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The annual Taupo Summer Concert brings international artists to the outdoor amphitheatre of Riverside Park, and relaxed live beats often drift across the fields at Owen Delaney Park up the hill.
Check out Taupo’s pubs for local bands, and the Great Lake Centre for visiting acts and musicals. The Taupo Winter Festival in the middle of the year is when a whole symphony of sound comes to town, from classical and jazz performers to street buskers and live evening gigs.