It’s been a long, quiet year as our city music scene settled into Covid hibernation.

Jazz guitarist Lucy Jane Clifford stands against a red wall with her guitar.
Guitarist Lucy Clifford appears in Live @ Lunch performances.

Get your ears ready, all that is about to change with live music returning to our streets, cafes and venues this Spring.

CBD Sounds kicks off this week, supported by Wollongong City Council. With restrictions easing, we’ve partnered with talented local musicians, producers, and venues to offer a program of FREE music running right up to Christmas.

There’s a whole spectrum of Wollongong’s finest on offer including:

LIVE @ LUNCH

Every Wednesday lunchtime, the Illawarra Folk Club presents light-hearted acoustic tunes from favourites including Jocean and Somesing Laik Zat, on the Crown Street Mall stage. MORE INFO

Every Thursday lunchtime, catch mellow jazz artists from the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music on the Crown Street Mall stage. MORE INFO

Every Saturday lunchtime, catch chilled-out beats on the Crown Street Mall stage from a mix of local artists, kicking off this week with acclaimed producer Godriguez. MORE INFO

Crown St Takeover returns to the Container.

LIVE NIGHTS

Every Friday night – mellow acoustics at The Swallowed Anchor. 5:30pm- 8:30pm. MORE INFO

Every Saturday night – smooth guitar sounds at Pot of Gold Mexican Cantina. 7:30pm – 10:30pm. MORE INFO

LIVE IN THE LANE

Every Sunday afternoon – funky jazz, blues and rock at Retro Groove. 1pm – 4pm. MORE INFO

CROWN ST TAKEOVER II by DJ BREDA

Every Friday night through November, alt-rock and punk offerings in the Creative Container on Crown Street Mall – right opposite the Wesley Uniting Church. 8:30pm onwards. MORE INFO