Find the best Melbourne concerts, new music venues and hidden gigs with our handy guide.
St Paul's Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts
Take a break and enjoy a lunchtime concert on Wednesdays.
Bourke Street Mall Busking
Meet Melbourne's marvellous musicians and more in the iconic Bourke Street Mall busking spots.
Sea Shanties and Folk Songs
Join this weekly celebration of rollicking and spirited singing.
The skies above Birrarung come alive with this extraordinary sound and light installation.
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Arriba Melbourne Mexican Festival
A vibrant Mexican extravaganza of food and music in the heart of the city.
Music festivals and live concerts
Twice: Ready to Be
See international K-Pop sensations Twice play an exclusive stadium show in Melbourne.
NGV Friday Nights
NGV Friday Nights returns with a kaleidoscope of colour this winter.
Melbourne International Jazz Festival
Australia’s largest jazz festival featuring over 450 artists and over 100 performances.
Australian World Orchestra presents Mahler 9
Experience the capstone Mahler event of the year with the AWO and conductor Alexander Briger.
Jazz Classics with Mark Morand
Three hours of jazz classics with guitarist, Mark Morand.
Jazz Manouche with Adam Russo
Hear three hours of gypsy jazz guitar with Adam Russo in Melbourne's most romantic hidden bar.
New Year's Eve (and the Night Before) Gala Concerts
Packed with musical classics, traditional anthems, Broadway hits and more.
Royal Melbourne Philharmonic performs Handel's Messiah
Don't miss this world record performance of Handel's Messiah.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Last updated on Wed 13 Sep 2023
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