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.

Alien Weaponry - Trembling Earth Tour
Friday 18 August
Alien Weaponry will be performing as part of their Trembling Earth Tour across NZ. A truly world-class hard rock/Metal act in NZ, these guys are already legends in their own country; opening for the likes of Devilskin...
Venue:
The Royal, Palmerston North
Vinyl Friday
Friday 18 August - Friday 25 August
Record Collector & music maestro D-Fresh digs deep into the vinyl vault to bring you 4 solid hours of the best quality tunes from the past 40 years! A selection of the '70s & '80s classics, funk, disco, soul, ska and...
Venue:
Brew Union, 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
Songs for Nobodies
Saturday 19 August - Saturday 9 September
Everybody has a story. When a great singer lets her voice float out over the anonymous crowd, or form the grooves of thousands of records, or flow through radios into millions of homes across the world, she makes ...
Venue:
Centrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North
Roy Phillips - The Voice of the Peddlers
Saturday 19 August
45 million records sold (Roy Phillips, Close Up). Smile, Day in Day out, Who Can I Turn To... Roy has performed with all the greats such as Frank Sinatra, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, The Everly Brothers, Lena Horne,...
Venue:
Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
Quiet Storm
Saturday 19 August
It's been a long time between drinks for Quiet Storm at the Celtic Inn. They are excited to be back at Palmy's favourite purveyor of Guinness and craft beer this Saturday, 19 August. They're taking all the usual ...
Venue:
The Celtic Inn, Palmerston North
Let the Good Times Roll
Sunday 20 August
Part of the Regent Alive August Festival. A fundraising concert to get the Rodger Fox Big Band to the Monterey Jazz Festival in September of this years. Two legendary New Zealand artists to appear on the bill. ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
An Déise (Ireland)
Thursday 24 August
An Déise are three of Ireland's top traditional musicians; Paddy Tutty (fiddle, bodhran), Derek Morrissey (button accordian) and Caoimhin O Fearghaíl, TG4 Ireland musician of the year in 2012 (guitar, vocals, flute, ...
Venue:
The Globe Palmerston North, Palmerston North
Kane Strang NZ Tour
Thursday 24 August
Kane Strang returns to Palmerston North following a year of international touring and the release of his stunning second album 'Two Hearts & No Brain'. See Kane perform solo here at Creative Sounds - The Stomach on ...
Venue:
The Stomach, Palmerston North
Sound Selector D Fresh
Thursday 24 August - Thursday 31 August
Serving the finest 4 to the floor dance music on rotation. Weekly specials of electronica, house, boogie & future funk. Presented by: The Fish Bar
Venue:
The Fish Cocktail Bar, 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
The Travalling Lounge Room
Saturday 26 August
The Travelling Lounge Room bring their original mix of tunes into the city for a night of live entertainment at the original music venue, Looking Glass Lounge (formerly the Grand). "We don't do this very often - ...
Venue:
Looking Glass Lounge, Palmerston North
Feilding Music Society Daffodil Day Concert
Sunday 27 August
Join us for our annual Feilding Music Society Daffodil Day Concert raising money for the Daffodil Cancer Appeal. Enjoy a variety of music performed by members of Feilding Music Society members and guest performers. ...
Venue:
Feilding Little Theatre Players, Feilding, Feilding and District
Open Mic
Sunday 27 August - Sunday 26 November
Open mic for all ages in a great setting. Guitars and back line - PA provided at 106 Fergusson Street Feilding home of the Urban Dance Movement. Music and dance if you play music or like to perform dance bring your ...
Venue:
Urban Movement, Feilding, Feilding and District
Tunes Under the Tower
Sunday 27 August - Sunday 26 November
Last Sunday of every month with free entry. Hosted by a team of Tui Brewery girls, kick back and listen to live local music in the Tui HQ garden bar. Kitchen and Tap Room open. Tours run daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm.
Venue:
Tui Headquarters, Mangatainoka, Tararua
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
An Evening With Bismark
Friday 1 September
As part of Bismark Downunder! The NZ Tour! you are invited to a very special evening of African songs, stories & rhythm with Bismark. 'He is an exceptional performer with an incredible singing voice that moves ...
Venue:
Shed 23, Palmerston North
Mishap - The Hey, Allie! Tour
Friday 1 September
It's always lit in Palmy and nothing is going to change with this show! We're at Creative Sounds - The Stomach on the 1st of September playing alongside some great supports: Churlington, The Hellebores & Morthcode. ...
Venue:
The Stomach, 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
Operatunity’s Daytime Concert Series presents a variety show of magnificent melodies, singalongs, skits, madness and mayhem as we all experience a Right Royal time! One of the most famous musical extravaganzas is ...
Venue:
Life Church, Palmerston North