River Stage 30

Riverstage turned 30 in September 2019!

Brisbane’s premier outdoor entertainment venue in the heart of the city.

Riverstage was officially opened by Brisbane City Lord Mayor Sallyanne Atkinson on 7 September 1989. Riverstage is now an internationally recognised, iconic, outdoor live music amphitheater located in the heart of Brisbane City.

Riverstage is integral to Brisbane’s expression and a venue that celebrates our quality of life and a sense of place – built on Meanjin, connected to the lands and cultures of the Turrbal and Juggara nations.

Riverstage has presented countless diverse and memorable shows over the past 30 years and this September will celebrate its 30th anniversary.

We recently asked you to share your experiences and memories from 30 years of celebrating music and culture at this iconic venue by completing a public audience survey.

The survey has now closed. Congratulations to Kelly Tohill, winner of the double pass to her choice of gig at the Riverstage this year.

To stay up to date with Riverstage events and birthday celebrations, keep your eye on the Brisbane City Council Events page and Brisbane Festival’s 2019 programme.

Digital Memory Box Collection

Do you have digital artifacts you are willing to contribute to the Audience Memory Box Archive?

Digital copies of photographs, ticket stubs, setlists, reviews, posters, programs and videos are ideal materials to submit to the Memory Box.

These artefacts will be valued as important memories of Brisbane’s social history and live music culture and may be used in future exhibitions and celebrations of our city.

Project Team

Leanne de Souza

Leanne de Souza is a highly-respected veteran of the Australian music industry with 25 years’ experience working in artist management and events.

Leanne currently holds the Executive Director role for the Association of Artist Managers (AAM), is a Trustee of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) and the Curatorial Advisor (Music) for the Museum of Brisbane.

As an entrepreneur, Leanne is the founder and director of the Rock and Roll Writers Festival and a board member of Nightlife Music.

As a sought-after curator, consultant and facilitator, she works extensively across art forms and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples nationally.

Mandi McIntyre

Mandi McIntyre is an experienced creative producer and project director.

A specialist in audience engagement and industry development, Mandi works in an intersection of arts, education, and economic development.

As a creative, Mandi is known for her roles of Programme Producer and Media Manager for Woodford Folk Festival and Programme Director of The Planting Festival. As an educator, Mandi develops bespoke interactive learning experiences for primary school to adult audiences. She teaches at the University of the Sunshine Coast and Education Queensland at High School level.

Within industry development, Mandi is respected for her proven ability to work with all tiers of government, corporate and not-for-profit organisations. She specialises in community engagement, project management and industry analysis.