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.

Footloose
Thursday 23 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
Jazz Piano With Chris Dann
Friday 24 March - Friday 7 April
Enjoy live jazz piano every Friday evening over a few drinks or dinner in Cafe Royale.
Venue:
Cafe Royale, Palmerston North
Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show
Saturday 25 March
A Professional live band delivering a top quality musical experience celebrating the music of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks, this act has toured the country playing at top clubs, major corporate events and festivals to ...
Venue:
Feilding Events Centre, Feilding, Feilding and District
Sydney Male Choir NZ Tour
Monday 27 March
World famous Sydney Male Choir, formed in 1913, produce one beautiful sound of song, strong, vibrant and lyrical that stirs the heart and emotions.
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Jimmy Barnes
Thursday 30 March
The City of Palmerston North Gold Cup Festival in conjunction with Norwood Farm Machinery brings Jimmy Barnes to the Arena. Legendary rocker and Cold Chisel frontman Jimmy Barnes is to perform on the Oval at Central ...
Venue:
Central Energy Trust Stadium (CET), Palmerston North
Disparo (Aus) NZ Tour
Sunday 2 April
Disparo is arguably Australia's hardest touring band, with countless shows all around the world over the past 3 years, they return to NZ shores on the back of their latest release, Hands In The Middle. If you're a fan...
Venue:
Snails: Artist Run Space, Palmerston North
April Sounds
Friday 7 April
It's the April Stomach show featuring the awesome local acts: Drones, Kokoa Nashi, Riley Booth Music & Maeve Egan, Lewis Kingston, & Ripple Effect. Right here at your local all-ages music venue, The Stomach. Doors ...
Venue:
The Stomach, Palmerston North
Stretch - Bury All Horses Tour
Saturday 8 April
“One hard working troubadour, a bit Springsteen, even a bit Waits, with wit, sweat and heartfelt songs.” - Sitting Room Sessions From dark-hearted ballads to roof-raising choruses with a boot stomping backbeat, ...
Venue:
The Fish Cocktail Bar, Palmerston North
Manawatu Jazz Club April Club Day
Sunday 9 April
Featuring: - Blackberry Jam - Masterton’s First Rate Gypsy Jazz Combo - Stephan Schultz (violin + jazz recorders) Stephen Judd (guitar) Miles Reay (string bass) and a Jam session so musos bring ya thing! Full ...
Venue:
Distinction Hotel, 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
Dave Dobbyn: Slice of Heaven - 40 Years of Hits
Thursday 20 April
For four decades Dave Dobbyn’s music has become part of the nation’s soundtrack. He has won 29 Music Awards and three Silver Scrolls - more than any other Kiwi artist - and songs released by Th’ Dudes, DD Smash ...
Venue:
Feilding Civic Centre, Feilding, Feilding and District
Jess Locke & Carb on Carb
Thursday 20 April
Jess Locke has spent a long time performing in unconventional spaces such as water parks, cemeteries, roundabouts, bookshops and back porches, but this will be her first time in the unconventional country of New Zealand....
Venue:
Snails: Artist Run Space, Palmerston North
Play It Again, Jan!
Friday 21 April
Having broken both her wrists some months ago, the unstoppable Jan Preston is back banging out her trademark boogie-woogie, complete with metal inserts. In not just one wrist but both. We can hear your gasps! So ...
Venue:
The Globe Palmerston North, 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
70's Lounge Sounds Concert
Saturday 29 April
Venue:
Youth Space, Palmerston North
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
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
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