City Sounds | Live music, free weekly
City Sounds Gig Guide
Interviews and Features
City Sounds is Australia’s largest and longest-running free live music program. Every single week we turn ordinary urban spaces into music venues for artists to share their voices with the public. Every week expect to hear anything from jazz and funk to electro and indie ringing out from Queen Street Mall, Post Office Square, Reddacliff Place and other locations in the CBD. It’s like a boutique music festival that never ends – there’s always someone new to discover. Check out our Gig Guide page to see who is landing on our outdoor stages this week.
Grab a blanket, picnic basket and bring a group to enjoy an afternoon of Gigs and Picnics in the City.
Blending acoustic and electronic sounds, Salmon & The Peaches create dreamy indie-pop tunes with heartfelt lyricism.
Her profound affection for fusing jazz and pop with an earthy roots flavour creates a brew that warms you from the inside and embraces your physical being in a musical mumma squeeze.
Avalon Swing is an acoustic swing group inspired by the great acoustic swing musicians like Stochelo Rosenberg, Django Reinhardt and even Carlos Santana.
Accordion-tuba duo Rubatuba performs a variety of music styles with their origins connected to European gypsy dance.
“Lyrically, Griffin stands tall, holding his heart in his hand proudly for the world to see, while sonically he falls somewhere between Jeff Buckley and Eskimo Joe – a nightmarish analogy on paper, but in theory, it works.
With roots firmly embedded in Blues Funk and Reggae, Dillion James has re-birthed the Hammond Organ, enveloping the classic tone associated with an earlier era. He is a multi-instrumental-improviser with intense focus on more soulful offerings.
Emma Whines is a alternative singer/songwriter who hails from northern NSW Hinterland and writes her own original songs that she hopes will connect her to a wider audience some day.