• Friday 21st June – Society Night – The Melling Station Boys (now a five piece band)
  • Saturday 29th June – Concert – Carol Bean Band
  • Sunday 14th July – Old Time and Bluegrass Music Jam Sessions (free)
  • Sunday 14th July – Banjo Workshop (bookings essential)
  • Friday 19th July – Society Night – Derek Kirkland
  • Saturday 10th August – Concert – Helen Dorothy and Neil Billington
  • Sunday 11th August – Old Time and Bluegrass Music Jam Sessions (free)
  • Sunday 11th August – Banjo Workshop (bookings essential)
  • Friday 16th August – Society Night – Hihi and The Stitchbirds
  • Saturday 24th August – Concert – You, Me, Everybody

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see below for the details:

Old time and bluegrass music jam sessions and banjo workshops
The free jam sessions are run on the second Sunday of each month, year-round, with the old-time jam session in the first half (2:00-3:30pm) and bluegrass jam session the second half (3:30-5:00pm. You can come for one. or the other, or both!

Also there are banjo workshops available on the same days from 2:00pm and 4:00pm. Please note a prior booking is essential for these banjo workshops.

These Sunday jam sessions and workshops are held at the Petone Community House – 6 Britannia Street, Petone. All other events are held at 54 Richmond Street, Petone, a meeting room adjacent to the Petone Community Library.

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 21st June – Society Night – The Melling Station Boys (now a five piece band)

details to come

Society Night – The Melling Station Boys (now a five piece band)
Friday 21st June 8:00pm
Wellington Bluegrass Society, 54 Richmond Street, Petone
$20/$15 members or children – tea and coffee included
(Please bring cash as we have no eftpos facilities)

Doors open at 7:30pm – Door sales only

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


Saturday 29th June – Concert – Carol Bean Band

details to follow

Band: Carol Bean, Costa Botes, George Packard, Andrew Grayson.

Concert – Carol Bean Band
Saturday 29th June 8:00pm
Wellington Bluegrass Society, 54 Richmond Street, Petone
$30/$25 members or children – Christmas cake, tea and coffee included
(Please bring cash as we have no eftpos facilities)

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 – keep an eye on this website for details for future events!!


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

Old-time Music and Bluegrass jam sessions 
second Sunday of the month
Petone Community House
6 Britannia Street, Petone
2:00 – 5:00pm

Jam Sessions
The old-time jam will be the first half (2:00-3:30pm) and bluegrass jam the second half (3:30-5:00pm). You can come for one. or the other, or both! And there are also Banjo Workshops available between 2:00pm and 4:00pm – but booking is essential for these.

Free entry to the jam sessions – all are welcome to play or to listen.

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
$40 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 !