Music by the River

Panorama image of Music by the River event, taken from across the Queanbeyan River. There is a marquee by the water's edge and hundreds of people seated on the lawns.

Music by the River is a one-of-a-kind live music experience brought to you by Icon Water, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council and the Canberra Symphony Orchestra.

Held on the banks of the Queanbeyan River, this free event is the perfect way to enjoy music with the entire family. Music by the River is a wonderful night for both seasoned music lovers and those being introduced to the joy of live music for the first time.

This year, the Canberra Symphony Orchestra will present an evening of orchestral classics from the likes of Gustav Holst, Percy Grainger, Bach and Puccini. 

Black and white photo of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra performing in a marquee

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We are excited to partner with the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council to bring Music by the River back to the banks of the Queanbeyan River. The previous editions have been evenings to remember, and this year looks set to be another memorable event.

Icon Water has been providing water to Queanbeyan for almost 100 years, so we have a long history of partnership that’s worth celebrating.


Portrait of Rachael Thoms sitting outside. There are trees and lawns in the background.

Rachael Thoms

Our 2022 program will also feature fabulous local singer, Rachael Thoms, performing alongside the orchestra.

We will also welcome back our wonderful pre-entertainment, Woodface, and the synchronized singers from the Canberra Harmony Chorus.

Enjoy local wines and tasty food van favourites or bring along your own picnic to enjoy.

Held for the sixth year in a row in 2022, Music by the River is made possible through the support of sponsors like Icon Water.

Come along, enjoy the summer evening and music by the river.

Icon Water is a CSO Gold Partner

Cover image: Music by the River 2019, courtesy of Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

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