Street Serenades

Brisbane Festival and Brisbane City Council present

Street Serenades

3 - 25 Sept

Brisbane’s biggest music extravaganza returns!

You asked and we listened, Brisbane. The biggest music extravaganza ever to be staged in Brisbane’s history is back!

We’re on the road again to serenade 190 suburbs of our glorious city with pop-up concerts delivered direct to your neighbourhood. From concerts in cul-de-sacs, symphonies for your suburb and performances in your favourite park, our new rolling stages will bring music to the streets.

With suburban hosts leading the charge, this epic music program will feature some of the country’s best contemporary musicians, including Boy & Bear, Christine Anu and Montaigne, DJs, cabaret shows, circus, intimate concerts across folk, jazz and world music, our finest classical musicians, and ballet dancers.

The party’s coming to you!

Check out the line-up

Schedule to be announced in late August. 


Price

Free

Times

9:30am - 9:30pm

Duration

Approximately 30 minutes

Where

Across Brisbane

Accessibility

Wheelchair access

Important Info

Suitable for all ages

Street Serenades are located in public locations like parks, cul de sacs and driveways. Further accessibility information will be available when locations are announced.

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#Artists

Boy & Bear

Boy & Bear

'(Boy & Bear) bring their '70s inspired pop-folk vibes, combining lead vocalist Dave Hosking's signature glorious vocals with bass lines full of attitude along with cinematic melodies that resonate throughout any venue' - LeftLion UK

Christine Anu

Christine Anu

One of Australia’s most popular recording artists and performers of all time, the 17-time ARIA nominated Christine Anu uses her voice and reputation to spread a message of unity and hope.

Queensland Ballet

Queensland Ballet

A world-class contributor to Australia’s vibrant cultural landscape and an integral part of the national and international ballet ecology.

Montaigne

Montaigne

Eurovision semi-finalist and the voice of the new generation, 24 year old Sydney based artist Montaigne has become a major name in Australian indie music.

AYA J

AYA J

An indie electro pop duo producing music influenced by their Southern Gold Coast home.

Babushka

Babushka

Boasting slick vocals, quirky comedy and unapologetic sass, this Matilda Award-winning cabaret trio takes on everything from Mozart to Guns n Roses with dangerously delectable arrangements.

Beddy Rays

Beddy Rays

Powerful lyrics, strong hooks, mosh-worthy riffs and a lingering sense of comradery and good vibes.

Brunswick Street Parade

Brunswick Street Parade

Performing the sounds of early New Orleans music, Brunswick Street Parade delves into the depths to find the sweetest, hottest vintage pop songs from yesteryear.

Camerata ft. Emma Dean

Camerata ft. Emma Dean

Performing without a conductor, Camerata’s Artistic Associates and their guests proudly take full ownership of their music-making in the spirit of chamber music.

Collision

Collision

An explosion for your senses! It’s Casus Circus vs Mad Dance in this cross-pollination of contemporary circus and street dance.

Cheap Fakes

Cheap Fakes

Brisbane's best blend of soul-soaked and brass-fuelled pop, funk, and ska, Cheap Fakes are ready to bring their unique and energetic music to your suburb!

Common People Street Party

Common People Street Party

Pull up ya leg warmers! Dress up in ya dancing gear! Join your community for dancing in the streets!

Deline Briscoe

Deline Briscoe

Deline Briscoe is a strong Yalanji woman of song from the Daintree Region of Far North Queensland interweaving Wulngkabadi (Yalanji traditional singing) with jazz, hip-hop and soul infusion.

ELEEA

ELEEA

A happy little traveler writing sad songs, ELEEA is there for the fragile and ferocious, the terrified thrill seekers, the independent hopeless romantics, and the other walking juxtapositions taking the roads less travelled.

Evangie

Evangie

Channelling the ferocity of female-fronted indie rockers Jess Day and Paramore, an air of glittering nostalgia and charming honesty surrounds Brisbane indie-rock singer, Evangie.

Forrest Run

Forrest Run

Blend flowing organic sounds with gritty electronica, Forrest Run give hints reminiscent of London Grammar, Naked & Famous and Vallis Alps.

Fresco Kyoto

Fresco Kyoto

Taking influence from the likes of Mansionair, London Grammar, Bon Iver, and Radiohead, this Brisbane indie five-piece creates ethereal and melodic indie-pop, led by the evocative and exceptional voice of Robbie Balmer.

Gone Molly

Gone Molly

Multi-award winning folk band Gone Molly are truly unique storytellers, breathing life into colourful characters and tales imagined or discovered.

Greshka

Greshka

Neo-gypsy band Greshka is a peculiar blend of Eastern European folk music, synthesisers and deliberately written “silly” music.

Gypsy Cats

Gypsy Cats

With their own take on the Manouche genre and a distinctive sound and instrumentation, the Gypsy Cats have built an eclectic repertoire of originals and standards: uptempo swing, gypsy bossa, traditional jazz ballads and french waltz.

Hello Jane

Hello Jane

An emerging singer-songwriter that captures a classic blend of folk storytelling, pop melody, and a good dose of country.

