Live and Local Micro Festival
SUNSHINE COAST LIVE & LOCAL MICRO-FESTIVAL PROGRAM ANNOUNCED
Sunshine Coast Live & Local Micro-Festival is employing 71 music makers showcasing in 10 venues across the Sunshine Coast region over 4 jam-packed days as part of the innovative program invigorating the creative economy.
Sunshine Coast is kicking off the series of five SEQ north regions delivering a Live & Local program lead by the Creative Arts Alliance (CAA) and supported locally by the Sunshine Coast Council.
Live & Local Project Lead Emily Murphy said “The aim is to connect music makers with venues keen to present original, live music both now and into the future.”
“It is clear that there is an appetite to support live, original music in the region and Sunshine Coast Council is championing this. Thanks to some quick thinking and council’s recent support, we’ve been able to boost the Sunshine Coast project to include performers who were scheduled to present as part of Horizon Festival’s program which was unfortunately cancelled in August.”
As well performance opportunities, Live & Local is connecting all musicians from the region and any interested venues with two days of free, high-quality professional development delivered in partnership with Queensland’s peak body, QMusic.
“Live and Local is a unique project that combines the strategic connections of our national partners the Live Music Office and APRA/AMCOS and state partners QMusic with deeply localised knowledge of council and our music industry. These powerful connections are exactly the building blocks needed for the Sunshine Coast to build a sustainable music industry” said Creative Arts Alliance Chair, Phil Smith.
Sunshine Coast’s Live & Local has been driven by local emerging curator Andrea Kirwin through a popular EOI process and in deep consultation with both existing and new music venues.
“It is exciting to be working with so many talented musicians who all call the Kabi Kabi and Jinibara nations ‘home.’” she said.
“The Sunshine Coast is a melting pot of musicians and creatives. In every area of the coast there are artists responding to this gorgeous region we live in. Venues like restaurants, cafes and pubs are often very creative spaces run by creative people. It’s a fantastic project to be matching them with musicians and help breathe some positivity into the difficult times we’ve had of late in our industries,” said Ms Kirwin.
The Live & Local Sunshine Coast Micro-Festival gigs are family friendly, absolutely free and no bookings are required; however there is limited seating so early arrival is recommended.
You can expect to see pop-up gigs across Nambour Saturday September 11, Eumundi Sunday September 12, Palmwoods and Eudlo Saturday September 18, and Mooloolaba on Sunday September 19 featuring 36 different acts from soloists to bands.
MUSIC INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
ALL MUSICIANS AND INTERESTED VENUES WELCOME, COST IS FREE, NO BOOKING REQUIRED
MONDAY 13 & TUES 14 SEPTEMBER, 6PM – 8PM
VENUE: THE MET, MAROOCHY CITY CENTRE
SUNSHINE COAST LIVE & LOCAL MICRO FESTIVAL PROGRAM
Saturday September 11 – NAMBOUR
MILL ST KITCHEN
Lydia Fairhall, Bobby Longstaff, Anna & Jordan
THE VILLAGE PICKLE
Joe Man Murphy, Hayden Hack, Karen Law Trio
SUNSHINE COAST PINBALL
Peruvian Flashback, Shen Panthers, Forrest Run
Sunday September 12 – EUMUNDI
Kim Kirkman, Damien Campbell, Dangerous Song
Asher Beau, At Dusk, SOLOUA
JaZZella Trio, Phil Barlow and the Wolf, The Fins
Saturday September 18 – PALMWOODS & EUDLO
Pat Tierney, Will Clift, The Dawn Light Trio
ROSEBED & FINCH
Josh Curtis, Darcy Kate, Adam James
Phin, VYN, Andrea Kirwin
Sunday September 19 – MOOLOOLABA
SoLar, Mason Hope, JC and the Tree
Demi Casha, Oskar Campbell, KARLOU
Nana’s Pie Band, The Lyrical, The Sunza Beaches
These events are brought to you in collaboration by Creative Arts Alliance supported by Gympie, Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Redlands Coast and Moreton Bay Regional Council, Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), Live Music Office, APRA/AMCOS and QMusic.
For more information on the Live and Local program, visit caa.creativealliance.org.au/live-and-local
For downloadable program poster and approved artist images to promote, please CLICK HERE