Live Music in the Red Centre – Where You Can Find the Tunes

Despite its modest population, Alice Springs and its neighbouring communities have a wealth of local musicians and a long roster of touring acts. Hailing from – or drawn to – the beating heart of Australia, you’ll catch a range of acts livening up rooftops, decks and stages across town year round.


Live Music in Alice Springs

Epilogue Lounge

Epilogue Lounge, in the centre of the Todd Mall, regularly hosts live music acts on The Rooftop. Sip on happy-hour cocktails then head upstairs to be entertained by local DJs, bands, hip-hop artists and solo acts. Got a song in your heart? Check their socials for the next open mic night.

Epilogue Rooftop Bar live music

Epilogue Rooftop Bar

Gap View Hotel

Look-out for live entertainment at Gap View Hotel’s large outdoor beer garden, where you’ll feel like you’ve entered a mini festival on the right afternoon. Bring your bathers and cool off in one of the swimming pools, or order drinks and pub food from the shipping-container bar and bistro – all while looking over the towering red rock of Heavitree Gap.


The Juicy Rump

Found at Lasseters centre of entertainment, The Juicy Rump showcases local and touring talent on the deck from 7pm, Fridays and Saturdays. Relax under the backdrop of the East MacDonnell Ranges, grab a cold beer and a meal from the grill and enjoy the atmosphere.

Gap View Hotel live music

Gap View Hotel

Araluen Arts Centre

Check the website for upcoming concerts or live music happening at the Araluen Arts Centre. Their sizable theatre sees them draw interstate and international acts to the stage. Enjoy a pre-show or intermission drink and nibbles from the foyer bar.


Uncles Tavern

The Alice Springs’ ‘local’ with the coldest beer in town, Uncles Tavern (known simply as Uncles) hosts nightly themed entertainment and is open seven nights a week. Sing along to karaoke, or wow the crowd with your knowledge at musical bingo.

1690 Restaurant & Bar

This upmarket restaurant and bar, out at the Alice Springs Turf Club, offers live entertainment on the deck to kick your weekend into gear. Get dressed to impress and enjoy their fine-dining menu and drinks.


Monte's Lounge

An after-work favourite, the Monte’s Lounge beer garden is where you’ll find the locals on a Friday afternoon. There are many musical experiences to be had here, from vinyl DJ sets to cabaret performances. Cosy up under the circus-style big top and watch artists perform under the stage lights.


Jump Inn Bar & Restaurant

Summers in Alice Springs are synonymous with listening to tunes in the pool at Jump Inn Bar & Restaurant. Live musicians perform regularly, dance lessons are not uncommon, and locals come together for weekly jam nights on Tuesdays. All are welcome in this internationally minded backpacker venue that serves up delicious craft beers and Asian street food.

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