Welcome back to another round of musical action put on by the awesome students of the Mauao Performing Arts Centre.

We are cracking into the swing of things at the centre for 2024 and there are some great songs being learned and skills getting honed. Come and check out what all the fuss is about on Sunday the 14th of April for our Term 1 Student Concert!

Free Entry | Everyone Welcome

Join us for Mauao Performing Arts Centre's brand "Music of the Movies" holiday programme!

The MUSIC of our favorite movies is as timeless as the stories themselves! This fun, interactive week is jam-packed with activities that will get your child interested in how movie scores and soundtracks are made! Our week will focus on the music of five classics: The Lion King, The Sound of Music, Harry Potter, The Wizard of Oz, and STAR WARS!

Join us for an exhilarating Live Drum Clinic with Stan Bicknell, a force to be reckoned with in the world of drumming. An evening of performance, story, education, Q&A, giveaways, and tips and tricks to help you LEVEL UP as a modern drummer. This clinic will have it all. Don't miss out.

Hailing from Hawkes Bay, Stan's career spans over 26 years, marked by a relentless pursuit of technical mastery and profound musical expression. His unique approach, emphasising intricate technique, body mechanics, and boundless creativity, has not only defined his playing style but has also profoundly influenced the drumming community.

omg hey!!! ur thinking about getting tickets 2 my tour?

first of all thankyou and second of all - do it. it’s gonna be SO FUN. we r gonna have the best time. playing all my released songz and then some unreleased bangers that no one’s ever heard before !!! and then i’ll get 2 meet all of u after!!! i’m so excited.

love u thanku x

Night out for a good cause! Support Ariana getting to the Junior World Surfing Champs by coming to a movie night to raise funds.

'Unstoppable' features Bethany Hamilton and her inspirational story of losing an arm to a shark attack and refusing to give up her dreams of being a professional surfer.

A fun night out with friends & whanau, spot prizes, bar open for adults, snacks and treats available.

Limited seats so be in quick!

Dance Pop

Rewind 80's Retro Wave - 80's era Theme Party. (Adidas Tracksuits, Tie Dyed Shirts, Fluro lycra, Kung Fu Slippers)

This is the real deal, groovy music hits from....

Tears For Fears, Madonna, Billy Idol, Cyndi Lauper, Whitney Houston, Go West, Toto, Lionel Ritchie, Eddie Grant, A-Ha, Kenny Loggins, Billy Ocean, The Village People, Michael Jackson, Human League and many more....

Prizes up for grabs for the "Best Dressed" Costumes.

Can you dig it..... See ya there.

Tantay, which means 'encounter' in Quechua, embodies the essence of cultural diversity and celebrates the beauty of coming together through music.

Join us for a night full of rhythm, dance, and pure fun as three incredible bands take the stage:

Arakpachitas will transport the audience with their moving sounds of Andean folk music, taking them to the heart of the mountains.

 

SO TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT, WHAT YOU REALLY REALLY WANT ︎

︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎Calling all Barbie Girls, Teenage Dirtbags and All Stars: join No Scrubs for a 90s and early 00s party that will be Larger Than Life!!

You’ll be Dancing in the Moonlight, Spinning Around and Jumpin’ Jumpin’ as we Pump It with all the best throwback tunes from 1990 - 2009!!

If you Wannabe Livin la Vida Loca with us on the dancefloor then Say You’ll Be There and get in quick for tickets!

You know the name and you’ve heard the voice that never disappoints!

Reece Mastin is back with a brand new show full of all your favourite hits from across his ever growing catalogue and career. Coming off a massive 18 month long tour with sold out shows all around Australia and New Zealand, Reece is turning it up a notch as he takes the New Zealand shows to the next level.

Join us on a trip down memory lane as we perform the greatest Rock hits from 1990 all the way through to 1999 LIVE and LOUD on stage. Dust off the Doc Martens and iron those flannel shirts as we take it year by year diving into the very best of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Green Day, Weezer, Alice in chains, Metallica, Korn, Limp Bizkit and much, much more!

Strung Out presents: THE VANNS New Zealand Tour Aotearoa, get ready to experience the electrifying sounds of The VANNS!

