Australian National Botanic Gardens

Saturdays and Sundays 18 & 19 January, 25 & 26 January, 1 & 2 February


Summer Sounds 2020 postponed due to hazardous weather conditions

Due to hazardous air quality and ongoing fire danger, the Australian National Botanic Gardens’ Summer Sounds 2020 has been postponed. The health and welfare of our visitors, staff and performers are our highest priority. We will provide updates on exact dates as they become available via our website and Facebook page.

If you have already purchased concert tickets online, we will be in contact with you in the coming days to arrange a refund.

We appreciate your understanding.

Manager, Australian National Botanic Gardens
Peter Byron

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Summer Sounds 2020 Visitor Survey

Program description 

Purc Randall & Soultry Se-Lah with Canberra Swing Katz 

Purc Randall & Soultry Se-Lah has captivated audiences in Canberra, Sydney, Wollongong and Melbourne with their unique and soulful tone in their live performances. They have a huge repertoire including Soul, Motown, Pop, RNB, Raggae, Top 40, Rock, Latin, Country and more.

To get the crowd warmed up and ready to go, Canberra Swing Katz will offer a pre-band dance workshop for the young and old. Known for their high energy, high flying performances and super fun classes, Canberra Swing Katz specialise in Charleston, Lindy Hop and related Swing Dances.

Purc Randall & Soultry Se-Lah and Canberra Swing Katz

Something Like This with Jumptown Swing 

Something Like This’ priority is that all people listening to them hear the songs they know and enjoy. They play a mix of everything from classic rock, jazz, top 40, soul, reggae, disco and hits from every decade!

Jumptown Swing will join the fun with a dance workshop for young and old. Jumptown is a not-for-profit organisation who have inspired and taught hundreds of students to swing dance in Canberra for more than 10 years.

Something Like This and Jumptown Swing

Sweet Little Lies with Kokoloco

A Celebration of Fleetwood Mac, Sweet Little Lies takes you down memory lane performing the greatest hits, cult favourites and the best of Stevie.

To add extra colour to the concert, Kokoloco will get the audience on their feet with a spectacular Latin and Zumba performance. Kokoloco is one of Canberra’s most prestigious dance studios and the best place to learn to dance, get fit and have fun!

Sweet Little Lies and Kokoloco

The Bad Henrys with the National Capital Bootscooters

The Bad Henrys are here to shake, rattle, rock and roll Canberra’s live music scene with an awesome mix of covers that will get you up and dancing. From Black Velvet to Barracuda, the band is an eclectic mix of talented local musicians.

Continue the top-tapping with the National Capital Bootscooters and bring on some line dancing fun
The Bad Henrys and National Capital Bootscooters

Annie and the Armadillos with Canberra Swing Katz

Saturday 1 February – Annie and the Armadillos with Canberra Swing Katz
Annie and the Armadillos are a popular jazz, swing and blues band. Lead singer Annie Sloane delivers sultry jazz and popular songs with great style.

Canberra Swing Katz will be back to dance the night away with Annie.
Canberra Swing Katz

The Liam Budge Jazz Quartet with Jumptown Swing 

Award-winning Jazz vocalist Liam Budge performs an intense and mellifluous vocals accompanied by his quartet – piano, bass, drums and saxophone.

Joining Liam and his Quartet is Jumptown Swing.
Liam Budge and Jumptown Swing

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Saturdays and Sundays 18 & 19 January, 25 & 26 January, 1 & 2 February



$5.00  Adults
$3.00  Friends, concession and children