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.


Sat 19 Jan
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Calexico make panoramic frontier music that effortlessly crosses borders, cultures and genres.
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Courtney Barnett

Thu 31 Jan
All tickets - $52 inc b/fee

Courtney Barnett is one of the most distinctive and compelling voices in indie rock, a singer-songwriter who mixes deeply insightful observations with devastating self-as...
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Aloe Blacc

Wed 20 Feb
All tickets - $51.00 inc b/fee

Don’t miss this global superstar when he performs in Cairns for one show only.
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Eves Karydas - summerskin Tour 2019

Sat 23 Feb
$26.25 / $21 (CONC) inc b/fee

Australia’s rising pop queen, Eves Karydas, is taking her new record summerskin on the road this coming February.
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The Beasts

Thu 28 Feb
All tickets - $52 inc b/fee

After an emotional final performance with the Beasts of Bourbon, Tex Perkins thought of getting the band’s members, past and present into a recording studio just to celeb...
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Hot 8 Brass Band - Take Cover Tour

Sat 2 Mar
$40 / $35 (CONC) inc b/fee

It’s been two years since Hot 8 performed their swaggering raucous brand of jazz funk to a lively sold out Cairns crowd.
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Brian Cadd

Fri 22 Mar
$45 / $40 (CONC) inc b/fee

Multi-award winning singer, songwriter, producer Brian Cadd (AM) is a bona-fide music legend.
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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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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!
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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.
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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.
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