MLT NZ Gold Guitar Awards - Senior final

By: Gore Country Music Club
31-May-2019, 8:00 AM To
02-Jun-2019, 10:30 PM
Auditions: various, Finals: Gore Town and Country Club various Visit Our Website

Event Details

Now in its 46th year, this is the event that saw Gore titled ‘NZ Capital of Country Music’.

Every year amateur country musicians from all over New Zealand come to Gore to compete for the coveted Gold Guitar title.

Watch the auditions or save yourself for the main events – the junior and senior finals. It’s three days of hard core country music.



Roam between venues and get a heads up on the stand out performers before they are selected for the finals.


All sections

Friday 31 May and Saturday 1 June, 8.15am to 5.00pm


Senior sections only

Sunday 2 June, 8.15am to 12.00pm


Audition venues:

Gore Town & Country Club Stadium, 4 Bury Street

Excelsior Rugby Club Rooms, 11 Bury Street

Gore District Memorial RSA, Bowler Ave

Admission: Door sales only (ticket allows entry at all venues)

Tickets: Adults $12, senior citizens $8, Children 17 years and under FREE



All finals events are held at the Gore Town & Country Club Stadium

Tickets are available to all finals events from or in person at the St James Theatre, Gore.


Intermediate & Junior Finals

Featuring all the intermediate and junior finalists followed by presentation of the Awards. Guest appearance from 2018 Intermediate overall winner Molly Goodeve.

Saturday 1 June, 6.30pm

Adults $38, Children 17 years and under $10 (plus booking fees)


40 Plus and 60 Plus finals

Featuring all the 40 Plus and 60 Plus age group finalists, followed by presentation of the Awards. Ginny Peters will be inducted into the Hands of Fame at this event (see page ???)

Sunday 2 June, 1.00pm (approx.)

Senior sections auditions ticket covers entry to this event


Senior Finals

The overall winner receives the coveted Gold Guitar Award and a significant prize package. The evening features all finalists in the senior award categories, playing with backing band Tightazz, followed by the presentation of the category winners and overall title. Guest artist is Arun O’Connor.

Sunday 2 June, 7.30pm

Adults $45, children 17 years and under $17