Brisbane is no doubt home to some of the most influential Australian musicians of the past 40 years. From legendary 70s rock band The Saints; 80s jangle-pop band The Go-Betweens; 90s alternative rock band Powderfinger; to more recent talent pop-rockers Ball Park Music and the Last Dinosaurs, and folk-pop songstresses Kate Miller-Heidke and Emma Louise; Brisbane is fast becoming recognised as a hot spot for some the best music talent in the country.

Since 2000, City Sounds has been at the forefront of the local music scene, introducing Brisbane to up-and-coming local and touring musicians via live performances at the Queen Street Mall, Post Office Square and Reddacliff Place every week. City Sounds is also Australia’s largest free live music program - in 2014 alone we presented more than 2250 performances in 20 venues around Brisbane’s CBD. In 2015, the City Sounds grew even further with Pandora® internet radio coming on board as official presenting partner and extending its programming to South Bank. 

With everything from alternative and folk, to jazz and electro, and everything in between, City Sounds offers music for everyone, year round in Brisbane.