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Free Outdoor Concert - Downtown Sounds

26 Feb, 2023

Downtown Sounds with bands Looking for Alaska, Smoked Paprika and Zeal

Presented by the Hamilton Kirikiriroa Live Music Trust and Hamilton Kirikiriroa Arts Festival.

Downtown Sounds with bands Looking for Alaska, Smoked Paprika and Zeal.

Looking for Alaska are no strangers to the Kirikiriroa music scene. Winning high praise from RNZ and critics for their beautiful songwriting.
The gorgeous voice of lead singer Amy Maynard has led to a whopping 37,000 Tik Tok followers, enchanted with her beautiful renditions of songs.
Their self tilted was nominated for best debut album at the NZ Taite music awards in 2017 and spent 12 weeks on the NZ album charts, peaking at number 9 on the NZ charts.

The album has received over 100,000 streams on Spotify and has seen Looking for Alaska complete 2 headline tours of NZ, tour internationally in Europe and Australia, at home at the Auckland Folk Festival, Whare Flat Folk Festival, TSB Festival of Lights and Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival.
The band most recent album recording took them to Neil Finn’s Roundhead Studios.

About Smoked Paprika:
After winning the National finals of the Smokefree Rockquest, Smoked Paprika are following in the footsteps of past well known musician winners and gaining attention of the NZ music industry. Come check them out and along with Zeal!

Bring some snacks, grab some dinner and soak in the sounds, while the sun sets across the Waikato River.

Before Downtown Sounds, @Youthvibes Market will be having stall holders and local musicians perform from 2pm.
If you would like a stall contact Rosalie at kiaora@mindbox.nz

Many thanks to


26 Feb, 2023


Victoria on the River
246 Victoria St
Central City

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