NZ Music Month

9 May 2011

Wellington libraries will turn into temporary concert venues - showcasing young local talent - to help celebrate NZ Music Month in May.

16-year-old singer songwriter Ash Graham will be performing for NZ Music Month

16-year-old singer songwriter Ash Graham will be performing for NZ Music Month

Up-and-coming young artists will perform afternoon gigs at the Central Library and at the Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie), Newtown, Johnsonville and Karori libraries.

There will also be evening performances at ZEAL and the Jimmy Bar. These free events are on from Monday 16 to Friday 20 May.

We are organising these live performances in partnership with Play It Strange, a trust established in 2003 to encourage young New Zealanders to develop interests and skills in songwriting and musical performance.

On Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 May, Toi Pōneke Arts Centre will hold free workshops for independent musicians. The workshops will be full of hints and tips for people who want to break into the Australian market and introduce a musician's essential guide to self-publicity and online marketing.

A full list of times and venues for these NZ Music Month events can be found on:

Toi Pōneke Arts Centre - Facebook website

Wellington City Libraries