Media Release 29 April 2022


Calendar of Country Despite Cancellation
 

Tussock Country Music Festival may not be going ahead, but the sweet chords of country music will still ring out around Eastern Southland this winter. 

A number of local businesses, community groups and artists have chosen to work within the current event restrictions to host events around Gore in May and June, and it’s hoped they’ll be performing to supportive, sell out audiences.

“While we’d love to be packing Gore’s venues with thousands of festival goers this winter, event uncertainty and audience restrictions meant that wasn’t to be,” says New Zealand Country Music Festival Trust chairman Jeff Rea. 

“Instead, the Trust is delighted to encourage those smaller and outdoor events who’ve chosen to continue, and we’ll support them however possible. It’ll be wonderful to experience live music and buzzing hospitality venues, despite these times of disruption.”

Annual events such as the MLT Music Night, the Gore Truck Show and the Hokonui Ute Muster are scheduled for the coming weeks, and Gore will also play host to visiting national acts including Albi & The Wolves, Adam Hattaway & Tess Liautaud and Jenny Mitchell.

 

Tussock Country Music Festival is scheduled to return to Gore from May 26th 2023. 

Live & Local
Start Winter with these great events! 

FRIDAY 6 MAY

 

JACKIE BRISTOW

8:00pm I Eastern Southland Gallery I Gore

Tickets $35 available from www.undertheradar.co.nz

WEDNESDAY 11 MAY

 

HOKONUI WOMEN'S NETWORK:

An Evening with Olivia Caldwell

7.00pm I Browns Pavilion

CLICK HERE for more information

Register by emailing hokonuiwomensnetwork@outlook.com

SUNDAY 15 MAY

 

SUNDAY GIG AT THE RIVERSDALE HOTEL:

Featuring Isla (11 yrs) & Briar (10 yrs)

4.30pm I Riversdale Hotel

FREE ENTRY

www.riversdalehotel.co.nz 

THURSDAY 19 MAY

 

ADAM HATTAWAY & TESS LIAUTAUD

6:30pm The Little Theatre Gore

Tickets $20 available from www.undertheradar.co.nz

SUNDAY 22 MAY

 

WOMEN IN MUSIC WORKSHOP

Southland Musicians Club Invercargill

Free.  Register by emailing kiaora@artsmurihiku.co.nz

ALBI & THE WOLVES

8:00pm Eastern Southland Gallery Gore

Tickets: GA $25, Members $20, Students $10 
Tickets available from Eastern Southland Gallery

More information at www.esgallery.co.nz

SATURDAY 28 MAY

 

'TOGETHER AGAIN'

Dennis Marsh & Maureen Thompson

7:30pm Gore District Memorial RSA Gore

Tickets $25 available from www.iticket.co.nz from early May

SUNDAY 29 MAY

 

THE KIDS GIG

1:30pm The Thomas Green Gore

Free Entry

MONDAY 30 MAY

 

GOLDEN OLDIES CONCERT

1:30pm Calvin Community Church Gore

Gold coin donation

TUESDAY 31 MAY

 

OPEN MIC AFTERNOON

1:30pm Gore Town & Country Club Gore

Free Entry

WEDNESDAY 1 JUNE

 

BLACKBOARD NIGHT

6:30pm Gore Town & Country Club Gore

Free Entry

BOWMAR ROAD HOUSE CONCERT SOLD OUT

Jenny Mitchell & Mike Hood

7:00pm 61 Bowmar Road Gore

Tickets $25 available by messaging 027 288 7203

THURSDAY 2 JUNE

 

CAVEMAN FM ON AIR CONCERT

7:00pm - 9:00pm Harrison Supplies on-air jam session.
Featuring the Sunbeam Swingers and other invited guests.
Tune in to 106.4FM or online at www.cavefm.co.nz

BOWMAR ROAD HOUSE CONCERT SOLD OUT

Jenny Mitchell & Mike Hood

7:00pm 61 Bowmar Road Gore

Tickets $25 available by messaging 027 288 7203

FRIDAY 3 JUNE

 

MLT MUSIC NIGHT:

Triple Shot featuring The Terrace

8pm - 12.30am Traffers Bar Hokonui Drive Gore

Free Entry

 

Melissa Partridge Band featuring Gemma Bullied

7.30pm -10pm Croydon Lodge Waimea Street Gore

Free Entry

Sisterhood Featuring Abby Gutschlag

8pm - 11pm The Thomas Green 30 Medway Street Gore

Free Entry

SATURDAY 4 JUNE

 

GORE TRUCK SHOW

9:00am Judging and viewing

2:00pm Main Street Parade

4:00pm Prizegiving at Croydon Lodge 

4PM: Prize Giving
6:30pm: Buffet Meal. Prior reservation required
8pm onwards: Live entertainment from Brhyer Wilson and
Friends of the Possum Pickers

HOKONUI LINE DANCE SOCIAL

1:30pm Esplin Room Gore Town & Country Club Gore

Gold coin donation and small afternoon tea plate

DINNER & SHOW AT THE GORE RSA

Marian Burns, Bevan Gardiner, James Davy

6:00pm Dinner 7:30pm Show

Gore District Memorial RSA Gore

Tickets: $65 dinner and show, $30 show only

Available from www.iticket.co.nz from early May

SUNDAY 5 JUNE

COUNTRY GOSPEL CHURCH SERVICE

9.40am Various artists perform 10am Gospel Service Begins

Cup of tea to follow I  All welcome

St Andrews Church, Cnr Devon & Ardwick St Gore

 

HOKONUI UTE MUSTER

Registration from 11.30am at GWD Gore, then muster at Southern Field Days Site from 12:00 noon for judging, viewing, entertainment and prize giving. Food and coffee available on site. 2:00pm finish.

$10 ute entry, free entry for spectators.
Entry and event information at www.gwd.co.nz

MONDAY 6 JUNE

 

GORE COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB'S LAST HURRAH AT THE LONGFORD

1.30pm. With guest artist Steve Wilcox.

Club members: free entry, afternoon tea plate. GA: $10 entry, door sales only.