Live Music Venues

Melbourne is widely known as one of the world’s great music cities, and has more live music venues per capita than any other city in the world (Melbourne Live Music Census Report 2017).

City of Melbourne is home to a large number of these venues and this dataset provides a list of dedicated live music venues, and other venues and spaces which present live music, in the municipality.

It should be noted that the criteria for a live music venue, as determined by the Melbourne Live Music Census Report 2017, is a venue which presents live music two nights per week minimum. The census also identified that on an annual basis, 44% of regular venues feature live music on four nights per week, 28% on five nights and 10% on seven nights. Additionally according to the census and associated venue survey responses, a live venue in Melbourne typically: - is a hotel or bar in the CBD or inner suburbs which has been operating for an average of 8 years and, in 50%+ of cases, presents live music four nights per week.

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Published (Metadata Record) 07/03/2023
Last updated 08/02/2024
Organisation City of Melbourne
License - other CC BY
Category Local government
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