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Live and Local Music Hawkesbury is a great opportunity for Hawkesbury City Council and local businesses to work together to create fun, vibrant, music filled town centres, in our local shops, where local musicians can perform. Hawkesbury City Council has received Live and Local Strategic Initiative grant funding from Create NSW and the Live Music Office to hold micro music festivals in Richmond and Kurrajong. Expressions of Interest are now sought from prospective performers and venues.

The micro music festivals will transform traditional retail shops into non-traditional music venues, allowing the community more opportunities to engage with live music.

The intention is that the four hour festival:

  • involves a small number of venues and artists
  • is family-friendly
  • is free for the public
  • presents no cost to the businesses involved – for them, it’s business as usual
  • creates a safe environment that doesn’t require road closures or any major infrastructure
  • offers music that suits each venue.

The hope is that:

  • venues will see programming live music as a success and they will look at hosting more live music in the future
  • there will be flow-on benefits for the community’s local economy and increased employment and opportunities for local musicians and associated industries.

Where and when will these festivals be held in the Hawkesbury?

In Richmond, the event will take place on 24 March 2018 between 11.00am and 3.00pm at two locations:

  • Windsor Street between Bosworth Street and East Market Street
  • East Market Street between Windsor Street and Richmond Railway Station

In Kurrajong Village, the event will take place on 14 April, 2018 between 10.00am and 2.00pm

Expressions of interest

Please express your interest in being either a host venue, musician or music curator by clicking the link below. 

Expressions of Interest close: 20 December 2017, 9.00pm

More information and to express interest in participating

Contact: Keri Whiteley, Manager Cultural Services, Live and Local Hawkesbury Project Coordinator, 4560 4468, email [email protected] 

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