Find the best Melbourne concerts, new music venues and hidden gigs with our handy guide.

Free performances

Now.Here.This: Live Jazz
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Now.Here.This: Live Jazz

Enjoy late-night improvised jazz every Tuesday with the Now.Here.This. All-Star Band and guests.

RISING: Communitas

RISING: Communitas

Shouse lead a band for everyone, with everyone. Join the bandwagon.

Bourke Street Mall Busking

Bourke Street Mall Busking

Meet Melbourne's marvellous musicians and more in the iconic Bourke Street Mall busking spots.

Sea Shanties and Folk Songs
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Sea Shanties and Folk Songs

Join this weekly celebration of rollicking and spirited singing.

Motley Jazz
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Motley Jazz

See some of Melbourne’s finest jazz musicians at this free event at The Motley Bauhaus.

Music Matinee
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Music Matinee

Providing free, live classical concerts many Tuesday lunchtimes through the year.

RISING: Acid Brass

RISING: Acid Brass

Acid Brass brings together Melbourne’s own brass bands to blast acid house anthems for RISING.

Premium Busking Auditions

Premium Busking Auditions

Come along and enjoy some of Melbourne's best busking talent at these auditions.

Music festivals and live concerts

Thirty Seconds To Mars

Thirty Seconds To Mars

The monumental Seasons World Tour comes to Australia.

The Cat Empire with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

The Cat Empire with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

The legendary band bring beloved tunes and new sounds for an immersive orchestral experience.

Dan Sultan x MSO

Dan Sultan x MSO

This NAIDOC Week, Dan Sultan joins the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Classic 100 in Concert

Classic 100 in Concert

Spend a feel-good night with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, ABC presenters and special guests.

Tosca

Tosca

Opera's greatest thriller with sensational music, the best villain and an unforgettable ending.

Jazz Classics with Mark Morand
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Jazz Classics with Mark Morand

Three hours of jazz classics with guitarist, Mark Morand.

Jazz Manouche with Adam Russo
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Jazz Manouche with Adam Russo

Hear three hours of gypsy jazz guitar with Adam Russo in Melbourne's most romantic hidden bar.

Keyon Harrold

Keyon Harrold

An exclusive Australian concert featuring songs from the new album, Foreverland.

Orchestra Victoria with Andrea Lam

Orchestra Victoria with Andrea Lam

One of Australia's most engaging soloists in concert and in conversation.

Victorian College of the Arts Music Theatre Showcase

Victorian College of the Arts Music Theatre Showcase

The best of Broadway's songbook performed by the next generation of Australian stars.

Jemma Cher

Jemma Cher

Jemma brings something special to jazz, gospel and R&B repertoires.

The Bridal Lament

The Bridal Lament

A sumptuous audio-visual experience and song cycle by vocalist, producer and artist Rainbow Chan.

Audra McDonald In Concert

Audra McDonald In Concert

One of the most magnificent voices you will ever hear in concert.

Mark Wilkinson

Mark Wilkinson

See Mark Wilkinson and special guests perform at Birds.

David Bridie

David Bridie

Hear David Bridie, one of the true individualists and innovators of Australian music.

Kate Ceberano: My Life is a Symphony

Kate Ceberano: My Life is a Symphony

Australian music royalty returns with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Deborah Conway

Deborah Conway

Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier play a show at Bird's.

Emma Pask

Emma Pask

One of Australia's favourite jazz vocalists with her band, direct from Sydney.

View of Melbourne from across the Yarra River

Paco Lara Quartet

A concert from the most prominent flamenco guitarist living in Australia.

Wendy Matthews

Wendy Matthews

Experience the sounds of one of Australia's most loved musical icons.

Breaking the Waves

Breaking the Waves

Experience a powerful new opera exploring a young woman’s shocking sacrifices for her husband.

Camilla Burrows

Camilla Burrows

Enjoy a repertoire of jazz standards, folk songs and original compositions.

Natalie Gauci

Natalie Gauci

Catch award-winning recording and performing artist, producer and songwriter, Natalie Gauci.

The Puccini Gala Concert

The Puccini Gala Concert

Experience Puccini's finest music in this star-studded celebration of his contribution to opera.

Orchestra Victoria: The Eight Seasons

Orchestra Victoria: The Eight Seasons

Discover two extraordinary interpretations of the natural world and the ways it shapes us.

MSO: Jaime Conducts Debussy and Strauss

MSO: Jaime Conducts Debussy and Strauss

Join the MSO and Chief Conductor Jaime Martin for this action-packed homage to the heroic.

