Where to find live music
Where to find Live Music
Our most recent article gave 6 great reasons to go and see more live music. This post provides you with some resources on how to find music in and around Melbourne. Despite there being so much live music in Melbourne, it can actually be hard to find an enticing gig – too much choice perhaps? Google can be helpful of course, I’ve just synthesised it a bit below.
Here are the picks, vaguely categorised..
Gigs, band focused
Beat Gig guide – a comprehensive listing by date/genre of gigs, big and small.
Eventfinda – a good list of upcoming music events by genre.
Only Melbourne – a little less comprehensive than Beat, but lists regular events such as open mic nights.
Music for the kids
Melbourne Recital Kids events
Arts Centre kids focused, not just music
Also has some non-music events
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – official site listing upcoming events
Classical music event listings
Check these out for the biggest international acts coming through (for you or the kids!)
Rod Laver Arena
General music events, as well as other happenings
Time Out – a bit more generalised, with different types of event listings, not just music.
That’s Melbourne – City of Melbourne site with bigger events and bands, but not much local band listing.
It’s also a good idea to check out the websites of venues you’ve been to before. A lot of venues seem to cater to a particular ‘crowd’, so if you liked something there once, you’ll probably get lucky just heading along to a random gig. A lot of the time they screen the bands, so you can usually depend on the venue’s choice! Also, if you use social media, try the Facebook pages of those same venues for info.
Thanks for reading, hopefully you found something!