Things to do  |  24 Jan 2023

Looking for a fun, laid back Sunday afternoon activity for the whole family? Summer Sundays gets underway at the Botanic Gardens this weekend with a session of jazz featuring punchy horns and smooth vocals.

Run by Christchurch City Council, the popular, free series runs across four Sundays, with a different musical theme each week from 29 January – 19 February.

“We’re starting strong with the Jazz on the Lawn concert this weekend. The stars of the show, Tiger Moth, features vocalist Kate Taylor backed up with some of Ōtautahi’s finest musicians,” says Lucy Blackmore, Christchurch City Council Manager of Events and Arts.

After Jazz on the Lawn comes the Classic rock session on Sunday 5 February with Tattoo Voodoo and Sign of the Firebird.

Tattoo Voodoo has put together a set of the Rolling Stones greatest hits, and Sign of the Firebird will be playing classic rock hits from the 60s and 70s,” says Ms Blackmore.

The third Summer Sunday concert brings the Country Vibes on Sunday 12 February.

The Eastern and Steffany Beck will take to the stage for the third concert.

“Last, but certainly not least, we have the Dub Days sessions with The Hootź and dub roots co-operative One Waka on Sunday 19 February.

“No matter what your favourite music style is, watching a Summer Sundays concert in the beautiful Botanic Gardens is a wonderful way to spend a summer afternoon,” says Ms Blackmore.

The Summer Sundays concert series is free to attend and runs from 2 – 4pm on the Archery Lawn of the Botanic Gardens, with a different musical line up every Sunday from 29 January – 19 February. Picnic food, drinks and chairs are welcome – but no glass.

Find out more about the Summer Sundays concert series.