Thu 12 Oct, 6pm | Granary Festival Cafe

Humankindness call their music ‘Original Rock & Soul’. 

Their powerful, unique mix of rock, funk, pop, blues and singer-writer styles is hard to define but easy to enjoy. Armed with the recently released mini-album Live At DeVille, and a set full of new songs, their Granary show is a rare hometown appearance.


Fri 13 Oct, 6.30pm | Granary Festival Cafe

Cover Me return with their mix of funk, soul, jazz, dance, RnB and rock influences.

They’re a collaboration of some of NZ's finest musicians who have found themselves living in Nelson. Delivering a fantastically high energy performance, you'll certainly know when you've seen a Cover Me show.


Fri 13 Oct, 10pm | Granary Festival Cafe

Back from the Dead with Big Tobacco

Indulge your superstitious side with a DJ seance bringing your favourite deceased musicians back from the dead. We celebrate the many musical loved ones lost in the celebrity carnage that was 2016, and beyond. Dress up as a dead celeb and dance to the greatest hits from the other side. You'll summon their spirits and raise yours!


Sat 14 Oct, 6.30pm | Granary Festival Cafe

With their first original album Head, Heart & Gut out this year - Medicine Woman's doctors of sound - lead guitarist Daryl "Chaos" Thompson, drummer Geoffrey Kessell and bassist Daz Hunter provide the tincture for soulful lyricist and lead singer Cher Hunter to serve up elixirs that are sure to get you on your feet and cure what ails you!


Sun 15 Oct, 6pm | Granary Festival Cafe

Bring your voices, your ukuleles, your ten guitars, your whatevers and have a good old fashioned sing-along. 

Pete Rainey will be manning the keyboard and has curated a list of songs heard at any decent party. Song books will be supplied. Not just for the professionals – this is for everyone!


Mon 16 Oct, 6pm | Granary Festival Cafe

Combining their musical powers for the good of mankind...

Helen Dorothy delivers sparkling and intimate performances with her unique voice and expressive guitar work. She will be accompanied by PLot, the gloriously groovy combination of Paul Symons and Lott. Together they will embark on a musical mission to engage, enthral, amuse, delight and move the audience.


Wed 18 Oct, 6pm | Granary Festival Cafe

A blast of Americana, a dash of hot Nelsonian picking, layered with soaring harmonies.

Driving bluegrass comes to you from the locals. Channelling Gillian Welch, Tim O'Brien and Earl Scruggs, the banjo may have you reaching for your earplugs, but Coppermine Junction’s old time mountain music raises spirits and whiskey jugs.


Thu 19 Oct, 6pm | Granary Festival Cafe

Acoustic Folk/Rock with a twist of bluegrass and a dash of Irish.

The Mudd Brothers deliver a high energy mix of toe-tapping and foot-stomping songs on guitar, mandolin and banjo. Their repertoire includes Americana, alt country, folk/rock, bluegrass harmonies, rhythms and stomping Irish tunes, interspersed with cheeky irreverence. Bring your dancing trousers and be ready to raise a sweat.


Fri 20 Oct, 6.30pm | Granary Festival Cafe

“Multicultural prog rock band Zorn melds melancholy, poetry and rhythm into music like no other band in the galaxy.” THE ZORN HERALD

Hailing from Burma, England, Ireland and France, these four musicians deliver a range of melodic and rocky tunes in the tradition of The Police, Yes and Porcupine Tree that launch you on a very singular musical journey.


Fri 20 Oct, 10pm | Granary Festival Cafe

Rockin’ All Over The World!

Dagmar from The Musical Montage returns with an eclectic mix of music to dance to from all around the globe, and of course some Kiwi tracks in there to boot.

Come along and be prepared to dance your way around the world!


Sat 21 Oct, 6.30pm | Granary Festival Cafe

It's Folk, it's Soul, it's a one man sing-along show!

Blending the melodic stylings of the Beatles and Chris Cornell, the meditative lyrics of Ray LaMontagne, the soul of Otis Redding and a splash of country, Ryan plays a mix of the classics, both modern and old, and original songs from his forthcoming EP - Under a Southern Sky.


Sun 22 Oct, 6.30pm | Granary Festival Cafe

Enjoy an evening with one of the region’s finest singer songwriters.

Bryce's sound has been likened to that of Neil Finn and Cat Stevens. His soulful vocals, engaging stage presence, outstanding guitar mastery and beautifully written songs are a winning combination. Bryce has released four albums and you can expect a world-class performance. Not to be missed!


Sun 22 Oct, 10pm | Granary Festival Cafe

A musical and aromatic flight of fancy to excite the senses.

Dr Huup, DJ and physician of phyne tunes, and Politica, aroma-jockey, dispenser of phyne scents, combine to invite you to get your groove(y) on.