Past Events

Taste the pie: Wednesday 8 March 2019 8pm

There’s been a change of plan, and much to our delight, Railway Pie are standing in this Wednesday for the Pipi Pickers who were forced to postpone. Just the name Railway Pie is loaded with meat and gravy. Ask someone who has been collecting the pension for a couple of decades....Read More »

Club Concert and no-pressure jam Wednesday 10 April 2019

You’ll find the applause is just as loud at our Auckland Bluegrass Club concert nights as it is when any flash Harry acts come through. This month, that applause could be for you. Work up a couple of bluegrass, Western Swing, old time, or Americana songs, and show us what you can...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 »

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