The Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz and Blues Festival is one of the longest- running music festivals in the country.

Canterbury University TuneSoc presents the Battle of the Bands 2017 coming up on the 20th of May, Band entries close 7th of May. Check out the event page and get involved!

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CHART, BeatBox Studios and a team of our very awesome friends, have been working hard on this project for the past few months now. We are finally pleased to unveil; A brand new Gig Guide just for Christchurch music. Sign up now and get your next gig listed!

Looking for a career boost? Our Professional Development Awards are back!

The APRA Professional Development Awards (PDAs) are presented biennially by APRA AMCOS to the ‘shining lights’ within our songwriting industry, aimed at helping songwriters who demonstrate outstanding talent to reach their full potential.

The Nukes from West Auckland are far more than a ukulele band.

Part vaudeville, part rat-pack, part musical car crash, this talented trio deliver an engaging mix of humour and originality that audiences of all ages will love.

The innocent little uke is the instrument of choice and folk will be staggered by what they are able achieve with it. Great song writing, musicianship and 3-part harmony combine to create a truly memorable, entertaining experience.

Li'l Chuck the One Man Skiffle Machine returns with Utility Blues

Utility Blues is Li'l Chuck's follow up to the highly acclaimed 2013 release Blues In Full Swing. 

After a lengthy closure while site works have been completed at the Boxed Quarter precinct, we are very excited to announce the official re-launch of BeatBox Studios. We will be hosting an open day on Saturday April 1st between 10am-2pm and everyone is welcome to attend. There will be live music demos and refreshments available.

This will also be the soft launch of another exciting project that CHART has been working on. We will be unveiling, a comprehensive gig guide dedicated to Christchurch.

Don’t miss this very special festival – our guest lineup offers virtuosity, originality, hilarity and authenticity. Spread thickly over 4 days and 3 nights. And of course sessions of all styles any time of night or day. All in the beautiful setting of the Waipara Adventure Centre, North Canterbury.

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This two day creative workshop is designed for song writers, composers and creatives from the Christchurch region who are interested in, or would like to explore further, the possibilities of Taonga Puoro (Traditional Māori Instruments) within their own practice. This is the first of a series of workshops in 2017, that will be held around the country, with the intention to develop the playing and use of taonga puoro throughout Aotearoa, New Zealand and beyond.
Workshops will include:

Emerging with a new line up and an explosive new sound, MERRIN incorporates the goodness of high energy rock with soul and passion. With the release of their raunchy new single “Mr.Dominant”, Merrin are excited to be taking their “Rock under Construction” tour to The Club Tavern Christchurch with support from local artists EgoValve and Cinderella Rocketship.

The first round of funding for 2017 has just been announced for NZ On Air New Single Funding. Congrats to local rock band recipients Decades who received single and video funding for their track “Get Me Home”.

Set times have just been announced for Electric Avenue festival. Make sure you check out some of the awesome bands we have performing on the CHART Stage. Tickets are almost sold out!

APRA have just announced their SONGHUBS program for 2017, full details below:

“Our week long SONGHUBS program is on the horizon, due to kick off in three weeks, and once again we will also be hosting evening seminars which will provide an opportunity for all our members to come and hear our international guests speak about their songwriting and careers.

This year we're lucky to have three very impressive songwriter guest speakers:

With the intention of creating a unique musical experience Radius Kink House are hosting their second Radius Kink House Concert on the 23rd February 2017 with two incredible music acts Duo Wendy and Mike a latin-jazz ensemble headlining the event, with support from Connor Hartley-Hall a gifted guitarist complementing the headline act with his original Spanish feel. Christchurch’s very own, fantastic, Stand Up Comedian Jack Ansett will be serving as MC and performing a short routine on the night.

Starting on Tuesday the 28th of February, Carlton will be hosting Open Mic Nights, operating from 6pm til 9:30pm every week.

The New Zealand Music Managers Forum is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2017 MMF Music Managers Awards!

The MMF Music Managers Awards have become one of the most important events in the New Zealand music industry calendar. Held annually, the awards celebrate the behind the scenes work of the music managers who oversee some of our most acclaimed artist’s careers, both at home and internationally.

The following categories are now open for nomination:


Due to construction work being completed on site BeatBox will be temporarily closed. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to having everyone back making music again soon!

