Washbourn Gardens Twilight Concert

Where: Washbourn Gardens
From: 3pm to around 8 pm, Wednesday January 2nd
Entry by donation,  $5 per person suggested, under 16s free – covers five bands.

The wildly popular twilight concert is back in Richmond! Gather your family and friends and relax on the lawn at Washbourn Gardens. Bring a picnic or choose from the array of food stalls, and enjoy the incredible talent performing at this gig. Featuring a lineup of five entertaining acts including the Nelson Jazz Club Big Band and the Tom Rainey Quartet, and finishing with the high-energy sounds of Sun City Soul—this is definitely one not to miss!

The Lineup Includes:

Nelson Jazz Club Big Band

It’s a Festival tradition that the Nelson Jazz Club Big Band gets the afternoon humming! Their distinctive 18-piece sound is always a crowd-pleaser, and features plenty of chances to showcase the talents of their two popular vocalists.

Tom Rainey Quartet

The much-loved Tom Rainey (keyboards) performs a set with the small but perfectly formed group of Bob Heinz on guitar, Brad Grainger on double bass, and Mark Lockett on drums. Top shelf talent—need we say more.

Django Schmango

Playing the music made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, Django Schmango is gypsy jazz performed with verve, skill and an obvious pleasure that’s irresistible to jazz and non-jazz listeners alike.

Boogie Train

The Boogie Train has been thundering around New Zealand for the past 10 years to establish itself as a live favourite with blues fans up and down the country, delivering tunes both classic and contemporary.

Sun City Soul

Who doesn’t love to dance to Sweet Soul Music! This six-piece band, complete with a funked-up horn section, taps into Motown and Atlantic Soul to bring you a high-energy show. Get up and dance!!!