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Opus on Friday returns to Waikato

9 July 2010

Waikato University’s Opus on Friday is set to return on Friday July 16.

At the end of the working week, from 5-7.30pm, some of our best local musicians showcase their talents in the foyer of the university’s Academy of Performing Arts.

The free music sessions are designed to help the public unwind on a Friday evening at the Opus Bar, while raising the profile of local musicians. “People can enjoy the music, the atmosphere and all that the Academy has to offer,” says Academy Manager Jeremy Bell.

There is always something happening at the Academy with people arriving for dance classes or concerts or social functions so just sit back and enjoy the vibe. Free parking is available in the car park at Gate 2B on Knighton Road.

On the following dates you can check out some of the regions finest musicians….

  • July 16 – Anna Hawkins, a singer of classic and contemporary popular songs
  • July 23 – Ashley Knox and friends, a blend of soul and funk from one of Hamilton’s finest guitarists
  • July 30 – Zebra Jazz, a three piece band playing traditional and contemporary jazz
  • August 13 – The Mira Lacey Jazz Duo, a traditional jazz performance by Mira Lacey with piano accompaniment
  • August 20 – Anna Hawkins, a singer of classic and contemporary popular songs
  • August 27 – Ashley Knox and friends, a blend of soul and funk from one of Hamilton’s finest guitarists
  • September 10 – Zebra Jazz, a three piece band playing traditional and contemporary jazz
  • September 17 – Chris Thompson, a Raglan-based blues guitarist and songwriter
  • September 24 – The Mira Lacey Jazz Duo, a traditional jazz performance by Mira Lacey with piano accompaniment
  • October 1 – Anna Hawkins, a singer of classic and contemporary popular songs
  • October 8 – Ashley Knox and friends, a blend of soul and funk from one of Hamilton’s finest guitarists
  • October 15 – Zebra Jazz, a three piece band playing traditional and contemporary jazz
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