Find the best Melbourne concerts, new music venues and hidden gigs with our handy guide.
District Live: Free Open Air Series
Live music, entertainment, food and activities for all ages.
St Paul's Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts
Take a break and enjoy a lunchtime concert.
Enjoy sundowners with Melbourne’s marvellous busking talent.
Elizabeth Street Christmas Busking Program
Enjoy a pop-up busking pitch with musicians, magicians, circus performers and dancers.
Vida: Melbourne Latin Summer Festival
A weekend festival of art, culture, food and entertainment celebrating Latin America.
Enjoy a brand-new Victoria-wide celebration of live contemporary music.
The summer music festival is relocating to Melbourne, featuring Arctic Monkeys and more.
Blaktivism: Yothu Yindi
Yothu Yindi leads a line-up of living legends and rising voices of First Nations musical activism.
Live at the Bowl
Enjoy a festival of music, dance, community-led and family-friendly events for everyone.
Omega Ensemble: Melodies and Melodrama
Soaring melodies and unabashed melodrama.
John Foreman's Aussie Pops Orchestra Gala Concert
Celebrate the end of 2022 with some of Australia's favourite performers.
Enjoy Australia’s largest pride season ever at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.
National Boys Choir of Australia: Sing Christmas
Hear the choir sing Christmas favourites, accompanied by the Town Hall Grand Organ.
Melbourne music venues
This multi-level concert hall is the largest venue at the Arts Centre.
Melbourne Recital Centre
Combining cutting-edge architecture and acoustic innovation with a unique focus on music.
This theatre with its iconic architecture is one of Melbourne's most popular live band venues.
An iconic laneway bar hosting a lineup of local and international rock'n'roll acts.
The Toff in Town
A boutique bar and bandroom offering late-night dining in train carriage booths.
Live jazz venue where patrons can dine while watching performances.
This basement live music venue has hosted some of rock music's biggest acts.
Murmur Piano Bar
Follow the sound of a distant piano to discover one of Melbourne’s best kept secrets.
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
A late-night rock 'n' roll dive bar with live music every night.
The Drunken Poet
With live Irish music, the Drunken Poet is a real locals' pub - cute, cosy and friendly.
Unassuming bar that feels like a New York loft, named after a 1937 Polish novel.
A vaudeville theatre presenting burlesque and cabaret shows, as well as comedy and circus acts.
A multi-purpose stadium in the heart of Melbourne's Docklands precinct.
Section 8 Bar
A funky outdoor bar with drinks served from a converted shipping container.
A four-storey mega venue celebrating modern food, drinks, music and art.
Transport Public Bar
Bustling pub in Federation Square with tasty pub meals and an impressive range of drinks.
Beneath Driver Lane
Basement bar serving a wide range of cocktails and spirits with French bistro-style bar food.
The Butterfly Club
An intimate theatre hosting quirky performances and serving cocktails in bars with kitsch decor.
Loop Project Space & Bar
After-work drinks in a versatile venue hosting an eclectic mix of music, film, and art events.
Concert and sporting venue with a long history of hosting local and international acts.
Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Popular outdoor venue that hosts Melbourne's annual Carols by Candlelight.
Melbourne and Olympic Parks
The Melbourne and Olympic Park precinct hosts around 600 events annually.
This heritage-listed venue hosts comedy, music and theatre.
The Colonial Hotel
Traditional pub serving comfort food with a Mediterranean influence.
This landmark theatre is one of Melbourne’s premier live performance venues.
Traditional pub with fried chicken, cold beer, and live music from local and international acts.
A container bar in a converted car park hidden down a city laneway.
Large rooftop bar in Federation Square, with expansive views of the Melbourne skyline.
The General Assembly
Bar and restaurant with live acoustic music, street art and a simple, delicious menu.
Melbourne music walk
Discover Melbourne’s music highlights, from music venues to busking hot spots and historic sites.
Last updated on Wed 30 Nov 2022
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