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  • Open today 9am–5pm
  • Free general admission

Saturday 1 February 2020, 7–9pm | $55 adult, $45 concession, $40 Museum Friends, $130 family, $20 child (under 16 years) | Bookings essential (fees apply) | Amphitheatre

A graphic featuring singer, Dami Im
Dami Im. Photo: Kamilo Mateus

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Experience one of the most revered artists of the new millennium, Dami Im, at the By The Water concert 2020. Enjoy great music and spectacular views as we celebrate the final days of DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition*.

Chill out to the relaxed country strains of supporting artist and ARIA chart-topper, Caitlyn Shadbolt, as the sun sets over the city. When the stars come out, be prepared to be swept away as singer-songwriter Dami Im brings her unique contemporary style to the stage at the National Museum of Australia.

* Note: The exhibition will be closed during the event.

Dami Im

The Australian singer-songwriter is a virtuoso on piano and has a Master of Music Studies in Contemporary Voice. She first came to national prominence when she won The X Factor.

Her self-titled debut album and the single ‘Alive both debuted at number one on the ARIA charts. Since then she has released three more acclaimed studio albums and performed all over the world.

In 2016 Dami became Eurovision royalty when she earned the highest score ever achieved by an Australian entry, and her single ‘Sound of silence’ charted globally.

Caitlyn Shadbolt

A portrait photo of country singer Caitlyn Shadbolt.
Caitlyn Shadbolt. Photo: Bambi Photography

Caitlyn Shadbolt is a small-town girl with big potential. At just 23 years old, Caitlyn has achieved significant milestones in her relatively short career. Since coming fifth on the The X Factor in 2014, Caitlyn released a self-titled EP and her debut album Songs on My Sleeve in 2017.

Upon its release, this Gympie girl’s album hit number one on both the ARIA Country Album chart and the iTunes Country Album chart and reached the Top 10 on the iTunes Main/All Genre chart. The first single, ‘My break up anthem’, held number one on the National Country Airplay Chart for over eight consecutive weeks and became the second most played song on Country Radio in 2017.

Frequently asked questions

Doors open at 6pm for a 7pm start.

Yes, unless we have sold out.

No, in fact there are no seats! We suggest that you bring a picnic blanket to sit on.

Yes. You can bring camp chairs or picnic chairs to sit on, there will be a designated area for chairs clearly marked out. However we request that no umbrellas or shade structures be erected.

This outdoor concert will go ahead no matter what the sky throws at us! If the forecast looks dire, pack a poncho or a raincoat. In the case of extreme weather we will relocate to the Gandel Atrium.

Food will be available for purchase from our fabulous local food vans. A selection of beer, cider, wine and non-alcoholic drinks will be available at a cash bar.

The National Museum of Australia is located on Acton Peninsula on Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra, just a short drive south-west of the city centre. Access is via Lawson Crescent, Acton.

Bicycle paths lead to the National Museum and bicycle racks are available for your use.

A map of bicycle paths can be found on the Department of Territory and Municipal Services website.

Stretch your legs and enjoy a walk to the National Museum from the city on the bicycle/walking paths along the north-western shore of Lake Burley Griffin.

Action bus routes 981 and 934 service the National Museum on weekends. For route and timetable information and fares visit the Transport for Canberra website.

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