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Gardens Magic 2019


Wed 23 Jan 2019, 8:00pm–9:30pm
Thu 24 Jan 2019, 8:00pm–9:30pm
Fri 25 Jan 2019, 8:00pm–9:30pm
Sat 26 Jan 2019, 8:00pm–9:30pm
Sun 27 Jan 2019, 8:00pm–9:30pm

Where: The Soundshell, 101 Glenmore St., Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Free Concert: 8pm–9:30pm. Light display: 9pm–10:30pm.

Celebrate 40 years of Summer City and 150 years of our beautiful Botanic Garden with 3 weeks of memorable music.

Wellington’s iconic free concert series returns to fill your summer nights with the sounds of Aotearoa’s best and brightest! We have a diverse range of talent, including classical, jazz, indie, rock, pop, world music, ska, reggae, Te Reo Māori and more.

There’s something for everyone. Come early to grab a good picnic spot, and as the sun goes down see the gardens transform with a magical light display by MJF Lighting.

Check our Facebook page for weather and other updates.

Wed 9 Jan –Mundi
Thu 10 Jan – Anxiety Club
Fri 11 Jan – Hans Pucket - support: Earth to Zena
Sat 12 Jan – Jane Siberry and Anthonie Tonnon
Sun 13 Jan – Summer Showcase 1 - Helen Lomas, Peyton Morete, Liam Poole, Frances Leeds and more.
Mon 14 Jan – Rain day
Tues 15 Jan – Newtown Rocksteady
Wed 16 Jan – Tāwhiri Funk
Thu 17 Jan – Reb Fountain - support: Bill Hickman
Fri 18 Jan – Royal New Zealand Air Force Jazz Orchestra
Sat 19 Jan – “Lucky Dip” act revealed! Sam Manzanza & Afro Beat Band / Myele Manzanza & Friends
Sun 20 Jan – Awerangi: Mana Wāhine
Mon 21 – Rain day
Tue 22 Jan – Aotearoa All Stars
Wed 23 Jan – Summer Showcase II - **Due to severe weather warnings there will be no Gardens Magic concert or light display 23 Jan. Keep an eye on our Facebook closer to Monday the 28th for whether the acts will be transferred to the rain day.**
Thu 24 Jan – The Mean Bones - support: Uncle Silverback
Fri 25 Jan – Orchestra Wellington Star Ensemble
Sat 26 Jan – Summer Showcase III - Matias Ceballos, CL-audio DUB, Sam Manzanza, Fernando Figueroa Trío Latino and more.
Sun 27 Jan – Miho’s Jazz Orchestra
Mon 28 Jan – Rain day

For updates check Wellington City Council’s Facebook page.

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