Rock the suburbs with new musical events

Following the success of regional concerts, CBD pop-up shows and street events, the latest phase of the On The Road Again live music program will bring a new series of over 100 live concerts to punters in suburban Melbourne.

Mitch Tambo performs for the launch of the Subway Stage of On the road once more.

The $4 million subway stage of the wildly popular On the road once more The initiative will bring a wide range of concerts, festivals and live music events to the venues in the coming months.

One of the first events to start, south side live will present a free program of live music on the St Kilda foreshore in June and July, featuring some of Victoria’s best-loved musicians including Mitch Tambo, Pania, Freeds and the Teeny Tiny Stevies.

The Town of Maribyrnong will produce a weekly live music program at emerging music venues in Footscray, Moreland City Council will host up to 85 events in partnership with local businesses and venues, and Moonee Valley City Council will hold two new events – light up the river and MoPo Winter and spring sessions.

The town of Stonnington will hold a block party in Prahran Square and Sessions outside the chapel, three nights of musical performances in October featuring Victorian and Australian artists. Yarra Town Council will host Leaps and bounds + BEYOND Festival 2022a mini-festival that will feature Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, African and LGBTQIA+ musicians.

Hobsons Bay City Council will provide three musical showcases that will make Altona Civic Theater a new venue for live music in the west. The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia will partner with community radio stations such as Triple R, Joy FM and PBS to co-produce eight live music events in Melbourne.

On the road once more kicked off in December with a $5 million program to support live music events in the regions and outer suburbs. This was followed by a series of pop-up performances and a massive bus program in Melbourne’s CBD which featured over 700 street performances.

In a new boost for the state’s music industry, the latest round of Music Works grants is open for applications. Grants ranging from $4,000 to $40,000 are available for activities such as recording and releasing new music, presenting music events, marketing and business development.

Visit our Music Works program to apply for a grant.

For more information on upcoming On the road once more events, visit or consult your local concert guide.

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