Learn more about your local musicians -- that's the theme behind this year's Official New Zealand Music Month 2019.
Officially underway now, we're all being encouraged to get in touch with our roots during NZMM -- and learn more about the musical heroes in our own communities.
Aotearoa has an abundance of world-class talent that you can see on stages across the length and breadth of the country -- in clubs and pubs, community centres and RSAs, theatres and school halls, and so many other venues.
Celebrating our awesome performing artists and venues, the theme for NZ Music Month 2019 is Discover Live – focused on New Zealanders discovering their new favourite homegrown live act, and supporting the local live music scene across the country.
The theme is set to be the main kaupapa at the Official NZ Music Month Summit which makes a welcome return this May with an impressive line-up of panellists speaking on the most exciting aspect of the music industry – live performance.
Whakatane's very own Laughton Kora is one of many who joins the panel.
Held at the Herald Theatre Aotea Square in Auckland on May 25th from 10am, the Summit will feature four separate panel sessions with industry leaders discussing every aspect of the juggernaut, which is live performance.
Attendees can expect thought provoking discussions and conversation, invaluable insight and information, and there will be a chance to have any burning questions answered at the end of each session.