What's Happening at Rhyme x Reason?

We are stoked to host all sorts of events, from Music, Art, Poetry, Film premiere's, you name it!

Below you will find a list of up coming events happening here at our Brewery Tap Room.

Ticketing Links will be alongside the respective Event.

  • Creative Juices

    Open mic nights for spoken word and original music in Wānaka. Hosted in our Malt Room, every second Wednesday of every month at 7pm!

  • Vinyl Tap

    Wanaka's premier open decks vinyl social club. Sharing good tunes, good vibes and new connections. Every Second Monday 6pm-9pm.

10th of July

The MasterMind Drummer Clinic - Stan Bicknell

Join us for an exhilarating Live Drum Clinic with Stan Bicknell, a force to be reckoned with in the world of drumming. An evening of performance, story, education, Q&A, giveaways, and tips and tricks to help you LEVEL UP as a modern drummer. This clinic will have it all. Don't miss out.
an Incredible opportunity to come along and observe, learn and soak in some seriously good Drumming.

(All People under the age of 18 who wish to attend must have a parent or guardian present with them)


11th of July

Black Comet

Multi-dimensional, galactic funk 5 piece Black Comet, founded by Ninja, Laughton Kora (Kora, L.A.B, Fly My Pretties), is a groove-based experience with narratives.

Black Comet's debut album 'Episode One: Looking For A New Planet' embarks on a musical journey filled with infectious galactic grooves and feel-good vibes. Get ready to immerse yourself in the funky rhythms and soulful melodies that define their sound. With every track, Black Comet invite you to join them on their vibe, where the jams never stop and the good times roll on. Join them on their tour and let the music take you on the ultimate ride.

This event is now SOLD OUT.


13th of July

Skin and Bone

Skin & Bone are a five piece acoustic swing band from Ōtepoti, Dunedin.

They have a sizeable number of original tunes, that trend toward acoustic rock, and contemporary folk music from Aotearoa.

The band has recently released their first album ‘Last Bus to Brockville’ featuring a collection of these original tunes together with a sampling of that old style swing.


3rd of August

Big Sima X BoomTown

The road warriors are back this winter with 5 dates on their 4th consecutive NZ tour, this time its to celebrate the release of their debut EP “Early In The Peace” and we are proud to bring you this mashup of hip hop, RNB, jazz & funk via this road tested 7 piece ensemble. With Big Sima on the raps, Emile Mckenzie on vocals accompanied by Blair Gowan on keys, Theo Hertzig on the sax, Jonty Zydenbos on trumpet, Mark Smith on guitar, Ben Christian on Bass & Ciaran Egan on drums punters are in for a treat this winter.. Support TBA


8th of August

1 Drop Nation

Hailing from Otautahi/Christchurch, 1 Drop Nation has become one of Aotearoa’s must-see acts with an electrifying live show that engages the crowd from Start to finish.Their unique blend of Roots/Rock/Funk & Reggae brings a fresh vibe to the music scene in Aotearoa and will have you feeling all sorts of good.