Venue of the Day - Nivara Lounge

  • What drives you to bring live music to your area?
    I just love live gigs, it is my passion to have a live music ground roots venue.

    What days of the week do you have live music?

    Wednesday to Saturday permanently and Sunday Jazz once a month on an afternoon, but we also do gigs on Sunday, Monday and Tuesdays if artists want to book those days.

    Tell us about a favourite live music moment?
    There are way too many magical music moments here to say one in particular. I am not joking, love all types of music and do not have a favourite as such. Could possibly say that the double header gig in one night that was a sell out for Tami Nielson was groovy though. We get Artists from all around New Zealand and the world that are plying their trade, that may not be famous yet, but they are fantastic.

    Please give us details of how and where people can find your venue?
    I always ask people to like the Nivara Lounge Facebook page to keep an eye on the events posted and all the things we post on it to keep up with the shows we have here, which are over 200 every year. We also let them know there is Twitter, Instagram and a website to follow as well (the website mainly gets used for artists for our booking tab). On the Facebook page is all the info on how to find us.

    I like this quote from our local rag...

    Nivara Lounge is an Aladdin's Cave of Musical intrigue. On the main drag, yet off the beaten track, it's a cornucopia of cool. An enclave for aural acolytes and artists alike, be they disciples of jazz, punk rock, country or some expression.
    - Mike Mather (Waikato Times)