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 shows.

JODY DIREEN ‘SMOKIN ASHES’ ALBUM LAUNCH

Saturday 25th July 2020

Jody Direen is one of Australasia’s most vibrant country pop artists and is set to celebrate the launch of her new album “Smokin’ Ashes” with her full band, fans and friends on July 25 at Cassels Blue Smoke venue in Christchurch with special guests Assembly Required, Cam Scott and Phil Doublet.

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A SPECIAL NIGHT IN WITH MEL PARSONS

Friday 31st July 2020

Needing little introduction, the 2020 VNZMA Best Folk Artist will be playing songs from her critically acclaimed back catalogue in a two-night run of special seated shows. Along with the old faves, be the first to hear the seeds of songs for Parsons’ yet-to-be recorded new album, and revel in a sitting down listening experience that we’ve all been missing these past few months.

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A SPECIAL NIGHT IN WITH MEL PARSONS

Saturday 1st August 2020

Needing little introduction, the 2020 VNZMA Best Folk Artist will be playing songs from her critically acclaimed back catalogue in a two-night run of special seated shows. Along with the old faves, be the first to hear the seeds of songs for Parsons’ yet-to-be recorded new album, and revel in a sitting down listening experience that we’ve all been missing these past few months.

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YOU SHOULD BE DANCING

Friday 21st August 2020

You Should Be Dancing” is a great big DISCO DANCING celebration! A night of exceedingly danceable disco hits. Classic disco tunes you would have to be a robot not to move to. A literal Boogie Wonderland!

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FINN ANDREWS (THE VEILS) & BAND NZ TOUR

Sunday 18th October 2020

This show has been rescheduled from it’s original April date – Since releasing his critically acclaimed debut solo album One Piece At A Time in early 2019, Finn has toured extensively playing churches and town halls throughout the UK, North America & Europe, and is now bringing the tour back to New Zealand.

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GREAT GABLE – ALL MY FRIENDS TOUR

Thursday 29th October 2020

This show has been rescheduled from it’s original date in April – Great Gable are back on the road for a run of dates across Australia & New Zealand in support of their new single All My Friends. A portion of sales from the All My Friends Tour will be invested into FEAT, a world-first initiative that allows artists to balance their carbon footprint from touring by investing into new and existing solar farms around Australia.
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REB FOUNTAIN ALBUM RELEASE TOUR

Friday 6th November 2020

Award winning New Zealand singer-songwriter, Reb Fountain, announces an extensive 10-date tour in celebration of her upcoming self-titled album, her debut for Flying Nun Records. Pulling out all the stops for this collection of noir punk-folk songs, Reb is taking her band the length and breadth of the country to deliver these news songs, and some old favourites, in full glory.

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DANIEL CHAMPAGNE – NZ TOUR

Thursday 17th December 2020

This show has been rescheduled – The young Australian born, Nashville based virtuoso recently described as ‘the finest guitar player of this generation’ has been selling out shows around the world and now brings his world tour to New Zealand playing an intimate Christchurch show April 30 at Cassels Blue Smoke!

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