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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.

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Saturday 14 March HBS Pirongia Blues Festival

Five Stags Restaurant and Bar hosts HBS Pirongia Blues Festival from midday Saturday until late. Fourteen bands over eleven and a half hours for a modest fee. The HBS is delighted to have support from bands from Tauranga, Auckland, and of course our local minstrels. A great day will be had by all. As usual, child friendly, raffles, with door charge. Camping and camper-van space free.

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Thursday 12 March 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.