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.


Ed Kuepper Restrung with Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Fri 28 Jul
$42 / $36.75 (CONC) inc b/fee

See this Australian rock legend like you’ve never seen him before.
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Tanks Unplugged August 2017

Fri 4 Aug
$12.60 / $10.50 (CONC) includes booking fee

A Tanks’ series that showcases the best of live and local music.
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The Gift of Music 2017

Wed 9 Aug - Thu 10 Aug
$26.25 / $15.75 (CONC) inc b/fee

A musical spectacular showcasing award winning bands, choirs and ensembles from around Cairns.
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You Am I

Fri 11 Aug
$44 / $38.85 (CONC) inc. b/fee

Tanks presents bona fide superstars You Am I, for one night only.
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Strike Up The Band - Cairnsbands

Sun 13 Aug
$31.50 / $26.25 (CONC) / $15.75 (FULL TIME STUDENT, YOUTH & CHILDREN 4-17 YEARS OF AGE) inc b/fee

Now in its 13th year, Cairnsbands presents their annual concert.
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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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Pete Murray Camacho Tour

Fri 8 Sep
$47 / $42 (CONC) inc b/fee

With a performance certain to be lapped up by new and old fans alike – be sure to get your tickets early, this show is sure to sell out.
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Butterfingers - Big Night Out Tour

Sat 9 Sep
Adult $31.50 / $26.25 (conc) inc b/fee

After a ten-year long hiatus from the recording studio, Australia’s favourite musical misfits, Butterfingers, are back.
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The Australian Chamber Orchestra presents Mozart and Brahms

Fri 15 Sep
$42 / $36.75 (CONC) / $21 Children & Youth (3-17 y/o) inc. b/fee

One of the world's most lauded chamber ensemble
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An Evening with Tex, Don and Charlie

Fri 15 Sep
$46 / $40.95 (CONC) including booking fee

Stopping in at the Tanks for an intimate night of story-telling, the band will play songs from their rare, special recordings.
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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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Ngaiire

Fri 29 Sep
$31.50 / $26.25 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

One of this country’s most eclectic and fearless artists.
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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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Meg Mac - Low Blows Tour

Sat 14 Oct
Adult $44 / $39 (conc) inc b/fee

Meg Mac is back with her debut new album and accompanying tour.
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Josh Pyke 10 Years of Memories and Dust Regional Tour 2017

Sat 2 Dec
$42 / $36.75 (CONC) inc. b/fee

One of Australia’s favourite storytellers, Josh Pyke is embarking on a regional tour of Australia alongside the news that he’ll be hanging up his Josh Pyke boots and goin...
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