Summer Sounds (Altona and Williamstown)

FREE outdoor live music. Summer Sounds across Hobson Bay.

Enjoy outdoor live music at multiple venues across Hobson Bay this summer.

Summer Sounds

Bring along a picnic or enjoy a meal from local eateries, and plan an outing with family and friends to fully enjoy Hobson Bay parks and gardens during the warmer seasons.

Summer Sounds (Altona and Williamstown)
Image: West Melbourne and Beyond. Summer Sounds, Curlew Park, Laverton.

Additionally, the event will feature a plethora of fun activities for children of all ages at the Hoop Sparx circus playspace. Attendees can drop in to learn and enjoy various impressive tricks, including spinning plates, juggling, hula hoops, and more.

Summer Sounds (Altona and Williamstown)
Image: West Melbourne and Beyond. Summer Sounds, Curlew Park, Laverton.

Get ready to party, enjoy the music and let the kids run around!

Summer Sounds (Altona and Williamstown)
Image: West Melbourne and Beyond. Performance by Sugar Fed Leopards.


Outdoor Summer Sounds Concerts throughout Hobson Bay are located in:


All outdoor music performances are FREE and no bookings required.

Event Organiser

The events are presented by Hobsons Bay City Council.

Pearly Shells and James Henry (27 Jan)

The Pearly Shells

For over a decade and a half, The Pearly Shells have established themselves as a leading Jazz, Swing, and RnB ensemble in Melbourne. Their distinctive style and presence evoke the classic essence of the Golden Age, reminiscent of legends like Basie, Goodman, Ellington, and Brother Ray Charles.

Renowned for their captivating swing beats and the glimmering Hollywood-esque clam-shell stands, The Pearlys have become synonymous with creating enchanting soundtracks and compelling dance rhythms. Their performances span a variety of venues including bars, clubs, festivals, and dancehalls, not to mention numerous parties, receptions, and various other events.

James Henry

James Henry is a singer-songwriter, composer, and sound designer, celebrated for his innovative fusion of traditional Aboriginal and contemporary music genres. His artistic journey navigates a diverse range of musical terrains, from the pulsating rhythms of Techno to the grandeur of full orchestral compositions.

His extensive career includes significant contributions to numerous theatre and dance productions. James's compositions have graced the performances of prestigious groups such as the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Philharmonia Choir, and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Recently, his fellowship has been dedicated to the revitalisation of First Nations languages through the medium of song.

  • Date: Sat 27 Jan 2024
  • Time: 2pm – 5pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Location: Logan Reserve, Altona
  • Website: Summer Sounds 27 Jan

TEK TEK Ensemble and Yusupha Ngum and the Affia Band (24 Feb)

TEK TEK Ensemble

TEK TEK Ensemble is renowned for their virtuosic and original music, drawing inspiration from the lushness of tropical jungles, the vibrancy of late-night discos, and the elegance of 1960s fashion.

They mesmerize audiences with their dynamic performances featuring bold trumpet sounds, indulgent violins and organ, deep, rhythmic drums and bass, along with wild psychedelic electric guitar and synthesizer. Their performances are further enriched with layers of harmonized singing. Since their formation in 2010, TEK TEK Ensemble has captivated audiences countless times, both in Australia and internationally.

Yusupha Ngum and the Affia Band

Yusupha Ngum, celebrated as one of Gambia's most beloved artists, spearheads the all-star ensemble, the Affia Band. Their performances are an Afro odyssey, seamlessly blending jazz, blues, and funk fusion, leaving audiences both elevated and captivated.

Their sound is a rich melting pot of Afro-centric flavors, seasoned with traditional influences, jazz, and funk. This eclectic blend is brought to life with world-class musicianship, creating an unforgettable auditory experience.

  • Date: Sat 24 Feb 2024
  • Time: 2PM-5PM
  • Cost: FREE
  • Location: Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown
  • Website: Summer Sounds 24 Feb

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Previous Summer Sounds Concerts - 20 Jan 2024

Sello Molefi

Sello Molefi put on a crowd friendly show with nice interation with the crowd and a bit of social commentary without being overbearing.

Sugar Fed Leopards

Sugar Fed Leopards got the kids up and jumping and put on a highly energetic and entertaining performance.


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