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.


Lamine Sonko & The African Intelligence (West Africa)

Fri 21 Sep
$31.50 / $26.25 (CONC) inc b/fee

The band is fronted by the charismatic Lamine Sonko, one of Australia’s most accomplished African artists
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Sheppard - Watching The Sky Tour

Sun 23 Sep
$45 / $40 (CONC) inc b/fee

Sheppard wield pop music like a weapon, and it hits like a smart bomb.
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Soul Song: Rockstar 2018

Sat 3 Nov
Adult $29.40 Conc $21 Children (5yrs - 18yrs) $10.50 Under 5yrs Free

It’s choir – but not as you know it!
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The Superjesus - 20 Years of Sumo

Sat 17 Nov
$42 / $36.75 (CONC) inc b/fee

20 years of Sumo
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Tanks Unplugged November 2018

Fri 23 Nov
$12.60 / $10.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

A Tanks’ series that showcases the best of live and local music.
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British India - Nic The Poet Tour

Sat 24 Nov
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Guitarist and founding member of British India Nic Wilson has announced he will retire from music at the end of this year.
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The Rubens - Lo La Ru Album Tour

Thu 13 Dec - Fri 14 Dec
All tickets $48 inc b/fee

The Rubens Lo La Ru Album Tour
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Keb' Mo'

Sat 13 Apr
$57 / $52 (CONC) inc b/fee

A modern master of American roots music.
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