Summer Sounds concerts for 2019

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RMC at Summer Sounds 2018  (Photo: Brian Moir)A picnic on the lawn among the Gum Trees… Children dancing to the music… The sound of Kookaburras preparing for nightfall… What better way to spend a warm summer evening in Canberra ?

The Australian National Botanic Gardens’ popular Summer Sounds concerts will be held during the first two weekends of February.

Concerts are held on the Eucalypt Lawn at the Gardens in Clunies Ross Street, Acton, on the lower slopes of Black Mountain. Entertainment starts at 5.00 pm, with the concert performances starting at 6pm and finishing at 7.30.

A complimentary assistance vehicle will operate from the car park areas to the Eucalypt Lawn. This service will operate both ways from 4:30 pm and concludes at 8.00 pm.

Bring a picnic or enjoy the food and drinks for sale on site.

(Photo: The RMC Band at Summer Sounds 2018. Photo by Brian Moir)


Saturday 2 February:   Annie and the Armadillos with Jumptown Swing
(Note changed line-up: Bewitched are not able to appear)

Sunday 3 February:      Royal Military College Band with Jumptown Swing

Saturday 9 February:   Big Boss Groove with Canberra Swing Katz

Sunday 10 February:    Annie and the Armadillos with Canberra Swing Katz


Book online for early bird ticket prices

$7.50 adults, $5 Friends member, concession and students, $3 children; under 3 are free.
All tickets must be shown at the gate on entry.

Purchase tickets on arrival at the Botanic Gardens

$10 adults, $7.50 Friends member, concession and students, $5 children; under 3 are free.

Volunteers needed

Volunteering at the summer concerts is a good way to meet other Friends. We need your help, collecting entry donations, supervising parking and transport for disabled patrons, driving the electric vehicles up to the Eucalypt Lawn, and answering queries at the Information Tent. More information about volunteering at the concerts can be found here.

Sponsored by Icon Water and the Friends of the Gardens. Icon Water logo