GROOVEFEST V, NZs Annual Riff Worship Event Saturday 28th January 2017

The Embankment 181 Ferry Rd – Christchurch

Tickets available from

Event info:


Armed In Advance

Quinn The Human


Smokin' Voodoo



Early Bird 1 tickets are just $99.90 (+ booking fee), but they are only available until 11pm tonight, so hit Dash Tickets now before the price goes up!




The first official Live House Concert # 1 after 10 years of hosting live music concerts from Cashmere Road. Gary Hendrikse has provided a wonderful opportunity through Radius Kink Music to discover and support local musicians in Christchurch. There are three amazing acts for you on the 22nd December 2016 and we start our first act at 6.00pm. There will be a 10-15 minute intermission to set up our next act. The concert will finish at 10.00pm some refreshments will be provided. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks for your own enjoyment.

Here is the lineup:

There's a great opportunity for keen music producers coming to Auckland very soon: the New Zealand Music Producer Series, and APRA are excited to announce that we have a scholarship available to enable one talented individual to attend.

Hosted by producer Greg Haver and supported by NZ On Air, Recorded Music New Zealand, and APRA AMCOS, the event is bringing two internationally renowned producers and engineers to Auckland, to give a series of masterclasses at Roundhead Studios from January 16 - 20.

Flamboyant English hard-rockers The Darkness have announced their first ever New Zealand tour – with shows in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in April 2017 – and they will be joined by Kiwi legends Push Push, reforming after 24 years!

Relive the classics from The Darkness’ outstanding debut album, Permission To Land (2003) right through to their most recent album, Last Of Our Kind. Expect gems like “I Believe In A Thing Called Love“, “Growing On Me“, “Love Is Only A Feeling“, “One Way Ticket” and many more.

Pieces Of Molly make a long overdue return to the local rock scene this weekend at Churchills Live. The band have been through some line-up changes in recent times and are now ready to unleash their full throttle rock n roll show. Joining the band in support will be Smokin’ Voodoo and Enfire and entry is free.

Blue Smoke & The Brewery present; TEN GOOD ROUNDS

Celebrating one whole decade of THE EASTERN

Featuring performances from;

THE EASTERN - THE WARRATAHS - MANOS DEL CHANGO (aka Delaney Davidson & Nicole Garcia) - LINDON PUFFIN - REB FOUNTAIN - EB & SPARROW - Al Park - Ben Brown - Lil 'Chuck - Emma Cameron - The Roaring Days - & more..


Entry is $20 + a non perishable food item.
Children under 13 are free.

Soulsystem and Troy Kingi are performing a double headliner at Bluesmoke in the Tannery on December the 2nd.

Troy Kingi will be playing for the first time in Christchurch his live band, and will be performing songs from his new album, which is due out this month.

Soulsystem will also be performing at this show as part of their summer tour. The band will also be featuring new material and special guests.

Tickets are available from Cosmic Ticketing.

We are pleased to launch BoxFresh Live #3! Filmed and recorded last month at the Isaac Theatre Royal this latest session featured performances from Volts, Salad Boys, and Soulsystem. The aim of these events is to create global exposure for Christchurch music. The show was all captured live by our local production team and the end result is 6 stunning song performances.

You can view all the videos on our Facebook page:

Electric Avenue Music Festival returns to Hagley Park for a third epic installment on Saturday 25th February 2017. This year will see the introduction of the CHART local stage. Early Bird tickets are available Wednesday 23rd November from Dash Tickets.

Want a career in the music industry? Come down to the MAINZ Open Night on 18 Nov 2017. Check out the DJ and Electronic Music Production, Live Sound and Audio programmes for 2017!

Less than 2 weeks to go...Final Tickets on Sale Now!

 $79 (+booking fee) -

Keep an eye on our Facebook page to win tickets.


Live in The Park is All Ages - if you are under the age of 16 you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Ages 14 and under are free!

There will be a selection of food vendors on site serving a diverse range of meals and snacks, including vegetarian and gluten free options.

Christchurch based singer/songwriter Bryony Matthews is pleased to release her debut single 'Voices' from her forthcoming album Little Queen, due out in early 2017.

Matthews writes unique, considered, lyrics-focused folk-pop offerings, with her band lending an upbeat ambiance to the songs.

Says Matthews, "Voices was written in 2015 at a very confused time in my life, and while the lyrics are full of angst and confusion, the instrumentation picks it up and turns it into an upbeat and danceable track."