Get your tickets now! Also available at the venue. Presented by: BLK Entertainment
Venue:
Feilding Hotel, Feilding, Feilding and District
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at Cafe Royale
Saturday 30 June
New loves, old fav’s, blues back at Café Royale. Laura Collins and her Back Porch Blues Band are bringing their warm brand of the blues back to Café Royale on 30th June. Laura, who is up front from the very ...
Venue:
Cafe Royale, Palmerston North
A Night In Vienna
Saturday 30 June
Dance to beautiful music of the quartet trio Bella. - Social Ballroom, Latin American - Mulled wine & continuous supper - Dress code - formal - Pre-sold tickets only $30 - book your table, or a seat on a table ...
Venue:
Central Normal School, Palmerston North
Lunchtime Concert - Strumpettes & Co
Tuesday 3 July
Come and join us for a toe tappingly good half hour programme entitled "Songs you thought you had forgotten" by the very talented ukulele group Strumpettes & Co. Bring your lunch, tea & coffee provided.
Venue:
St Peters Church Community hall, Palmerston North
Operatunity Presents: Shake, Rattle & Roll
Wednesday 4 July
The 50’s and 60’s introduced a liberating new beat, a more enveloping style of music, a greater zest for life and a more contagious invitation to dance than ever before. It gave us some of the greatest artists of all...
Venue:
Lifechurch, Palmerston North
AURA Immensely - Tour with By A Damn Sight
Friday 6 July
Cosmic Dreamer Music are excited to bring AURA's Immensely I Tour to Auckland! AURA is the solo project of New Zealand born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Albert Mikolaj. Once stripped back acoustic ...
Venue:
Snails: Artist Run Space, Palmerston North
Rock of Ages
Saturday 7 July
Back on stage - for one night only. The songs of Journey, Bon Jovi and other artists underscore a tale of big dreams in Hollywood. Soon after hopping off a bus from the Midwest, aspiring singer Sherrie Christian ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Kuki Koori In The House
Saturday 7 July
Kuki Koori is a live audio-visual spectacle, bringing together the music of Iain “Kuki” Gordon (keyboardist, Fat Freddy’s Drop, the Yoots, the Ebb) and the live animations of Mick Finn. "In The House" includes ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Dave Dondero and the Dauphin's North Island Charm Offensive
Sunday 8 July
From Dauphin World Headquarters. Dear NZ, Dave Dondero is coming to NZ and we're ending our tour with our righteous friends at the Globe inn Palmerston North! Dave’s been hailed by the tastemakers at NPR in the ...
Venue:
The Globe Palmerston North, Palmerston North
Seussical Jr
Wednesday 11 July - Saturday 21 July
Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favourite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., A fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
Venue:
Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
The Feelers 25th Anniversary Tour
Friday 13 July
The Rock are proud to present The Feelers 25th Anniversary Tour. Twenty Five years ago James Reid and Hamish Gee formed one of our best-loved bands, The Feelers and started on a journey writing and recording some of the...
Venue:
The Royal, Palmerston North
Bastille Day - Masquerade Ball & Dinner
Saturday 14 July
Join in for a Masquerade Ball and Dinner at Hotel Coachman to celebrate the French national day with us! The Bastille Day celebration evening will be on Saturday 14 July at 6:30pm at Hotel Coachman. Whether you wear ...
Venue:
Hotel Coachman, Palmerston North
Let's Hear the People Sing
Sunday 15 July
The Manawatunes Chorus returns to the Speirs Centre with their special brand of male voice acapella music including performances from the chorus's own quartets, Soundcheck and Footprints. This year's special guests ...
Venue:
Speirs Centre, Palmerston North Boys High, Palmerston North