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Enjoy great food, live music & spectacular harbour views

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and The Domain are bringing back The Garden Social for its second year this summer! Welcome in the new year with decadent food and state of the art live entertainment at The Garden Social from 6 January to 14 February 2022 in the Tarpeian Precinct of the Domain.

Entry to The Garden Social is FREE and no tickets are required for this popular all-ages event series!

Set against the stunning backdrop of Sydney Harbour and the iconic Sydney Opera House, The Garden Social is your ultimate summer destination!

This food and drinks event is created for people to share a laugh, a few drinks, delicious food and immerse themselves in a variety of music performed by a fabulous line-up of Australian artists.

From 5.00 pm every Thursday and Friday and 11.00 am every Saturday and Sunday you will be treated to an eclectic selection of DJ sets and Pop, Alternative, Jazz and Classical music performed by talented musicians from around Sydney and the nearby Conservatorium of Music.

The main music line-up includes:

  • Anjali Raj - Anjali commands the stage, whilst effortlessly delivering her smooth, dance, pop, and rnb vocals either at chilled acoustic sets or pumping dance floor fillers with a live band or DJ.

  • Beatnix (Jack Shepherd and Sam Hunter) - Beatnix is a street infused neo-soul, jazz-hip-hop and improv collective. They showcase a polished blend of arrangements amid improvised jams and originals.

  • Claudine Field - Claudine is a Sydney based drummer and percussionist with a keen interest in exploring unique sounds between rhythm and dance relationship.

  • Club Sol (Luke Antony and Kyle Mguire) - Luke and Kyle are a musical duo known for their funky soul and house sound.

  • DJ Karmal Jager - Jager is a Sydney based DJ, producer and vocalist who has dived headlong into the world of electronic music, producing all the best high beat tracks.

  • DJ Mr Chad - Mr Chad brings an eclectic style and fearless attitude to spark an audience of any demographic, bringing energy and excitement to the event or party whilst he shares his popular pop, funk, 80s, indie, house and rock mixes.

  • DJ Naj - Naj a talented music selector with a fun and energetic presence wherever he plays making him a pleasure to have at any event.

  • Emily Hanks - Emily is a soul, funk, blues, reggae, hip hop and jazz specialist. She has firmly planted herself within the Sydney music scene where she is a regular performer across the best venues, musicians and bands around town.

  • Hayley Teal Duo - Hayley is Australia's most popular and versatile vocalists from X factor, Dancing with the Stars and Name That Tune, who has come together with Sydney's most celebrated musician, Fenix Martinez; to create a classy and cool acoustic sound blending keyboards, looping and beats with her soothing serenades.

  • Jake Meadows - Jake creates a modern marriage of true analog and electronic through rhythmic, enigmatic and textured beats as his voice pairs with his inherent harp playing to create a new aura that is honest and exudes a sense of bittersweet grace.

  • Jordan C Thomas - Jordan's trio ensemble works in the realms Jazz, Swing and Rockabilly, providing a familiar yet unique offering mixing both old style grooves with classic and current material.

  • Maari Music (Bronte and Dom) - Bronte and Dom lead with rich, soulful vocals and lush, ever-present harmonies. This. Duo brings an eclectic mix of 'guilty-pleasure' Pop, 90s, 00's and even some of the duo's original songs from their project Maari.

  • Ricky Nifo (Mt Trio) - Ricky's passion for soul music was ignited from The Voice AU where he was chosen by Kelly Rowland. Since then, he delivers his soulful tunes on tour with Tones and I and performs at various functions and events.

  • Tash Wolf - Tash Wolf is one of these talented musicians, who has produced her own solo arrangements since 2016, when she began posting videos online of her expert Blues and Jazz riffs. Known for her eclectic mashups and soothing tones, she is Australia's youngest guitarist heart throb.

  • Vincent Sebastian - Vincent is one of Sydney's go to percussion players as he combines raw talent, passion and flair into one amazing rhythmic package. He also is a great electronic artist and producer fronting his mind blowing live EDM band called Oyobi.

    As the sun sets, enjoy some of Sydney's most spectacular harbourside views as well as a unique floral custom light installation.

    Plus in the central dome tent, you can purchase a selection of food and refreshing beverages from a four-sided bar.

    This bespoke event is a CBD treasure, bringing Sydneysiders together to re-discover the beauty of their own city!

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    Entry is via Tarpeian Lawn off Macquarie Street and Public transport is recommended.

    Please note no BYO food or drink is permitted.

    The Garden Social will be a Covid safe event and follow the public health orders at the time of the event.

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    When: 6 January to 14 February 2022
    Where: Tarpeian Precinct, The Domain overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge
    Cost: Entry to The Garden Social is free and no tickets are required.
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    Looks like a great way to enjoy the harbour
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