For more than two decades, Fortitude Valley has been home to a huge annual street party, with live tunes taking over its two malls, various bars and plenty of venues during Valley Fiesta. But if you'd like to head to the suburb to listen to musicians do their thing beyond the popular festival, you can enjoy a free gig every Friday afternoon in April.
Live and Local's shows take place from 5–7pm, with the lineup changing each week. On the upcoming bill: Emma Whines and Harry Kidd on April 16, Briana Dinsdale and Hello Jane on April 23, and Chloe Styler on April 30.
Just which patch of the Valley you'll need to check out changes each week, so you could be hanging out in the Brunswick Street Mall, Bakery Lane, California Lane or Beirne Lane.
And yes, every great Friday ends with ace music. Every great weekend starts with it, too.