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What's On

The 2022 Festival was a four-day event held during the first weekend of September.

Hold the date for the next festival - 30 August to 3 September 2023

Click open the 2022 4 day schedule

FRIDAY SEPT 02

Globe One 7.00 - 8.30pm
THE FLAMING MUD CATS  $28.00

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Globe Two 9.00 - 10.30pm
THE KELBURN VIADUCT MUNICIPAL ENSEMBLE JUG BAND  $28.00

 

EXTRA: Blues Jam

After each evening concert on Thursday / Friday / Saturday nights there will be a Blues Jam in the foyer of the Globe Theatre.
This will be hosted by various artists performing at the festival and is open to concert audience members and visiting musicians to stay around and join the fun.

SUNDAY SEPT 04

Globe One and Two
BLUES WORKSHOP - Free Entry

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Globe One @ 2.30pm
The Wellington Blues Brothers Revue Show  $28.00

 

EXTRA: Blues Outreach Programme

Blues, the great American Art Form.
Professor Warwick Murray presents a FREE series of educational lectures on Saturday at 1.00pm and Sunday at 12.00pm. READ MORE

Blues after 5. Free concerts in venues around Palmerston  North. 
Wednesday August 31 / Thursday September 01 & Friday September 02 between 5.00 - 7.00pm .

Please support these venues:

The CELTIC Regent Arcade, 73-77 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North 

AQABA 186 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North 

THE BREWERS APPRENTICE 334 Church Street, Palmerston North

and LITTLE SAVANNA (Friday night only) 45/47 Princess Street, Palmerston North

Artists  performing around these venues include:

MIKE GARNER & ROBBIE LAVEN - from Tauranga

SHAYN (HURRICANE) WILLS - Raglan

BULLFROG RATA - Wellington

NICK POTTS - Palmerston  North

... and as a Special Festival closing event at The Celtic on Sunday September 04 between 5.00 - 7.00pm Blues Buffet from Whanganui which features Palmerston North’s own Erna Ferry.

 

Festival Concession

FULL FESTIVAL PASS >>
(  8 Concerts)

Total $160.00 ( Full price $224)

FRIDAY ONE DAY PAY >>
(two concerts)

Total $40.00 (Full price $56)

SATURDAY AFTERNOON PASS >>
( two concerts)

Total $40.00 (Full price $56)

SATURDAY EVENING PASS >>
(two concerts)

Total $40.00 (Full price $56)

 

Artist Profiles





Kevin Downing 101 LAB Band w- David Becker (USA)

FESTIVAL GIG AND DATE

For more than three decades, Grammy and Emmy nominated guitarist, composer, producer David Becker has continued to define himself as one of the best and most unique voices in jazz and contemporary music. READ MORE




Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band 

FESTIVAL GIG AND DATE

Wellington based Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band are heading back to Palmerston North to let this blues train roll. READ MORE




The Wellington SKA orchestra

FESTIVAL GIG AND DATE

“Blame it on the Ska” is big band meets Jamaican music. The musicians have taken the Jamaican music sound, added a big band twist, and created a unique sound. The Wellington SKA Orchestra is the only one of its kind in New Zealand. READ MORE




Kelburn Viaduct Municipal Ensemble Jug Band (KVMeJB) 

FESTIVAL GIG AND DATE

The Kelburn Viaduct Municipal Ensemble Jug Band (KVMeJB) had its genesis in August 2013 when Pip Payne, Neil Worboys, Bill Wood, Maurice Priestley, and Steve Carlyle, banded together with the avowed intention of playing Jug Band Music together. READ MORE





Wellington Heads

FESTIVAL GIG AND DATE

Named after the striking features on Wellington’s rugged southern coastline, Wellington Heads have been playing in and around the capital city, and in venues further afield, for a number of years.  READ MORE





Unity Singers

FESTIVAL GIG AND DATE

The Unity Singers' purpose is to bring joy to people, member Nick Robinson says, and it is trying to be a ray of sunshine this winter.  READ MORE





The Flaming Mudcats

FESTIVAL GIG AND DATE

The Flaming Mudcats are now regarded among our country’s premier Blues bands. They have released four albums, performed in festivals and clubs around New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific Islands and remarkably… the USA. READ MORE





The Handsome Giants

FESTIVAL GIG AND DATE

Get ready to be blown away by New Zealand’s most exciting musical experience - The Handsome Giants. This unique power duo, blends old school Roots/Blues-music with electric  Rock'n'Roll, creating an intense, yet intimate show.  READ MORE





The Wellington Blues Brothers

FESTIVAL GIG AND DATE

The R&B, Soul and Blues (with a hint of country)movie sound track bought to life by 9 of Wellington’s best musicians.  READ MORE

 

Blues After 5

Free concerts in venues around Palmerston  North. 

Wednesday August 31 / Thursday September 01 & Friday September 02 between 5.00 - 7.00pm .

Please support these venues:

The CELTIC Regent Arcade, 73-77 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North 

AQABA 186 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North 

THE BREWERS APPRENTICE 334 Church Street, Palmerston North

and LITTLE SAVANNA (Friday night only) 45/47 Princess Street, Palmerston North

Artists  performing around these venues include:

MIKE GARNER & ROBBIE LAVEN - from Tauranga

SHAYN (HURRICANE) WILLS - Raglan

BULLFROG RATA - Wellington

NICK POTTS - Palmerston  North

... and as a Special Festival closing event at The Celtic on Sunday September 04 between 5.00 - 7.00pm Blues Buffet from Whanganui which features Palmerston North’s own Erna Ferry.

 

 
 
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