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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.

  • 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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  • 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: nomad, Benny Tipene, Dictaphone Blues

    SUN 21 MAY, 1:30 - 2PM
    ATRIUM, FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY

    At our final Sunday Session, you’ll enjoy the heady harmonies of nomad, the acoustic guitar and cheeky smile of Benny Tipene, 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.