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Where To Enjoy Sunset Sips And Free Live Music Across Summer On The Gold Coast

By Danielle Read
20th Dec 2022

Lisa Hunt singing on stage

Summertime on the Gold Coast is infamously spectacular and as the weather warms up we count the days until sun-soaked festivities roll around. Well, get excited because they’re finally here. At the top of our list? The Star’s vibrant Garden Kitchen & Bar Live On The Lawn, entertainment series. Grab your mates and head down for live performances every Friday with some of the industry’s finest musicians. Did we mention it’s 100% free? 

With summer’s warm afternoons, balmy nights and sunsets that stretch on forever, it’s the perfect excuse to laze from sunset to moonlight, for good times and good boogies in great company. 

Read on for all the details on this stunning lineup running all summer long. 

Lisa Hunt on The Lawn

Picture this: you and your mates lapping up the last of the days’ rays lawn-side, a selection from the seasonal beverage menu in hand and the soothing sounds of Lisa Hunt floating through the air. It’s the ultimate summertime trio. Unless an up-close spot’s more your style, then go right ahead and groove your way to the front. 

Regulars of the Gold Coast music scene will be familiar with Lisa Hunt’s impeccable performances. Belting out classics from the world of mo town, funk, soul and disco, Hunt graces The Lawn’s stage for this headliner series following tours with music greats. We’re talking the likes of Australian icon Jimmy Barnes, Midnight Oil, James Brown and even Ray Charles. Now her summertime residency at The Star’s own Garden Kitchen & Bar gives you full viewing pleasure to her knockout set. 

With no booking needed, simply waltz in, find a space and get comfy. This headliner highlight is the ultimate way to amplify that holiday-time fuzzy feeling. Head along from 5pm for an alfresco croon and as the day’s golden glow melts into the horizon, cheers to your excellent decision. 

Sex & Chocolate on The Lawn

Following on from the exceptional vibe set by Lisa Hunt, Motown legends, Sex & Chocolate will take to the stage to round out 2022’s Live On The Lawn season. Rolling together smooth harmonies and sharp dance moves, this tight trio take musical inspiration from Motown classics, contemporary R&B and timeless soul.

If you’ve got a thirst that only floor-filling contemporary R&B will satisfy, weave through swaying palms and out onto The Star’s emerald field dotted with minimalist chic seating so perfectly placed it's near impossible to miss a glimpse at Sex & Chocolate on stage. 

The best bit? This free headliner performance kicks off during that happy hazy time between Christmas and New Year. So whether the ‘rents are visiting, friends are in town or you need a little you time before the countdown to 2023, make your way to The Garden Kitchen & Bar on December 30. 


When:  5pm - 8pm, every Friday 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 16 Dec, 23 Dec and 13 Jan (Lisa Hunt) 30 Dec (Sex & Chocolate)
Where: Garden Kitchen & Bar; The Star Casino
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Image credit: @angelaanddavidphotography

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