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What’s On Today: Bay Originals Summer Day Out

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The popular Bay Originals Summer Day Out is back this Saturday in Papamoa.

This year’s line-up is made up of entirely local performers with up and comers and the Bay Originals Youth bands being pushed into the mix.

“On the Island Papamoa is having us back for another epic day celebrating local original music,” says Bay Originals coordinator Adam McLean.

Bay Originals is a collaboration between musicians, audiences and venues to celebrate original music in our own ‘backyard’.

Adam McLean came up with the idea of Bay Originals when he found many musos like him struggling to bring their original music to a mainstream audience. He decided to create his own events with the help of many volunteers.

On the Island Papamoa, formerly known as the ‘Pap Tav’ to locals, will be hosting the free event which features Copper Feel, Marmalade Skies, Wildlanes, DELTA, CANVAS, OCD, Adam McLean, Ash Laforteza and Emily Tattersall.

The day starts at 2pm and goes until late on Saturday, December 19, at On the Island Papamoa.

Miles Calder to flood stage

After a striking re-emergence to the local music scene, Wellington songwriter Miles Calder will perform a show at The Jam Factory in Tauranga this weekend. Miles will be joined on-stage by his five-piece band, including Nick George- drums, Steve Moodie - bass, Chris Armour - guitars and Dayle Jellyman – synths and electric piano, promising audiences a diverse range from chomping rock ‘n’ roll to flooding ballads.

Four years on since his last outings with former backing band ‘The Rumours’, Mile’s revived sound shelves folk-tinged rock to explore swirling psychedelic tones on often personal and self-reflecting songs. Inspired by early-70s Lennon as much as contemporaries like Kevin Morby and Father John Misty, this is music for intimate listening - spacious, hypnotic, dreamy, and deeply honest.

Miles Calder’s show is on Saturday, December 19, at 7pm at The Jam Factory. Tickets available at Eventspronto.

Other Christmas events: 

Saturday December 19: 

Greerton Christmas Market

Free balloons and lollies for the kids, spot prizes, lots of stalls with amazing gift ideas and stocking fillers. Starting from 8am with ‘The Song Birds’ performing Christmas songs from 10.30-11.30am. At the Greerton Community Hall. 

Merry Christmas Community Event

This is one not to be missed as it is free entry with a bouncy castle, carnival games, live entertainment, face painting, a photo booth and food available for purchase. This will be held at the Lifepoint Church and Tauranga Girls College Carpark from 3-6pm.  

2020 Te Puke Christmas in the Park

Te Puke’s top Christmas event is free family fun featuring local performers from 4.30pm. There will be a live band, carols by candlelight and kids activities. Held at Jubilee Park, entrants are invited to also bring a non-perishable item for the foodbank collection. 

A starry night at Bethlehem - Outdoor movie 

Head down to the Bethlehem Town Centre for a night of family fun and to see the Will Ferrell movie ‘Elf’ on the big screen just after 8.30pm. There will be roving circus entertainment and free candy floss or popcorn for the first 200 people when the cart opens at 8pm. There will also be Christmas themed instructors for a ‘Have A Go workshop’, face painting, live music, and a photo booth. Bring a beanbag, chair or cushion and a blanket.

Sunday 20th of December 

2020 Christmas Carols on the Waterfront

A free family-friendly event to celebrate the festive season, singing everyone's favourite Christmas Carols by the water. Bring a picnic blanket and meet by the Devonport Road waterfront. Starts at 5.30pm. 

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