Hussy Hicks

Hussy Hicks

Critically acclaimed Australian act, Hussy Hicks are a tour de force featuring Leesa Gentz’ powerhouse soul vocals and Julz Parker’s revered guitar skills.

Irena Lysuik

Irena Lysuik

Part of The Little Red Company, Irena Lysiuk is a classically trained, versatile Soprano with over 10 years of performance experience.

Kimberley Hanson Trio

Kimberley Hanson Trio

Kimberley Hanson is a Brisbane-based jazz and blues vocalist with a talent for storytelling and improvisation.

Lontano

Lontano

Lontano is an Italian term, connoting distance. It is also the name of a musical duo from Australia whose members share Italian heritage and a passion for spacious, earthy, alt-country storytelling.

Love Everybody

Love Everybody

Andrea Kirwin and Nyssa Ray are bringing their children's show Love Everybody to this year's Street Serenades!

LUATÉ

LUATÉ

South sudanese/australian artist Luatè is an emerging alt-pop singer/songwriter based in Brisbane. She creates highly emotive works, penning lyrics laden with viscous imagery.

Luke Kennedy

Luke Kennedy

From cabaret to classical to country to classic rock, The Little Red Theatre Company's Luke Kennedy (The Voice, Swing on This) is one of Australia’s most versatile virtuoso vocalists.

Lydia Fairhall

Lydia Fairhall

Lydia Fairhall is a formidable artist who can crack you open and put you back together again, reconnecting audiences with the flow, ease and beauty of humanity.

Middle Name Dance Band

Middle Name Dance Band

Middle Name Dance Band is the trio of Sampology, KUZCO and Sam Stosuur.

Minor Premiers

Minor Premiers

Minor Premiers are an indie-rock/pop 4-piece based in Brisbane. They formed in 2017 on the back of an urge to make music like Yuck, Smudge, The Lemonheads and Dinosaur Jr.

Brisbane Immersive presenting Moonlight Carnival

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MVP

MVP

MVP is an all female four piece out of Brisbane who make beautifully crafted all-vocal electro-pop music that is inspired by the likes of Kimbra, Lorde and Sylvan Esso.

Nonsemble

Nonsemble

Nonsemble have been sharing their unique blend of contemporary classical, post-rock and adventurous pop music with Brisbane audiences for almost a decade.

Odette

Odette

Odette’s unique brand of experimental pop reaches new heights—theatrical, expansive, and at times so dramatic and surreal it borders on satirical.

Out of Abingdon

Out of Abingdon

Out of Abingdon create a soulful atmosphere with their sound influenced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kenny Burrell, Bjork and Nina Simone.

PG3

PG3

An established, classic jazz trio inspired by the innovative sounds of Oscar Peterson, Red Garland and Bill Evans. Paula Girvan steers this dynamic trio of piano, guitar/vocals, and bass through fresh renditions of the great classics with a swinging feel.

Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

One of Australia’s leading music and performing arts schools.

RakoPasefika

RakoPasefika

“Rako” is a Rotuman word, translated literally means ‘to learn’. Rako was formed by a group of Rotuman and Polynesian artists on a quest to gain more insight, depth and knowledge of our heritage, with a focus on creative freedom.

Shellie Morris

Shellie Morris

Proud Yanyuwa and Wardaman woman Dr Shellie Morris is a multi-award-winning singer/songwriter creating and singing in 17 Australian Aboriginal languages.

SK Simeon

SK Simeon

With his singjay vocal delivery, and mixture of comedic tone with conscious lyrics, SK Simeon summons a wholesome and energetic atmosphere wherever he performs.

Sue Ray

Sue Ray

Sue Ray is an Australian Indigenous multi-award-winning singer/songwriter that captivates audiences with her smoky rich voice, high energy and emotionally charged performances.

The 7 Sopranos

The 7 Sopranos

An all female vocal ensemble formed in 2009 by acclaimed Queensland opera singer and artistic director, Tarita Botsman.

The Fins

The Fins

The Fins are a charming rock ensemble known for their unapologetic, theatrical and dynamic live shows.

Tibet2Timbuk2

Tibet2Timbuk2

Tibet2Timbuk2 features world famous Grammy-nominated Tibetan vocalist Tenzin Choegyal with a team of musical collaborators in a gorgeous sonic blend of Tibetan, Indian, pop, rock and classical musical sensibilities.

Tom Oliver

Tom Oliver

One of Australia’s fast-emerging talents, Tom Oliver came to prominence when Kylie Minogue selected him to be on her inaugural team on The Voice. Shortly after he starred in the world premiere production Rolling Thunder Vietnam.

Trent Dalton

Trent Dalton

One of Australia’s best-loved and bestselling authors, whose books have sold over 750,000 copies in Australia alone.

Yoyo Tuki

Yoyo Tuki

"Yoyo Tuki, the voice of the island Rapa Nui". Like his ancestors who carved megalithic stone giants, Yoyo is an artist with a powerful ability to fuse tradition with innovation.

Zennith

Zennith

Originating from the tropical rainforest of Kuranda in FNQ Australia, Zennith embrace a solid mix of roots, reggae, funky hip-hop and Indigenous world music.


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