Live Music

Enjoy the eclectic acts performing in some of Kāpiti's live music venues

The Harmonic Resonators - Rongo Ki Te Oro Tour

4 Nov 2023
Te Raukura ki Kāpiti

Coastlands Theatre, 32 Raumati Rd, Paraparaumu

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Join Aotearoa's finest family band for an evening of lush harmonies, country geetar breaks, soaring yodels, and delightful banter.

The Harmonic Resonators are touring on the big stage in 2023 to promote their second album ‘Rongo Ki Te Oro’ (Listen to the Music). Don’t miss this feel-good kiwiana show!

Stravinsky & Mendelssohn | Portraits of Italy

1 Jun 2023
Te Raukura ki Kāpiti

Coastlands Theatre, 32 Raumati Rd, Paraparaumu

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The NZSO, with conductor James Judd, bring some Italian delights to cities and towns across Te Ika-a-Māui.

Before our Italian sojourn begins, we travel to the deep south of Aotearoa New Zealand with Anthony Ritchie’s Whakatipua, a musical portrait of the awe-inspiring landscapes around Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown.

Nairobi Trio In Concert In Paekakariki

2 Jun 2023
St Peters Hall

Cnr Beach Rd and Ames St,

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One show only - Nairobi trio performs in Paekakariki for the first time at the historic St Peters Hall. Described as New Zealand's favourite Jazz Entertainers, the Nairobi trio takes you on a musical journey with a mix of some exciting original music and some reworked standards, all in the group's inimitable style. Be sure to book to avoid disappointment!

The BeatGirls It's My Party!

9 Jun 2023
Southward Theatre

Otaihanga Rd , Otaihanga

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Iconic Kiwi trio The BeatGirls are bringing their 25th birthday party to Southwards to celebrate this fabulous milestone!

Showcasing the best of the best from their repertoire NZ’s favourite girl group promise to sing and dance up a storm as they take you on a journey through the years with plenty of humour and sassy choreography to compliment the fabulous songs.

Well known hits from genres such as 60’s girl group, Motown, Soul, Andrews Sisters, 70’s 80’s right through to current day are woven together with stories and wry observations of how it’s come to this point… a quarter of a century!

Jess Deacon - Lost In Love, the Ep Release Performance

10 Jun 2023
St Peters Hall

Cnr Beach Rd and Ames St,

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Jess Deacon - intuitive songwriter, artful vocalist. Inspired by jazz, folk, and classic rock

Drawn to music that stirs the soul, Jess is a songwriter who beautifully weaves poetic lyrics through evocative melodies. Turning personal stories into shared experiences through purposeful words and pairing them with deserving musical accompaniment is an art form; one that Jess does well. The release of her long-overdue debut EP Lost in Love celebrates the first collection of many original songs that long to be shared.

Michael Houstoun

11 Jun 2023
Waikanae Memorial Hall

7 Pehi Kupa St,

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 Michael Houstoun, New Zealand's most acclaimed and treasured pianist, has chosen a stunning programme for this recital.

He will open with the music of J S Bach - the early Toccata in C minor, which alternates between improvisatory flourishes, adagios and fugues. This is followed by Brahms' Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel. Handel's simple little tune unfolds through twenty-five amazingly inventive variations to a brilliant closing fugue in what has been described as one of the greatest sets of variations ever written.

The second part of the concert moves to the Romantic period, introduced by two gentle Chopin pieces - the Berceuse and Impromptu in F#. The balance of the programme is devoted to a luscious and varied selection of Preludes and Etudes-Tableaux by Rachmaninoff.

On The Rocks

17 Jun 2023
Club Vista

32 Marine Parade,

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Introducing the hottest 5 piece band in Kāpiti - ready to rock Club Vista

The song list spans across decades and genres, featuring classic hits like Brown Eyed Girl, Proud Mary, Valerie, April Sun in Cuba, all the way through to iconic rock anthems from AC/DC, Guns N Roses and Nirvana.

Air Force Band Charity Concert

25 Jun 2023
Southward Theatre

Otaihanga Rd , Otaihanga

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The Lions Club of Waikanae, the Waikanae Funeral Home and Metlifecare Kāpiti Village present the Air Force Band Charity Concert at the prestigious Southward Car Museum. Featuring the incredible musical talents of soloist Jess Segal, this performance promises to be a breathtaking experience for all who attend.

All proceeds will be donated to the Life Flight Trust, so you can feel good about enjoying an entertaining afternoon while making a positive difference in the community.

The Retro Pack's Great Gatsby Show

22 Jul 2023
Kapiti Playhouse

7 Ruahine St,

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Another night of toe-tapping swinging good times with The Retro Pack celebrating the '20s and '30s.

Featuring the honey-voiced April Phillips, with vocal support from crooners James Tait-Jamieson (also swinging saxophone), Andrew London (guitar), Kirsten London (bass) and drummer Lance Philip.

Special guest the boogie-woogie King himself, Wayne Mason on piano. Come relive the era of Louis Armstrong, Billie Holliday, Jelly Roll Morten and Duke Ellington, with songs by the Gershwin's, Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter and others.

Piaf: The Legend

3 Sep 2023
Southward Theatre

Otaihanga Rd, Otaihanga, Paraparaumu , Otaihanga

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International singer Mandy Meadows presents Piaf: The Legend, a celebration of Edith Piaf’s extraordinary life and timeless songs.

With performances in Europe garnering rave reviews, Piaf: The Legend has consistently sold out in theatres across the world and is now going on tour for the first time in NZ.

Featuring dancers and a six-piece band with an authentic French sound, don’t miss Piaf: The Legend.

Cam and Sam

16 Jun – 15 Sep 2023
The Waterfront Bar and Kitchen

3 Marine Gardens,

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NZ's award-winning Duo Cam & Sam are coming to entertain you with their live sing-along show. Hugely popular come along and request your favourite songs and be part of the Dueling Pianos sensation that's sweeping the world

Queen: It's a Kinda Magic

7 Oct 2023
Southward Theatre

Otaihanga Rd , Otaihanga

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Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic is returning in 2023 by popular demand!

See the rock spectacular that everyone raved about in 2021, bringing their big sound, big screens, crazy lighting and outlandish costumes back for a night of non-stop rock anthems!

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