The Sidney Myer Music Bowl is one of the best places to go watch live music in Australia, let alone Melbourne itself. Built in 1959 and funded by the Sidney Myer Charitable Trust (now named The Myer Foundation) and named in the honour of businessman and philanthropist Sidney Myer, the venue has serviced Melbourne with distinction. The likes of AC/DC, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fatboy Slim and Bob Dylan have appeared there.
It's a fantastic venue for a picnic, and with the long lawns and high quality facilities just steps away, it's a leisurely way to spend some time with the family or just hanging out with friends. Events and concerts take place all around the year with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra playing a series of free concerts every year at the venue.
Registered on the Victorian Heritage list due to its cultural importance to the state of Victoria, it is also the largest permanent purpose-built live music venue in Australia. Even when an event isn't on at the Bowl, the lawns represent excellent value to get away from the city while in the city itself.
Access is easy, with the various tram lines that run on St. Kilda being adjacent to Kings Domain, where the Bowl is found. Check out their website (listed above) for the next performance at this enchanting and brilliant venue in the heart of Melbourne's cultrual centre.
I love going to the Sydney Myer Music Bowl and I must admit, I have had a standing ovation whilst on stage there. I wont tell you about it, but I have. Its a great place to see the Opera and those christmas concerts are something to enjoy and experience.
By Jody Kimber - senior reviewer Monday, 23rd of May @ 01:55 am