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By Melanie Colwell
July 06, 2018

The Sound Society

Free live music in stunning natural surroundings.
By Melanie Colwell
July 06, 2018

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After the work-week marathon, holing up at home all weekend can be mighty tempting. And while technology has gifted us with the amazing ability to get both food and entertainment without changing out of our PJs, it's no replacement for sunshine and socialising. So once a month, swap the hermit life for an outside hangout.

The Sound Society is an initiative that fills two of Brisbane's most beautiful parks with music across one weekend each month.

It all kicks off at South Bank Parklands this Saturday with an artist performing at 2pm and another at 4.45pm. The tunes will continue to roll out monthly — running from 2–7pm — so expect to see a range of acts, including folk-blues artist Hailey Calvert, indie-folk bad My Nightingale and the melodic sounds of Fresco Kyoto, take the stage at Rainforest Green. There'll be food stalls converging, too, with options including hot dogs, wings and doughnuts.

If a slow Sunday morning is more your style, meander down to Roma Street Parkland between 9am and noon — picnic blanket in hand. The vibe is more soulful here, with jazz artists including Tenille West Quartet and the Chris Poulsen Quartet scheduled to perform one Sunday each month on the Banyan Lawn. Food vendors will be available here, too — cheese toasties, coffee and cakes will be on offer to sort out your brunch sustenance.

Embrace the outdoors this winter. The Netflix marathon can wait for nighttime.

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