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Saturday 8 August HBS Bluestock Mini-fest

In conjunction with Waikato Commerce Club, Hamilton Jazz Society, this Mini-fest runs from Midday ’til midnight Saturday. In all 16 bands from Hamilton, the Bay of Plenty, and Auckland come together to deliver some great music. As usual, gold coin donation appreciated, child friendly, merchandise available, and a great afternoon of live music. Door charge: $15 per person with $5 discount for HBS and HJS members.

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Sunday 2 August HBS International Blues Music Day

In Biddy’s front bar on Hood Street help us celebrate the 8th IBMD with, from: 1pm – B-Side Boys (Bay of Plenty), 2pm – Fatt Max & Son (Auckland), 3pm – Velvet Bulldozer, 4pm – Hillman Hunters. As usual, gold coin donation appreciated, child friendly, merchandise available, and a great afternoon of live music.

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Sunday 26 July HBS Sunday Afternoon Blues

In Biddy’s front bar on Hood Street from: 1pm – Heard of Cats, 2pm – Left Field Blues Band (Auckland), 3pm – BLUESeaRISING (Auckland), 4pm – Kim Earl and the Wide Boys. As usual, gold coin donation appreciated, child friendly, merchandise available, and a great afternoon of live music.

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Thursday 9 July HBS AGM and Blues Night

In Biddy’s back bar the AGM will open at 6pm, with jam sessions following from 7pm; live music from 7:30pm. Whiteboard controlled stage access – with jam sessions from 7:30pm ’til 8pm. As usual, a gold coin donation is very much appreciated, merchandise available, raffles, and great live blues music.

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Thursday 11 June HBS Blues Night

In Biddy’s back bar from 7pm with live music from 7:30pm. Whiteboard controlled stage access with jam sessions from 7:30pm until 8pm. As usual, a gold coin donation is very much appreciated, merchandise available, raffles, and great live blues music.

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Sunday 24 May HBS Sunday Afternoon Blues

In Biddy’s front bar on Hood Street 1pm – Al’s Angels, 2pm – Kim & Phil, 3pm – Satin Tractor, 4pm – Shotgun. As usual, gold coin donation appreciated, child friendly, merchandise available, and a great afternoon of live music. Please adhere to Lock-down Level 2 restrictions in place and don’t forget to register on arrival.

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Sunday 22 March HBS Sunday Afternoon Blues

In Biddy’s front bar on Hood Street 2pm – Sean Lurman & Friends, 3pm – Showdown, 4pm – Saints & Sinners, 5pm – Bluesberries. As usual, gold coin donation appreciated, child friendly, merchandise available, and a great afternoon of live music.

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COVID-19 Lock-down Level 2

The nation-wide Lock-down caused the cancellation, or postponement, of many music related events for obvious reasons. All HBS events were either cancelled or suspended until Alert Level 2. The first HBS Sunday Blues was 24 May 2020. This is followed Queen’s Birthday weekend with the ‘Lock-down Unleashed’ two-day event, in both bars (front and back) Saturday and Sunday the 30 and 31 May 2020. Check the HBS NZ or Biddy Mulligan’s Facebook pages for more information – times, who’s playing when; tickets cost $10 from Biddy’s.