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Music jams the parks on Anniversary weekend


28 January 2004

Music jams the parks on Anniversary weekend

More than 14,000 Aucklanders celebrated Anniversary weekend by attending free Auckland City Music in Parks concerts around the city.

Six thousand people jammed Coyle Park, Pt Chevalier, on Anniversary Day to see Zed, Goodshirt, Augustino, and 48 May at The Edge Jam in the Park rock concert.

The action was spread right across Anniversary weekend:
- top New Zealand dance acts Subware, Minuit, Nick D and DJ Slowdeck entertained a crowd of more than 3500 people for the first Dancing in the Streets gig on Friday night
- Solid Gold Saturday at Tahaki Reserve, featuring Ray Columbus, Suzanne Lynch and James Ray, attracted 1500 people
- more than 1800 people made the most of the beautiful weather and enjoyed picnics at the ever popular Montana Jazz and classical concerts at the Rotunda.

If you’ve missed out on the action so far don’t worry, there is plenty to come.

Why not celebrate Valentine’s Day by enjoying some of the best Kiwi rock live with The Feelers, Goodshirt, Opshop, and Eight at the Rock the Park concert at Coyle Park, Pt Chevalier?

There’s some sizzlin’ good salsa to get your hips shimmying at the Solid Gold Saturday Kantuta Festival on 28 February at Tahaki Reserve, Mt Eden. The programme will feature Latin band Kantuta and DJs, as well as offering the public free salsa dance lessons.

With one down and two to go, Dancing in the Streets will be hitting Lorne Street, behind the St James Theatre on 20 February and 19 March. The second night will feature Greg Churchill and SJD while the last has a lineup including Sola Rosa and Concord Dawn.

Montana Jazz and classical music will continue to be on the menu every Sunday at the Domain’s Band Rotunda until Sunday 21 March.

Of the 36 free Music in Parks concerts around Auckland between January and March, all part of Auckland City’s Free Summer series of events, there are 24 to go. Music in Parks has entertained more than 27,000 people this month alone, smashing last year’s record of 16,750 for January. Last year the concerts proved extremely successful with over 45,000 Auckland residents enjoying some beautiful summer days and a wide variety of top quality music.

So grab a picnic and a blanket and head out to one of the city’s beautiful parks to enjoy some first class music.

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Ref: JA

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