For those who’ve missed the fabulous Noosa alive! Festival this year, don’t fret: there is a lot to experience in the performance realm on a regular basis not far from Noosa Pacific.
Along the River
A regular haunt for locals and visitors alike for live performance is at the Noosa Harbour in Tewantin. Hosted by the Noosa Harbour Wine Bar, you’ll find solo artists and small piece bands serenading the end of the day. Catch the Noosa Ferry up, have a glass of something cool and a bite to eat at any of the very good restaurants and takeaways here over sunset. This is a very chilled way to get your musical fill! Check out their Facebook page for regular updates.
The MV Catalina pushes off from its Gympie Terrace jetty a number of times a week, with DJed beats reminiscent of that summer on the Amalfi Coast or Greek isle. A cruise along the Noosa River on this double storied boat is for the cool kids… and anyone who likes a touch a luxe and class to their afternoon/ evening cocktail. Just book your ticket for your preferred time, and relax yourself into an afternoon of lounge beats, delicious local food and classy drinks all enjoyed while cruising the Noosa River. This is an 18+ experience.
With a burgeoning number of bars and gorgeous alfresco eateries, Noosa Junction is experiencing a renaissance of the entertainment kind. Head down here on Friday’s at knock off time and you’ll be spoiled for choice in regards to live music. Choose from Moto (opposite the post office), Flos Creperie or the Ze Pickle laneway. Follow the locals to the Village Bicycle, or a host of choices in Arcadia Lane. For something to get the hips moving after dinner, head down to the Cornerstone Pub, where the good vibes go late. Checking out the Junction’s very own entertainment website, is a must if you’re the planning type. Otherwise, just wander along…
In a class of its own, The J is Noosa’s premier event space, check out their website for attractions when you book your Noosa Pacific apartment, and tee up a wonderfully cultural night out.
The options here are endless and again, really depends on the vibe you’re looking for. In winter, this will generally only occur Thursday- Friday.
Café Le Monde is well known for very regular DJ beats and artists in a relaxed atmosphere, while Miss Moneypennys ups the cool factor, especially during their Bottomless Sundays. Rococos has regular gigs on ‘the lawn’ featuring jazz and solo artists, Aromas will serenade your Sundays in the courtyard, and the Noosa Surf Life Saving Club generally bangs out the crowd pleasing hits of a Friday and Saturday night.
Sunday Arvo Sessions.
There are a few epic choices for a Sunday tipple and toe tap, it really all depends on the mood you’re in!
The Sunshine Beach SLSC is a Sunday afternoon institution when it comes to live music, hosting excellent musicians and bands every week. Served with a beautiful big side of ocean view and delicious food and drink, getting over this side of town from Noosa Pacific isn’t a problem either: phone them for their courtesy bus, or hop on one of the free weekend buses running throughout the shire of Noosa.
Fancy a drive into the country? Stop off at the historic Imperial Hotel in Eumundi, and experience this gorgeous town without the market crowds and with a side of great music. This is a very fun way to spend your Sunday (though they have music on throughout the week- check out their website).
For a more casual Sunday afternoon, a short stroll upriver along Gympie Terrace to just beyond the boat ramp will find you outside the Noosa Boathouse on a patch of green lawn. As the sun sets and the lorikeets come home to roost, you can sit at one of the many picnic tables and listen to the acoustic sounds of local musicians. Think Cat Stevens, a little James Reyne and some Simon and Garfunkle mixed with a few slow versions of more recent pop songs. Stroll home via one of Gympie Terrace’s many restaurants for a takeaway dinner.