The Kings Arms

An Auckland institution: live music venue, heritage pub, affordable eatery

The Kings Arms is a bar, an authentic rock music venue, an affordable eatery and an unpretentious no fuss pub experience with a sun-drenched beer garden smack bang in the centre of town.

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Sunday Soul Sessions: Vegan Eats & Hip Hop Beats #3

Are you ready for Vegan Eats Hiphop Beats #3!?!

The third VEHB will feature 2 music zones with our event favourites DJ's Gregg Harper and Grantis spinning the best Hiphop to get you moving your feet inside while DJ's Anirvan Deva and Louie Nouveau will be playing chilled Hiphop and Conscious Beats outside along with a live Piano Rap performance by Arcee Rapper.

Making full use of the amazing Garden Bar at the Kings Arms the next event will have a handful of Market Stalls outside for some extra fun and entertainment including a kids tent with face painting and more.

As these events get bigger and bigger and the last event meant there was a long wait for food we've made a few changes to what we offer. Not wanting to limit the number of options we provide we came up with a perfect solution which will see us teaming up with our friends from Greentime! This means for the next menu Gorilla Kitchen can focus on smashing out epic burgers and a few other tasty bites while Kitty from Greentime will be setting up in the Garden Bar to offer Salads and Desserts which means there will still be something for everyone!

As the event is the day before Halloween we encourage people to come dressed up and there will be a prize for the best dressed on the day!

$2 entry (Kids have free entry but anyone underage must be accompanied by their legal guardian)

Come, bring your friends and family and listen to some awesome local talent and munch some epic vegan eats!

*We are excited to have ARCEE RAPPER returning to perform live outside in the Garden Bar. If you haven't heard Arcee AKA Rona Wignall yet then you are missing out on some amazing New Zealand talent! Check out her Live Music video for 'Hands Off' here
Arcee is originally from the UK beofre relocating to Dunedin before settling in Auckland. She has performed with six60, Scribe and Ladi6. She performed at Ted X in Wellington with this amazing piano rap piece called 'The Keys to Truth'
Last year she released her debut album 'The Arcee LP' which recieved rave 4 star reviews. Her style is unique and her flow is incredible! People are taking notice of Arcee abroad and she toured Germany and Switzerland earlier this year where she also played at the massive Fusion Festival that attracts over 75000 people!! Check out her Facebook page here

*Our resident DJ GREGG HARPER will again be spinning some booty shaking tunes and laying down some of his incredible scratching. Gregg is a veteran at what he does having been on the scene since the early 2000’s with his involvement in BFM’s true school Hip Hop show and has been playing clubs around Auckland since 2002. Gregg toured NZ and Australia as Scribe’s DJ where they opened for big names like Kanye West, NAS, Talib Kweli and The Roots. Gregg has also played support shows for respected and renowned DJ’s Quest Love, A-Trak, Mix Master Mike and DJ Babu. You can normally find him in the 1885 basement where he has a weekly residency every Friday night. He plays to the vibe of the crowd and throws down an eclectic mix of older gems and breaking new music!

*Also joining the lineup again, DJ Grantis is a well-known DJ on the Auckland HipHop scene. Originally from up north he has always had a passion for playing music. He began DJing at Rakinos in late 2009 and has been a regular on the Auckland DJ circuit since then, you can follow him on Twitter to find out where and when he is playing @grantis13. Grantis has a regular show on Base FM called ‘The Real afternoon Delight’ every Monday 12.30pm–3pm and He describes his style of playing as rough and ready and plays a mix of Reggae, HipHop, Soul and RnB. His DJ hero’s include D Form and Kay Gee.

*We are excited to welcome the incredible and wonderful Anirvan Deva to the event, he will be playing some hiphop and conscious beats outside in the Garden Bar. Anirvan Deva has played at Prana Festival, Earth-Beat Eco Festival, International Yoga Festival and Voices of Sacred Earth Festival and is resident DJ at the monthly Dancing In the Park Events put on by Emote Community Trust
You can check out Anirvan Deva's Soundclud mixes here >

*Another new and exciting addition to the event lineup is DJ Louie Nouveau who will be playing a selection of hiphop and soulful beats in the Garden Bar. Louie Nouveau is also a resident DJ at Dancing In The Park and a regular at Conscious events around Auckland. Make sure to have a listen to some of his smooth mixes on mixcloud here and check out his artist page here

****A big thanks to Redbull who are once again decking out the back bar and Beer Garden in style (let's hope it's sunny this time!) There'll also be some delicious and energising Redbull and Vodka drinks specials.

***Each event also helps to raise money for our hardworking friends at DAA (Direct Animal Action) so they can continue doing all their amazing work helping the animals!

We can't wait! See ya'll there :-)

Earlier Event: October 29
NZ's 3rd Beard & Moustache Competition
Later Event: November 1
Quiz Night

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