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Music

Woody Guthrie

Songs of Freedom

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

Celebrate one of the greatest folk singers of all time with this unique concert dedicated to his songs of freedom, social justice and equality.

In a world where bigotry, racism, violence and inequality are seemingly on the rise, this show, built around Woody’s songs, is a timely reminder of the universal power of great folk music to celebrate humanity and to give voice to the struggles of ordinary people for a better world.

Led by the musical prowess of Bruce Hearn (from Melbourne ska legends, Strange Tenants) & The Machinists, Woody Guthrie: Songs of Freedom features icons of Australia’s folk/roots music scene, including Mic Conway (Captain Matchbox), Margret RoadKnight, Jan “YARN” Wositzky (Bushwhackers), Kavisha Mazzella and the Brisbane Combined Unions Choir.

Help keep the flame alive and experience the power of Woody’s music, with his messages as relevant in today’s political climate as they were when he first wrote them back in the 30s and 40s.

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About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Accommodation
Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and The Fantauzzo.