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Free Concert: 8pm–9:30pm. Light display: 9pm–10:30pm.

Celebrate 40 years of Summer City and 150 years of our beautiful Botanic Garden with 3 weeks of memorable music.

Wellington’s iconic free concert series returns to fill your summer nights with the sounds of Aotearoa’s best and brightest! We have a diverse range of talent, including classical, jazz, indie, rock, pop, world music, ska, reggae, Te Reo Māori and more.

There’s something for everyone. Come early to grab a good picnic spot, and as the sun goes down see the gardens transform with a magical light display by MJF Lighting.

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Wed 9 Jan –Mundi

Thu 10 Jan – Anxiety Club

Fri 11 Jan – Hans Pucket - support: Earth to Zena

Sat 12 Jan – Jane Siberry and Anthonie Tonnon

Sun 13 Jan – Summer Showcase 1 - Helen Lomas, Peyton Morete, Liam Poole, Frances Leeds and more.

Mon 14 Jan – Rain day

Tues 15 Jan – Newtown Rocksteady

Wed 16 Jan – Tāwhiri Funk

Thu 17 Jan – Reb Fountain - support: Bill Hickman

Fri 18 Jan – Royal New Zealand Air Force Jazz Orchestra

Sat 19 Jan – “Lucky Dip” - all will be revealed on the night

Sun 20 Jan – Awerangi: Mana Wāhine

Mon 21 – Rain day

Tue 22 Jan – Aotearoa All Stars

Wed 23 Jan – Summer Showcase II - A.U.R.A, CL- Audio, Kuki Koori and more.

Thu 24 Jan – The Mean Bones - support: Uncle Silverback

Fri 25 Jan – Orchestra Wellington Star Ensemble

Sat 26 Jan – Summer Showcase III - Matias Ceballos, CL-audio DUB, Sam Manzanza, Fernando Figueroa Trío Latino and more.

Sun 27 Jan – Miho’s Jazz Orchestra

Mon 28 Jan – Rain day

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