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Sounds of Summer 2017 is Access Manawatu’s chance to champion local music for another year, proudly supported by Palmerston North City Council.

We’ll be hosting the Esplanade Sunday Concerts, and the Lunchtime Concerts in the Square, with up to 30 acts across multiple genres taking to the stage in January and February.

 

Esplanade Sunday Concerts: 15th, 22nd and 29th January, 5th and 12th of February, 2-5pm

For a 5th year, we’ll be by the Café in Victoria Esplanade, with four local acts each week. Bring a picnic, some shade and your enthusiasm for local music for these high calibre FREE concerts.

If you can’t make it, make sure you tune into our Periscope Channel for a live stream, or listen on 999AM or via our livestream for audio of the concerts.

If the weather doesn’t play nice, we’ll bring the bands back to Access Manawatu for an acoustic live to air, which will also be viewable on Periscope.

  JAN 15th JAN 22nd JAN 29th FEB 5th FEB 12th
  Blues and Funk Folk Chill Out World Rock
14:00
Mr. Dirty Hairy The Mighty Ways Sören Olson Manawatunes Bearskin
14:45 Ripple Effect String Fusion Jeff and Sheree Manawataki Brightside
15:30 The Oroua Undertones For Folks Sake Kokoa Nashi Ceol Manawatu Midnight Switch
16:15 Truly Made The Weird Prophets Unexpected Crossroads Pict Off Diamond Sutra

Lunchtime Concerts in the Square: 13th – 17th February, 12 – 1:30pm

Where Sounds of Summer all began 8 years ago, we’ll bring live local music back to the heart of the CBD. Two acts on stage every lunchtime during the week!
Bring your work colleagues and your lunch down to the square by the duck pond and support local musicians!

  FEB 13th FEB 14th FEB 15th FEB 16th FEB 17th
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
12:00 Daniel Webster Sören Olson  String Fusion Grizz Smith Adam Gifford-Moore
12:45 Dirty Lover Catch 22 Ripple Effect The Traveling Lounge Room Kokoa Nashi