MLT Gold Guitar Awards 2021

04-Jun-2021, 10:00 AM To
06-Jun-2021, 11:59 PM
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Join in and celebrate raw country music talent at New Zealand’s greatest country music event, the NZ Gold Guitar Awards.

For almost half a century, hundreds of amateur country musicians of all ages have travelled to Gore, Southland, to compete for the coveted Gold Guitar Award.

Three days of auditions and spectacular finals night events showcase the best in junior/intermediate and senior categories. There’s a country music showcase concert that’s part of the 40 plus and 60 plus final, where a stand-out country music contributor is inducted into the Country Music Hands of Fame.

The Gold Guitar winner receives a comprehensive prize package to set them on the road to country music stardom.

This prestigious event - the longest running and largest country music club competition in New Zealand - is why Gore is known as the `NZ Capital of Country Music.’

Where: Gore Town & Country Club, RSA, Gore Baptist Church

When: Friday 4 June - Sunday 6 June 2021

iTICKET Events:

MLT NZ Gold Guitar Junior & Intermediate Finals

  • Saturday 5 June 2021, 6.30pm 
  • Adults $38 + booking fee
  • Child (17 years and under) $10 + booking fee


MLT NZ Gold Guitar Awards Senior Finals

  • Sunday 6 June 2021, 7.00pm
  • Adults $45 + booking fee
  • Child (17 years and under) $10 + booking fee

Tickets on sale 5 February 2021 at

Door Sales Events:

  • Auditions, Friday 4 June 2021, Adults $12 and Senior $8 
  • Auditions, Saturday 5 June 2021, Adults $12 and Senior $8
  • Sunday 6 June 2021, 1.00pm which includes the 40+ and 60+ finals and the MLT Showcase, Adults $18, Seniors $14
  • Three Day Audition Pass $42 Adults and $30 Seniors          

Children under the age of 17 are free for auditions.

Entries Open:  22 January 2021

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