Rongo Rehutai – Summer Music Sessions programme

Sea breeze in the air. Scorching hot beats. All summer long.

Check the programme or individual events for times on the day.

  • When | Āhea Fri 3 Nov 2023 – Thu 18 Jan 2024, 5.00pm–7.00pm
  • Where | Ki hea
    Red Gates, Level 1
  • Cost | Te utu Free events

Get ready to savour the sounds of Aotearoa New Zealand’s best musicians all summer long at Rongo Rehutai, Te Papa’s free live music festival.

Te Papa will host an eclectic lineup of concerts in Wellington on Fridays and Sundays, featuring iconic Kiwi artists, genre-bending bands, and toe-tapping music.





Fri 8 Dec 4:30–7:30pm Buddy Nice
DJ Shan
Sun 10 Dec 3–9pm Anika Moa
Suzy Cato
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Modern Māori Quartet
Wellington Sea Shanty Society
DJ Shan
Chris Lam Sam
Sun 7 Jan 1–5pm Greta O’Leary
Fri 12 Jan 5–7pm Uncle Silverback
Tiki Taane
Thu 18 Jan 5–7pm Wet Denim
The Nudge

Previous performances

Sun 26 Nov 2–4pm Sam Manzanza
Fri 17 Nov 5–7pm Human Relations
Sun 12 Nov 1–5pm Dusa


Programme subject to change.

About Red Gates Bar

Red Gates Bar brings a new flavour to the Wellington waterfront bar scene. Showcasing Aotearoa New Zealand’s best in beer and wine plus a special food menu, Red Gates Bar is the place to be for after-work drinks and a place to relax on a hot Sunday arvo.

People sitting on the ground watching a performance out of frame


Visitors at a concert at Te Papa, 2017. Photo by Mark Coote. Te Papa (107341)