Gigs & Events......keeping music live

         The Boathouse Society has supported live music since the Saturday night dances of the 1940's & this continues today with a live band or solo musician or orchestra or duo or whatever on most Friday evenings through the year.  Gigs usually start at 8pm but check below to confirm.  All ticket & door sales go directly to the musicians. To receive our monthly newsletter email the Manager at info(at)  The Friday evening Cafe offers a casual blackboard menu from 5pm & come in early before your choice gets wiped off the board !  We finish main meal orders around 8pm when the gig starts.

        For musicians we offer a warm welcome, beautiful space, local brew, decades of musical history, modular staging, stage lights, a dancing doorman & local promo. Email Ali info(at) for a Band Info Pack & to check out available dates. 

Weekly Events: Community Choir- 03 5530448, Swing Dance-022 6778164, Rotary

Great Gigs we've hosted ....

Past gigs include: Hollie Smith, Tiki Taane, Wayne Mason, Anika Moa, Julia Deans, Anna Coddington, Jacky Tar, Tami Nielson. Richard Gilewitz, The Eastern, Cornerstone Roots, Nairobi Trio, Laura Collins, Hobnail Boots, Mojo Mamas, Chris Gudu, Newtown Rocksteady, Uni & her Ukele, Jack Derwin, Darren Watson, Parcel of Rogues, Roseneath Ragtime Band, The Ranchsliders, Nui se lah, The Shot Band, Fiona Pears, Jackie Bristow, Jada Jazz, Tom Rodwell & Coco Davis, La Vida Quartet, Mel Parsons, Beyondsemble, Wellington Ukulele Orchestra, Tami Nielson, Coyote Blues Band, Flip Grater, Nelson Ukulele Orchestra, Matt Langley, Lindon Puffin, Midge McCleary, the Warratahs, Panama Boys, Jan Preston, La Petite Manouche, Phil Marshall,The Saints, Greg Johnson, Flaming Mudcats, Montage DJ, The Sou'westers, Eva Effect, Moondog Gypsy Blues, The Nudge, Dan Walsh, Zawa Jazz Quartet, Bob Hillary & the Massive Mellow, Jayne Freeman & Adam Piggott, Sandy Thom, Underskore Orchestra, Rag Poets, Toni Swain, HungryTown, Eb & Sparrow, Adrienne Fenemor, Tunes of I

Peckham's Cider of the Month

  • Moutere Apple 
  • Cider with Boysenberry 
  • Cider with Elderflower

Peckham’s Cider make craft cider on their Upper Moutere family orchard, using apples grown specifically for cider making.   Our ciders are made with pure juice using traditional methods; we never use concentrates, colourings or flavourings.   Peckham’s won Champion Cider at the NZ Cider Awards in both 2016 and 2015.

Medicine Woman

southern soul

Fri 28th April 8pm

$10 on door

You are invited to shake your tail feathers and feed your soul with Medicine Woman’s Southern Soul music. They have been feverishly writing their first originals album.  To get a taste of their latest medicine contact Cher on 021872460 or facebook message Medicine Woman Band to add your name to the guest-list. 

Sat 29th April

Latin Festival-workshops, dance party & performances

All info & Tickets at

Fri 5th May  8pm

Sonic Delusion

NZ album release tour

Tkts $15 eventfinder

Part of a nationwide album-release tour celebrating the release of "This Material World" Sonic Delusion's 4th studio album.
Too funky for folk and too folky for funk - that's Sonic Delusion's Latin-infused, pop-laced "funky electroacoustic folk."   Sonic Delusion’s frontman Andre Manella uses his well-worn loop pedal to spontaneously create layers of rhythm, tone, and vocals.
The Swiss-Kiwi electro-folk raconteur “easily carves out his own unapologetically ambitious and intriguingly experimental sound.” 
“Catchy loops invite plenty of dancing and hip swaying… a sensual delight to the ears”.
Support: Ben Dixon 

Upcoming events....

Wed 10 May Culinary Arts Cultural Quiz

Night Fundraiser for Billy Dravitski

Fri 12 May Zorn prog rock

Tues 16 May High Tea alzheimers fundraiser

Fri 19 May Coyote Blues blues blues blues

Fri 26 May Nelson Youth Jazz Collective

Fri 9 June Kramit & Medicine Woman

Fri 16 June Alliance Francais Gig


More dates & gigs & stuff to come