Free Sunday Afternoon Music in Government Gardens

Free Sunday Afternoon Music in Government Gardens

Bring along a picnic and settle in to enjoy free local entertainment as Music at the Band Rotunda returns to Government Gardens on Sunday afternoons in February and March 2021.

The series will cover seven Sunday afternoon sessions from 1pm – 3pm, starting Sunday 7 February. 

Now in its fourteenth year, Music at the Band Rotunda continues to offer local performers the opportunity to showcase their talents each Sunday.

Rotorua Lakes Council Community Arts Advisor, Marc Spijkerbosch, has enjoyed watching this annual event grow.

“It is fantastic to be able to showcase some of our passionate local talent in these free performances. Many regulars arrive early to secure their special spot and bring along picnics and deck chairs”, says Spijkerbosch.

The programme will offer two different performances each afternoon, featuring local musicians and groups including jazz, blues, country, roots, ukulele, show tunes, rock’n’roll, symphonic bands and much more. 

Sunday 7 February        1pm Stave                                       2.15pm Houseband

Sunday 14 February      1pm BOP Blues Club                     2.15pm BOP Blues Club                  

Sunday 21 February      Art in the Park (10am – 4pm) www.artsvillage.org.nz

Sunday 28 February      1pm Nikau and Ian                         2.15pm Jazzanovo

Sunday 7 March            1pm Norman Group                        2.15pm Thermaleles

Sunday 14 March          1pm Rotorua Symphonic Band     2.15pm Rotorua Brass Band

Sunday 21 March          1pm Simply Random                       2.15pm Rhinestone Mining Company

Sunday 28 March          1pm Elisha Hulton                          2.15pm Evelyn Falconer       

Sunday 4 April               1pm Rhinestone Mining Company    2.15pm Jazzanovo

Music at the Band Rotunda is brought to you by Creative Rotorua and Rotorua Lakes Council.


For further information:

Kathy Nicholls, Communications & Marketing Coordinator,

Arts & Culture Division, Rotorua Lakes Council

P: 07 351 8456 C: 0276 741 898 E: Kathy.nicholls@rotorualc.nz

Image credit: Music at the Band Rotunda, 2019