The closed section of Hamilton's Rostrevor St will host two events this weekend before the Innovating Streets trial comes to an end.
Originally scheduled for New Zealand Music Month, Music in a Park brings three of Kirikiriroa's hottest new bands and artists to stage from 11am to 3pm for a free family-friendly concert. Organisers Aaron Gott and Lauren Kerr-Bell wanted to give local high school students a platform to share their original music.
The showcase is being hosted by Gott's band Looking for Alaska, Taite Music Award nominees, whose self-titled debut album peaked at #9 in the NZ Music charts. While releasing their second album Light and Shadow in 2020 and completing another headline tour of New Zealand, Aaron and Amy are developing high school students through their work as tutors at Musiqhub.
Hailing from Hillcrest High School is Smoked Paprika. The five-piece described as having an Arctic Monkeys and The Kooks vibe were Smokefree Rockquest finalists for Waikato in May. They'll also be joined by Sunshine Avenue and Amber Hayward, who performed at the NZ Music Commission Gig Starters seminar this year.
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Sunday is guaranteed to bring frivolity to Rostrevor St with the Foxy Ladies Sunday Best Bike Ride. The all-ages fun ride, in conjunction with the Kirikiriroa Society of Velocipede and Tweed enthusiasts, will meet at Memorial Park at 11.30am and make its way to Rostrevor St where participants can picnic.
You are also more than welcome to bike your own way to Rostrevor St.
All bikes are welcome and its not a race so all speeds and abilities will be catered for and there will be a lead bike and a tail-end Charlie.