Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

  • Friday 17th August – Society Night – Harvest Moon
  • Saturday 8th September – Concert – Pipi Pickers
  • Sunday 9th September – Old-Time Music jam session (free)
  • Sunday 9th September – Clawhammer banjo workshop ($30 – bookings essential)
  • Saturday 6th October – Concert – Across The Great Divide

see below for the details

Note  there will also be a seating allocation system for those wanting specific seats allocated prior to concerts.  Allocated seats should be requested well prior to the concert.  Click on following picture for further information on this option.
allocated seating (600 wide) (175x97)

Friday 17th August – Society Night – Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon are a supercharged six pack of local country musicians who have all been performing for over fifty years. They recently formed this band and are road testing their well rehearsed repertoire at the WBS, before launching to bigger venues around the country. The lineup includes George Packard, Robert Antonio, Dave Wellington, Garrett Evans, Wayne Mills and Rob Reid and they will perform a tasty repertoire from some of the greats including Neil Young, The Louvin Brothers, Don Henley, James Taylor, The Marshall Tucker Band, Randy Travis, Brooks and Dunn, Brad Paisley, Vince Gill and more.

Here is the chance to see a concert on a Society night, at Society night prices! The band will have a full PA for the occasion.

Society Night – Harvest Moon
Friday 17th August 8:00pm
Wellington Bluegrass Society, 54 Richmond Street, Petone
$10  door sales only – tea and coffee included

Jam Session to follow – bring your instruments and join in!

Saturday 8th September – Concert – The Pipi Pickers


details to come

Concert – The Pipi Pickers
Saturday 8th September 8:00pm
Wellington Bluegrass Society, 54 Richmond Street, Petone
$25/$20 – tea and coffee included

Bookings accepted before the day by email
bluegrass(at)xtra.co.nz  or phone (04)477-0069

Doors open at 7:20pm for those who have booked
Otherwise door sales on the day from 7:50pm

and much more to come !

Second Sunday each month – Jam Session and banjo workshop – Old Time Music or Bluegrass

Old-time Music or Bluegrass jam session and banjo workshop
second Sunday of the  month
Old-Time Music on ‘odd’ months – Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sept, Nov
Bluegrass Music on ‘even’ months – Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec
Petone Community House
6 Britannia Street, Petone
2:00 – 4:00pm

Free entry to the jam sessions – all welcome
$30 per person for the banjo workshop – bookings required
Please email bluegrass(at)xtra.co.nz  to register your interest in this workshop

This is a new venture for the WBS, having come together after years in the making. Over the years the WBS has organised Old-time banjo camps, then Old-time music camps and many Old-time instrument and workshops as well as various Bluegrass sessions. There has been a calling for an Old-time and Bluegrass jam sessions

I hope you all will embrace this opportunity so the jam sessions can flourish.


A new venture! in conjunction with the jam session:
banjo workshop, for absolute beginners!

In response to requests from some of you, there will be a banjo workshop, for absolute beginners. Running in parallel to the jam session, at the same venue, this will cater for anyone who has either just picked up a banjo, through to getting you up to jamming with others.

banjo workshop for absolute beginners
2:00 – 4:00pm
Petone Community House
6 Britannia Street, Petone
$30 per person

Wellington Bluegrass Society, Petone New Zealand for good fun and fine music !

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