VENUE 505

Venue 505 has a grass roots feel with the local artist community at it’s core.

Originating in a rooftop warehouse in central Sydney, Australia through the shared passions of a musician and an actor. Frustrated with commercial venues and safe programming, Cameron Undy and Kerri Glasscock have grown out of the underground scene their now world renowned space ‘Venue 505’ (and ‘Old 505 Theatre’). Artist run and performance focused being the underlying feature.

Listed in Down Beat magazine as one of the ‘Top Jazz Clubs in the World’ for 5 years running and winner of Time Out Sydney ‘Legends of 2017’ Bar Awards the space has made it’s mark locally and globally for great music, atmosphere and bar savvy appeal.

See acts ranging from concert to casual including great Jazz, Funk, Reggae, Ska to Latin dance, Flamneco and contemporary cutting edge featuring 20th Century Dog, Bandaluzia Flamenco, Cumbiamuffin, Feel Good Jazz Session, Greg Coffin Trio, Phil Slater Quatet, Project Collective Ska, The Strides.

Friday 26 May - The Strides - Instrumental Stylee

Dance floor mayhem. Reggae, Ska, Dub and Afro-beat originals and classics from The Skatalites to Fela Kuti! A musical experience powerfully explosive and authentic. With three acclaimed albums already under their belt. Roots Reggae with a Hip-Hop edge.

Saturday 27 May - Cumbiamuffin

Iconic and unique Cumbia Orchestra. Unstoppable dance floor! Contagious, joyful rhythm from Latin America and the Caribbean. The project has the vision of introducing the purest sounds of traditional Cumbia to Australian audiences.

Thursday 1 June - 20th Century Dog “Bone’

Jazzy Broken Beat Funk! Deep grooves & infectious melodies. A balancing act that taunts your curiosity while you chill back and experience sweet music. “A very 21st-century take on groove.” (J. Shand) 

Friday 2 June - Project collective Ska

Old-school Jamaican party music from the 50’s & 60’s. An all-instrumental 10-piece band give an unforgettable live show to get you jumping and skanking! From suburban backyards to Sydney’s biggest venues!

Saturday 3 June - Feel Good Jazz Session

FREE 

505 welcomes all comers to their famous 'Feel Good Jazz Sessions'. Great Live Jazz and classic records spinning in a comfy lounge atmosphere from one of the top Jazz clubs in the world (Down Beat 2012-17)

Thursday 8 June - Greg Coffin Trio ‘The Key Is The Colour’

An unparalleled world of beauty and power. Outstanding contemporary Jazz.

Release for their new album ‘The Key Is The Colour’.  An extraordinary ensemble display the fullness of their collective and individual musical gifts.

Friday 9 June - Bandaluzia Flamenco

Award winning! Their unique characteristic is the knowledge and experience to deliver virtuosic flamenco dance, music and rhythm and the ability to conjure up it's distinctive emotion

Saturday 10 June - Bandaluzia Flamenco

Award winning Flamenco dance & music conjure a distinct emotion.

Thursday 15 June - Phil Slater Quintet

World Premier performance of new works from multi-award winning trumpeter and composer and his most notable Jazz Quintet. Representations of place and landscape in contemporary Australian music.

Friday 16 June - Cumbiamuffin

Iconic and unique Cumbia Orchestra. Unstoppable dance floor! Contagious, joyful rhythm from Latin America and the Caribbean. The project has the vision of introducing the purest sounds of traditional Cumbia to Australian audiences.

Saturday 17 June -  Feel Good Jazz Session

FREE

505 welcomes all comers to their famous 'Feel Good Jazz Sessions'. Great Live Jazz and classic records spinning in a comfy lounge atmosphere from one of the top Jazz clubs in the world (Down Beat 2012-17)

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Ticket Conditions

*Booking and transaction fees may apply. Bookings close at venue doors opening 6pm on the day. Tickets may be purchased at the door subject to availability. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK TICKET NUMBERS BEFORE CHECK OUT Unreserved seating (80% seated, 20% standing) SHOW STARTS (approximately) 830pm. Two sets until 1130pm (approximately)