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.


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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Flame.Music - The Ironing Maidens & Tegan Koster Project

Fri 8 Mar
$12.60 / $10.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Award-winning electronic duo, The Ironing Maidens, ingeniously adapt real irons and ironing boards into electronic instruments to create techno bangers paying homage to t...
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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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Dead Letter Circus

Fri 5 Apr
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

Brisbane favourites Dead Letter Circus consistently earn their place as one of Australia’s most loved modern rock acts and now they are bringing their fierce live set to ...
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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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Nahko

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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Florian Hoefner International Jazz Quartet - Jazz Up North

Fri 31 May
$26.50 / $21.00 (CONC) inc b/fee

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