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Open Air Orchestra featuring Blackbird Ensemble, Tami Neilson, Julia Deans, Bailey Wiley, Alae, Jessie Cassin, Tom Sainsbury and Howick Brass

Line-up:  Tami Neilson, Blackbird Ensemble, Julia Deans, Bailey Wiley, Alae, Jessie Cassin, Tom Sainsbury, Howick Brass

Genre:  Classical, Pop, Alt, Indie, Soul, RnB, Funk

Date:  Saturday, 24 March 2018

Time:  6pm-9pm 

Venue:  Bell Park (Lloyd Elsmore Park), Bells Road, Pakuranga, Auckland

Accessibility:  Some designated limited mobility car parking available. Accessible toilets on site.

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See the 2018 Music in Parks series out with a bang at our season finale!

New to Music in Parks, Open Air Orchestra brings you a night of pop and classical treats. With hits you'll know from across the ages to today and a handful of sweet surprises, you'll be in music heaven under the night sky. Featuring live music from Tami Neilson, Julia Deans, Bailey Wiley, Alae, Jessie Cassin, Howick Brass Band, The Souls choir and The Blackbird Ensemble’s 20-piece orchestra.

Plus: special guest comedian MC Tom Sainsbury.

Adventurous, brave and heart-stopping, Blackbird Ensemble crosses genres, eras and boundaries to reinvent classical music for a new generation.

With deep, mesmerising vocals and the dynamism of country music, APRA Silver Scroll winner Tami Neilson is guaranteed to captivate any audience.

Former Fur Patrol front woman and arts festival favourite, Julia Dean's music blends rock, pop and electronica with a hint of country.

Bailey Wiley filters neo-soul classicism through modern live musicianship. Spotify streams for her tracks Take It From Me and Dos Fuegos are sitting at over 300,000 for each track and climbing.

Fronted by lead singer Alex Farrell-Davey, Alae are folk/pop group possessing a unique sound that needs to be experienced. Alae were nominated for the Taite music prize for Best Independent Debut 2017.

Powerhouse vocalist Jessie Cassin is an Auckland-based singer/songwriter and frontwoman for band Eyes no Eyes. With a background in professional musical theatre, opera and television, she will amaze and delight.

With an enviable schedule ranging from concerts to parades to tattoos, award-winning Howick Brass is one of the most progressive brass bands in Auckland.

Auckland's most daring choir, The Souls have sung in tunnels and in towers, in foyers and on the streets to bring a capella music ancient and contemporary to the people.

Bring a date, friends or family for a night under the stars. Pack a picnic or grab a tasty bite from the food trucks onsite.

Free kids activities and giveaways on the night.

Brought to you by Auckland Council Music in Parks and Howick Local Board.

This is a smoke free event.