Music fest at Kapiti for NZ Music Month
Kapiti kicks off NZ Music Month this weekend with its twelfth music festival.
Spokesman Chris Craddock says the music marathon based at Raumati this weekend, and at Otaki the following weekend, opens with a cafe scene at Raumati’s No 6 Cafe at 6pm on Friday.
‘‘Opening the festival on Friday night and on Saturday at midday is young Peyton Morete.’’
The 13-year-old has been singing and playing in public since she was eight, and has been a regional Smokefreerockquest finalist.
The cafe scene continues until late Saturday and again on Sunday evening.
On Sunday from 11am – 4pm at Raumati’s Marine Gardens there’s Jazz in the Gardens opening with New Orleans style quartet Trio Plus followed by band Classic Jazz at midday.
‘‘At 1pm there’s the 25-piece 1920s and 30s Liberty Swing Band, and from 2.30pm – 4pm a nine-piece called Brasso.’’
The following weekend sees reggae, funk and hip hop on Friday at The Tele in Otaki; rock, pop and blues on Saturday with an open music jam on Sunday 15.
Starting in 2004 as the Kapiti Music Marathon, the festival was given a reboot in 2012 as a multi-day, multi-venue festival after going into recess in 2011.