• Sunday 9th October – Bluegrass Music Jam Session (free)
  • Sunday 9th October – Bluegrass Banjo Workshop (bookings essential)
  • Friday 14th October – Society Night – Don Franks
  • Sunday 13th November – Old Time Music Jam Session (free)
  • Sunday 13th November – Clawhammer Banjo Workshop (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 available only for concerts – not for society nights.
allocated seating (600 wide) (175x97)


Friday 14th October – Society Night – Don Franks


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Don Franks is a Wellington based musician who likes jazz, rock and country music. Currently lead guitarist for indie pop band Rue Barb, Don also plays solo. He’s performed at restaurants, race meetings, hotels, concerts, weddings, funerals, festivals, prisons, protest rallies and the Bluegrass Society.
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details to follow
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Society Night – Don Franks
Friday 14th October 8:00pm
Wellington Bluegrass Society, 54 Richmond Street, Petone
$15 – one price for all – tea and coffee included
(Please bring cash as we have no eftpos facilities)

Doors open at 7:30 – Door sales only

Floor spots to follow the main act and then a jam session after that.
Bring your instruments and join in!


and much more to come – keep an eye on this website for details for future events !!


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

Note that the September 2021 sessions were cancelled due to venue unavailability – Covid-19 Alert Level – and likewise for January 2022.

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 the banjo 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 – booking required

Please email bluegrass(at)xtra.co.nz  to register your interest in this workshop


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