RISING: Dirty Three

RISING: Dirty Three

Dirty Three return for their first hometown headline show in 14 years.

Fleetwood Max

Fleetwood Max

Don’t miss the chance to spend a magical evening with Australia’s premier Fleetwood Mac tribute.

1927 Live

1927 Live

Join iconic Australian band, 1927, for an incredible night of music showcasing their enduring hits.

Musical theatre

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

The inspiring life story of the Queen of Rock, who didn’t just break the rules – she rewrote them.

Groundhog Day the Musical
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Groundhog Day the Musical

This brilliant new production, based on the classic movie is now playing exclusively in Melbourne.

Smells Like a Song

Smells Like a Song

A fully improvised musical where the audience calls the songs.

Chicago the Musical
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Chicago the Musical

With a glittering score including All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle, Chicago is back.

WICKED the Musical
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WICKED the Musical

Broadway’s biggest blockbuster WICKED has flown into Melbourne.

Melbourne music venues

Hamer Hall

Hamer Hall

This multi-level concert hall is the largest venue at the Arts Centre.

Melbourne Recital Centre

Melbourne Recital Centre

Combining cutting-edge architecture and acoustic innovation with a unique focus on music.

Forum Melbourne

Forum Melbourne

This theatre with its iconic architecture is one of Melbourne's most popular live band venues.

Cherry Bar

Cherry Bar

An iconic laneway bar hosting a lineup of local and international rock'n'roll acts.

170 Russell

170 Russell

A live music venue with gigs seven nights a week.

The Toff in Town

The Toff in Town

A boutique bar and bandroom offering late-night dining in train carriage booths.

Bird's Basement

Bird's Basement

Live jazz venue where patrons can dine while watching performances.

Max Watt's

Max Watt's

This basement live music venue has hosted some of rock music's biggest acts.

Murmur Piano Bar

Murmur Piano Bar

Follow the sound of a distant piano to discover one of Melbourne’s best kept secrets.

Rod Laver Arena

Rod Laver Arena

The centrepiece of the Australian Open each January, the venue is also a popular concert arena.

The Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar

The Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar

A late-night rock 'n' roll dive bar with live music every night.

The Drunken Poet

The Drunken Poet

With live Irish music, the Drunken Poet is a real locals' pub - cute, cosy and friendly.

Paris Cat

Paris Cat

Dedicated live jazz venue.

Ferdydurke

Ferdydurke

Unassuming bar that feels like a New York loft, named after a 1937 Polish novel.

Speakeasy Theatre

Speakeasy Theatre

A vaudeville theatre presenting burlesque and cabaret shows, as well as comedy and circus acts.

Marvel Stadium

Marvel Stadium

A multi-purpose stadium in the heart of Melbourne's Docklands precinct.

Section 8 Bar

Section 8 Bar

A funky outdoor bar with drinks served from a converted shipping container.

Her Melbourne

Her Melbourne

A four-storey mega venue celebrating modern food, drinks, music and art.

Transport Public Bar

Transport Public Bar

Bustling pub in Federation Square with tasty pub meals and an impressive range of drinks.

Beneath Driver Lane

Beneath Driver Lane

A basement bar serving a wide range of cocktails, French bistro-style bar food with live music.

The Butterfly Club

The Butterfly Club

An intimate theatre hosting quirky performances and serving cocktails in bars with kitsch decor.

White Rabbit Record Bar

White Rabbit Record Bar

Hybrid music store, cafe and bar.

Festival Hall

Festival Hall

Concert and sporting venue with a long history of hosting local and international acts.

Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Popular outdoor venue that hosts Melbourne's annual Carols by Candlelight.

Melbourne and Olympic Parks

Melbourne and Olympic Parks

The Melbourne and Olympic Park precinct hosts around 600 events annually.

Athenaeum Theatre

Athenaeum Theatre

This heritage-listed venue hosts comedy, music and theatre.

The Colonial Hotel

The Colonial Hotel

Traditional pub serving comfort food with a Mediterranean influence.

Regent Theatre

Regent Theatre

This landmark theatre is one of Melbourne’s premier live performance venues.

The Curtin

The Curtin

Traditional pub with fried chicken, cold beer, and live music from local and international acts.

Whitehart Bar

Whitehart Bar

A container bar in a converted car park hidden down a city laneway.

Transit Rooftop Bar

Transit Rooftop Bar

Large rooftop bar in Federation Square, with expansive views of the Melbourne skyline.

The General Assembly

The General Assembly

Bar and restaurant with live acoustic music, street art and a simple, delicious menu.

Melbourne music walk

Melbourne music walk

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