Enjoy Live Music Outdoors in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & Hunter

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Want to start the weekend right? Enjoy some live music in Newcastle, Warners Bay and Maitland. You can enjoy three different events featuring free concerts. Bring the kids and a picnic or enjoy food from food trucks or local cafes and restaurants while you listen to talented local musicians.

Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, you may be required to abide restrictions including staying seated, physical distancing and QR check-in.

Friday Chill in Pacific Park in Newcastle

Enjoy some tunes every Friday in Pacific Park in Newcastle hosted by Soul Cafe. Friday Chill features free live music performed by local artists.

It’s a fun weekly community event for the whole family. Come along and make some new friends at Pacific Park. 

Grab your friends, family, a picnic blanket, or chair. BYO a picnic or choose some food from food trucks.

The event runs from 6:30pm to 9pm. Just check the Friday Chill Facebook page for event updates relating to weather.


  • Friday 5 February – Croc Q
  • Friday 12 February – Tre Soul
  • Friday 19 February – StoneAge Romeos
  • Friday 26 February – Emily Rex Band
  • Friday 5 March – Prestige Inc
  • Friday 12 March – Birds of a Feather
  • Friday 19 March – TBA
  • Friday 26 March – TBA

Music in the Podium

Music in the Podium returns to Warners Bay Foreshore on Friday 5 February and runs until Friday 26 March.

The program hosted by the Warners Bay Business Network features eight weeks of some of popular local musicians but will be run under strict COVID-19 Event Safety Guidelines. There will be fenced off seating areas so numbers can be monitored, audience must remain seated whilst in these areas with no dancing. Social distancing must be observed – if you are attending in a group your group must not exceed COVID 19 regulations in place at the time of the event.


  • Friday 5 February – Gypsy Tramp & The Thief
  • Friday 12 February – Danny & Xavier
  • Friday 19 February – Jumpin Jukebox
  • Friday 26 February – Kaylens Rain
  • Friday 5 March – Shedmasters
  • Friday 12 March – Counterpart Duo
  • Friday 19 March – 2GoodReasons
  • Friday 26 March – Tre Soul

Music in the Podium runs from 6pm to 9pm. Just check the Music in the Podium Facebook page for event updates relating to weather.

LIVE at the Levee

Enjoy live music in Maitland. On the third Friday evening of the month, The Levee comes to life with live music outdoors – LIVE at the Levee.

Grab a bite to eat at the many options within the precinct, relax with friends, unwind and let the music ease you into a weekend state of mind.


  • Friday 19 February – Half Nelson
  • Friday 19 March – TBA
  • Friday 16 April – TBA
  • Friday 21 May – TBA

Live at the Levee runs from 6pm to 8:30pm. Just check the The Levee Central Maitland Facebook page for event updates relating to weather.

Photo Credit: Friday Chill

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