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 Unlocked is the Friday afternoon session you're looking for.
All about live music, tasty bites to eat and kicking back in a grassy spot a stone's throw from the inner city, this regular event offers an ace start to your weekend every week. It usually happens across most of the year, but this hasn't been a usual year, as we all know — so, after lockdowns and restrictions, it's making a socially distanced comeback every week between November 6–December 11.
Held between 5.30–7.30pm, the outdoor songfest takes over the Melbourne Street Green (aka that vibrant patch of turf just past the Cultural Centre walkway) with live tunes — with plenty of street food, of course.
So, who's on the bill? The lineup includes the Melissa Clarke Trio first up, then changes every week. At future sessions, expect musicians from Queensland Conservatorium – Griffith University, as well as Digi Youth Arts.
And as for your stomach, it can feast on pizzas, broad bean and feta dip (with warm bread to go with it), and pumpkin and provolone arancini — while sipping spritzes, wine and beer. 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.
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