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.


Wed 24 Apr
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Nahko is returning to Cairns for Bluesfest Touring, featuring a solo performance at Tanks Arts Centre!
[More info]

Guitarra Flamenca - World Music

Fri 3 May
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Acclaimed flamenco guitarist Paco Lara together with ARIA nominated flamenco guitarist Damian Wright present a performance of spectacular flamenco guitar music.
[More info]

Zennith - Flame.Music

Sat 11 May -
$25 / $20 (CONC) inc b/fee

Originating from the tropical rainforest of Kuranda, Zennith embrace a solid mix of roots, reggae, funky hip-hop and indigenous world music and now they are set to celebr...
[More info]

Meg Mac - Give Me My Name Back Tour

Thu 16 May
$44 / $39 (CONC) inc b/fee

‘Give Me My Name Back’ the first track taken from Meg Mac’s forthcoming record is a compelling rallying cry about reclaiming identity, dignity and self-worth.
[More info]

The Bamboos

Fri 17 May
$43 / $38 (CONC) inc b/fee

Award winning eight-piece powerhouse, The Bamboos, continue to redefine Australian Soul music and cement their reputation as harbingers of musical evolution.
[More info]

Tiki Taane & P-Digsss

Fri 24 May
$40 / $35 (CONC) inc b/fee

Tiki Taane is renowned as much for his powerful, headlining live performances as he is for the anthems he writes and produces
[More info]

Florian Hoefner - International Jazz Quartet

Fri 31 May
$26.25 / $21.00 (CONC) inc b/fee

Led by pianist Florian Hoefner, the quartet combines highly inventive writing with electrifying improvisations and interplay.
[More info]

Clare Bowditch

Sat 8 Jun
$45 / $40 (CONC) inc b/fee

Clare Bowditch, returns to Tanks promising a night of her trademark humour, empathy and beautiful music.
[More info]

Deborah Conway, Willy Zygier & The Men

Fri 28 Jun
$45 / $40 (Concession, Children 6-17 years) / Children under 5 free on laps (prices include booking fee)

Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier are set to launch their 10th album together, The Words Of Men and will perform it at Tanks for one special night alongside their first alb...
[More info]

Emma Pask

Fri 19 Jul
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

Her effortless honest stage presence combined with her powerful vocal ability, leaves audiences spellbound and inspired.
[More info]

Salmonella Dub Soundsystem

Fri 9 Aug
$40 / $35 (CONC) inc b/fee

Introducing The Salmonella Dub Soundsystem - The Dub’s little Mashup Bro.
[More info]