Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts

City Hall Concerts take place in Brisbane City Hall from February through to November every Tuesday from 12-1pm. Concerts are FREE and no booking is required.



Bush Gothic - Tuesday 29th May
Rattled by the bones of convicts and steeped in campfire smoke, Bush Gothic perform darker, stranger Australian folk. Defiantly modern, achingly old, this most daring of Australian bush bands from Melbourne, Australia perform songs of criminal women and desperate men from an era of transportation, adventure and gold. (in the Ithica Room)

Australian Army Band Brisbane - Tuesday 12th June
Since its formation in 1949, the Australian Army Band-Brisbane (AAB-B) has become known as one of the finest Military Bands in Australia, enjoying a wide reputation for its musical excellence and impressive military appearance. The AAB-B Stage Band is a hard swinging, exciting ensemble consisting of the traditional line up from the glorious swing era of saxophones, trumpets, trombones and rhythm, complemented with male and female vocals. Their repertoire ranges from traditional big band sounds (such as Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Woody Herman) through to funky arrangements of pop and rock hits. The band also plays modern big band music such as the Gordon Goodwin Big Band, and compositions by James Morrison, Ed Wilson and Tim Davies.

Phillip Gearing (Organ Recital) - Tuesday 3rd July
Phillip Gearing is a freelance musician, formerly a Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba (1992-2014). Phillip has wide experience as an organist, chamber musician, Lieder accompanist, orchestral keyboardist and choral director. Previously organist of St George-the-Martyr, Queen Square London (1985), Director of Music, St Luke’s Toowoomba (2007-12) and Acting Organist, St John’s Cathedral Brisbane (2013-14), Phillip is currently Director of Music at St Mary’s Kangaroo Point, Organist at St John’s College University of Queensland, accompanist to St Peter’s (Lutheran College) Chorale, keyboardist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and organ tutor at the Anglican Church Grammar School, St Peters College and St Laurence’s College. Phillip is also a director of the Organ Historical Trust of Australia.

Acoustic Guitar Spectacular - Tuesday 31st July
A hand-picked group of internationally recognised acoustic guitarists from across the globe join forces to weave memorable musical magic. Internationally acclaimed Brisbane acoustic guitarist Michael Fix – named as one of Australia’s Top 25 Guitarists of All Time by readers of Guitarist Australia magazine – will be joined by high-energy Italian virtuoso Andrea Valeri and Queensland’s own funky finger-stylist Sarah Koppen for a series of very special concerts.

1971 The Music - Tuesday 7th August
1971 explores a year in music that continues to weave its soulful tapestry throughout our 21st century lives. It was the year of Sticky Fingers, Bowie’s Hunky Dory, Tea For The Tillerman, Tapestry, Joni Mitchell’s Blue and Led Zeppelin’s IV…to name just a few. Multi-award winning chanteuse and ABC music journo Nadia Sunde takes her audience on a journey into the soundtrack of a year that has never really left us.