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Ingham's Lazy Sundays

Every Sunday from 08 January 2017

3pm to 4.30pm

Archery Lawn, Botanic Gardens - except for 22 January in St Albans Park.

Free

Relax in the sunshine with family and friends while listening to great tunes at Ingham's Lazy Sundays.

The perfect summer afternoon, enjoy fantastic performances from a talented array of musicians over eight free live concerts in the stunning Christchurch Botanic Gardens. 

Please note all concerts will be on The Archery Lawn, Botanic Gardens except for the session on Sunday 22 January which will be held at St Albans Park.

A great line-up of acts have been selected from swing jazz, folk, pop and country to composers sharing with us their engaging and internationally acclaimed originals.

Ingham's Lazy Sundays 2017 Schedule:

8 January – Hobnail - Celtic stompers from Wellington.

15 January - Mike Field Quintet - Canadian jazz trumpeter with bright, upbeat and energetic music. His latest album Attic Jump (2015), reached the top of the Canadian jazz charts. 

22 January - Breathing Cage - fronted by legendary singer songwriter Jay Clarkson and featuring local music scene luminaries Michael Kime (Bass) and Greg Malcolm (Guitar). This session will be held at St Albans Park.

29 January - Elizabeth Braggins and Devilish Mary and the Holy Rollers
Gifted musician Elizabeth Braggins performs an eclectic mix of genres highlighting her classical, jazz, pop and rock backgrounds. Joining her on stage is her daughter, Olivia Wilson. 

With the remarkable voice and violin of Anita Clark this 3 piece play incandescent swing jazz tunes, fiery torch songs and heartfelt love ballads.      

5 Feb - Fledge - Hera, Moses and special guestspop rock and folk. 

12 Feb -
All Girl Big Band - 16 piece all women big band playing classic swing, jazz and jive.

19 Feb -
Christchurch Pops Choir - 50 piece singing Gershwin to Gaga. They bring to the stage pop, rock, jazz, musical theatre, swing, soul and even some traditional classics creating an exciting mix for performers and audiences alike.  

26 Feb - 3 Acts Finale

August Fields: Christchurch pop rockers.  

Katie Thompson: Katie Thompson has been carving her pathway within the country music scene in New Zealand, although her sound transcends the singer-songwriter “format”, bleeding into genres as diverse as rock, pop, folk and more. 

Volts: Emerging Christchurch artists Volts have been making a big impact during their relatively short career. The group comprises of songstress Lorna Hay on vocals and Marc Royal (The Valves, Easy Hearts) on guitar. Volts create their own enigmatic blend of dark, ambient pop music; their songs tell twisted tales of love, life and loss.

Event Information

A coffee vendor will be on site and the Ilex Café is a short 2 minute walk away.

Catch a bus to avoid parking delays or carpool with friends and family. Be sun smart and don't forget to slip, slop, slap!

Parking is available at the Botanic Gardens car parks off Armagh Street and Riccarton Avenue, please note these often run full during peak times. 

Mobility parking is available at the Botanic Gardens car parks off Armagh Street and Riccarton Avenue and on Rolleston Avenue by the Museum. There are flat paved paths to the Archery Lawn venue which is a level grass lawn. Disabled toilets are nearby at 3 locations.

Check here for postponement notification. 

This event is part of Christchurch City Council's smokefree policy at events. Please respect the people around you and refrain from smoking.


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