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Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa

Gig Guide

Welcome to the Auckland Museum and Auckland Council Gig Guide, your handy guide to events happening in your city this summer.

From Grafton to Glen Innes, there are free, fun events happening all over Auckland from January to May. Get into the groove and get stuck into the musicial offerings in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Download the full Gig Guide, or explore upcoming events below.

  • Volume Sunday Sessions: Alae, Seth Haapu, Iva Lamkum

    Sun 26 Feb, 12 - 3pm
    Atrium, Free with museum entry

    February will feature the unique sounds of kiwi duo Alae, the velvet voice of singer-songwriter Seth Haapu and critically acclaimed singer Iva Lamkum.

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  • Volume Sunday Sessions: Rubita, Helen Corry, Vallkyrie

    Sun 26 Mar, 12 - 2pm
    ATRIUM, FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY

    March will feature the Latin swings and pop ties of Rubita's modern-day take on jazz, the sounds of dynamic live performer Helen Corry and epic South Auckland artists Vallkyrie.

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  • Tūī Tuia: Traditional Māori Music

    Offsite
    Free, PAPAKURA ART GALLERY, 10 AVERILL ST, PAPAKURA
    MON 27 MAR - SAT 29 APR, 9AM - 5PM (Sat 10AM - 2PM, Sun closed)

    This exhibition explores Tāonga Pūoro and the music of Hirini Melbourne, an artist who has been key to the revival of traditional Māori music.

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  • Bedroom Producers

    Offsite
    FRI 31 MAR - SAT 6 MAY (TUE - FRI 10AM-5PM, SAT 8AM-2PM, SUN CLOSED)
    Free, FRESH GALLERY, 5/46 FAIR MALL, ŌTARA

    This exhibition profiles the work of musician-producers Anonymouz and Dee Letoa, as well as the photographs of Grant Apiata, who has been documenting the hip-hop scene in Aotearoa over 20 years.

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  • Drum Line

    Offsite
    1 Apr 2017, 10am - 2.30pm
    Te Oro Community Centre, Glen Innes

    Head to Te Oro Community Centre to experience the best ethnic and contemporary drumming in Auckland.

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  • Pukepuke ‘o Tonga Presents 'Lomipeau Fika ‘Uluaki ‘o Aotearoa'

    Offsite
    Free, Māngere Arts Centre - Ngā Tohu o Uenuku, Corner Bader Drive and Orly Avenue, Māngere
    SAT 8 APR, 11AM - 6PM

    This daylong event celebrates the launch of the 'Lomipeau Fika ‘Uluaki ‘o Aotearoa' album.

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  • Pao Pao Pao: Album showcase

    Offsite
    THU 13 APR, 7PM
    Te Oro Community Centre, Glen Innes

    Young Māori artists from the Pao Pao Pao Māori music mentoring programme perform their original waiata as featured on an exciting new compilation album.

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  • Born To Dance film screening

    Offsite
    Mon, 10 Apr 2017, 7.30pm
    HAWKIN'S THEATRE, 13 RAY SMALL DRIVE, PAPAKURA, Free

    This New Zealand coming-of-age tale is told through the eyes of Tu, an ambitious young man from Auckland who dreams of being a professional hip-hop dancer.

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  • The Pā Boys film screening

    Offsite
    TUE, 11 APR 2017, 7.30PM
    HAWKIN'S THEATRE, 13 RAY SMALL DRIVE, PAPAKURA, FREE

    The Pā Boys follows a reggae band as they embark on a tour 'down north,' from Wellington to Cape Reinga.

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  • The Rising Stars of Tāmaki Makaurau

    WEEKDAYS, 18-28 APR, 11AM AND 1PM (EXCLUDING 25 APR)
    ATRIUM, FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY

    The NZ Music Commission brings you an exciting programme of bands and solo artists representing the brightest young musical talent in Auckland.

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  • Kiwi Kids Music Festival

    SAT 22 AND SUN 23 APR, SAT 29 AND SUN 30 APR, 11AM AND 1PM
    ATRIUM, FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY

    Join Kiwi Kids Music for the best music for kids and families, made right here in Aotearoa, New Zealand! Hosted by the much loved entertainer, Suzy Cato, the Festival includes all your favourites including Captain Festus McBoyle, Levity Beet, Kath Bee, Mr Roberelli, plus a whole lot more.

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  • Base FM Cover Story, Part 2

    Offsite
    SAT 22 APR - SAT 13 MAY 2017
    Studio One Toi Tū, 1 Ponsonby Rd, Free

    NZ Records That Shaped NZ Dance Floors. The second Base FM Cover Story exhibition expands to include the greater Auckland DJ community, with the focus on New Zealand records which shaped Auckland dance floors over the last 25+ years.

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  • Base FM Record Fair

    Sat 29 Apr 2017, 10am - 4pm
    Free with Museum entry

    Join Base FM's stable of expert DJs and sound selectors as they bring their finest second-hand vinyl record collections to the Museum.

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  • Volume Sunday Sessions: MrsDLite, MC Tali, Diaz Grimm

    Sun 30 April, 12 - 2pm
    ATRIUM, FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY

    April sees MrsDLite take the stage with her hip hop/soul, neo-soul style, followed by the internationally renowned, soulful drum and bass artist MC Tali and later hip hop talent and dynamic live performer Diaz Grimm.

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  • Volume Sunday Sessions: Shakes, Dave Weir, Dictaphone Blues

    SUN 21 MAY, 12 - 2PM
    ATRIUM, FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY

    At our final Sunday Session, you'll enjoy the lyrically sharp tunes and fuzzy guitars of Shakes, Dave Weir's psychedelic pop and the catching grooves and indie pop diamonds of Dictaphone Blues.

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Thanks to Auckland Council, Base FM, NZ Music Commission, The Music Manager's Fund and The Rockshop.