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Free outdoor music concerts

Make the most of the weather, without burning a hole in your pocket, at these free concerts and music events this summer.

MSO Sidney Myer Free Concerts

Enjoy an unforgettable night under the stars by a live symphony orchestra. Hear new works and classics like Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the MSO Sidney Myer Free Concerts. 5 to 14 February.

A crowd of people outdoors surrounding a large stage

MSO Sidney Myer Free Concerts by @MelbourneGirl for What’s On Melbourne.

Live stages at Summer Night Market

A huge program of live music and DJs keeps the party going Wednesday nights at the Summer Night Market. The January line-up includes the Velvet Archers, swing jazz outfit All Day Fritz and Queen of Hearts Mariachi. Or hang around the outskirts of the market to catch roving performers. 

A street performer spinning various hoops on their body

Performers at the night market

Opera for the People

Some of Australia’s best opera singers will perform at Opera for the People. See Dame Edna host this free, one-night performance, accompanied by the 60-piece Orchestra Victoria. Saturday 1 February at Sidney Myer Music Bowl. 

Friday Sunset Series at MPavilion

Kick off your weekend with drinks, DJs and live music at MPavilion’s Friday Sunset Series. The line-up includes music from Solar Sounds and contemporary dance company Chunky Move. Friday nights until 20 March in Queen Victoria Gardens.

People sitting outside at night with the glowing city skyline behind them



Lonsdale Street Greek Festival

The 33rd Lonsdale Street Greek Festival promises another feast of live entertainment, rides for the kids and food, food, food. As well as a huge program of live entertainment, there’s stall after stall that will take your Hellenic experience way beyond souvas and baklava. 29 February-1 March.