Last year Save Our Venues NZ helped venues around the country keep the doors open, amps humming, and stages ready for what ended up being an awesome post-lockdown period of live music.

Now we want to get back to gigging again as quickly – and safely – as possible. The best thing you can do to get back to enjoying live music at your favourite venue ASAP? Get a COVID-19 vaccination.

Save Our Venues is plugged back in for 2021 and joining the efforts of Vax For Live – Aotearoa’s live music and entertainment industry coming together in a campaign encouraging people to get vaccinated to attend live events.

Your local venue wants to get bands back on stage and your favourite acts want to head out on tour – we can all help this happen faster and more safely by getting vaccinated and helping others decide to do the same.

If you’re yet to be vaccinated, get it done now so we can have an epic summer in the sun with some of the best live music and entertainment that Aotearoa has to offer. Be part of the crowd – book now at and help us unite against COVID-19 and bring back live entertainment.


Save Our Venues NZ is a group of passionate people from the New Zealand music scene, coming together to raise awareness for local live music venues across Aotearoa.

Our mission was to firstly help in an urgent, grassroots series of campaigns to raise money for our country’s smaller live music venues that make up a crucial national touring circuit, and provide vital community hubs for local music lovers.

Looking to the future, our longer term goal is: To collectively represent, support and advocate on behalf of Aotearoa’s live performance venues. We aim to listen to what music venues are telling us they need moving forward, and to advocate for them with government, council, and decision making figures in the music industry.

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A gigantic, overwhelmed thank you, Aotearoa. To the venues, musicians, sponsors, and music lovers who supported our Boosted Live presents Save Our Venues campaign in 2020. What an epic quest, and a mammoth effort by all to help raise a collective $487,406 to go towards 30 crucial, small music venues across New Zealand.

This is part one of our journey to help to ensure there is always awareness for the plight of music venues. As well as support for them so they can not only survive, but also thrive as businesses. They should, as they’re such an important cornerstone for our music scene and the cultural framework of our country, and also bring so much joy to the various communities that they are part of.

Special thanks to Boosted NZ for being on this journey with us and helping us raise almost half a million dollars for such an important cause, as well as your huge support throughout, and your unflinching team of good folks. Also to MusicHelps for jumping on board and adding such huge impact to this very important conversation.



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