Music lovers have some tough calls to make this Saturday as two mini-festivals take place across town. The 5 Year All Ages Band Bonanza celebrates half a decade of punk music in Canberra, and sees local heroes including Charlotte & The Harlots and Revellers take to the stage at UC Hub.
Canberra Live Music Festival is also going down on Saturday, with the likes of Hedy Blaazer, Lady Denman and The Narcissists playing across an outdoor and indoor stage at The Polo.
Get into the festive spirit on Sunday as carollers take over the Grand Staircase in New Acton’s Nishi Building. The aptly named Carols in the Grand Stair is an invitation to sit in one of Canberra’s iconic contemporary spaces and add your voice to those of local youth choir Vocal Fry.
Two of Canberra’s favourite singer-songwriters are joining forces at Smith’s on Saturday, with ex-pat Julia Johnson and art-pop solo artist Pheno both performing.
- Wednesday Lunchtime Concert @ Wesley Music Centre, 12:40 pm
- Sing For Your Supper @ George Harcourt Inn, 6:30 pm
- Charm of Finches @ Smith’s Alternative, 7:00 pm
- Smith’s Varietal #170 @ Smith’s Alternative, 9:30 pm.
- Jason Hart @ National Press Club, 7:00 pm
- Lucid Hoops @ The Basement, 7:00 pm
- Anushka in the Woods @ Smith’s Alternative, 7:00 pm
- Reggae Rampage Vol 2 @ Transit Bar, 7:30 pm
- The Differs @ sideway, 9:00 pm
- Nama Rangachari @ Smith’s Alternative, 9:30 pm.
- Guy Lilleyman @ Town Centre Vikings, 4:00 pm
- Dan Millane@ Badger & Co, 4:30 pm
- Dan Mclean Band @ National Press Club, 6:00 pm
- Back to the 80s @ Harmonie German Club, 7:00 pm
- Ruby Fields @ UC Hub, 8:00 pm
- Enough to Escape @ Transit Bar, 8:00 pm
- Shoeb Ahmad, Dog Name, John Sharkey III & Jamie Leone @ Polish White Eagle Club, 8:00 pm
- Lost Coast @ sideway, 8:30 pm
- FEEL ft Weiss @ Fiction, 9:00 pm.
- 5 Year All Ages Band Bonanza @ UC Hub, 2:00 pm
- Canberra Live Music Festival @ Polish White Eagle Club, 2:00 pm
- Julia Johnson with Pheno @ Smith’s Alternative, 7:00 pm
- Marty Friedman @ The Basement, 7:00 pm
- Short & Curly @ Erindale Vikings, 7:30 pm
- Punk Tribute at the Transit Bar @ Transit bar, 8:00 pm
- Dazed ft Mama Snake @ sideway, 10:00 pm.
- Sunday Jazz Jam @ Smith’s Alternative, 1:00 pm
- Jack Biilmann @ Erindale Vikings, 3:30 pm
- Carols in Town Park @ Tuggeranong Town Park, 3:30 pm
- Wendy Rule @ Smith’s Alternative, 4:00 pm
- Carols in the Grand Stair @ New Acton Precinct, 5:15 pm
- Sunday Sessions w/ Tornado Wallace @ sideway, 9:00 pm.
- Lunchulele @ Smith’s Alternative, 12:30 pm
- Guyy & The Fox @ Old Canberra Inn, 4:00 pm
- Unplugged @ Transit Bar, 4:30 pm
- Killwater@ Hippo Co, 8:00 pm
- Capital Club @ Smith’s Alternative, 9:30 pm.