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Wrapping up a summer of live, free Kiwi music

Auckland City Council
Media release

18 February 2008

Wrapping up a summer of live, free Kiwi music

Auckland City Council’s Music in Parks programme gears up for a great finish to an exciting summer of live Kiwi music, with 12 free concerts during March.

Highlights of the month include:

1. Johnny Devlin and the Tornadoes, with special guest Ray Columbus performing at The Culture Garden at Tahaki Reserve, Mt Eden on Saturday, 15 March

2. The Culture Garden Tea Dances – midweek daytime concerts aimed at an older audience, complete with a dance floor – at Highwic, Newmarket on Wednesday, 19 March and Monte Cecilia, Hillsborough on Wednesday, 26 March

3. the classic Kiwi film The World’s Fastest Indian and pre-movie entertainment from Kink Rat as part of the new Movies in Parks series in Tahaki Reserve on Wednesday, 5 March

4. three great Holden Astra Summer Sounds concerts at Point England Reserve, Selwyn Reserve Mission Bay and Te Wero Island in the Viaduct Harbour

5. Drake Jazz at the Rotunda, this month featuring Roger Manins Hip Flask, The Blue Bottom Stompers, Jazz Campus and Mr Miyagi Project.

Make the most of Auckland’s fabulous weather and get along before the summer is over.

Music in Parks 2008 is proudly sponsored by Holden Astra and Drake International, and supported by New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT), The Lion Foundation, Radioworks (Solid Gold, The Breeze, More FM, Radio Live and Kiwi FM), 95bFM, Mission Bay The Promenade, Ecover, and NZ Rockshops.

Visit www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/mips for full Music in Parks programme details.

ENDS


Music in Parks – Upcoming March events:

Saturday, 1 March, 4pm to 7pm
Holden Astra Summer Sounds
Featuring Greg Johnson and Anna Coddington
Selwyn Reserve, Mission Bay

Sunday, 2 March, 2pm to 4pm
Drake Jazz at the Rotunda
Featuring Roger Manins Hip Flask
Band Rotunda, Auckland Domain

Sunday, 2 March, 3pm to 5pm
The Culture Garden
Featuring Riichi Yamauchi, Kenji Furutate and Wai Taiko Japanese Drummers
Highwic, Newmarket

Wednesday, 5 March, 7pm
Movies in Parks – featuring The World’s Fastest Indian and Kink Rat
Tahaki Reserve, Mt Eden

Sunday, 9 March, 3pm to 6pm
Holden Astra Summer Sounds Maori Music at Parks
Featuring The Kingites, Brother Love and Billy TK Senior
Point England Reserve

Sunday, 9 March, 2pm to 4pm
Drake Jazz at the Rotunda
Featuring the Blue Bottom Stompers
Band Rotunda, Auckland Domain

Saturday, 15 March, 6pm to 8pm
The Culture Garden with Johnny Devlin and the Tornadoes and Ray Columbus
Tahaki Reserve, Mt Eden

Sunday, 16 March, 2pm to 4pm
Drake Jazz at the Rotunda
Featuring Jazz Campus
Band Rotunda, Auckland Domain

Wednesday, 19 March, 3pm to 5pm
The Culture Garden Tea Dances
Featuring Quantum Swing
Highwic, Newmarket

Sunday, 23 March, 2pm to 4pm
Drake Jazz at the Rotunda
Featuring Mr Miyagi Project
Band Rotunda, Auckland Domain

Wednesday, 26 March, 3pm to 5pm
The Culture Garden Tea Dances
Featuring Brett’s New Internationals
Monte Cecilia Park, Hillsborough

Friday, 28 March, 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Holden Astra Summer Sounds
Featuring Sean James Donnelly and One Million Dollars
Te Wero Island, Viaduct Harbour

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