Join the New Zealand Country Music community and music lovers at large - comrading and competing in the 3rd annual Aotearoa Country Music Awards, with judged finalists battling it out on stage at the finals concert on Sunday (1st September). Contestants of all ages will be performing throughout the day on both of the Globe Theatre's stages, accompanied by top NZ backing bands Pure Dixie and Handpicked.
A great day for the young and young at heart to experience some of the finest musical talent Aotearoa has to offer!
Tickets give you access to both theatres throughout the day, at your leisure.
Walk up door sales subject to availability. Book now to avoid disappointment!
Saturday 31st August we host the auditions for the Aotearoa Country Music Awards - a New Zealand Country Music Association (NZCMA) sanctioned country music singing competition. Contestants of all ages from across New Zealand will be performing all day in both Globe 1 and Globe 2, with top quality backing bands Pure Dixie (Globe 1) and Handpicked (Globe 2).
Entrants will compete in sections organised by age group including junior, intermediate, senior and veteran. These sections are country solo, country rock and country gospel. In addition to these categories, we also have the following OPEN sections (for all ages)- Western, NZ Song, Duo/Group and Songwriter.
A group of judges in each venue will decide which two entrants from each section will represent their country music club in the finals concert the following afternoon (1st September).
Aside from cash prizes and trophies for our winners, contestants are all vying for the prestigious title of Overall Winner, which will gain them entry into the supreme national country music competition 2020 Entertainer of the Year.