Music

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.


Tanks Unplugged - Jeanette Wormald, Savidas and Katie Jay

Fri 5 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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The Idea of North

Fri 12 May
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

The Idea of North (or TION), boast an evoking repertoire steeped in jazz yet easily crossing over into pop, gospel, folk and comedy.
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Stefan Cools - Liquidarium Meconii - II

Tue 30 May - Sun 18 Jun

Artist in Residence. Cools projects can be described as a unique combination of art, science and public presentation.
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Emie R Roussel Trio

Fri 2 Jun
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

The Emie R Roussel trio delivers creative and captivating jazz with passion and an undeniable chemistry.
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Sarah Blasko - Solo Tour

Fri 23 Jun
Adult $36.75 | Tertiary Students $31.50 | Youth 9 - 17 years $31.50 | Seniors $31.50 | Gov Concession Card $31.50 All prices include booking fee.

Sarah Blasko returns to Tanks to perform without a band for the first time in her storied career.
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Baby et Lulu

Fri 25 Aug
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

The irresistible fun and folly Baby et Lulu and their live band, boasting some of Sydney’s finest musicians, create is a rare commodity.
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Pete Murray Camacho Tour

Fri 8 Sep
$47 / $42 (CONC) inc b/fee

With a performance certain to be lapped up by new and old fans alike – be sure to get your tickets early, this show is sure to sell out.
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Ajak Kwai (Sudan)

Fri 22 Sep
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

Soulful and funky afro-beats.
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The Ollie McGill Trio

Sat 7 Oct
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

Ollie McGill returns to Tanks to perform his progressive style of jazz
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