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TOTARA ST is an unrivaled, multi-functional entertainment venue located in the heart of Mount Maunganui. The facilities at TOTARA ST are used for a number of different events, workshops, and corporate functions. Having the ability to set the room up for an intimate vibe with 20 people, or open both levels and house over 400 patrons is what sets us apart from the rest. TOTARA ST has become the Bay of Plenty’s premier live music, entertainment and events facility. Check our events page for details on upcoming shows.

Founded in 2015TOTARA ST has played host to some of New Zealand’s most prestigious artists and entertainers. From hosting shows such as Hollie Smith and Head Like a Hole, to being readily available for birthday parties and corporate functions, the beauty of the space is that it can be manipulated to suit any event organiser's wishes. The room is equipped with a beautiful Martin Audio sound system, solid in house lighting rig, two licensed bars, commercial kitchen, mezzanine floor, and excellent sight lines to the stage. Whatever your focus is, our events team can tailor an event package to suit all the needs of your clientele.

Coming Events

Indie Folk

Returning to New Zealand after a two year stint in Europe, award winning alt-folk artist Graeme James is delighted to be back in New Zealand for the winter of 2021 to reconnect with fans and share new songs and stories from the road. 

Rock Pop Indie

Waxstar Touring proudly presents TRIBUTE BUZZ - Weta / Cairo Knife Fight + Skinny Hobos & Jimi Kara

Celebrating 20 years of the platinum selling debut Geographica by WETA, and in memory of our friend, lead singer and guitarist Aaron Tokona, we pay tribute to two awesome kiwi bands. All musos performed at the Aaron Tokona Tribute Buzz shows around the country in 2020 and those shows went off, so don’t miss out on this very limited final run of tribute shows in 2021.

Dance Electronic
Late Nite Sunrise are thrilled to announce their inaugural event, Noise Control.
Bringing together huge names and local talent, Noise Control will provide a hectic night of talented DJ's. 
With a lineup featuring:
TYPE-1
HANK
33BELOW
T1R
Reggae Rock Dub Pop New School

Walk through the alleyway and follow the sound of the violin playing as you whisper the password to enter.

The Soul Lounge. Where local musicians take you on their journey from every corner of the room sharing a glimpse of their passion and love for music, for music is life.

Blues R&B Soul

Due to popular demand, Deva Mahal is doing a series of special shows this August as she embarks on a 7-date nationwide ‘Kinship’ tour. Join Wellington-based Soul & R n B artist, Deva Mahal, for these incredible wahine-driven acoustic shows across the country this Winter.

If you are reading this, then I like you and no doubt you like me, are a loser. But just because we can’t hold down jobs, only last mere months in relationships and still live in our parents garages - we shouldn’t be so hard on ourselves. We’re just losers is all…

So welcome to Loserpalooza 2021, New Zealands biggest loser convention. Featuring: 25 loser bands, over 12 loser hours, on two loser stages, at one loser venue.

Celebrating Bay of Plenty Poets and Songwriters.

Bought to you by the Tauranga Writers.

Dance Pop R&B
LADIES & GENTLEMEN, THIS IS MAMBO NO. 5
After huge sell out events No Scrubs returns to New Zealand at Totara Street in Tauranga on Sat Aug 28! We're bringing 90s + early 00s tunes + good vibes to the dance floor and playing aaall the best tunes / anthems / bangas from 90s - 2009!! (12 years ago).
Hip Hop

A decade on from its release, The Rose Tint remains one of the most enduring works of David Dallas’ career. To mark its tenth anniversary, David Dallas and friends The Daylight Robbery are coming together for a special run of shows built around the album that changed David’s life. The four-date tour will celebrate The Rose Tint, and will be the first and only chance people will have to see some of these songs performed live.

Pop Rock

LETS GO TAURANGA! We are back ready to party the night away with you! AutoMatic 80s delivers the smash hits of this unforgettable and exciting musical era. From bands like Human League, Simple Minds, Duran Duran, Blondie, Culture Club through to artists like Kate Bush and Robert Palmer, AutoMatic 80s performances will transport you back to those heady, youthful times and leave you wanting more.

Indie New School

Across The Road Music & Select Music present… Great Gable – NZ Tour 2021.

Off the back of a solid 2020 which saw them release their debut album Tracing Faces, hit #4 in the ARIA Vinyl Charts, spend weeks in the Top 10 most played songs on triple j and broadcast their first Live At The Wireless, Great Gable are heading over the ditch for a massive run of shows across New Zealand. 

Pop Rock

Tauranga concert announced for JON STEVENS - The Noiseworks + INXS Collection. Aussie based Kiwi rocker Jon Stevens is bringing his Noiseworks + INXS collection tour to Totara Street, Tauranga on Friday September 17th.

Rock

What do two out of the three members of Nz’s favourite post rock band Jakob do in their spare time? - Play the music of Radiohead! That’s right, the stars have aligned and Hail To The Thieves have formed.. A stellar line up of musicians sharing the stage and performing songs from one of the most influential bands of all time. 

Dance Electronic

The Drum & Bass Massive Presents | THE UPBEATS Album Tour | Tauranga

With support from:
RAYNE
ARCHER
DAFFRON

Locals tell true stories before a live audience. No notes. Not a Ted Talk and not an anecdote. These short, soul-stirring stories are about a time that has changed the storyteller's perspective or even their life. Tell Me Tauranga/Kōrerohia Mai is where we share inspiration while enjoying the art of storytelling. It's a place to engage, to be surprised and to feel connected.

Pop Folk

Landslide is a live 5 piece band, who have been celebrating the music of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks for the past 8 years, covering well-known classics from Fleetwood Mac and also Stevie's solo hits! Expect to hear Dreams, Sara, Rhiannon, The Chain, Go Your Own Way, Seven Wonders, Tusk, Gypsy, Black Magic Woman, Don't Stop, Little Lies etc...to name just a few!

Indie Pop Rock

Fur Patrol - dates rescheduled for PET 21st birthday tour. Due to COVD restrictions recently re-introduced around travel between New Zealand and Australia, Fur Patrol regrettably have postponed the PET21st Anniversary tour.

Pop Rock

"One of the hottest and exciting acts to emerge in NZ in the last 18 months" - Paul Ellis, NZ Idol_NZ Got Talent Judge, Former Sony Music Executive.

Hugely-popular White Chapel Jak are here for a good time, and you don’t have to wait for a long time! Their Good Time Tour 2021 is set to be the most epic run of shows yet.

Ska

Kiwi ska punks rejoice!
Fat Wreck Chords ska champions Mad Caddies head to New Zealand to celebrate their 25th Anniversary in 2020.

Check our Events Page for upcoming shows or contact us now to tailor your next event with the team at TOTARA ST.

Latest News

Roots Rock Reggae

It's time for us to say "ThankYOU". The support we as a venue and a Whānau have had throughout lock down blew us all away. This gig is to show our appreciation. The crew that will jam have donated their time. After the RSVP cut off date, all ticket sales will go to these artists.

Check out Chur!Coal BBQ & Eatery in the latest UNO Magazine. A huge thank you the team for making it happen!