Blues Night, Thursday 11 July 2019

From 7pm until 10:30pm back bar at Biddy’s. Whiteboard controlled stage each act gets 3 songs or 15 minutes to perform. Earlier part of the night is for jamming and novice performers then from 8pm onward for bands.  Wind-up is around 10:30pm when a band starts up in the front bar. Child friendly, some great raffles, Gold Coin donation, LIVE music.  Come along and have some fun.

Fete de la Musique or World Music Day 22 and 23 June 2019

A regular participant in fete de la Musique, Biddy Mulligan’s in Hood are hosting two stages, one in each bar.  Starting from 1pm the musical programme is: The front bar managed by John Maydon is presenting a number of emerging and novice artists along with some really well known Hamilton performers, including: Al’s Angels, Chris Penman, Roger McLay, and Angela Sullivan. In the back bar we have Shotgun, Conmen, The Toads from Tokoroa, and Al’s Angels.

Rotorua Blues Festival – Queen’s Birthday 2019

After news of funding cuts for this festival Hamilton Blues Society supported BOP Blues Club by providing eight HBS bands at the Barcode Bar on Arawa Street.   A fantastic night of music followed, well attended by HBS members and local supporters.  Let’s hope that the Rotorua Blues Festival organising Committee were satisfied with HBS efforts.  Starting at 5pm in the afternoon, the eight bands were: Under The Influence, Black Sheep, Out Of The Blue, The Dirty Tones,  Shotgun, Velvet Bulldozer, Situation Vacant, and finally Magic & 3am Blues.

Blues Stock – Saturday 20th April 2019

Easter Saturday 20 April 2019 at the The Backyard Bar and Eatery, 1333 Horotiu Road, Whatawhata Tickets $25, Workshops: $15; HBS members $5 discount Online sales: bank account 01-0370-0080503-00, email: hamiltonbluesnz@gmail.com Free Camping – Blues Beers Workshops start 10am: Slide Guitar with Max Macdonald Harmonica with Haggis Maguiness Headline Act 1pm: The Flaming Mudcats Afternoon line-up from 2:50pm: Conmen The Toads Art Gecko The Blues Busters Steam Pudding B-Side Boys Joe Lewis Band Situation Vacant

HBS at Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival (HGAF) – Two Nights

Thursday 21 February between 5pm and 7pm two HBS bands perform at the Hamilton Gardens Hub stage in Hamilton East, by Turtle Lake: 5pm:  Conmen 6pm:  Out Of The Blues And then repeated on Wednesday 21 February between 5pm and 7pm with another two HBS bands performing at the Hamilton Gardens Hub Stage in Hamilton East, by Turtle Lake. 5pm:  the Black Sheep 6pm:  Shotgun Both nights are free entry, all part of the Arts Festival.

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