Adam McGrath Solo Show (10th Oct & Praguematique 11th Oct) – Tulip Fest Rotorua live music shows

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Two great shows are coming up for next weekend!!

Adam McGrath, solo show at Te Runanga Tea House, is going to be ‘roof raising’! Adam is the lead singer & front man of NZ’s most hard working country band, The Eastern. Since he started performing 15 years ago, he has clocked up 2000 shows on three continents, got a Silver Scroll nomination, and released 3 full length albums. TV3’s series about the Christchurch earthquakes, ‘Hope & Wire’, featured songs from the album ‘Hope & Wire’ by The Eastern.

Doors open 7.30pm and show starts at 8pm, tickets available from Musicworks Rotorua and online at Eventfinder

Cash bar available and your ticket price includes a finger style buffet.

Listen to The Eastern’s songs here (Adam will be singing some of these): Soundcloud

Praguematique is all the way from Prague, and will be adorning our band rotunda with authentic European folk songs from Eastern Europe. Bring a picnic, your picnic blankets and join the fun. 1.30 to 3.30pm – FREE ENTRY

People’s Choice nomination – AMP Scholarships! Voting is open until 9th Oct.

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Wow! Such a nice surprise to open my emails and find an email wishing me luck for my nomination! Thank you AMP!


“Rothbury’s vision is to be a truly great New Zealand company, driven by passionate people, committed to the future, financial security and success of our clients. Located in offices throughout New Zealand, we provide friendly, experienced advice for a large range of financial service needs including lending, insurance and KiwiSaver.

Rothbury joined the AMP Scholarship programme in 2008, offering scholarships in the Auckland, Tauranga and Canterbury regions. To date, Rothbury has awarded $120,000 to passionate Kiwis, helping them do their thing. Previous recipients include artists, scientists, performers, filmmakers, sports people, students and teachers. Many of them are reaching new heights in the pursuit of their dreams and Rothbury is proud of each of their achievements since receiving a scholarship.

This year, we’re pleased to be offering three $5,000 scholarships – one in Auckland Central/West, one in the Bay of Plenty and one in the Waikato.”

Voting closes on the 9th October and you can vote (if you like to) by following this link:


Door sales available for The Wellington City Shake-‘Em-On-Downers at Rotorua Museum on Thursday!

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Last time Music at the Museum sold out within 4 days and lots of people turned up at the museum on the night. We have decided to hold some tickets back to make available for door sales on the night.

No extra cost, ticket price remain at $25 per adult and $12.50 per student.

Come join us! The tiles are waiting for a boogie!

Music at the Museum – The Wellington City Shake-‘Em-On-Downers 24th Sept

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The Wellington City Shake-‘Em-On-Downers

Photo Credit – Mandala Photography

Following a sold out show at the last Music at the Museum, The Rogue Stage and Rotorua Museum are pleased to announce an evening of jazz with The Wellington City Shake-‘Em-On-Downers.

This well-known 7-piece jazz band will perform at Rotorua Museum on Thursday 24 September 2015 and tickets are on sale now from Musicworks Rotorua and from the front desk at Rotorua Museum. $25 for adults and $12.50 for students.

Cafe open from 6pm, main hall open from 7pm, show starts at 7.30pm

The Shake-‘Em-On-Downers have thrilled audiences from Waiheke to Milford Sound with energetic interpretations of vintage jazz classics. This dapper septet cover standards from the New Orleans and swing songbook as well as performing new compositions inspired from the era.

The Museum Café will be open from 6pm for pre-booked platters and tasty dinner options. Two bars and a special pre-booked platters area will ensure fast and efficient service. Contact Kathy Nicholls about booking platters and dinner options prior to the show 

Come as “Best Dressed Swingin’ 1930’s” and go into a draw to receive a mystery prize!

Follow this link to see live video clips to entice to join us for a knock your socks off evening at the museum!

Callum Gentleman – songs, stories and poems

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The Rogue Stage Lounge Presents an intimate evening with Callum Gentleman (Auckland).

10 Sept, 7pm

Minimum suggested donation $10

Book your seat at – limited seats available

BYO food to share and a drink

Kindest regards, Karin

SJD – pre-sale tickets still available!

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A friendly reminder that there are still a few tickets for sale at Musicworks Rotorua and online at Eventfinder for this concert tomorrow evening in Rotorua with SJD.

Casa Blanca Theater – 122 Riri St, Rotorua – 8pm

$35 pre-sale/$40 on the door

SJD – 4th Sept – Casa Blanca

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SJD and full band at Casa Blanca Theater – FRIDAY 4th Sept – 8pm – $35 pre-sale/$40 on the door

SJD is in Rotorua to perform an one-off intimate show at Casa Blanca. Tickets are limited and expected to sell out.

Sean James Donnelly, or SJD for short, is back with a new album, Saint John Divine. Recorded at Roundhead Studios with Neil Finn, James Duncan, Chris O’Connor, Mike Hall, Sandy Mill, Julia Deans, Anna Coddington and Victoria Kelly.

He has a great national tour planned and below you ll find some of the shows planned for this exciting album release!

The Refreshment Room in Titirangi are hosting a ‘Classy night with SJD’ (29th August) 3 course meal and intimate show, Very Limited tickets from eventfinda. PS These guys do exquisite food!

The Paramount Theatre in Wellington (3rd September) SJD play Saint John Divine Live with String Quartet with special guest Shayne P Carter performing solo.

The Rogue Stage presents SJD with Pete Fountain at The Casa Blanca Theatre, 122 Riri St, Rotorua (4th September)

The Mercury Theatre in Auckland (10th October) SJD play Saint John Divine Live with String Quartet with special guest Shayne P Carter performing solo.

SJD will perform solo shows supporting Anika Moa’s ‘I am Woman see me tour’ around NZ in September.

‘Little pieces’ and ‘I wanna be foolish’ both feature on this album, and I can highly recommend following the link and listening to the album on bandcamp. Its a subtle album with very clever songcraft. The backing band consists of Sandy Mill, Victoria Kelly, Mike Hall, James Duncan and Chris O’Connore.

The venue is a fully functional 130 capacity theatre in the industrial zone in Rotorua. Casa Blanca Theatre is the home of Rotorua Musical Society and have put on productions since the seventies. It is a quaint little theatre, perfect for the intimacy The Rogue Stage is famous for. On this particular night, Musicworks Rotorua and Coro Sonic Lab is putting together a magnificent sound rig to bring the full SJD experience to life!

Get your tickets from Musicworks or online at Eventfinder.

For further inquiries, please contact Karin Vincent, the owner of The Rogue Stage, at or by phone 02102381057

Opening act is Pete Fountain from Tauranga, accompanied by A Beautiful Thing – Jana Pihama and Chris Duff.