This dynamic Australian band is coming to a town near you, set to take their energetic live show around New Zealand this May, hitting Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, Wellington, Tauranga and Auckland.

Prepare to be captivated by their fusion of rhythms, poignant storytelling, and powerful vocals. From fan favourites like "Feels Good Now" to their latest single "Ever," The VANNS are guaranteed to deliver a night to remember.

Landslide is a 5-piece live band, who have been celebrating the music of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks for the past 11yrs, covering classics from Fleetwood Mac alongside a few of Stevie's solo hits!

Expect to hear Dreams, Sara, Rhiannon, Go Your Own Way, Seven Wonders, Don't Stop, Edge of 17, Tusk, Gypsy, Black Magic Woman, Rooms on Fire, The Chain, Little Lies etc....to name just a few!

Fresh off of their impressive summer run, Corrella is thrilled to announce their upcoming headline tour nationwide, playing at Mount Maunganui’s Totara St.

Following a series of sensational summer shows that left audiences craving more, the winter shows come off the back of a hugely successful summer for Corrella, playing shows across Australia and New Zealand.

Known for their infectious energy and captivating melodies, Corrella has been setting stages ablaze and captivating audiences with their sun-soaked reggae-inspired sound.

 

DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED

In NZ Music Month special and hot off a national tour with Dragon, Hello Sailor are bringing iconic alt-rock band Pluto with them for their one-off show at Totara St. PLUTO’s multi-layered rock sound and dynamic live performance will add some early 2000s nostalgia with hits like Long White Cross, Dance Stamina and Hey Little.

Comedy

It has been said that Comedy is the new Rock n roll, but stand up comedy was also born in places like this. A place where Ben can fulfil childhood dreams of being a rockstar using his natural blessed talents of comedy.

It is the Houses of the Holy Tour, where Ben Hurley and his opening acts will tour New Zealand’s most iconic music venues to fill them with hilarious jokes and banter. These holiest of holy venues will succumb to the sharpest wit as they entertain audiences without any danger to their hearing, and less sweat than these walls generally see.

Dance Pop

Love Shack, Your Ultimate 80's Party band! Playing the songs of The B52's, Prince, INXS, Blondie, ICEHOUSE, UB40, QUEEN, David Bowie, Billy Idol, The Mockers, Peter Gabriel, The Eurythmics, Devo, U2 and lots more.

Love Shack features some of New Zealand's finest and most experienced musicians. Including Tui nominated and NZ #1 charting artists, session muso's and hired guns who have drawn on all their years of experience and touring to put together a magical show so that you can relive the days of dancing the night away, rocking out to your favourite bands.

DARK HEARTS 2

THREAT MEET PROTOCOL

NUGGIEZ

STUNT CLOWN

RAPAIRS

HEMORDROID

TORANA

Pop Rock

Kiwi icon’s The Jordan Luck Band are thrilled to be rolling in to Totara Street, Mt Maunganui on Saturday 1st June (Kings B/Day Long Weekend).

Packed with all the classic Exponents hits you know & love… from ‘Who Loves Who The Most?’ to ‘Victoria’…. ‘Why Does Love Do This To Me?’ to ‘Ill Say Goodbye’…. and so many more Kiwi classics, the Jordan Luck Band party will be sure to banish those 2024 winter blues!!

Join award-winning artist Georgia Lines for her debut album launch show, 'THE ROSE OF JERICHO', featuring all-new songs off the album, at Totara St in Tauranga on June 8th.

After touring the US, captivating audiences internationally with electrifying showcases at SXSW and more, Georgia returns home to New Zealand for this unforgettable celebration. Immerse yourself in a night of captivating storytelling and mesmerizing melodies as Georgia brings her unique blend of nostalgia and vulnerability to the stage.

 

🚀 Exciting times ahead, Brazen family! 🌈 This year, we're transforming our festival dreams into an island-wide celebration. Brazen Pop-Ups are embarking on an adventure across New Zealand, bringing the essence of our beloved festival right to your doorstep!

 

Welcome to "Back to the 90s," where we're bringing back the golden era of hip hop and R&B. Get ready to groove to the beats that shaped a generation and celebrate the culture that defined an era.

