No matter how good your mp3 player, headphones or surround sound system is, nothing can quite compare to hearing music live. To not only hear the music, but to live and breathe it as well, to soak up the atmosphere and get lost in the moment. To see a performance is to also feel the performance, with some acts providing a unique energy to their music that reverberates through the crowd. And there is nothing like that feeling when you join with those present to sing along to your favourite songs, all connected through the power and passion of music. If you are heading to Queensland and the coastal north-eastern part of the state in particular, here are some of the best spots for live music in Townsville where you can enjoy similar experiences.
Offering a distinctly Irish feel, Flynns Irish Bar is housed in a building that was once a branch of the Bank of NSW. The great thing here is that apart from being easily accessible from centrally located Townsville serviced apartments, the venue also features live music for you to enjoy six nights of the week, free of charge. For a laidback setting in which to enjoy live music, the Townsville RSL Club is the place to go to. Located around a 10 to 15 minute drive from accommodation options like Oaks M on Palmer, this venue features live music every Saturday night and is an ideal place to enjoy great food and company.
Situated in the suburb of Kirwan, the Avenues Tavern is another place where you can enjoy some great live music and dining options. Apart from a dining bistro, it also features live performances from Friday to Sunday. The newest entrant into the live music scene, The Office was opened in April this year and is expected to draw in a number of acts, while also becoming a happening party venue. It hosts live bands at nights both on Friday and Saturday and is something that one can look to check out when in Townsville during the weekend.
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