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 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 by 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 28 January – Half Nelson (& The Pretty Amazing Jono, to entertain the kids)
  • Friday 4 February – TBA
  • Friday 11 February – TBA
  • Friday 18 February – TBA

Music at the Museum

Music at the Museum is a free, family-friendly, outdoor live music event presented by NIMA. Join us Thursday evenings during January and February 2022 in Museum Park and enjoy local musician and original bands. BYO picnic rug and chairs. There will be food trucks and a bar on site.

Visit the Newcastle Museum for event updates.

Music in the Podium

Music in the Podium plans to return to Warners Bay Foreshore on Friday 7 January 2022 and run until Friday 25 March, pending further announcements due to health regulations.

The program, hosted by the Warners Bay Business Network, will feature 12 weeks of some of popular local musicians.


  • Friday 7 January – TBA

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.

In December and January, LIVE at The Levee will be popping up in Coffin Lane complete with a bar and deliciously paired food option.

Live at the Levee runs from 5.30pm to 9:30pm. Just check the The Levee Central Maitland Facebook page for event updates relating to weather.

Photo Credit: Friday Chill

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