ALERT LEVEL 4, 3, 2:  stay tuned for cancellations and/or postponements

  • Friday 20th August – Society Night – The Melling Station Boys
  • Saturday 28th August – Concert – Dusty and the Sepia Tones
  • Saturday 11th September – Concert – Dave Murphy
  • Sunday 12th September – Old Time Music Jam Session (free)
  • Sunday 12th September – Clawhammer Banjo Workshop (bookings essential)
  • Friday 17th September – Society Night – Port Hillbillies
  • Saturday 2nd October – Concert – Mike Garner and Robbie Lavën
  • Sunday 10th October – Bluegrass Music Jam Session (free)
  • Sunday 10th October – Bluegrass 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 20th August- Society Night – The Melling Station Boys  —-  CANCELLED


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following their recent photo shoot showing them in Wild West gentry outfits, many have requested to see them performing as such, so for this rare occurrence, they have agreed to come fully kitted out, and will have a new repertoire to boot!

details to follow

Society Night – The Melling Station Boys
Friday 20th August 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!


Saturday 28th August – Concert – Dusty and the Sepia Tones —-  CANCELLED


Starting musical performing later in life, Dusty Burnell first took to the stage seven years ago in Taranaki with Frank John and Erin Manu as The FEDZ, who later became The Federal String Band after Andrew Bicknell joined the group.

Since then he spent every spare moment dedicated to improving his craft and performing with some of New Zealand’s most loved acts. As well as performing at Festivals and venues across New Zealand, throughout 2019 he was on-stage in Australia, the UK and the USA.

He has returned to New Zealand after a mammoth seven month tour of the USA, which included a disagreement with a buffalo. Now for the first time Dusty is fronting his own project after playing mandolin, lap steel and tenor banjo in the Tui Award winning Frank Burkitt Band.

As a side man Dusty has performed with a diverse range of acts including T-Bone, Kim and Dusty, Anxiety Club, Cowboys in Exile, Basket of Thieves, Whisky Falls, and most recently Bill Hickman.

details to follow

Concert – Dusty and the Sepia Tones
Saturday 28th August 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)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


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Saturday 2nd October – Concert – Mike Garner and Robbie Lavën —- CANCELLED


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details to follow
 


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 !