Catch some of the best live, local artists around Geelong with the latest series of free street gigs

Catch some of the best live, local artists around Geelong with the latest series of free street gigs

Photo by Patrick Callow Photography
Words by Mackenzie Pennycook

The series of free live music and entertainment around Geelong began this week.

From right now until the end of June, Geelong is being treated to a series of live gigs by local Geelong artists all in the great outdoors as part of the City of Geelong’s ‘It’s Our Backyard’ campaign and thanks to Bay City Events.

The high-profile line-up includes the likes of Rach Brennan, Marcus Hayden, Peter Chapman, Ethan Farmer, Andrea Robertson, Matilda Hassall, Bill Barber, Jack Meredith, Wayne Jury, Sarah Carroll, and Georgia Rodgers, as well as group performers like Spider Jazz and duo musicians Possums on the Porch, plus many more.

The key takeaways

  • The City of Geelong have a new free street entertainment program
  • The program includes a slew of high-calibre local artists who will perform free shows for the public
  • The program runs from May 25 through to June 30

Keep up with the latest local music news via our website.

The line-up of stellar artists is accompanied by other entertainment, like tap dancers, hula hoopers, acapella groups and inflatable snowmen and snowflakes.

The entertainment acts can be found at a number of Geelong locations, with musicians popping up on Yarra street, Pakington Street and Union Street, right outside venues like Adamo Pizzeria, Okami Japanese, Enzo’s on Pako, The Village Door and Sodi Cafe, as well as High Street, Belmont; Belle Vue Avenue, Highton; The Centreway, Lara; The Terrace, Ocean Grove; and Eastern Beach Road, Geelong.

All the events are completely free and run from Monday to Friday for the entirety of June.

Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher said the initiative was a feature of the Council’s push to attract and retain visitors to our commercial precincts.

“The roving performers will add further personality and life to the busy precincts.

“We hope they will create a more enjoyable experience for visitors and provide another reason for people to spend more time sampling the local dining and shopping options.”

The perfect way to catch some live music at lunch, or take the kids for some midweek entertainment, Geelong’s new street entertainment has something for everyone.

There’s no tickets or bookings required to catch these free gigs, just suss the locations online and show up! Please note performances are weather dependant and subject to change.

To view the full daily line-ups, as well as the locations head to the website here.