Some of the South Island’s best known and most loved liver entertainment venues and festivals ranging from punk, jazz, poetry, bluegrass to well you name it son will hum it. Plus a wide range of festival, gigs and events.


Kegoura Craft Beer Festival

2nd March 2019 12-6pm 


This is the 3rd year this popular event is being hosted which has attracted a loyal following from craft beer devotees local and international. It will be held at Emporium Brewing (57a Beach road, Kaikoura). A fantastic opportunity to visit the spectacular coastal village experience its hospitality and enjoy the best kai and beer the mainland has to offer. read more

Kegkoura offers a great day of live music, mind blowing local food, mini golf and other outdoor games. Plus some new and exciting beers from five different breweries. The visiting breweries this time around will be: Renaissance from Blenheim, Concept Brewing from Christchurch and Derelict Brewing from North Canterbury alongside locals Kaikoura brewing company and of course the hosts Emporium Brewing. They will also be pouring ciders from Peckhams and Local wines from Esses.

The Emporium Brewing hosted 
April 2019 Tāiko Festival in Punakaiki. festival is a boutique event with no more than 300 people and will sell out. Tickets are on sale to this R18 event from 1st December via Eventfinda with special early bird pricing available up until Christmas day. Check out Emporium Brewing’s website for more information on this event, including musical line up and festival updates and a link to ticket sales. www.emporiumbrewing.co.nz


April 2019 Tāiko Festival in Punakaiki West Coast NZ.

Dynamic diva Julia Deans teams up with legendary music champions The Bats to headline April 2019 Tāiko Festival in Punakaiki. The festival, in its fifth year, brings Kiwi music to the South Island’s West Coast, to hang with the Westland Petrel (Tāiko) and promote conservationism. The festival includes a beach parade to welcome back the petrels to their Punakaiki nesting grounds, a jam night, native tree planting, a community market and kids activities on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April. Read More https://postmanproductions.wordpress.com/2019/01/16/batmen-wonder-diva-sing-to-save-the-birds/

More to come..

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West Coast – Nelson – Canterbury- Coastal Otago – Southland.

Weekly postings from over thirty of the South Island best known and most loved liver entertainment venues and festivals ranging from punk, jazz, poetry, bluegrass to well you name it son will hum it.


West Coast: Blackball Hilton/ Wood Stock/ Hokitika/ Punakaiki/ Regent Grey Mouth/ Barry town settlers hall/ Karamea Bush Lounge/ 

Black Ball Hilton; Regular live gigs, accommodation and full
menu Known for real humor and legendary nights people travel a longway to enjoy the Black Balls events.

Woodstock Jam Every Sun Great craft Beers and Cider Brewed on site. Mon
Night madness $15.00 Pizza, steak, fish, chicken, more. Tues 2 meals for 1, Sun Spit Roast. Plus regular live entertainment www.woodstockhotel.co.nz

Railway Hotel events and activities on most nights of the week, group packages we can customise a package to suit you. The Sidecar Restaurant offers full menu including including the famous White Bait Fritter.

THE REGENT, Greymouth: Upcoming events movies go to

Bush Lounge The Bush Lounge in Karamea hostes many bands, live theatre DJ acts art exhibitions & private parties. Visit Us on FB 

Barry Town Hall. You have not played the West Coast if you haven’t played at Barry Town Hall Visit Us on FB

Rapahoe. Great atmosphere, Awesome people..fantastic food. Regular Live Music and Live Jams sessions every Sunday.

Pan Cake Rocks Cafe stop in Punakaiki for the weekend Friday night open mic great food & world famous. Gourmet Pizzas. Formerly Known As The


ROOTS BAR, Takaka: Craft beer.- Live
music – Every Fri. Featuring guest MC’s
and DJ’s each week. Hosted by Takaka’s
one true favorite, reggae DJ Galanjah!
For all upcoming events, visit us @

THE MUSELL INN, Takaka: The Sth Island’s
legendary small beautiful venue craft beer
fantastic food a variety of live events and
gigs. Visit our website for more events

LIQUID NZ BAR, Nelson: Summer Open
Tues-Sun. Mon 7pm-late Hospo Night 􀀀
Tue 7pm-late, Live Music 􀀀 Wed/Thu-late,
Backpacker Deals & Live Music 􀀀 Fri 5pmlate,
Kiwi Jam Session 􀀀 Sat & Sun 7pmlate
Live Music + Beautiful People!

