Auckland Live x NZ Music Month 2023

Auckland Live x NZ Music Month 2023

Auckland Live is celebrating the musical heritage, artists and communities of Tāmaki Makaurau this May with a programme designed for Te Marama Puoro O Aotearoa | NZ Music Month 2023.

Quiz Night

Thursday, May 11, 6pm. $18 per person or $120 for a group of 8 people ($15 per person)

Music trivia superfans are invited to test their mettle at Quiz Night: The Great New Zealand Music Challenge. Hosted by Taylor MacGregor and held at the iconic Wintergarden at The Civic, teams will compete in a special NZ music-themed quiz for great prizes (and honour) while enjoying a range of performances from some of Aotearoa’s greatest up-and-coming acts.

Digital Buskers & FromThePit

Thursday, May 4 – Saturday, May 26. Free

Aotea Square will come to life with an interactive digital and physical experience on the Auckland Live Digital Stage, developed by Dotdot. The ‘Digital Buskers’, will invite audiences to crank open a digital curtain revealing a series of unique performances in virtual worlds. The Digital Stage will also play host to FromThePit, a curated collection of the most recent creative works from the country’s best music photographers.

Auckland Town Hall Tours: NZ Music Month Edition

Sunday May 21 & Saturday May 27. $25

This twist on the fabulous Auckland Town Hall tours will give music fans the chance to connect with the origins and history of one of our oldest standing venues with ‘Auckland Town Hall Tours: New Zealand Music Month Edition’. Curated by award-winning author and musician Gareth Shute, our passionate tour guides will take audiences through the halls of a venue steeped in music history with commentary weaving in local stories and knowledge especially curated for this NZ Music Month.

Pick & Battle

Saturday, May 27, 11am. Free

‘Projekt Team’, New Zealand’s freshest all-style street dance collective will join forces with Auckland Live for ‘Pick and Battle’, a whānau-friendly celebration of NZ music and dance. Join the audience at this one-off special event to pick the classic NZ song the crew will battle it out to. Stick around for a workshop with mini crew Prototype and ultra-cool street dancer Happy Feet to learn some sweet moves. Limited tickets available!

Auckland Live is also proud to support NZ Music T-Shirt Day, returning on May 26. Kiwis are encouraged to wear their favourite Kiwi artists’ or bands’ merch to raise awareness and funds for MusicHelps, a resource providing mental health and financial support for those in the industry. Find out more information, including how to donate, on the website.

Stay tuned for more announcements in the coming weeks.

More info on these gigs and more here