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!

NADIA REID – OUT OF MY PROVINCE TOUR

Friday 6th March 2020

No one ever got anywhere by standing still. As an artist, you must move to grow. It’s a sentiment Nadia Reid knows well. “Out of My Province is definitely a travelling album; they are road songs,” tells Nadia, of the album, written during a period of intensive touring following the release of her critically acclaimed LP, Preservation. “I felt inspired while I was moving and playing most nights. The album release will be accompanied by an initial quick run of shows in New Zealand before she heads off for international touring.

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A SOUL SALUTE TO VAN MORRISON

Friday 13th March 2020

Adam Hattaway and his 10 piece soul band, The Soul Mates will perform songs from albums; Astral Weeks, Moondance, Tupelo Honey, Saint Dominic’s Preview, Veedon Fleece and more

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ROBINSON

Friday 20th March 2020

New Zealand-raised singer, songwriter and ultramodern pop practitioner ROBINSON has announced a headline tour of New Zealand in support of her forthcoming EP, “Watching You”. Her Gold certified Platinum single ‘Nothing To Regret’, which also went platinum in Australia, not only brought Robinson international acclaim but captured the attention and hearts of fans down under and across the ditch.

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HOT POTATO BAND

Friday 27th March 2020

Hot Potato Band is a brass band like no other. Beginning as street performers the 10 piece band from Sydney Australia are passionate about re-igniting organic performance and acoustic instrumentation, breaking down the barriers between stage and audience, and writing engaging original music that leaves lasting impressions on audiences around the world. Their shows are filled with dancing and laughter and is an all round guaranteed good night out.

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THE EAST POINTERS

Friday 3rd April 2020

Redefining the ever-evolving genre – modern folk – with Billboard-worthy pop hooks, deep acoustic groove, trance-like trad breakdowns and three-part harmonies, Tim Chaisson (vocals/fiddle/percussion), Koady Chaisson (banjo/tenor guitar/moog) and Jake Charron (guitar/keyboards), already internationally acknowledged as musical trailblazers, have made sure their new album Yours To Break (out October 25th) will light a path for a new generation of music lovers who don’t care for labels.

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FINN ANDREWS (THE VEILS) & BAND NZ TOUR

Sunday 26th April 2020

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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DANIEL CHAMPAGNE – NZ TOUR

Thursday 30th April 2020

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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HELMET 30th ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Monday 11th May 2020

Seminal New York City rock band Helmet is celebrating their 30th anniversary with a headline tour, which will take them around the globe, including three shows in New Zealand next year. To mark 30 years in the game, Helmet will perform a 30-song set each night of the tour. The band will be playing songs from across their catalogue of eight critically-acclaimed studio albums, as well as rarities from older EPs and singles

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