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 NorthTanks 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.


Jon Stevens - The Noiseworks & INXS Collection | SOLD OUT

Thu 5 Sep
$45 / $40 (CONC) inc b/fee

Jon Stevens is considered one of the country's best musicians and a legend on the live music scene.
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Melbourne Ska Orchestra - One Year of Ska

Sat 7 Sep
One price $58 (price includes booking fee)

Don't miss the skankin powerhouse that is, Melbourne Ska Orchestra.
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Justin Townes Earle

Fri 13 Sep
$40 / $35 (CONC) inc b/fee

No stranger to the Southern Hemisphere the formidable singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle, on the back brilliant new album The Saint of Lost Causes, will be playing at ...
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Emma Louise - Lilac Everything Tour

Sat 14 Sep
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

Emma Louise will be bringing her Lilac Everything Tour home to Cairns this September.
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Seeker Lover Keeper

Sat 5 Oct
All tickets - $45 inc b/fee

Beloved Australian indie folk supergroup, Seeker Lover Keeper, are made up by Sarah Blasko, Sally Seltmann and Holly Throsby.
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Regurgitator - Quarter Pounder - 25 Years of Being Consumed

Fri 11 Oct
$47 / $42 (CONC) inc b/fee

REGURGITATOR quarter pounder tour - 25 years of being consumed!
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Flame.Music with Eddie Skiba, Ella Hartwig and Robert Cini

Sat 12 Oct
$12.60 / $10.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Eddie Skiba brings his own brand of alt-rock, drawing on the ilk of outfits like Midnight Oil, Eskimo Joe, The Killers, Powderfinger, Coldplay and Muse.
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The Turner Brown Band

Fri 18 Oct
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

Australian slide guitarist Dom Turner, (Backsliders), together with Ohio-based lap-slide guitarist and vocal sensation Nikki D Brown, form an uplifting gospel-soul-funk m...
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Joan as Police Woman Joanthology Tour 2019

Sat 19 Oct
$45 / $40 (CONC) inc b/fee

Extraordinary New York musician Joan As Police Woman (Joan Wasser) returns to Australia launching her 3-disc "Joanthology" album with a series of very special solo shows.
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Havana Meets Kingston Soundsystem

Thu 24 Oct
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

Whether you love Reggae, Cuban or just dancing this will be a very unique and exciting show!
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Hammerhead - Jazz Up North

Fri 8 Nov
$30 / $25 (CONC) inc b/fee

Jason Bruer's powerhouse sextet Hammerhead burst onto the Sydney scene some years ago playing from a catalogue of music largely inspired by the late 50s and early 60s 'Ha...
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Mama Kin Spender with Choir

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

Mama Kin Spender is a lightning bolt moment between two long-time friends, co-writers and mischief-makers: ARIA-nominated Mama Kin and producer Tommy Spender.
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Nano Stern

Fri 22 Nov
$40 / $35 (CONC) inc b/fee

A master at his own musical language, Nano Stern has created a sound that blends his youthful expression of the folk music of Chile with his dedication to the traditional...
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Kasey Chambers The Captain 20th Anniversary Tour | SOLD OUT

Fri 29 Nov
$67 adults / $47 children (under 16) inc b/fee

Twenty years ago Kasey Chambers released her ground-breaking debut album The Captain. It was a pivotal record that remains the cornerstone of her outstanding career.
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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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