Sounds in the Park

Arts & Culture Food & Drink Free Kids/Family Live Entertainment Outdoor

Event Information

  • Date DATE
    25 February 2023
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  • Time TIME
    5 - 8PM
  • Location LOCATION
    Ryrie Reserve Como
  • Cost COST
  • Hosted by HOSTED BY
    City of South Perth

Roll out your picnic rug and enjoy an evening of live music under the stars along with children’s activities and roving entertainment. Pack a picnic or choose from a range of gourmet food vendors on site. 

Sounds in the Park is a proudly inclusive event. This concert will feature Auslan interpreters, ample ACROD parking, as well as track matting to allow access for people using a wheelchair or walking aid. 

Sounds in the Park will take place on Saturday 25 February at Ryrie Reserve, Como.

The event is free, with no bookings required. 


From 5pm: Pre-show entertainment including children's activities, roving entertainment and gourmet food trucks

5-5.45pm - Roving Entertainment

5.30- 6pm - Catherine Summers

Perth jazz singer and bandleader Catherine Summers is widely known as a ‘delight to watch’ and this three-piece ensemble brings a fresh chill-out and presents re-workings of pop music in styles influenced by jazz greats, the likes of Chet Baker, John Coltrane and more.

6.15-6.45pm - Milford Street Shakers

The Milford Street Shakers will bring their 11-piece band and take you on a memorable journey across the iconic 60s musical landscape, bridging the simplicity of the blues with the sheer expressivity of R&B. This performance will cause toe-tapping, hip shaking and lyric belting fun! 

7-8pm - Western Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra featuring Libby Hammer

Western Australian Youth Jazz orchestra is Australia’s leading youth jazz orchestra, with musicians aged from 14-25 years. This Golden Era of Jazz performance by WAYJO’s 18-piece orchestra will feature Libby Hammer, one of Perth's premier jazz vocalists, with a backstory chock-full of musical theatre, acting, comedy, circus, languages and 26 years of solid gigging, she is regarded in WA as an accomplished jazz singer, bandleader, vocal coach, and composer.

With a repertoire from the greats such as Count Basie, Ella Fitzerald, Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington, this will be a performance not to miss! 

Getting there

We encourage nearby residents to walk or cycle down to the event. There will be a drop off/pick up zone ( 5 minute set down) located along Throssell Street. 


ACROD parking will be available off Throssell Street, please present your ACROD permit upon entry. There will be limited event parking surrounding the reserve, with the main event carpark located off Murray Street, behind Collier Reserve. A free shuttle bus will run from the event parking area to the event site between 4.30-9pm. 


This concert is wheelchair accessible. Path matting for wheelchair access will be in place and accessible toilets will be available. Auslan interpreters will be on stage throughout the duration of the event and streamed on to the screens on the stage.


You may bring your own seating including chairs and picnic blankets. The event will have designated areas for picnic blankets and low seating (low back chairs and chairs with short legs), and an area for high seating. No BYO umbrellas or marquees will be permitted.

Food and beverages 

There will be a range of gourmet food trucks available to purchase from, you may also bring along your own food. The event is BYO, please drink responsibly. No alcoholic drinks will be available to purchase.

Youth Makers Markets  

This year the Sounds in the Park Concert will have an added addition, a youth makers market!  Local South Perth youth will have their handmade creations on sale for attendees to purchase if they wish too. For more information on the Youth Makers Markets please contact the Youth and Children’s Officer via .

COVID safety

This event will be held in association with the current state government COVID-19 directives, including requirements for attendees to:
  • Practice good personal hygiene (e.g. hand sanitizer stations will be available at the event site).
  • People should stay home if they are feeling unwell; isolate; and get tested.

Supported by 

This event is held in partnership with Mentally Healthy WA to promote the Act Belong Commit campaign.


Event contact

For event related enquiries, please contact the City’s events team.