Trevinos Restaurant & Bar has it all: food, sports coverage, open fires in the colder months, and, most importantly, live music every Friday night. The style of music is generally contemporary, so those fans of new, undiscovered and modern talent will be in for a treat. Trevinos also boasts frequent performances from Vague As Bros, one of the most popular live acts in Christchurch, so definitely stop by for an excellent start to the weekend.
Darkroom is a performance venue that is cherished and vital to the community of Christchurch, as it was the first place to open after their tragic earthquakes. As a city that is still recovering from natural disaster, this space is an emblem for creativity in the wake of destruction. Free performances are put on every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, all showcasing local talent. Their gig schedule is eclectic, so stop by for a taste of something new and broaden your musical horizons.
Darkroom, 336 St. Asaph St, Christchurch, New Zealand, +64 3-974 2425
Adjoining with the Cook N’ With Gas restaurant, The Astro Lounge is an ambient and relaxing environment where diners can unwind. Live music is staged every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening, and Sunday afternoons. The large sofas make this the perfect place to comfortably sprawl and drink in the cool vibes and happy atmosphere. If you’re just having a drink as you wait for a dinner reservation, or need a friendly environment to take the edge off after a long day, The Astro Lounge is the place to be. For Dr. Who fans, they even have a Tardis on their door.
The Horncastle Arena is the largest venue in Christchurch and the second largest in New Zealand, with a concert capacity of 8888 seats. It has been colloquially dubbed by some residents as “the horseshoe,” due to its unusual structural design. The arena has hosted concerts from some of the largest names in the music industry, including Guns N’ Roses, Bob Dylan, and Leonard Cohen. For a life-changing concert to see a great musician in one of the most beautiful countries on earth, check their listings to see who is performing.