Is there any better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than kicking back with friends with a cool drink, listening to free music? Well, Brisbane offers several choices each weekend for those looking to chill with some tunes from local and interstate musicians and bands, including:


At Brisbane Powerhouse every Sunday afternoon, the Livespark program presents two artists each week across a wide range of musical styles. The double bill program gets underway at 3.30pm, with the second band/artist hitting the stage 4.30pm.


The Livespark schedule for the weeks ahead is as follows:

October 12: QUT Showcase
Octoiber 19: Wolf & Napoleon / Amaya Laucirica
October 26: The Stress of Leisure / Sean Sennett
November 2: Zac Gunthorpe / Heath Cullen

For more information about Livespark, head to the Brisbane Powerhouse website.

Sessions on the Green

On the other side at of Brisbane River at River Quays, the Sessions on the Green also offer free musical performances every Sunday afternoon from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. River Quay is a dining precinct at the Goodwill Bridge end of Southbank Parklands. Every Sunday features free live music, lawn games amid a relaxed outdoor setting.

River Quay

Performers scheduled for a Sunday session in the weeks ahead are:

October 12: Alphabet Street
October 19: Mark Lowndes
October 26: The Hanlon Brothers
November 2: Mark Lowndes

For more information about Sessions on the Green or the River Quay precinct, click here.

City Sounds

Every weekend, the City Sounds program offers free music performances at various locations throughout Brisbane’s CBD, including Queen Street Mall and Reddacliff Place. City Sounds provides opportunities for local artists to showcase their music to new and diverse audiences.

City Sounds

There are numerous artists performing each weekend and the best way to see the line-up of artists on each stage is to visit the City Sounds website or follow them on Facebook.