Past Events

Rapid fire AGM and club concert Wednesday 14 August 2019

Our AGM is less formal and quicker than most, and we’ll here from the pres, report on our representation to the Auckland Folk Festival,  check if there’s any money in the bank, look for committee volunteers and any suggestions. It’s very adult: no raised voices, snarky comments, or fisticuffs. Then before...Read More »

Auckland Folk Festival Bluegrass Concert 5 pm Sunday 27 Jan 2019

It’s a great long-standing tradition that the Auckland Bluegrass Clubs hosts a showcase Bluegrass Concert at the Auckland Folk Festival. This year featuring some of New Zealand’s best bluegrass bands: The Pipi Pickers Auckland Bluegrass Club Band Wires & Wood Hot Diggity These great bands will be introduced by our spirit-lifting MC Conni Ruff. ...Read More »

Kiwigrass Academy 30 Jan - 31 Jan 2019, Narrows Park, Hamilton

Expand your musical horizons at the new Kiwigrass Academy –  two days of in-depth tuition and participation leading in to the 2019 Kiwigrass Festival. This is a unique opportunity to absorb the knowledge and experience of top international players from The Lonely Heartstring band (USA), Australia’s Bluegrass Parkway band, and the...Read More »

Kiwigrass Bluegrass Festival 1-3 February 2019 Kiwigrass is the New Zealand Bluegrass Festival. Kiwigrass is being organised by a keen group of bluegrass lovers in New Zealand.  Their goal is to raise the profile of bluegrass in New Zealand, promote New Zealand based bluegrass musicians to the world, and bring the joy of the American bluegrass festival...Read More »

The Flyin' A's (USA) Wed 13 March 2019 8 pm

    Forget those Harleys, this month, in the spirit of open borders and free trade, we will be landing a special shipment of genuine handcrafted-in-the-US Americana with a Texas twist. To fully appreciate this coup, come along to the first New Zealand show right here at the Auckland Bluegrass Club. Hailing from Austin, Texas this...Read More »

The Trenwiths, Wednesday 13 February 2019 8 pm

(LTR) Sam, Tim and Paul Trenwith There’ll be an abundance of family talent on display when  The Trenwiths appear as guests at the Auckland Bluegrass Club in February. If you go to Kiwigrass you’ll get a taste of this family talent, and you are sure to want second helpings from Paul, Sam, and Tim...Read More »

Club concert and jam Wednesday 10 October 8 pm

It’s going to be great club concert and jam at the Bunker on Wednesday 10 October. It won’t be the first time, and it won’t be the last. The irony is that this kind of fun can be had while singing traditional bluegrass songs, many of which were written by some...Read More »

The new Masked Marvel, Wednesday 14 November 8 pm

It was Charley Patton’s third record in November 1929 and the Paramount marketing department were looking for a new gimmick. Calculating it would boost their presence in the rural blues market, they released the new recording under the name the Masked Marvel, complete with a competition to guess the artist’s...Read More »

Sonoran Dogs (USA) special concert Wednesday 28 November, 8 pm

When they start picking, the Sonoran Dogs bluegrass band absolutely sizzle, and they are going to turn up the heat just for us at the Bunker as part of their New Zealand tour. The Sonoran Dogs are genuine American bluegrass exports from Tucson and Phoenix Arizona. They’ve been a hit in...Read More »

Christmassy club night and no-pressure jam Wednesday 12 December 2018

This year, try skipping that boring office Christmas party where you can’t escape that tedious woman from sales*. Your time will be much better spent picking, listening or just hanging out and grooving (do we still use that word?) with the cool Auckland Bluegrass crowd at the Christmas club night and...Read More »

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