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.

The Vampires

Fri 23 Mar
$31.50 / $26.25 (CONC) inc b/fee

ARIA Award nominees, The Vampires, are touring the country and stopping in Cairns for a special night of risk-taking improvisation, sophisticated compositions and an unca...
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Michael Franti & Spearhead

Wed 28 Mar - Thu 29 Mar
$64 All tickets inc b/fee

Michael Franti is bringing his band Spearhead back to Tanks for a dynamic, thought-provoking and triumphantly hopeful performance.
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Sarah McKenzie

Fri 11 May
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Australian-born singer, pianist, composer, Sarah McKenzie’s sophisticated originals and haunting covers have earned her national and international respect along with an A...
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Jimmy Barnes "Working Class Man" Tour

Tue 22 May - Wed 23 May
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It is the sequel to his hugely acclaimed and award winning 2016 stageshow, ‘Working Class Boy: An Evening of Stories & Songs”
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Donna Davis - Unseen

Fri 25 May - Thu 14 Jun

Donna Davis navigates the intersection between art and science to develop works that capture and create sites of ecological observation.
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Tanks Unplugged May 2018

Fri 25 May
$12.60 / $10.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

A Tanks’ series that showcases the best of live and local music.
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Ecological Field Trip & Art Workshop

Sat 26 May

Take a field trip in the gardens to learn how to document and identify species using photography and the digital field application iNaturalist.
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Cosmic Psychos

Fri 1 Jun
$31.50 / $26.25 (CONC) inc b/fee

Australia’s greatest export since Crocodile Dundee, Cosmic Psychos are hitting the road following the upcoming release of their 11th studio album, Loudmouth Soup.
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Artist's and Scientist's Talk

Sat 2 Jun

Join artist, Donna Davis and ecologist, Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher to hear them discuss some of the artistic and scientific concepts behind the works in the Unseen exhib...
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Dan Sultan - Killer Solo Tour

Sat 2 Jun
$40 / $35 All tickets inc b/fee

Leaving his incredible band at home, the Killer Solo Tour will see the Melbourne musician strip things back to basics – just Dan Sultan, his piano and guitar.
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The Whitlams 25th Anniversary Tour

Fri 8 Jun
$45 / $39.90 / $26.25 (CONC) inc b/fee

The Whitlams are marking 25 years in the business
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Yemen Blues

Sat 9 Jun
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Yemen Blues’ original sound and world-renowned live performances have invented a new language in contemporary music, provoking joy wherever they play.
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