Upcoming Events


Upcoming events

Saturday 2nd December – Concert – Albi and The Wolves

Saturday 9th December – Concert – The Danberrys (USA) with Vanessa McGowan

Sunday 10th December – Bluegrass jam session (free) and bluegrass banjo workshop ($20 – bookings essential)

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)


Saturday 9th December – Concert – The Danberrys (with Vanessa McGowan) (USA)

Described as “a rhythmically seductive and emotionally connecting band,” The Danberrys are led by Tennessee-born couple of Ben DeBerry and Dorothy Daniel – a truly unique pair of artists hailing from East Nashville, Tennessee.

They’ve built a special indie-folk vibe around Dorothy’s luxuriously smoky voice and Ben’s intricate acoustic guitar flatpicking, with a sound drawing influences from Bluegrass, Country, Blues, and the Funk/Soul traditions.

Performing as a trio with Vanessa McGowan (Tattletale Saints) on upright bass, The Danberrys show takes the listener through the near limitless nature of the Americana genre.

All three of the band’s albums have been nominated for a number of Independent Music Awards, including Best EP, two nominations for Best Americana Album, and a recent 2016 win in the Best Bluegrass Song category.

Concert – The Danberrys (with Vanessa McGowan)
Saturday 9th December 8:00pm
Wellington Bluegrass Society, 54 Richmond Street, Petone
$25/$20 members or children – tea and coffee included

Bookings accepted before the day – by email to bluegrass(at)paradise.net.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 !


Sat 2nd Dec – concert – Albi and The Wolves ($20/$15)

Sat 9th Dec – concert – The Danberrys (USA) with Vanessa McGowan ($25/$20)

Sun 10th Dec – Bluegrass jam session (free) and bluegrass banjo workshop ($20 – bookings essential)

Fri 16th Dec – Society night – The Melling Station Boys ($10)

Sat 13th Jan – concert – Jan Preston ($25/$20)

Sun 14th Jan – Old Time jam session (free) and clawhammer banjo workshop ($20 – bookings essential)


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

160410 Bluegrass jam session
170308 Old-time jam session
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.

Old-time Music and Bluegrass jam sessions
second Sunday of the  month
Petone Community House
6 Britannia Street, Petone
2:00 – 4:00pm
Free entry all welcome

Sunday 10th December – Bluegrass Music jam session and bluegrass banjo workshop  

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 clawhammer 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.

bluegrass banjo workshop for absolute beginners
Sunday 10th December, 2:00 – 4:00pm
Petone Community House
6 Britannia Street, Petone
$20-00 per person

Please email bluegrass(at)paradise.net.nz asap to register your interest in this workshop

“Even” months will be bluegrass jam sessions
“Odd” months will be old-time music jam sessions


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


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