After the year that’s been, we’re all looking forward to relaxing and enjoying the summer (still safely social distanced, of course). Imagine sitting in the sun, drink in hand listening to live music again – thanks to these local venues the summer dream is a reality!

Harbord Diggers

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Harbord Diggers has been supporting live entertainment since we can remember. Given how badly the arts and entertainment industry has been affected this year, its goal has never been so important. Through ‘Live & Local’ performances happening Thursday through Sunday, your sandy feet will be tapping away in one of the most beautiful locales around. See the Harbord Diggers’ website for its fabulous December line up.

Thursdays: 6pm to 9pm
Fridays: 6pm to 12am
Saturdays: 12pm to 12am (four acts)
Sundays: 12pm to 6:30pm (two acts)

Address: 88 Evans St, Freshwater NSW 2096
Website: https://harborddiggers.com.au/
Phone: 02 9938 1444
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HarbordDiggers
Instagram: @harborddiggers

Great Southern Nights

In keeping with the theme to support Sydney’s live music scene, Merivale’s been hosting loads of free and ticketed gigs across its venues including The Newport and The Collaroy. These are scheduled under the Great Southern Nights banner inclusive of featured gigs to draw in a crowd. See here for the gig guide.

The Newport

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Overlook the stunning Pittwater and nestled amongst idyllic garden, The Newport has been popular with locals since 1880. Its vibe and atmosphere are perfect for an escape close to home.

Address: 2 Kalinya St, Newport NSW 2106
Website: https://merivale.com/venues/thenewport/
Phone: 02 9114 7337
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenewportsyd
Instagram: @thenewportsyd

The Collaroy

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Right on the beachfront, this friendly pub will serve you freshly shuked oysters, shared plates, wood-fired pizza and a view that’ll be hard to leave. Add live music to the mix and it just elevates this seaside destination even more.

Address: 1064 Pittwater Rd, Collaroy NSW 2097
Website: https://merivale.com/venues/thecollaroy/
Phone: 02 9114 7366
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecollaroy
Instagram: @thecollaroy

The Wharf Bar Manly

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Wharf Bar Manly offers stunning views, beach-chic decor and a relaxed oceanside dining experience. Pair this with Sangria Sundays and live music and summer days are sorted. Pay $39 and get red wine, white wine or rose with guac and chips.

Address: E Esplanade, Manly NSW 2095
Website: https://www.wharfbar.com.au/
Phone: 02 9977 1266
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mwhotel

Q Station

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Combine your love for sunsets and nature with live music courtesy Q Station. Sit on the Glasshouse Lawns, see the colours change above the Sydney Harbour skies and listen to beats every Saturday between 5pm and 7pm for your weekly dose of ‘Sunset Sessions’. You can purchase light refreshments and drinks from the G&Tea House Bar but BYO picnic blanket. Register for your free ticket here.

Address: 1 North Head Scenic Drive, Manly NSW
Website: https://www.qstation.com.au/sunset-sessions.html
Phone: 02 9466 1500
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QStationManly/
Instagram: @qstation

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