THE BOATHOUSE: Operates as a Cafe,
Event & Performance Space, Wedding &
Function Venue, Community Hall & Club.
For m0re info on upcoming Events Gigs
contact the Manager on 03 548 7646 or
go to http://www.theboathouse.co.nz

SPRIG & FERN, Hardy St, Nelson:Voted
Best Bar in Nelson enjoy superb craft beer,
localwines and home cooked tavernmeals
in the heart of Nelson city. Regular gigs vist
Facebook to find out whats happening.
RHYTHM & BROWN, Nelson: Live Jazz,
showcasing original singers and
songwriters. Check out Facebook for
CLUB PARADOX, Nelson: “Dad, do you
know the piano’s on my foot?” “No, son,
but if you hum it, I’ll play it.” Music,
Theatre, Burlesque, Variety shows. Check
out Facebook for the latest live action

FAIRFIELD HOUSE An elegant, central
Nelson events venue for weddings,
conferences, meetings, parties and
workshops. This unique heritage building
is the perfect Nelson venue for any
occasion. The diversity of indoor and
outdoor spaces makes it an ideal venue
for weddings, birthdays, conferences,
meetings, theatre and musical

THE BULLOCK BAR,Wanaka: largest tap
beer range in town. * 16 Big Screen TV’s
showing, all day, major sports * Pool
Table, Free Dart Boards, Giant Jenga,
Gaming Machines & Wanaka’s only TAB! *
Wed in Winter is Quiz night; * Fri Night
(after the Lions raffle & free sausage
sizzle) local acoustic musicians; Sat, Rock,
Country, Classic Pub favourites, kiwi
bands pumping out the tunes. Visit our FB
to see what else is going on…Where The
Good Buggers Come to Play : 71 Ardmore
St,Wanaka, Hours: Open 􀀀 Closes 12AM
Mon-Sun Open 24 hours

LAST LIGHT LODGE, Tuatapere: Jam
music lover’s paradise.

THE RANCH Bar & Grill, Te Anau: Thurs Live
Musichostedbylocalmusicians.TopBar from
9pm. We’re renowned for our hearty meals
that are great value for money.
LAST LIGHT LODGE, Tuatapere: Jam
music lover’s paradise.

REDCLIFF CAFÉ, Te Anau: 2nd year running
The Redcliff Cafe was awarded the Trip
Advisor Travellers Choice Award – Check
out their live acts @
http://www.theredcliff.co.nz Regular gigs

Thurs Open Mic – an amazing venue run by
talented Musicians. Regular events. Visit
us on Facebook.

Edgar Centre one of the largest, and most successful, multi-use
venues in Australasia. A popular choice for meetings, dinners, weddings, conferences, craft shows, trade shows, expos and even concerts featuring international artists, Large scale events to small gatherings we
have the space and experience to meet your needs. As well as hosting local,
regional and national events in a variety of sports, we cater for a number of social recreational activities, sports and hobbies. From coaching children through to All Blacks training sessions, we can usually accommodate everyone. Edgar Centre Dunedin – 116 Portsmouth Drive, Dunedin
PO Box 590, Dunedin 9054 Phone 03 456 1200 Email info@edgarcentre.co.nz


THE DARKROOM BAR: Christchurch’s
premier Live Music Gig – playing all genres
from Punk, Ska, and heavy metal. Wed
5pm-1am, Thurs 5pm-1am, Fri 5pm-3am

Other live gigs and live
entertainment venues listed in
include + Zanzi Bar the
Gin palace, Invercargill Brewery –
whose entertainment area the
asylum is just madness, Tuatara
more craft beer and great people,
Oamara Opera House home of the
Waitaki Arys Festival, Hard Antler
famous for such epic nights as the
Hunters ball, Mad Cafe & Art Gallery
a non alcoholic options offering food
only caught shot or grown


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