Savour the original melodies and rhythms of New Zealand’s emerging song writing talent and finest country music recording artists at the NZ Country Music Awards.


You’ll get to walk the red carpet at this gala occasion and join in celebrating New Zealand’s brightest country music talent with a feast of performances from award finalists and special guests.


After a glittering evening of entertainment, award winners are announced for the MLT Songwriting Award for best unrecorded song, and the APRA Best Country Song Award.

The NZ Country Music Awards is a wonderful night out with New Zealand’s top country talent - not to be missed.

Where: SBS St James Theatre, Irk Street, Gore

When: Thursday 1 June 2023, 7.00pm



Earlybird $45 + booking fee

General Admission $60 + booking fee   

Ticket also includes access to attend the After Party at the Thomas Green.


Tickets on sale in February 2023 at 

2023 competition entries open in early 2023.
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