Party in the Park

Your Sunday arvo sorted – live music, a sausage sizzle, and family time.

Live music is back on our Outdoor Stage!

Get your friends and family together twice a month for a Party in the Park with gigs from great bands, a sausage sizzle, Storyfest adventures – you’ll be able to wrap up your weekend with live entertainment and some quality family time.

The first event, with the incredible Electrik Lemonade, sold out in record time. Over the next few weeks you’re invited to get moving with Brazilian samba rock from Zambabem (9 Aug), rollick along to alt-blues banyard bangers from The Long Johns (23 Aug) and celebrate Father’s Day by making memories with The Brothers Calling (6 Sept).

And to add to your day, why not stop by the Storyfest pop-up area, perfect for young visitors aged 3 to 7. Grab a colouring-in page, select a book from the Little Lending Library, or join the Storyfest mini band by choosing a tambourine, maraca or xylophone to play. While it’s fun for the little ones, don’t forget all children must be supervised by their grown-ups.

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts

Seating Plan

Party in the Park is General Admission with a twist! To meet social distancing requirements we’ve drawn ‘circle’s on the grass – you book the size that you need and then choose which ‘circle’ you want to sit at when you arrive.

When booking, select ‘1’ for each circle you want to book.

White circles: room for 2-4 people

Blue circles: room for 5-7 people

Red circles: room for 8-10 people

View Party in the Park Seating Plan


Sun 9 Aug: Zambabem

Get ready to say goodbye to winter with a good times beach summer soundtrack that only Brazilians know how to do!

Zambabem is a fresh young group of Brazilian musicians based on the tropical shores of the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Named after a well-known Marku Ribas song, the band formed in late 2012, and plays a range of old and new Popular Brazilian Music from their homeland mixing up everything from samba to ska, in a typical modern band set up – electric guitar, vocals, acoustic guitar, drum set, trombone and the sizzling Brazilian percussion section that drives the whole performance.

Specialising in ‘samba rock’, that shakes the dance-floors of Sao Paulos downtown dance halls – blending samba and American 50s swing/rockabilly – the band’s repertoire also includes styles such as bossanova, maracatu, mangue beat, forro, baiao, funk, reggae and ska.

Sun 23 Aug: The Long Johns

Like the cure-all tonics of old, The Long Johns are good for what ails you.

The Long Johns are the twang of the banjo, the rumble of the sousaphone and the ring of the spittoon, the creak of the door, the crow of the rooster, the stomping of floorboards and the hammering of the chain gang.

A four piece possé, The Long Johns come together to play spooky country with that old timey swing, peppered with the spiciest of flavours to deliver songs of hope, loss and hauntings.  Featuring a line-up of banjos, sousaphone, national guitar and the pots and pans, The Long Johns are Sian Evans, Steve Buchanan, Skritch and Paul Watson preparing a tincture of dark country and barnyard bangers.

Sun 6 Sept: The Brothers Calling

Create some unforgettable memories this Father’s Day and join The Brothers Calling for a very special Party in the Park.

Band members Ash Perrow and Ryan Gittoes are men that walk and talk from their heart. They live and breathe a conscious and courageous approach to life and music with every song emanating a palpable warmth, authenticity and kindness. It’s an immersive experience to see them live and their ability to build a community and take them for a musical journey is a feature of their performances.

Ash and Ryan founded legendary Gold Coast outfit The Lamplights in 2009 and their ability to craft a song that connects with the listener has been well proven. Their recent release of ‘The Dad Song’ has been getting international attention and with their extended family of musical collaborators, the pair have an uncanny ability to make all members of the audience feel like they’re deeply connected to each other.

Frequently Asked Questions

See below for all FAQs.

Eat & Drink

A family friendly sausage sizzle will take place during Party in the Park (with all donations going back into our Artist Fund), alongside alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase from the Lawn Bar. You’re more than welcome to bring your own food, but no hard esky/coolers or BYO alcohol is permitted.

Keeping You Safe

It’s really important to us that you have a safe experience when you come to HOTA. We have a COVID-Safe plan which you can read on our FAQs page and Party in the Park will be set up to ensure we meet all social distancing and hygiene guidelines. All you have to do is enjoy yourself!

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