Artist Venue Date Time Entry Cost Brief description of Gig Link to ticket
Hot Potato Band 4th Wall Theatre 25-03-2019 19:30 Early bird $35 - All tickets $40 The boys are back at the 4th Wall and we are so pleased to have them here again - they are awesome !! Hot Potato Band is proud of their all acoustic line up. The absence of electronic instrumentation has set them apart from many other acts and continues to tie them to their roving roots, but not to the stage. The bands energy is released through an amalgamation of catchy music and lyrics, infectious dance moves, and audience interaction, attributed to their mobility as a band and the breaking down of barriers between stage and audience. Although difficult to describe their genre, HPB continues to compile their arsenal of songs inspired by Pop, Funk, Ska, Reggae and bound by the classic sounds of New Orleans brass bands. The bands unique sound is built on the backs of three drummers and a sousaphone, along with an array of horns covering catchy chorus lines and providing a beautiful harmonic cloud for Ben (vocalist) to float above. They are a band never to shy from a good time. Early bird available until 28th February. Click here
PAUL WALKER & KAREN PFEIFFER 4th Wall Theatre 28-03-2019 19:30 $20 Graeme Norton's favourite couple With their unique onstage-chemistry and their widely praised harmonies, the Anglo-German duo ‘Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer’ entertain and engage their audiences wherever they perform. Combining their original material with a fine choice of folk favourites Paul and Karen craft a show of “songs with groove and goosebumps guaranteed”, as the Stuttgart press put it recently. Karen’s voice, clear and yet so powerful, leaves audiences mesmerised. She adds with alto recorder, tin whistle and percussive instruments to Paul’s vocal and individual guitar style. In addition to their UK tours, these “two exceptional musicians” (Stuttgart press) have established a significant reputation in Ireland and Germany - and of course even on their New Zealand and Australia tours sometimes the odd German folk song, or even a German ‘joke’ will find its way into a “fantastically entertaining night” (Secret Sounds). Click here
Raybern Entertainment RIG 66 28-03-2019 20:00 Free Your chance to be the star. A night of Karaoke fun -----NA-----
The Good Vibrations Opunake Surf Inn 29-03-2019 21:00 FREE Come dance the night away at your favourite Opunake Inn with The Good Vibrations Band. Playing a wide array of covers, covering the 60s, 70s and beyond. -----NA-----
Slam Butlers Reef 30-03-2019 20:00 Free Playing in the Front Bar, bring your dancing shoes for a night of great music. -----NA-----
Blue Child Collective Butlers Reef 31-03-2019 16:00 Free Fronted by Dan White, an enthusiastic collaborator, multi-instrumentalist and fingerstyle artisan conjuring soundscapes spanning raging rhythmic grooves to bluesy licks and ethereal trips, this is music with purpose. From his thought-provoking lyrics to the Collective’s engaging live performances, Blue Child Collective reminds us that we're all, in essence, children of this blue planet and connected in our existence; one and the same. -----NA-----
Raybern Entertainment New Commercial Hotel Stratford 31-03-2019 21:00 Free Your chance to be the star. A night of Karaoke fun. -----NA-----
Michael Dunstan Butlers Reef 06-04-2019 18:00 $20.00 Special guests: Pat Devlin (VIC) + more TBA. Returning back to New Zealand on the back of an extensive sold out 'Partly Cloudy' Australian tour and 4 sold out shows in New Zealand, Michael Dunstan has made strong headway into 2019 with the release of the first two intricate pieces of the ‘New Normal’ EP; ‘The Unknown’ and ‘Two Weeks’. On the back of Michael’s largest Australian tour to date in February 2019, April 6th Michael performs in New Plymouth for the first time with a powerful third chapter. ‘New Normal’ is a stirring and dynamic journey, tugging at emotion and taking you elsewhere through pensive lyrics and delicate ambience. ‘New Normal’ is out everywhere February 8th 2019. The last New Zealand shows sold out very quickly; be sure not to miss out this time. ‘New Normal’ out now! Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2AR8ra5 New single 'Two Weeks' out now! Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2RxSj6Y Click here
FUGU Butlers Reef 13-04-2019 20:00 Free Playing in our Front Bar, this Band will rock your socks off!! -----NA-----
CATS TSB Theatre - TSB Showplace 05-05-2019 16:00 Premium $139.00, A Reserve $119.00, A Reserve Groups of 10 $109.00, B Reserve $89.90, Children $79.90. Service fees apply. One of the world’s best-loved musicals, CATS, will embark on its most extensive tour of New Zealand ever in 2019. It has won many awards, including Best Musical at both the Laurence Olivier Awards and the Tony Awards, and is considered among the all-time favourites of musical theatre fans. Since its world premiere, CATS has been presented in over 30 countries, and has been seen by over 73 million people worldwide. Click here
THE PROCLAIMERS TSB Theatre - TSB Showplace 07-05-2019 19:30 Diamond $149.00, Platinum $119.00, Gold $99.00, Silver $79.00. Service fees apply. Popular visitors to Kiwi shores - Scotland’s The Proclaimers – will perform their most comprehensive New Zealand tour to date, in May 2019. New Zealand singer-songwriter Mel Parsons will open all eight shows. Mel is currently celebrating the release of her new single I Got The Lonely, recorded in the US with award-winning producer Mitchell Froom (Crowded House, Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney). Click here
Rhythms of Ireland TSB Showplace 01-06-2019 19:30 -----NA----- Ireland’s most celebrated show, The Rhythms of Ireland, returns to NZ in 2019, for the first time since their sell-out tour in 2010. Celebrating their 10th Anniversary, New Zealand is privileged to welcome back Ireland’s most outstanding and elite company of dancers to perform this awe-inspiring production. Highly successful and critically acclaimed, The Rhythms of Ireland, seen by over two-million people worldwide, has an unsurpassed reputation for “stunningly executed performances”. The quality and spectacle of their work perfectly blends the ancient traditions of Irish dance and music with flawlessly innovative choreography and production values of contemporary Irish excellence. Experience a spectacular evening of traditional Irish dance, music and song enhanced by stunning costumes, lighting and sound. Click here
Rock at The Reef Butlers reef 02-06-2019 02:00 $20 per person Four of our local bands are bringing their magic to Butlers for one day only. Starting from 2.00pm and finishing at 9.00pm, it will be a chance to listen to fantastic local talent in one big hit. Bring your friends and happy feet, as you are guaranteed to dance and have fun! -----NA-----
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT TSB Showplace 20-06-2019 19:30 Platinum $99.90, Premium $79.90, A Reserve $59.90, B Reserve $39.90 Service Fees apply Get ready for the ride of your life Taranaki, because, finally, New Plymouth Operatic has announced that the international smash hit musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert will be staged at the TSB Showplace in June 2019. A divalicious musical comedy, Priscilla Queen of the Desert is an uplifting story, based on the 1994 Oscar-winning hit movie, of three Sydney drag artists who hop aboard a battered old bus named Priscilla, on a journey of self-discovery which takes them on a road trip to the heartland of Australia searching for love, friendship and family. With a dazzling array of over 500 outrageous costumes, 200 magnificent headdresses, a spectacular bus and a parade of dance floor classics including Don’t Leave Me This Way, I Will Survive, I Love the Nightlife, Go West, Hot Stuff, Colour My World and Shake Your Groove Thing, Priscilla will be a just-wanna-have-fun spectacular. Make sure you don't miss the bus! Click here