What's on

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Energy 2019

Fri 30 Aug - Mon 07 Oct
Free

ENERGY is a presentation of visual art produced by school students across the region.
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You Should Be Dancing - A Project by Everybody Now

Fri 30 Aug - Sat 31 Aug
Free - No ticket required

This is your invitation to party, feel the rhythm, embrace the romance and dance, Cairns Dance!
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Carnival On Collins 2019

Sun 1 Sep
Free

Join in this annual street party celebrating life in the tropics at the Tanks Arts Centre and Cairns Botanic Gardens Precinct.
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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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Tim Sharp, Creator of Laser Beak Man, with Judy Sharp - A Critical Thinkers Talk

Thu 12 Sep

This Critical Thinkers talk will present Tim and Judy in conversation sharing their incredible story of adversity, persistence, resilience, triumph, success and inspirati...
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In Conversation - Music of Laser Beak Man

Fri 13 Sep

An exclusive development opportunity for all emerging, independent and established local musicians.
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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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Opening Doors - Museum & Galleries Queensland Conference 2019

Tue 17 Sep - Fri 20 Sep

A major professional development initiative dedicated to the volunteer and professional workers in the public gallery and museum sector.
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Mamamia Out Loud Live

Wed 25 Sep
All tickets - $49 inc b/fee

The award-winning podcast Mamamia Out Loud is back for their second national tour.
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Tanks Round Cinema - Amazing Grace

Thu 26 Sep
$17 / $12 (CONC) inc b/fee

Featuring footage captured in 1972, this never before seen movie chronicles one of the most famous musicians on the planet, Aretha Franklin, on her journey to recording t...
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Tanks Round Cinema - Herb: Song of Freedom

Thu 26 Sep
$17 / 12 (CONC) inc b/fee

A not to be missed feature documentary featuring the legendary New Zealand reggae group, Herbs.
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Tanks' Monthly Markets - September

Sun 29 Sep
Free

Tanks Monthly Markets are a unique slice of cultural life in the tropics and a must-do event on the Cairns calendar.
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2Gen#CNS - Tropical Arts

Fri 4 Oct - Sat 12 Oct
$33 / $24 (CONC), One Price - Matinee $18 inc b/fee. Please direct all enquiries for school bookings to Kevin West from Tropical Arts. Email: kevinwest@aapt.net.au.

Inclusive theatre specialists, Tropical Arts, present the 11th annual Shakespeare at the Tanks; a compelling adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy Two Gentlemen of Verona.
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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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Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

Fri 25 Oct
$40 / $36 (CONC) inc b/fee

The Festival's funniest in one night!
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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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Josh Thomas - Whoopsie Daisy

Tue 12 Nov
All tickets - $54.90 inc b/fee

Josh is returning home to Australia for his first live show since the global success of his multi award winning series Please Like Me.
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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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