Southern Fork Americana Fest returns for 2k19!

Presented by The Tuning Fork, 95bFM, & Under the Radar

The Tuning Fork, 95bFM and Undertheradar are proud to announce the return of the Southern Fork Americana Fest, back for its sixth year in Auckland! Enjoy a star-studded lineup to celebrate the roots of Americana, Country and Blues music. The festival will cover six nights at Spark Arena's budding companion venue, The Great South Pacific Tuning Fork.


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The Felice Brothers

Ian and James Felice grew up in the Hudson valley of upstate NY. Self taught musicians, inspired as much by Hart Crane and Whitman as by Guthrie and Chuck Berry, they began in 2006 by playing subway platforms and sidewalks in NYC and have gone on to release nine albums of original songs and to tour extensively throughout the world. The Felice Brothers' latest release, Undress,was recorded straight to tape with very little overdubbing. It's their most personal and reflective album to date.

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Pokey LaFarge

Ever since his first record, 2006’s self-released Marmalade, LaFarge has been a difficult specimen to pin down, indeed. Though he was raised on a healthy diet of blues, bluegrass, ragtime, Western swing and old-time country — and though he has consistently demonstrated a decided affinity for pre-1950s menswear — the Illinois native is by no means a throwback or a museum piece. Timelessness, and refined good taste, is LaFarge’s raison d’être, and his influences are as multi-hued and wide-ranging as the rhythms that buoy his starkly poetic songs — rhythms that are steeped in the very essence of jazz.

Tami Neilson

Multi award-winning Canadian-born, New Zealand singer-songwriter Tami Neilson needs no introduction. Having become one of NZ's most beloved artists of the modern era, blending country, soul and rockabilly into her signature high-octane performances, Neilson's songs have tugged at our heart-strings and soothed our souls. Accompanied by Tami's brother and longtime co-writer/collaborator Jay Neilson, the Big Boss Mama will bring her extensive songbook to the Tuning Fork this October in the middle of her nationwide tour.


The Southern Fork Americana Fest 2019
at The Great South Pacific Tuning Fork
10-20 October, 2019

The Felice Brothers - Thursday 10 October, 2019
Albi & the Wolves - Saturday 12 October, 2019
Molly Tuttle/Dee White - Sunday 13 October, 2019
Pokey LaFarge - Friday 18 October, 2019
The Jonny Fritz & Joshua Hedley Show - Saturday 19 October, 2019
Tami Neilson - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Ticketmaster presale starts Tuesday 9 July at 8am
General public sale starts Thursday 11 July at 9am


To once again offer enthusiasts the chance to see more acts and to encourage music fans to discover new artists, the festival will have a special ticket pricing scheme, enabling them to receive discounts on multiple ticket purchases.