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.

Tanks presents a diverse program of live music acts complimented by events such as the World Music Series, Jazz Up North, Flame.MusicTanks 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.


C.W. Stoneking

Fri 28 Feb
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

For C.W. Stoneking, the road continues to call, and rumour has it he is on his way to Cairns for an intimate solo performance at Tanks.
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Flame.Music with Park Ridge, The Zephyrbees and Clara Satzke

Fri 6 Mar
$12.60 / $10.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Homegrown legends, Park Ridge, (FKA Chester Brix), have flown the Cairns coop and now base themselves out of Melbs.
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The Ironing Maidens - A Soap Opera

Sat 7 Mar
$15.75 / $10.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Tune in for daytime drama with a live electro house soundtrack that is banging like an unbalanced washing machine.
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Bobby Alu

Fri 13 Mar
$30 / $25 (CONC) inc b/fee

With nothing but beats, rhythms and good vibes, Byron Bay ukulele strummer, drummer and singer is hitting the road in celebration of his third album 'Flow', and he’s stop...
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Mission Songs Project by Jessie Lloyd

Sat 14 Mar
$35 / $30 / $25 inc b/fee

Jessie Lloyd explores the day to day life on the missions, settlements and reserves through music.
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The Black Sorrows

Fri 20 Mar
$45 / $40 (CONC) inc b/fee

In the wake of Joe Camilleri's 49th album, Citizen John, The Black Sorrows extend their Lover I Surrender Tour to Cairns.
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The East Pointers - World Music

Sat 21 Mar
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

Redefining the ever-evolving genre – modern folk – with Billboard-worthy pop hooks, deep acoustic groove, trance-like trad breakdowns and three-part harmonies, The East P...
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Boy & Bear 'Suck On Light Tour' With special guests

Thu 26 Mar - Fri 27 Mar
$49 / $44 (CONC) inc b/fee

After the most tumultuous period of their lives both personally and professionally, Boy & Bear are back with another national tour, and Cairns we made the bill.
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Buffy Sainte-Marie

Wed 15 Apr
All tickets one price $65 (inc b/fee)

No one could ever accuse Academy-Award winning Buffy Sainte-Marie of taking it easy.
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John Mayall

Thu 16 Apr
$57 / $52 (CONC) inc b/fee

For more than five decades, Blues Hall of Fame inductee John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, earning him the title, "The Godfather of British Blues", and n...
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Ian Moss - Matchbook 30th Anniversary Tour

Thu 23 Apr - Fri 24 Apr
All tickets - $63.50 inc b/fee

Hot on the heels of the recent metro Matchbook 30th Anniversary Tour dates, Ian Moss is taking the iconic album on the road and he’s stopping in at Tanks for two special ...
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Jeff Martin

Fri 8 May
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

Jeff Martin, renowned frontman for two iconic outfits in The Tea Party and Revelator, is hitting the road for his nationwide Set In Stone tour. .
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Screamfeeder

Fri 22 May
Adult $25 | Concession $20 | Adult Ticket + Vinyl $57 | Concession Ticket + Vinyl $52

Screamfeeder are hands down the country's best rock band and Take You Apart is all the proof you need.
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Kim Churchill: The Bright Night Sessions

Sat 23 May
$26.25 / $21 (CONC & Youth 15-17)

The Bright Night Sessions are all about connecting with phenomenal music communities throughout Australia.
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Grigoryan Brothers - Past, Present & Future - World Music

Fri 18 Sep
$40 / $35 (CONC) inc b/fee

With a repertoire spanning centuries, continents and genres, amazing telepathy and the ability to draw emotion from every note, Slava & Leonard Grigoryan are justifiably ...
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