MC'ed by Mr Williams and DJ Ayesha, join us for an unforgettable journey back to the 90s, where the music was legendary, the vibes were unmatched, and the memories last a lifetime. Don't miss out on this epic celebration of hip hop and R&B culture.

The Doors LIVE keep the magical legends of The Doors alive with authenticity.

Europe's best tribute... everything else is bollocks!

Enjoy being transported back in time as all the favourite hits from The Doors are performed in a 2.5-hour show.

The setlist includes - Light My Fire, Break on Through, Riders on The Storm, People Are Strange, L.A. Woman, The End, Roadhouse Blues and much more.

Comedy

Fresh off of winning Celebrity Treasure Island, James Mustapic heads to Mount Maunganui for the first time with a sizzling hot show!

He'll delve into the silliest and spookiest repressed memories from his life, and share hilarious behind the scenes goss from all of his escapades.

It's an hour of projector based stand-up comedy featuring new jokes as well as some of the best gags from over his years of performing; you definitely don't want to miss this!

The young virtuoso recently described as “the finest guitar player of this generation” has fallen in love with New Zealand and after sellout tours through North America and Europe he will be back for an extensive national run of 35 shows! 

Grunge fans rejoice as the raw energy of Nirvana returns to Australasia!

“Jon O’Connor really is the closest to the real thing”. original Nirvana drummer, Aaron Burkhard has said.

Direct from the UK, the world’s number one tribute to the Seattle legends are making their way to New Zealand shores for the first time to pay homage, and to celebrate the life of Kurt Cobain

Rock, Grunge, Funk, Flannel shirts….. check, check, check and CHECK! Lounge Apes are back with New Zealand’s most popular tribute show! You’re in for a night of PEARL JAM, THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS and NIRVANA – each with their own dedicated set including all the greatest hits LIVE and LOUD on stage!

Lounge Apes are a group of professional homegrown and international musicians who have been selling out shows across New Zealand with their authentic high energy performances since 2016.

Announcing the highly anticipated return of The Thrift Shop Ball! Brought to you by Rozella and Mamamanagement, this event is poised to be the standout of the year.

Unleash your creativity and fashion a striking ensemble from your personal collection and thrift Shop finds. Featuring top-tier live performances and pulsating dance rhythms, this is no ordinary affair.

Stay tuned as we unveil the lineup throughout the coming months. Don't hesitate - secure your tickets now for an unforgettable experience at The Thrift Shop Ball!

Pop

The Adele and Amy Songbook

Playing the very best of Adele and Amy Winehouse

Bloom returns to New Zealand to bring you the songs of 2 amazing artists: Adele & Amy Winehouse. Both artists amassed a legion of fans the world over, and together have sold in excess of 20 million albums. Featuring the hits including Someone Like You, Send My Love, Hello, Rolling In Deep, Back to Black, Valerie, You Know I’m No Good and Rehab to name a few, this amazing show is sure to thrill the toughest of sceptics.

Pop

Rewind - 2000's White Party
00's Edition
White Out Glow Show
All White/Fluro clothing for UV light show

We are back, Its time to do it all again.
In the golden age of megastar artists like Usher, Beyoncé, and Rihanna.
The emo hits of Paramore, Panic at the Disco and Fallout Boy.
Pop smashers like Gwen Stefani, Black Eyed Peas and Pink.
And dancefloor fillers like Pitbull, Cascada, David Guetta and Flo Rida to name a few.

Emo, Punk & Rock Theme Party.

Friday 4th October 2024
Doors open 8pm.
Venue. Totara St

Finally, Tauranga's very own Emo Nite!

Come feast on some sweet emo nostalgia as we dance, sing and scream into the weekend.

Buzzcocks return to New Zealand with their arsenal of powerhouse punk anthems.

Plus1 presale begins 9am Monday 18 March, with tickets on general sale on Wednesday 20 March. Sign up for the presale here.

Throughout their career, Buzzcocks' methodology has remained constant: short, sharp slices of sublime guitar punk pop music, revered by a global army of fans and vitally influential to legions of bands coming up behind.