Laid back on the lawn

01:36, Jan 23 2013
Musical combo: Steve Rice, left, and Dane Robertson jam together.

The annual Music on the Lawn concert at Fyffe House just keeps on growing.

This year's event attracted some big names on stage as well as a lawn full of families and tourists keen for an afternoon's entertainment.

The event, now in its 12th year, is well and truly a part of Kaikoura's summer and is becoming a big hit with young and old.

Music on the lawn
Scott Bowater and Henry Algar

The weather played its part this year with beautiful blue skies, plenty of sun and very little wind, to make the day a huge success for all involved.

Members of the Kaikoura Musicians Collective were joined by visiting musicians including Tehimana from Fat Freddy's Drop, and the Julian Temple Band who arrived late in the day to close the show with a couple of songs before heading for an evening gig at the Strawberry Tree.

Co-organiser Scott Bowater said the day had been a great way to showcase the area's talent to the 500-strong audience.


Chris Lidgard
Chris Lidgard

"It just keeps getting better - the Kaikoura music scene is stronger than ever," he said.

He was looking forward to sitting back and letting the other musicians in the collective take the reins for the next concert, to be held on Waitangi Day.

And it is likely there will be no shortage of musical talent for the next show with the Julian Temple Band expressing an eagerness to return to Kaikoura to be a part of February's concert.

Music on the lawn
Fun for everyone at Fyffe House in Kaikoura

Kaikoura Star