When the working week is done, folks just wanna have fun. We're paraphrasing Cyndi Lauper because she knows what she's singing about. If your idea of taking her advice involves listening to ace musos belt out a few tunes, then QPAC's Green Jam is the Friday afternoon session you're looking for.
All about live music, tasty food and kicking back in a grassy spot a stone's throw from the inner-city, QPAC's Green Jam Sessions offer an ace start to your weekend every week. Held between 5.30pm and 7.30pm, the outdoor songfest takes over the Melbourne Street Green (aka that vibrant patch of turf just past the Cultural Centre walkway) for yet another year — and, in 2018, it'll feature the program's first international act, plus a Korean-inspired menu.
So, who's on the bill? The lineup kicks off on February 2 and will be fleshed out as the year goes on, but expect local musicians and rising stars, plus talent from Queensland Conservatorium – Griffith University, Jazz Music Institute, JMC Academy and more. On February 23, the series partners with the BrisAsia Festival to spread its focus beyond our shores, while it'll take a break on March 30 for Good Friday.
And as for your stomach, it can feast on bulgogi bao, kimchi pancakes, cabbage and mushroom dumplings with dipping sauce, and barbecue chicken skewers with gochujang mayo. You'll have to pay for the eating part of the evening (and any bevs you place in your hand), but it'll be worth it.