A brief history
Katikati Folk Club, now in its 18th year, is a vital, exciting club with an ever-growing membership as more people discover the best-kept secret in the Bay of Plenty.
We have a database of almost 300 subscribers, have regular audiences of 70 to 100 – but are always keen to welcome new members.
Katikati Folk Club accommodates a broad range of musical styles and genres and the music varies from concert to concert – from traditional folk to bluegrass, a cappella to blues, solo performers to 7-piece line-ups … and everything in-between.
Concerts usually open with floor singers, and our guest performers include some of the finest acts on the New Zealand music scene as well as the cream of international artists.
Katikati Folk Club holds monthly concerts at the Katikati Bowling Club premises in Park Road, Katikati (see map below).
Concerts are usually held on Friday evenings (see our Gig Guide here or download our ), but occasionally on other nights to accommodate touring acts.
Doors open at 7:00pm and the evening gets underway at 7:30pm, finishing around 10 to 10:30pm.
The bar is open throughout the evening with wine, beer and soft drinks available at very competitive prices. There is an intermission at around 8:30pm for tea, coffee and biscuits (at no extra charge). Sometimes there are even mallowpuffs!
Admission prices are as advertised: usually $20 for visitors and $15 for members.
We always welcome new members. Annual subscriptions are $10 and include discounted admission prices, email reminders, a regular newsletter (which can be posted to those without email facilities) and the right to vote at our Annual General Meeting.
We advise of upcoming concerts via this website.
Katikati Folk Club is fortunate in having a wealth of local talent and, as well as providing opening spots for guest performers, they also come together three times a year for Charity Club Nights when the evening's programme is made up entirely of local acts. The proceeds of the evening are donated to a local charity.
Katikati Folk Club is run by a committee of volunteer members. Please approach one of them should you have any queries or concerns, or if you are interested in getting more involved in the club.
Even small jobs like helping set up the venue for the evening or putting away chairs afterwards are important (however you don't have to be a committee member to help shift furniture!).
We welcome your assistance.
Annual General Meetings
AGMs are held in May – they are a good opportunity to raise any issues you may have, make suggestions for improvement or put your name forward to get involved.
We look forward to seeing you!