Past Event17 Mar 2022

Avantdale Bowling Club Live

No longer available

Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

Special Events

UPDATE 3 Feb 2022: TE AHUREI TOI O TĀMAKI / AUCKLAND ARTS FESTIVAL regrets to announce that due to New Zealand moving to RED under the COVID-19 Protection Framework, Avantdale Bowling Club Live has been cancelled.

Ticketholders who purchased using a credit card will be refunded automatically. Please check your email for information on receiving a refund if cash or EFTPOS was used. The current list of show updates can be found here and AAF’s COVID-19 Ticketing Terms & Conditions here.

If you are in a position to consider donating your ticket refund, or a portion of it, to support future AAF commissioning and presentation of New Zealand artists’ work, AAF would be extremely grateful. Please find more information here.


It’s hip-hop, it’s jazz, and it’s from the soul. 

Tom Scott’s Avantdale Bowling Club Live brings a fusion of deeply rich jazz riffs with rap vocals and a killer hip-hop production to the Festival, in full force and with new tracks. Receiving a series of accolades including the Taite Music Prize and a Hip-Hop Artist of the Year Award, Scott’s latest project after the cult successes of Home Brew, Average Rap Band, and @Peace finds him riding a high, at the top of his game. 

Be among the first to hear fresh material live and continue the journey through Scott’s searingly raw, autobiographical lyricism. Join him and an enviable lineup of top genre-mashing musicians (Julien Dyne, Ben Turua, Tonga Vaea, JY Lee, and Guy Harrison) for a unique night of daring honesty, energy, and performance. 


Auckland Live venues are open for Covid-19 Protection Framework compliant events. All visitors must show a valid My Vaccine Pass, sign in and wear a face covering when required. Click here for our Covid-19 FAQs.


Accessibility: If you are attending a show or event in our venues and have an access need, find more information about accessibility here. You can also take a virtual accessibility tour of the venue.  

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