Live, local and laid back – The Sound Society brings free outdoor concerts to Brisbane
When it comes to ways to spend your weekend, we find it hard-pressed to think of anything more dreamy than lounging in a lush park with your nearest and dearest to a soundtrack of live tunes (with snacks, of course). If this sounds like your idea of a good time, we have some news that is bound to excite you! When March Rolls around, both the South Bank Parklands and the Roma Street Parkland will play host to a series of pop-up concerts on the first weekend of every month – welcome to The Sound Society. The best part? You don’t have to spend a cent.
Just a stone’s throw from the CBD, The Sound Society at South Bank Parklands is the perfect spot to chill out while the afternoon turns to evening. On the first Saturday of each month, audiences will be treated to two sets of live and local tunes at the Rainforest Green – some of the acts up for your listening pleasure are The Fergies, Hailey Calvert, Pat Tierney, Electrik Lemonade and Andrea Kirwin just to name a few. Food is more than welcome at the event – if your picnic game isn’t super strong, you can get your hands on some seriously delicious eats from on-site vendors Tapi, Pig and Kraut and Tippler’s Tap.
If you’re heading to The Sound Society at Roma Street Parkland, these sessions will bring a whole new meaning to the term ‘easy like Sunday morning’. Set amongst the towering surrounds of the Banyan trees, some of Brisbane’s brightest musicians will take to the stage and perform live for your enjoyment – so far sets from Shannon Marshall Trio, Charlotte McLean Quartet, Out of Abingdon and SCAT have been announced. Fancy a bit of brunch action on the side? On the chance that you’re not up for packing your own, there are plenty of tasty options available – food vendors Juice Power, Zen Sisters and CheeseLane will all pull up in the park on the first Sunday of each month for your feasting pleasure.
Keen to embrace some ultimate weekend vibes? The Sound Society sessions are totally free – all you have to do is show up! Keep up to date with the South Bank Parklands artists here and Roma Street Parkland artists here.