When club founders Paul Nickless & Marcus Roebuck first sighted The Barn in 2021 it was a 'that's it" moment. Nothing else would fit the bill! Very few music clubs get to have their very own dedicated venue. With the help of founding member Denny Allen, an agreement was drawn up between the Honest Lawyer Pub and the newly formed Tasman Bay Blues Club. The club would re-furbish the venue as a music/event space in consultation with the Honest Lawyer (who hire the space for their own events) and the club would use the space at no charge. A win/win for all!
LIVE! At The Barn was born.
The Barn has become 'the' home of the blues in Nelson. Packed out monthly Jam/Club nights and top quality special events featuring overseas and local blues artists
who tell us The Barn is the best blues venue in NZ. Renovations have added pro lighting rig and stage options, full PA sound system and backline equipment for performing artists,
wall insulation for sound and comfort, heating and floorcoverings. In conjunction with partner The Honest Lawyer we are able to offer food and a licenced bar. Our second year membership sits at around 140 paid up members whose support is invaluable and has helped make the club a popular haunt for all blues fans.
The Barn is fully set up with stage options, lighting rig and licensed bar. In the summer the huge barn doors both ends can be opened up to extra space for tables, chairs or dancing.
It is a unique venue, not just for live music but for any event.