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As summer hots up, so does the music

Auckland City Council Media release

22 December 2008

As summer hots up, so does the music

The Music in Parks 2009 line up is out now, with more than 40 free concerts this summer.

This year marks Auckland City Council's 16th Music in Parks series, which showcases the best local musical talent on offer in some of Auckland's most stunning parks and reserves.

The programme has four series - Telecom Summer Sounds features award-winning artists; The Culture Garden highlights niche genres including folk music and opera; Drake Jazz at the Rotunda is perfect for jazz lovers; and Telecom Movies in Parks features films with Kiwi actors, directors and producers preceded by fresh, up-and-coming musicians.

The first concert is Telecom Summer Sounds at Myers Park on Saturday, 10 January featuring King Kapisi, Chong Nee and Opensouls, so come along and catch the local talent live.

The Music in Parks programme runs from January to April, so there are plenty of acts coming to a park near you, including Katchafire, dDub, DIE! DIE! DIE!, Tahuna Breaks and Ardijah.

Music in Parks 2009 is proudly sponsored by Telecom and Drake International, and supported by NZCT, The Lion Foundation, Perry Foundation, RadioWorks (Mai FM, Solid Gold, The Breeze, MORE FM, The Edge, Radio Live and Kiwi FM), Juice TV and George FM.

Visit www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/events for full Music in Parks details and to get a copy of the programme.

Note to editors: Music in Parks - Upcoming January events

Friday, 2 January, 11am to 7pm Great Barrier Island New Year's Picnic Day Blackwell's Farm

Saturday, 10 January, 10am to midnight 2009 Great Fitzroy Mussel Festival Port Fitzroy Boating Club

Saturday, 10 January, 2pm to 6pm Telecom Summer Sounds - featuring King Kapisi, Opensouls, Chong Nee Myers Park, CBD

Sunday, 18 January, 2pm to 6pm Drake Jazz at the Rotunda - featuring The Murray McNabb Group

Sunday, 18 January, 4.30pm to 6pm The Culture Garden - featuring Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artists from the New Zealand Opera Wintergardens, Auckland Domain

Sunday, 25 January, 2pm to 4pm Drake Jazz at the Rotunda - featuring the Bex Peterson Collective

Sunday, 25 January, 4.30pm to 6pm The Culture Garden - featuring the Mahinaarangi Tocker tribute concert Wintergardens, Auckland Domain

Saturday, 31 January, 2pm to 6pm Telecom Summer Sounds - featuring Katchafire, dDub, The Caitlin Smith Group Coyle Park, Pt Chevalier

Saturday, 31 January, 6pm to 8pm The Culture Garden - featuring the NBR New Zealand Opera Dingle Dell Reserve, St Heliers

ENDS


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