Upcoming Events


Upcoming events

Saturday 26th May – Concert – Kate and Bob

Sunday 10th June – Bluegrass Music 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 26th – Concert – Kate and Bob


Kate and Bob are based in the Wairarapa and play gigs regularly around the southern half of the North Island. The song list veers between the swing sounds of Texas, mixed with the blues, influences of bluegrass, something approaching jazz and some Pop songs, served up in the Bob and Kate way.

Bob Cooper-Grundy has pursued obscurity for some 40 odd years, playing blues guitar and singing country songs.

Kate Marshall plays violin, accordion and flute and sings quite beautifully. She started with classical piano and singing in choirs and you don’t have to listen that carefully to hear Bach and Mozart lurking behind Bob Wills and Memphis Minnie.

They have played at most of the folk clubs in the Wellington area, at Tahora and Ti Rangi, the Wellington and Dunedin Folk Festivals, and at Jazz in Martinborough. Check out their Bob and Kate Facebook page for details and Sound Cloud for some sounds.

Concert – Kate and Bob
Saturday 26th May 8:00pm
Wellington Bluegrass Society, 54 Richmond Street, Petone
$20/$15 – tea and coffee included

Bookings accepted before the day – by email to 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 – Old Time Music or Bluegrass



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 June – Bluegrass Music jam session and banjo workshop  

A new venture! in conjunction with the jam session:
bluegrass 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.

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

Please email bluegrass(at)xtra.co.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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