live music

The City Sounds

The City Sounds is the largest, longest running, free live music program of its kind in Australia, presenting music in nine CBD locations every week. With everything from Alternative, Acoustic and Folk, to Jazz, Reggae, and Electro genres. Home to some of the most influential Australian bands and artists of the last 40 years, there’s no doubt Brisbane has developed a distinct music DNA. From 70s rock band The Saints, 80s jangle-pop band The Go-Betweens, and alternative rock band Powderfinger, to more recent talent including indie rock four-piece Last Dinosaurs and folk pop songstress Emma Louise.

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Highlights


Celebrate Australian country music and the outback lifestyle with the 11th annual Urban Country Music Festival!

Renowned UK folk-rock artist Passenger will be making a special appearance and performance on Good Friday in the Queen Street Mall.

Come along to hear the sounds of the 2014 Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival!

After an amazing 2013 the Voice of Australia, Harrison Craig, returns with a series of special Mother's day weekend concerts.

To celebrate it's 30th anniversary,the Queensland Pops Orchestra has filled their programme with Pops favourites.

One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the sound and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time.

Events

brisbane's best venues

  • One of the loudest and liveliest nightspots in West End attracting a big line-up of musicians.

  • Queensland's premier entertainment mecca, The Brisbane Entertainment Centre hosts the hottest performers from around the world.

  • An innovative contemporary venue for the performing arts.

  •  An icon of the Brisbane live-music scene since 1917, The Tivoli has a charm and ambience all its own.

  • For the uninitiated, this iconic live-music venue has an endless line-up of gigs.

  • A stunningly designed bar and restaurant over four levels.

  • This old-school bar showcases live music seven nights a week.