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Welcome to Melbourne, Australia's music capital. From rock, folk, blues and indie to classical, jazz and world music, Melbourne is a city alive with noise. Catch the latest bands and solo performers at clubs and pubs across the city, share a drink and moody tunes at one of the numerous jazz clubs, or take it up a notch at arenas and concert halls playing host big ticket acts. With countless gigs on every night of the week, check the local papers, websites and gig guides to find out what's happening near you.

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A Secret Place

A Secret Place

23 Aug - 27 Dec 2014

Melbourne

If you fancy a 1950s New York vibe on your Saturday night, complete with romantic and spirited jazz, ice-cold cocktails and even a cigar room, you...

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The Duchess of Coolsville

The Duchess of Coolsville

25 - 30 Nov 2014

Melbourne

‘The Duchess of Coolsville’ The songs of Rickie Lee Jones Performed by Jessamae St James Accompanied by Elizabeth Blackthorn Becoming an overnight...

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Beethoven's Eroica Symphony

27 Nov - 1 Dec 2014

Southbank

Beethoven famously deleted his originally dedication of his Eroica symphony to Napoleon, on finding that his hero had crowned himself emperor. But...

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QMF 2014

Queenscliff Music Festival

28 - 30 Nov 2014

Queenscliff

The Queenscliff Music Festival (QMF) has a veritable banquet of performers set to visit the charming coastal town this late Spring. ARIA Charting...

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A Tale of Two Organs

30 Nov 2014

Melbourne

For the first time in history, both the Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ and the stunning Regent Theatre Wurlitzer organ will be showcased in the same...

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Handel's Messiah at St George's Anglican Church

Handel's Messiah at St George's Anglican Church

30 Nov 2014

Ivanhoe

From $30 - $35

The Heidelberg Choral Society presents a concert performance of Handel's Messiah at St George's Anglican Church. Handel's Messiah will be conducted...

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Osmo Vanska

Beethoven's Eroica Symphony

1 Dec 2014

Southbank

From $37 - $37

Beethoven famously deleted his originally dedication of his Eroica symphony to Napoleon, on finding that his hero had crowned himself emperor. But...

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In Between Sounds

In Between Sounds

3 Dec 2014

Melbourne

Experience potent and powerful hip hop from Chinese-Australian MC and spoken word artist Joelistics (aka Joel Ma of TZU) and...

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Ben Opie & Peter de Jager

Ben Opie & Peter de Jager

4 Dec 2014

Southbank

From $28 - $38

Ben Opie & Peter de Jager are two of Australia's finest young musicians, acclaimed for their virtuosity in a wide range of repertoire and in high...

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Emma Donovan & The PutBacks

Emma Donovan & The PutBacks Album Launch

4 Dec 2014

Northcote

From $15 - $15

Acclaimed indigenous vocalist Emma Donovan and Melbourne rhythm combo The PutBacks have come together in an oh-so-right collaboration to bring you...

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Samantha Morley – Jazz Thursdays at the Commune

4 Dec 2014

East Melbourne

Samantha Morley joins the John Montesante Quintet (JMQ) as they bring New York-style bebop and fine jazz standards to The Commune on the city's edge....

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Arabian Night

Arabian Night

5 Dec 2014

Melbourne

From $40 - $40

It's said that Saint-Saëns heard one of the sensuous themes of his Egyptian Concerto sung by Nubian boat-men as he was sailing down the Nile - and...

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Thomas Dylan at The Wesley Anne

Thomas Dylan at The Wesley Anne

6 Dec 2014

Northcote

After an eventful year and subsequently keeping a low profile, Thomas Dylan will once again be performing at The Wesley Anne to share stories through...

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Thomas Dylan at The Wesley Anne

Thomas Dylan at The Wesley Anne

6 Dec 2014

Northcote

After an eventful year and subsequently keeping a low profile, Thomas Dylan will once again be performing at The Wesley Anne to share stories through...

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Stereosonic

6 Dec 2014

Ascot Vale

The artist line-up has been announced for one of Australia's most loved and multi-award winning music festivals, Stereosonic. Inspired by the diverse...

