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It’s Upbeat Time in Nelson City. Come and enjoy sounds of the City every Friday leading up to Xmas. Bring the family or work mates, your lunch and sit in the sun and soak up the sounds at Upper Trafalgar Street, 12:30 – 1:30pm.

Latin Urban Dance

Friday 26th November
It will be hard to keep your feet still with Sofia and Dayan dancing contemporary Latin Urban Dance. They recently performed at the Matariki festival at Founders Park.

Te Mana hā

Friday 3rd December
Come and listen to the beautiful Waiata māori from a group of wahine including some christmas songs to get you in the festive spirit.

Dean and Te Miri

Friday 10th December
Dean and Te Miri recently captured the audience at Te Ramaroa performance stage. This duo of Father and daughter bring soulful grooves of covers ranging from John Martyn to Madilyn Bailey.


Friday 17th December
4 piece. Double bass, 2 violins, guitar with harmonised vocals and the odd instrument change to cajon. We play a range of slow and lively originals and covers ranging from klezmer fused with funk, to Greek love songs and Russian folk. We connect with the audience and encourage participation in the form of dance, clapping and singing.

Nelson’s eastern influenced all acoustic line up, Kelzoum will transport you to an exotic location with their mesmerizing sounds. With roots from around the globe including Spain and Egypt, this band was born from their love for music with an eastern flavour. You’ll end up clapping, singing or dancing along to these musicians who play with passion.

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