Gigs & Events......keeping music live

         The Boathouse Society has supported live music since the Saturday night dances of the 1940's & this continues today with a live band or solo musician or orchestra or duo or whatever on most Friday evenings through the year.  Gigs usually start at 8pm but check below to confirm.  All ticket & door sales go directly to the musicians. To receive our monthly newsletter email the Manager at info(at)theboathousenelson.co.nz.  The Friday evening Cafe offers a casual blackboard menu from 5pm & come in early before your choice gets wiped off the board !  We finish main meal orders around 8pm when the gig starts.

        For musicians we offer a warm welcome, beautiful space, local brew, decades of musical history, modular staging, stage lights, a dancing doorman & local promo. Email Ali info(at)theboathousenelson.co.nz for a Band Info Pack & to check out available dates. 

Weekly Events: Community Choir- 03 5530448, Swing Dance-022 6778164, Rotary memberenquiry@rotarynelson.nz

Great Gigs we've hosted ....

Past gigs include: Hank Marvin, Hollie Smith, Tiki Taane, Wayne Mason, Anika Moa, Julia Deans, Anna Coddington, Jacky Tar, Tami Nielson. Richard Gilewitz, The Eastern, Cornerstone Roots, Nairobi Trio, Laura Collins, Hobnail Boots, Mojo Mamas, Chris Gudu, Newtown Rocksteady, Uni & her Ukele, Jack Derwin, Darren Watson, Parcel of Rogues, Roseneath Ragtime Band, The Ranchsliders, Nui se lah, The Shot Band, Fiona Pears, Jackie Bristow, Jada Jazz, Tom Rodwell & Coco Davis, La Vida Quartet, Mel Parsons, Beyondsemble, Wellington Ukulele Orchestra, Tami Nielson, Coyote Blues Band, Flip Grater, Nelson Ukulele Orchestra, Matt Langley, Lindon Puffin, Midge McCleary, the Warratahs, Panama Boys, Jan Preston, La Petite Manouche, Phil Marshall,The Saints, Greg Johnson, Flaming Mudcats, Montage DJ, The Sou'westers, Eva Effect, Moondog Gypsy Blues, The Nudge, Dan Walsh, Zawa Jazz Quartet, Bob Hillary & the Massive Mellow, Jayne Freeman & Adam Piggott, Sandy Thom, Underskore Orchestra, Rag Poets, Toni Swain, HungryTown, Eb & Sparrow, Adrienne Fenemor, Tunes of I, Charlotte Yates.

The Boathouse Nelson, proudly awarded NELSON/MARLBOROUGH BEST MUSIC VENUE, Aronui Wines and Wild Tomato Magazine Dine Out Awards 2017

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Riptide Originals 

Friday 18th August, 8pm. Door Sales $10

Riptide is excited to present their original music at their first gig at the Boathouse. Riptide will be playing a night of their very original songs, all written by Craig Lee (vocals/guitar/harp) supported by Andreas Vitz on percussions and drums. CDs available on the night .

 

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Ceol River

 

 

Friday 25th August, 8pm

Door Sales $10
  
Ceol River are a three piece band performing upbeat Acoustic and Celtic folk rock songs from a veritable goldmine of musical experience within the group. Featuring members of local bands The Saints and Keegan, Ceol River (translation: Music River) have found their flow exciting crowds and simply having fun playing their music around the region.

 

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Flora Knight and Sean Donald
Friday 1st September, 8pm
Presales $15 Undertheradar, Door Sales $20

 

 

The music that Sean and Flora play is reminiscent of a bygone era that resist the wear of time. Whether it's a rip roaring ragtime fiddle tune, a mournful country classic, or a sweet and silly waltz they will have you on the edge of your seat. Their two voices blend beautifully to capture the tight country duet harmonies of the great turn of the century brother duets such as the Louvin Brothers or The Delmore Brothers. The fiddle tunes you will hear are largely steeped in the traditions of American folk music, and the silvery melodies will have you wish for reincarnation as Flora's fiddle itself.

 

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Axé Brazilian Carnival Dance Party
 
Friday 8th September, 8pm
 
Tickets $10 from Beggs or The Rock Shop, $15 on the door

 

 

 

 

 

 


Boogie time!

The first Axé Party in Nelson, don't miss out !!!!

Live Brazilian Band (Made in Bahia).
Bring your dancing shoes and your hips move because MIB will take you through the happy and high energy Brazilian Axé music.

 

 

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