Talented locals showcased during New Zealand Music Month 2021

Talented locals showcased during New Zealand Music Month 2021

Rotorua has always played a significant part in celebrating New Zealand Music Month and this year is no different.  After being in lockdown last May, it is great to be able to offer a fantastic range of live music from local and national artists to enjoy in various venues around Rotorua.

With the deadline coming up fast (Monday 3 May 2021) Te Manu Tito Waiata Rotorua Song Writing Competition is aimed at local musicians, songwriters, composers and lyricists, to inspire local artists to get creative and write a song.

With the opportunity to have their song professionally recorded and a prize of $1,000 up for grabs, Rotorua Lakes Council Public Arts Advisor, Marc Spijkerbosch, can’t wait to see what the local community create.

“This initiative adds another level of support for local artists to share their unique talents with the wider community. There are some very creative people in Rotorua, and I look forward to celebrating the skills of our composers and songwriters,” says Mr Spijkerbosch.

Online entries need to be received by midnight, Monday 3 May 2021, via the www.creativerotorua.org.nz website or through this online link https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6208643/Te-Manu-Tito-Waiata-Rotorua-Song-Writing-Competition-2021-Entry-Form

Starting Music Month celebrations in Rotorua will be the opening event at CBK Beer Garden (Eat Streat) on Saturday 1 May from 7pm. Head down for a full evening of entertainment by local performers including: Lloyd Akroyd and Jono Breakwell, and to close the show Stagepass will have you dancing the night away!

Every Thursday night at the Rotorua Night Market and every Sunday morning at the Rotorua Farmers Market will provide you with a fantastic selection of musicians, singers, school groups and bands for your entertainment.

The rest of the NZ Music Month Rotorua programme will showcase a varied mix of events from opera to jazz, from hip hop to hard rock, from musicals to blues and everything in between.

Check out a full programme of events at www.rotoruanui.nz using the ‘NZ Music Month’ tag.


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: Jono Breakwell will be performing in Rotorua’s NZ Music Month opening event, 1 May 2021.