All festival lovers are invited to a new Night Gig presented by Kāpiti Food Fair for an evening of epic proportions with the amazing fire-breathing country diva Tami Neilson headlining the Tuatara Stage outdoors, rain or shine. 2023 opens new doors for the Kāpiti Food Fair with the decision to present this gig - 3,000 tickets released with the aim of making a lasting impression in both the mind & body.
Getting there: Walk | Bike | Drive (plenty of parking)
Free buses from Pararaparaumu Railway Station at 6.13pm, 6.43pm or 7.13pm and return again on the buses at 10.43pm to catch the 11.06pm train to Wellington - if the buses are full, they will return to the Mazengarb Reserve for a second trip to the Station to catch the last train to Wellington at 12.06am.
Food Truck Alley
Tuatara Licenced Bar
Merchandise for sale
What is permitted: Low seats, picnic blankets, small soft bags with snacks from home, empty water bottles. Red Badge Security will complete bag searching at Gate Entry.
What is NOT permitted: High stools or chairs, umbrellas, hard chilly bins, glass bottles or cans, dogs.
About Tami Neilson
Born in Toronto, Tami Neilson has been performing for as long as she can remember, first alongside her parents and brothers in the Canadian country music family band, The Neilsons.
From being cradled as a baby in the arms of Roy Orbison, singing with Kitty Wells at the age of 10, and opening for Johnny Cash in her pyjamas at 18, she had already led an extraordinary life before leaving North America in 2007 to start her own family on the other side of the world in New Zealand, where she has resided ever since.
It was there Neilson forged her own artistic path as a critically acclaimed solo artist and songwriter, ultimately earning wide-ranging applause and a myriad of NZ based awards for her booming vocal power and inventive, strikingly personal approach to country, rockabilly, and soul.
In 2020, she was internationally praised for her album release, Chickaboom. No Depression declared, Neilson’s phrasing is impeccable…she gets inside the song, turns it inside and out, and makes it her own. Now, with the groundbreaking Kingmaker album, she takes her music and message even further, using her one-of-a-kind voice to rattle cages and change the game for those who have been denied their rightful place at the table for far too long.
Jodie and the Stowaways blend pop, country, rock, soul, and blues influences, together to bring a unique energy to the stage. Playing a mixture of original material and cover songs (with a particular passion for 90's pop), their live shows are always a hit with audiences looking for a good time. Years of experience playing all kinds of gigs has allowed this four-piece to develop their well-crafted sound and authentic energy.
A party band who will keep everyone singing and dancing all night long. Jodie’s original music is shaped by the storytelling of country music that she has been immersed in from a young age and mixed with the energy of pop and rock music.
Thank you Sponsors & Kāpiti Major Events Fund
If we had to postpone and reschedule due to Covid or any other reason, we would transfer all arrangements (including your ticket or 100% refund if requested) to another date early in 2024. We encourage everyone attending to be fully boosted to protect you, your whānau, your community. Stay home if you are feeling unwell.
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