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Soul Food

7 Dec 2014

Melbourne

Soul Food is a unique monthly event held at the State Library of Victoria. It provides an opportunity to unite in a tranquil environment and reflect...

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Emma Pask Band

Emma Pask Band

7 Dec 2014

Melbourne

Emma Pask performs at Bennetts Lane as part of the Melbourne Women's International Jazz Festival. Emma was spotted by James Morrison during one of...

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Lazercatz 2000 and Surface

Lazercatz 2000 and Surface

7 Dec 2014

Southbank

This jazz double bill features Lazercatz 2000, an improvisational group led by pianist Lena Douglas, and Surface, led by bassist Claire Cross, as...

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Things She Said

Things She Said

7 Dec 2014

Southbank

Things She Said is a concept performance which involves eight new compositions by vocalist and composer Nilusha Dassenaike, based on writings of...

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Cajun Christmas with The Black Sorrows

Cajun Christmas with The Black Sorrows

9 - 10 Dec 2014

Melbourne

Join Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows for a Christmas experience like no other at Ding Dong, and be taken on a musical and culinary journey. The...

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Australian Chamber Orchestra Presents Paganini/Tognetti

10 Dec 2014

Southbank

From $47 - $47

At the Melbourne Recital Centre; Italian Showpieces written by some of the earliest violin virtuosos and high octane 20th-century string works....

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Andrew Blanch - Music From Spain

Andrew Blanch - Spanish Guitar Virtuoso

10 Dec 2014

North Melbourne

Multi-award winning classical guitarist Andrew Blanch performs in Melbourne for one night only. He is a regular performer as a soloist and in chamber...

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Mazda Opera in the Bowl

Mazda Opera in the Bowl

13 Dec 2014

Melbourne

It's a Saturday evening in summer and you are sitting in a park with family and friends and a fabulous picnic dinner. The picture is completed when...

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Spectacular Christmas Spectacular 2014!

Spectacular Christmas Spectacular 2014!

13 Dec 2014

Melbourne

From $12 - $85

Join the School of Hard Knocks this Christmas as they present the Spectacular Christmas Spectacular 2014 at Melbourne Town Hall. With Jonathon Welch...

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

Messiah

13 - 14 Dec 2014

Melbourne

From $25 - $25

Messiah is a unique musical experience: its dramatic story of faith, suffering and redemption includes many treasured musical moments, including...

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Corpus Medicorum

Corpus Medicorum

14 Dec 2014

Southbank

Corpus Medicorum, Melbourne's own doctors’ orchestra, will perform Brahms' Symphony no 4 and Elgar's Sea Pictures with Elizabeth Campbell at the...

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Handel's Messiah

14 Dec 2014

Melbourne

Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra present Handel's Messiah, the world's most-loved oratorio, famous for its sparkling arias, powerful...

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Organ &... Symphonic Band

16 Dec 2014

Melbourne

The musical might of Australia's military will be on display as the Air Force Band performs a Christmas-tinged program. Favourites by Richard Strauss...

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Rubber Record 25th Anniversay Series

3 Dec 2014, 10 Dec 2014, 17 Dec 2014

Northcote

Sometimes you just need to celebrate an achievement. For Rubber Records, that achievement is the release of over 250 titles in a 25-year life span...

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Ben Folds

Ben Folds live with the MSO

19 - 20 Dec 2014

Southbank

From $95 - $95

American singer-songwriter Ben Folds brings his pop-rock flair to the classical stage in a unique performance with the MSO, transforming the...

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Ben Folds Live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

19 - 20 Dec 2014

Southbank

American singer-songwriter Ben Folds brings his pop-rock flair to the classical stage in a unique performance with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra,...

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Vinyl Lounge @ MPavilion

Vinyl Lounge at the MPavilion

19 Dec 2014

Melbourne

This December Melbourne vinyl lovers will gather at MPavilion on to enjoy the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's Vinyl Lounge. Already an...

