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.


Friday 27th April 2018

Everybody’s favourite thrash-party rockers DZ Deathrays are celebrating the launch of their new record ‘Bloody Lovely’ with Wax Chattels (AKL), Best Bets (CHCH) and Hans Pucket (WLG).

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Nomad – Can You Feel It? Tour

Saturday 28th April 2018

Nomad’s signature lush vocal layers, heady harmonies and infectious, indie-pop hooks have been winning over unsuspecting live audiences and on April 6 they release their debut studio album, ‘Can You Feel It?’.

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Dillastrate, The Settlers & The Response

Friday 4th May 2018

Dillastrate team up with The Settlers and The Response to triple headline at Blue Smoke on May the 4th for Music Month.

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Saturday 5th May 2018

The Christchurch Faerie Circle Presents The Star Wars Ball – be in quick!!

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Zulu Love (South Africa)

Sunday 6th May 2018

Don’t miss the incredible voices of ZULU LOVE at Blue Smoke in May.

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Fantine with Oval Office

Thursday 24th May 2018

Sensational singer of Russian and Dominican descent, Australian-based Fantine joins renowned funk, soul, jazz, blues powerhouse Oval Office for a night of pure raw energy.

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Darren Watson

Friday 25th May 2018

“Darren Watson is New Zealand’s finest practitioner of the blues – a singer and guitarist who can give you goosebumps with the passion and intensity of his playing.” Nick Bollinger | Radio New Zealand

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Soul Train at the Chch International Jazz & Blues Festival

Saturday 26th May 2018

Soul Train is all about the music and groove of 1972 – with two bands and a DJ, Junco Partner, Carmelita Toots and Soul Mates – come get your boogie on.

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Jazz Jam with Sumo Jazz

Sunday 27th May 2018

Sumo Jazz take the reigns as house band and will be joined by many of the local, national and international musicians who played at the festival for this after-party jam.

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Jordan Luck Band – Winter Tour

Friday 15th June 2018   Sold out

Kiwi icon’s The Jordan Luck Band announce the 18 date ‘Why Does Love Do This To Me?’ NZ Winter Tour 2018, trekking across the country from Friday May 18th to Saturday August 4th.

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