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Main Events

At Blue Smoke we specialize in live music and good hospitality. It is our goal to provide a welcoming and intimate concert environment for all comers to hear and experience performances from some of the finest acts touring New Zealand.

See the event guide below to view a list of our upcoming main events.

We’re taking table reservations for pre-show meals and refreshments so be in touch today!

Tiny Ruins ‘How Much’ Tour

Thursday 18th October 2018

In celebration of the ‘How Much’ release, Tiny Ruins will be playing Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington as the full band line up this spring. A group renowned for their electric dynamic live on stage, Tiny Ruins have toured the world many times over, they have played stages across countless cities with Sharon van Etten, Calexico, The Handsome Family and more.

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Sex On Toast ‘Rough’ EP Release Tour

Friday 19th October 2018

At long last, Sex on Toast are ready to unveil their latest EP… Rough. The record signals the completion of the double EP project Rough and Ready. 016’s Ready was a light and joyous affair, with horn arrangements, pianos, both electric and acoustic, high falsetto and tight 70’s backbeats.

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Courtney Marie Andrews (USA)

Sunday 21st October 2018

We’re over the moon to bring Courtney Marie Andrews to the Blue Smoke stage this October. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see one of country music’s best kept secrets perform an intimate concert on a Sunday evening. Andrews spent over nine months of 2017 on the road, with multiple trips across the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

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‘Avantdale Bowling Club’ On Tour

Friday 26th October 2018

Following on from a No.1 New Zealand album, Tom Scott is taking his Avantdale Bowling Club project live in October and November. Avantdale Bowling Club has been three years in the making and the band comprises some of the country’s finest jazz musicians in Julien Dyne (Drums), Tonga Vaea (Keys and Trumpet), Ben Turua (Bass) and JY Lee (Sax) together with special guest vocalists.

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Anika Moa Album Release Tour

Saturday 27th October 2018

Earlier in May, eighteen years after her debut recording on American soil, Moa headed to the vibrant musical hub of New Orleans to record her sixth studio album. The result is a 10-track collection of some of Anika’s clearest and most captivating music. The self-titled album, Anika Moa, is set to be released through Universal Music on 5th October.

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The Warratahs – Drivin’ Wheel Tour

Wednesday 12th December 2018

For over 30 years, New Zealand’s greatest country music band The Warratahs have carved a niche into the New Zealand landscape – literally from North Cape to Bluff, becoming legendary for extensively touring both small towns and cities alike.This year New Zealand’s greatest country music band are hitting the road again.

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