Music

Tanks Arts Centre is the leading contemporary music venue in the region, voted Cairns’ Best Entertainment Venue for seven years (and counting!) in the Cairns Post HIT Awards.

Every month Tanks launches a diverse program of live music acts complimented by events such as the World Music Series, Jazz Up North, Music Botanica, Tanks Unplugged, Tanks Up Late and our yearly Bluesfest Touring Sideshows. Tanks has earned the reputation as a premier force in entertainment in the Far North Queensland region.


Hot 8 Brass Band

Fri 3 Mar
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

The Hot 8 Brass Band takes a relentless approach to rhythm and brass.
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An Evening with Amanda Palmer

Sat 11 Mar
$52 (ONE PRICE) inc b/fee.

A Tank’s Women’s Week 2017 event.
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JIMMY BARNES Working Class Boy Tour - An evening of stories and songs

Wed 15 Mar - Thu 16 Mar
$84 One Price (includes booking fee)

This unique live event will see Jimmy sharing stories from his troubled childhood and delinquent adolescence.
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Mercan Dede Secret Trio ft. Whirling Dervish

Fri 17 Mar
$44 / $38.85 (CONC) All price include booking fee

Electronic meets traditional and Whirling Dervish Dancing.
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The Living End

Wed 22 Mar - Thu 23 Mar
$47 One Price + $2 B/Fee

These Australian rock icons are coming to the Tanks!
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The East Pointers

Fri 31 Mar
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

Adrenalized jigs, stomps and heart-breaking harmonies.
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Spiderbait - Ivy and the Big Apples Tour

Sat 1 Apr
$45 One Price + $2 B/Fee

The ‘Bait back in the tropics!
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Vince Jones

Fri 7 Apr
$42 / $36.75 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

Vince Jones has set the benchmark for Australian Jazz singers.
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Rickie Lee Jones

Thu 13 Apr
$62 One Price + $2 B/Fee

With 15 critically acclaimed albums to her name, Jones continues to fearlessly experiment with her sound in what can only be described as a mixed bag.
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Sabor Y Control (Peru)

Fri 21 Apr
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

Peruvian salsa dura orchestra.
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The Idea of North

Fri 12 May
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

The Idea of North (or TION), boast an evoking repertoire steeped in jazz yet easily crossing over into pop, gospel, folk and comedy.
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Emie R Roussel Trio

Fri 2 Jun
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

The Emie R Roussel trio delivers creative and captivating jazz with passion and an undeniable chemistry.
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Baby et Lulu

Fri 25 Aug
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

The irresistible fun and folly Baby et Lulu and their live band, boasting some of Sydney’s finest musicians, create is a rare commodity.
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Ajak Kwai (Sudan)

Fri 22 Sep
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

Soulful and funky afro-beats.
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The Ollie McGill Trio

Sat 7 Oct
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

Ollie McGill returns to Tanks to perform his progressive style of jazz
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