• Friday 21st May – Society Night – Ronél Hunter
  • Sunday 13th June – Bluegrass Music Jam Session (free)
  • Sunday 13th June – Bluegrass Banjo Workshop (bookings essential)
  • Sunday 11th July – Old Time Music Jam Session (free)
  • Sunday 11th July – 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 21st May – Society Night – Ronél Hunter


Ronél Hunter is a singer songwriter residing in Kaka Point. Originally from South Africa, Ronél played at local folk festivals before moving to NZ in 2009. Ronél writes songs about real life and is a firm believer in being real and being yourself. She tells stories through her songs that connect to the audience in a personal and real way. In 2017 she picked up the pen and embarked on the journey of writing songs for her debut album, which was released in March 2020. Lockdown also lead to the birth of some new songs. Artists who have influenced her music include Tracy Chapman, Dolly Parton, Guy Clark and Mary Gauthier.

Society Night – Ronél Hunter
Friday 21st May 8:00pm
Wellington Bluegrass Society, 54 Richmond Street, Petone
$15 – one price for all – tea and coffee included
Door sales only
Doors open at 7:30

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

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 !