Stage Set for Street Serenade in Forest Lake, Heathwood and Inala

Street Serenade, Brisbane’s biggest music extravaganza is back on the road with more unique talents and unforgettable performers who will show what it means to be Boldly Brisbane, this year’s Brisbane Festival theme! Forest Lake, Heathwood and Inala will set the stage for some epic music programs that will surely entertain the locals.

After the success of Street Serenade in 2020, Brisbane Festival will once again connect communities, bringing the joy of music and movement in the neighbourhoods. Because locals appreciated the pop-up performances in parks, sporting fields and public piazzas, bringing it back for a second time was a given. 

“At its roots, Street Serenades is all about bringing people together, building positive community connections, and increasing our interactions with people in our neighbourhood and across the city,” Brisbane Festival Artistic Director Louise Bezzina said.

Below are the free performances to watch at three Brisbane south suburbs locations:

RakoPasefika: At Our Place

RakoPasefika is the platform for a group of artists who imbibe the ancient Rotuman and Polynesian art forms and stories. Together with the Inala Hub Community, RakoPasefika will conduct a ukelele workshop and strum along to the music. Come to the venue at least an hour earlier for a sausage sizzle party with kid’s activities.

Deline Briscoe

Deline Briscoe is a strong Yalanji woman of song from the Daintree Region of Far North Queensland. She has enjoyed a flourishing music career for over two decades, interweaving Wulngkabadi (Yalanji traditional singing) with jazz, hip-hop and soul infusion.

The Little Red Company

The Little Red Company is one of Australia’s most vital independent production houses, pioneering in a unique brand of music and theatre experience from artists with diverse backgrounds. In 2020, The Little Red Company was recognised as a finalist at the  Lord Mayor’s Business Awards. Its show Rumor Has It also won the Matilda Award for Best Musical/Cabaret.

Incidentally, the company has just received a grant from Arts Queensland’s Organisations Fund 2022 to 2025, which means there will be more creative work to come.

Street Serenade will follow a COVID safe protocol. Be sure to download the QR code before coming to the park parties and maintain social distancing.