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Zimmering summer fun

A Sunday afternoon of music at Cobblestones, featuring Zimmermans, an eight-piece power band playing all Bob Dylan music in a two-hour show.

The Zimmermans have recently toured the North Island. The band’s founder, Paddy Burgin, said the music would vary from early folk through the periods of electric blues and rock to the more reflective later songs.

“Like him or hate him, Bob Dylan can often be seen as a mysterious chameleon-like character, but his contribution to recent music history is unequalled by any other single musician.”

The big band is made up of former players from the Mockers, Let’s Planet, the Wooden Box Band, and the Sneaky Feelings. The Zimmermans tackle everything with a full complement of guitars, drums, bass, keyboards, brass and a harmonica.

“So many of his great songs have been covered by others that people at our shows often find themselves singing along to a chorus they didn’t even know was written by Dylan,” Burgin said.

“We dig deep into a few of the more obscure compositions by the master, but of course, there are some absolute Dylan bangers you could not get away with avoiding.”

While Dylan’s heyday may have been the sixties and seventies, he said the Zimmermans are always surprised at the number of younger people enjoying their gigs.

The show will be supported by up-and-coming local band from Wairarapa College, Dragonfly.

    Tomorrow 4- 8pm at Cobblestones Museum, Greytown.

Eketahuna Jazz
in the Park

Bring a picnic and enjoy a family day out of jazz music.

Eketahuna’s Jazz in the Park will have two jazz bands playing over the three hours.

The Tararua Takaro Play Trailer will be there for the children.

    Today, 3pm till 6pm at Eketahuna Motor Camp.

Truckstop starts

Greytown’s family dining zone, Truckstop, is back after the holidays.

Country singer The Sun will be performing some favourites from John Denver.

There will be family-friendly dining and delicious, affordable food, including burgers, Japanese fried chicken, sushi burritos bowls, doughnuts and gelato. The famous Unleaded Bar will be serving alcohol-free drinks.

    Fridays and Saturdays from 5pm

Riversdale Beach
sandcastle competition

Sandcastle builders will battle it out tomorrow, bucket and spade in hand.

Build an epic sandcastle with family or mates to claim the title as the Ultimate Sandcastle builder for 2023

The competition is part of the Riversdale Beach ‘Summer of Fun’. The competition is free entry and there will be a sausage sizzle afterwards.

    Enter the beach from Acacia Ave, and the building will start tomorrow at 10am.

Helen Holt
Helen Holt
Helen Holt is a reporter at the Wairarapa Times-Age and enjoys reporting on a variety of topics, regularly covering Wairarapa events, tourism, local businesses, and the occasional health story.

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