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.

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
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
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
Manawatu Concert Band - Peter Ellery: Musical Director
Sunday 29 July
Manawatu Concert Band Live in Concert - Musical Director: Peter Ellery The programme will include: - Guardians Of The Galaxy - Entry Of The Gladiators - John Williams Swings - A Disney Celebration - ...
Venue:
Feilding Civic Centre, Feilding, Feilding and District
Lloyd Spiegel
Friday 3 August
Blues ‘power-house’ Lloyd Spiegel returns to NZ in 2018. Australian bluesman Lloyd Spiegel brings his high energy solo show back to New Zealand in 2018. Lloyd returns in August with a new show, new tales and 2 ...
Venue:
Hokowhitu Bowling Club, Palmerston North
Wicked - The Musical
Friday 10 August - Saturday 25 August
So much happened before Dorothy dropped in… Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz… but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Operatunity: The Golden Era of Musicals
Wednesday 22 August
Many of us grew up with musicals featuring the singing greats like Jeanette McDonald, Nelson Eddy, Judy Garland and Dame Julie Andrews. Featured both as stage musicals and endearing movies this era of music theatre ...
Venue:
Lifechurch, Palmerston North
Operatunity Presents: Tennessee Waltz
Wednesday 3 October
In a concert where pop meets traditional country we feature award winning songs from artists like Doris Day, John Denver, Connie Francis, Kenny Rodgers and Dolly Parton. We have a stellar cast which includes Karl ...
Venue:
Lifechurch, Palmerston North
Oh What A Night!
Sunday 14 October
Direct from Las Vegas, and incredible sold out concerts around the world, Oh What A Night! announces it’s returning to New Zealand to celebrate the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Oh What A Night! promises ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Operatunity Presents: Divas & Divos
Wednesday 7 November
In a concert with a similar format to our acclaimed Mario Lanza show in 2016, we look into the lives and music of many of the world’s greatest singers of all time including Joan Sutherland, Maria Callas, Pavarotti, ...
Venue:
Lifechurch, Palmerston North
The ABBA Show
Monday 3 December
Direct from Australia, and following more than 5000 international shows, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute - The ABBA Show - is coming to town! Far from being ‘just another cover band’, The ABBA Show is a ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Operatunity: Cinderella - A Christmas Pantomime
Wednesday 12 December 2018
We bring you our famous Christmas pantomime with a new twist on Cinderella! The world of theatre has always had a tradition of presenting a madcap, nonsense style pantomime at Christmas to escape the stress and rigours ...
Venue:
Lifechurch, Palmerston North