Howard Smith Wharves Music Trail
Check out more than 30 performances across eight riverside stages, hit up the gin bar and head to the oyster shack.
UPDATE, March 16, 2021: Due to forecast wet weather, the Howard Smith Wharves Music Trail has moved from its original dates of March 20–21 to Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28. The below information has been updated to reflect this change.
A visit to Howard Smith Wharves can often incite a bout of indecisiveness. Where do you start? What do you eat and drink first? Which patch of grass by the river has your name on it? Expect those kinds of questions to keep coming on Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28, because the inner city precinct is hosting the Howard Smith Wharves Music Trail — so you'll need to choose between more than 30 performers playing across eight stages.
The likes of Yossa Haile, Matthew Armitage, Estampa, Soulergy, Trio Balanco, No Way Jose and Peaches & The Alphasonics will be crooning tunes, spanning funk, jazz, soul and Latin music — and more. Everyone heading along will receive a passport upon arrival, which you can get stamped at each performance spot. Collect 'em all, and you'll win a prize.
Between 2–10pm each day, you'll also need to choose what to snack on and sip, with more than just the usual lineup of food and beverages on offer. Hit up the pop-up gin bar, head by the oyster shack (which'll also be serving champagne) or get a snag at the sausage sizzle. Greca will be doing loukoumades, Yoko is hosting a yakitori barbecue and Goodtimes Gelateria will be getting on its bike.
Entry is free, but you'll obviously need your wallet for whatever tempts your tastebuds and quenches your thirst.