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Kate Cebrano and Mark Vincent

31 Dec 2014

Melbourne

Welcoming in the New Year this December will be some of Australia's favourite contemporary and classical artists as The Australian Philharmonic and...

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Midnight on Bourbon Street

31 Dec 2014 - 1 Jan 2015

Southbank

Celebrate the New Year with an evening of old school jazz, New Orleans-style, with a live Big Band, DJ and a riverside view of the fireworks. There...

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Four Seasons New Year's Eve Party

Four Seasons New Year's Eve Party

31 Dec 2014

Melbourne

See in the new year with a 'four seasons' themed party at Campari House. There will be live DJs spinning commercial and house mash-ups, cocktails,...

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New Year's Eve at The Boatbuilders Yard

New Year's Eve at The Boatbuilders Yard

31 Dec 2014

SOUTH WHARF

On New Year's Eve The Boatbuilders Yard will transform itself into a party hub, with DJ Luke McD playing party tunes by the dance floor, a beer...

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New Year's Eve at Fed Square

New Year's Eve at Fed Square

31 Dec 2014

Melbourne

Light up and shine this New Year's Eve with a colourful spectacle at Fed Square. African beats, samba dance, circus acts and neon lights, Fed...

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Together NYE 2015

Together NYE 2015

31 Dec 2014

St Kilda

Get your ticket to the hottest New Year's Eve party in Melbourne this year. Together NYE 2015 will be held at the exclusive Circa Hotel Rooftop, and...

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Above & Beyond New Year's Day

1 Jan 2015

Melbourne

Above & Beyond will deliver their iconic live performance, taking fans on an interactive and immersive adventure this New Year. While so many...

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Melbourne International Jazz Festival Summer Sessions

Melbourne International Jazz Festival Summer Sessions

15 - 29 Jan 2015

Melbourne

The Melbourne International Jazz Festival Summer Sessions program brings you world-class jazz in January, building on the growing success of the main...

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SummerSalt Outdoor Arts Festival

23 Jan - 21 Feb 2015

Southbank

See outdoor music, dance, circus and theatre performances turn the Melbourne Arts Precinct on its head over five fabulous weekends this summer.

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Coopers Australian Music Prize

26 Jan 2015

Melbourne

Five of the shortlisted artists of this year's Coopers Australian Music Prize will perform live showcase sets as part of the Australia Day Concert at...

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Globe to Globe World Music Festival

26 Jan 2015

Clayton South

Showcasing the very best in world music over two stages as well as a range of dance and craft workshops, cuisine from around the globe, rides and...

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Star Trek In Concert

31 Jan - 1 Feb 2015

Southbank

The recent rebooting of the legendary Star Trek film franchise, launched to widespread critical acclaim and box office success, brought forth an...

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Friday Nights at Jean Paul Gaultier

5 Dec 2014, 12 Dec 2014, 19 Dec 2014, 9 Jan 2015

Southbank

The National Gallery of Victoria's Friday Nights return in style during the exhibition The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. Meet with friends and...

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A State of Trance Festival

6 Feb 2015

Melbourne

A State of Trance Festival promises to deliver a unique vibe and electrifying atmosphere by bringing together some of the best DJs within the trance...

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What Rhymes with Cars and Girls

What Rhymes with Cars and Girls

13 Feb - 28 Mar 2015

Melbourne

For this boutique musical gem, playwright Aidan Fennessy threads songs from Tim Rogers' first solo album into a tale of love across the class divide...

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G-Eazy

G-Eazy

15 Feb 2015

Brunswick

Live Nation & Niche are proud to announce the debut Australian tour for Oakland, CA emcee G-Eazy, playing select club appearances this February 2015!...

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Guy Sebastian: Madness Tour

21 Feb 2015

Richmond

Guy Sebastian is embarking on his first ever national arena tour, playing six shows as part of his Madness tour, with tickets going on sale to the...

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Roxette

A Day On The Green - Roxette

21 Feb 2015

Coldstream

From $129 - $385

Legendary Swedish pop-rockers Roxette will bring their sounds to Rochford Wines. With special guests Eurogliders, Dragon and Boom Crash Opera, it is...

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