Sydney’s Hollywood Quarter in Surry Hills will transform into a music lover’s paradise with the launch of the Great Southern Nights Gig Trail starting at 4pm on Saturday, March 23, 2024. 

Each venue within the precinct will offer a distinctive blend of music and dining, promising an immersive experience. Participating venues include the Ace Hotel Sydney, The Soda Factory, Alberto’s Lounge, The Burdekin, Golden Age Cinema & Bar, Hollywood Hotel, Hotel Harry, Butter, Paramount House Hotel and more. 

A specially curated band featuring some of Sydney’s most acclaimed musicians will take to Foster St, embracing a rich troubadour tradition while exploring multicultural genres.

Throughout the Gig Trail, talented buskers of varying ages and backgrounds will showcase their skills, adding to the vibrant atmosphere.

Trevor Brown, the Music Curator drawing from his international experiences in Italy, France, and Eastern Europe, promises unexpected musical encounters. He invites guests to explore the hidden gems of the Hollywood Precinct, discovering music in unexpected corners. 

In addition to the music, the precinct boasts some of the city’s finest dining experiences, with outdoor diners treated to live music performances. From casual bites to gourmet delights, the food and drink offerings cater to every palate, ensuring a truly unforgettable experience for all who attend.

Great Southern Nights

In-venue gigs at HQ Sydney

  • Ace Hotel Sydney: Charlie Villas and Fried Pork Chop (6pm-12am)
  • Alberto’s Lounge: Fritto Disco Speciale starring Kirin J Callinan (lunch)
  • Burdekin Hotel: Kingdom Calm ft Burkina Flats & Bakura (7-10pm)
  • Butter: Cherryrype, Grebel, Izzybops, LXGCY (9pm-12am)
  • Golden Age Cinema & Bar: Tasman Keith (10pm-1am)
  • Harry’s: Refuge Recording presents SilverStix (7pm-3am)
  • Hollywood Hotel: The Zoe K Experience (New Orleans Edition) (7pm-1am)
  • Paramount House Hotel: Jono Ma (5pm-8pm)
  • Soda Factory: Soda’s House of Fun ft DJ Nino Brown & Friends (7pm-4am)

Food and Drink specials

  • Alberto’s: Lunch special, 2 course + wine $45. 12-5pm featuring special guest Kirin J Callinan
  • Beau: Snacks on Fracks 4pm to 6pm. Enjoy Happy Hour perched at the bar or in the laneway
  • Butter: 3 Crispy Chicken Wings & Tiger Beer $20
  • Gilda’s: Open from 5.30pm for a pre-show meal. Or a drink with snacks. Walk-ins welcome!
  • Kiln: Late night snack menu plus dDJ tunes to entertain you up on 18th floor with views for miles
  • Nel Restaurant: Join Nelly on a delicious Australian degustation journey
  • Pellegrino 2000: Dine al-fresco, be entertained by the troubadours, and be transported to Italy!
  • Poly: “Apolytivo” delicious drinks and food at ‘happy hour’ prices! Only on Saturday 23rd. From 5-6pm
  • The Rover: Happy Hour from 4-6pm, $2 Oysters, $6 Beers, $6 G&Ts, $10 Wine, and a $14 Spritz. Dinner reservations from 5pm
  • Nomad: Feast al-fresco and be entertained by the troubadours. Book an outside table now.
  • Tio’s: Sit outside on Foster St, Nachos, Live Tunes and $12 Margarita Specials (till sold out)

Sydney’s Hollywood Quarter precinct in Surry Hills Great Southern Nights Gig Trail starts from 4pm on Saturday 23 March 2024. Find out more here