Watch Briggs and Ruby Fields perform, hit up a roller skating rink or attend free jazz nights across Sydney's second CBD.
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After a year of postponements, cancellations and online events, IRL live music is returning to Parramatta. From Thursday, March 25 until Sunday, April 18, outdoor events will take place across Parramatta, including performances from Australian musicians, an openair cinema and a roller skating rink.
The program is split across four unique venues. Parramatta Square will host free jazz nights every Thursday to Sunday between March 25–April 11, with the likes of Cass Greaves, Esme, The Pocket Trio and Foshe performing. And, you don't even need to book.
Alfred Square will be transformed into an openair cinema, showing much-loved flicks like La La Land and 10 Things I Hate About You as well as Bollywood hits Tanhaji and Street Dancer. At the al fresco cinema, you'll also be treated to some roaming entertainment, plus you can pick up movie snacks from the on-site food stalls. Tickets to catch a flick will cost $10, which is cheaper than heading to your local movie theatre.
Also at Alfred Square will be the Roller Rink, where you can glide around to DJ tunes. It'll be open for a spin from 11am–5.30pm Monday–Wednesday and from 11am–10pm Thursday–Sunday, and will cost $5 for 30 minutes of skate time. If you want even greater thrills — or to keep the kids entertained — there'll be a few amusement rides dotted around, too.
Then, the Eat Street car park will be decked out with arcade games and tunes — and of course, fried chicken haven Butter will be dishing up some tasty eats. Dubbed The Rooftop Hangout, the space will also feature performances from a slew of local talent including Briggs, Ruby Fields, Triple One and The Chats. Of course, you can pick up some snacks and drinks there, too. It'll be running every night form March 25–28 — and cost just a tenner to get in.
Check out the full program over at Discover Parramatta.
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