Coming Events

Daniel Champagne

Dates: Saturday, 13 July

The young virtuoso recently described as “the finest guitar player of this generation” has fallen in love with New Zealand and after sellout tours through North America and Europe he will be back for an extensive national run of 35 shows!

Growing up in the Bega Valley on the Far South Coast of New South Wales, Australia the story goes that the young singer-songwriter and one of a kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a 5-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing wherever he could, honing his craft and developing the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. At 18 he finished school, turned professional and hit the road without looking back.

The following 15 years have seen him independently release 7 studio albums, tour relentlessly around the globe, play some of the biggest festivals under the sun and share stages with the likes of Tommy Emmanuel, INXS, John Butler, Lucinda Williams, Ani DiFranco, Judy Collins and Rodrigo y Gabriela.

He has been described as “the finest guitar player of this generation”, “a leading light in acoustic music” and “a performer that must be seen to be believed” and from March to June 2024 he will be touring Canada, from Vancouver Island in the West out to Newfoundland in the east and 56 towns in between!

$30 tickets online (link below) or $35 CASH ONLY at The Dome Cinema & Bar

Bar open at 5pm
Show at 8pm

18+

FAR OUT! Film Night

Dates: Last Tuesday of every month

Check out our 'Current Films' page for full film details

Next FAR OUT! Film Night - Tuesday, 30 July

Bar open at 5:30pm
Screening at 6.30pm
$15 cash

Hand picked classic films that have stood the test of time. Left of centre, out on the fringe, always with substance and never boring. Many films may be unknown to some of our viewers, yet we hope you will come for an experience.

Expect the unexpected!

POVERTY BAY BLUES NIGHT

Dates: First Tuesday of the month

The best in live music!

Come down on the first Tuesday of the month for the best selection of local music at the Poverty Bay Blues Night. Each month sees a new line-up of musicians giving us a taste of what they've got.

NEXT BLUES NIGHT - Tuesday, 6 August
Bar open at 6pm
Bands start 7pm
$10 on the door (eftpos available)
Free for PBBC Members

The Melancholy Babes

Dates: Saturday, 31 August

Lovers and listeners of adventurous music are in for a treat when Exploratory Jazz trio The Melancholy Babes perform their ‘New Jazz from the Big City’ 2024 Tour in August/September.

The Melancholy Babes have been performing and evolving their original music over the last three decades. From knotty jazz compositions to elegant Ellingtonia, free improvisation and beyond, the trio is dedicated to exploring the wide worlds of possibility within a saxophone, bass and drums format.

Saxophonist Jeff Henderson is renowned for his dynamic and energetic playing which incorporates all manner of sounds and techniques. His long history as a player and composer has seen him perform in a huge array of situations throughout New Zealand and internationally with many renowned artists including jazz legends Marilyn Crispell, Mike Nock, Daniel Carter, Sabu Toyozumi & even country star Kenny Rogers!

Double bass player Tom Callwood has a rich history in NZ music, performing in well known bands The Phoenix Foundation and Little Bushman, with Wellington jazz groups The Woods and Devils Gate Outfit, and alongside a plethora of leading NZ and international artists including Jobic Le Masson, Marilyn Crispell & Richard Nunns.

Anthony Donaldson is a drummer who has made an indelible impact on New Zealand music. From his beginnings with Wellington creative music pioneers Primitive Art Group and Braille collective, to the Six Volts and Front Lawn, the Bung Notes, Flower Orphans, Devils Gate Outfit and dozens more, his unique approach to rhythm and composition has seen him perpetually at the forefront of adventurous jazz in New Zealand.

Bar open at 5pm
Show at 8pm

18+