Katoomba CBD will host a family-friendly micro music festival in 2018 and organisers are looking for local acts for the event. ‘Katoomba Live and Local’ will be a free event held at Civic Place, Big Beet and the Art Gallery Precinct on Katoomba Street on 7 April, 2018.
See on Youtube what Parramatta did with their Live and Local
Blue Mountains Mayor Councillor Mark Greenhill has urged local musicians to submit an expression of interest to perform at the event. “Council is thrilled about receiving funding from the Western Sydney Live and Local Strategic Initiative, through Create NSW, to host a live, local and grassroots event in Katoomba’s CBD next year,” Cr Greenhill said. “The Live and Local initiative is about the local community working together to create vibrant and innovative entertainment, for everyone to enjoy.”
Musicians are required to perform 45 minute sets at the event and will be paid $150 each member. Choirs and school performers are also welcome and will be paid a one-off donation of $150. Artists must reside in the Blue Mountains local government area, or have a minimum of 50% of their members as residents. Musicians will be selected to ensure participation from a broad section of the Blue Mountains community including youth, aboriginal, multicultural, people living with disabilities, as well as equal representation in gender. The funding model specifies a careful match of music to the participating businesses.
BM Council and the Katoomba live and Local Committee have engaged Event Organiser / Curator Meg Benson, of Music Hunter, to match musicians from diverse genres with the participating venues. "This model is based on wonderful evidence (by Dr Dave Carter in The Economic and Cultural Value of Live Music in Australia 2014) that live music dollars boost the Australian economy, three times over,” Ms Benson said. “Food and drink is the number one expense for those attending live music, so the benefits for venues and business owners is clear.”
A workshop will be held at the Mountains Youth Services Team (MYST) on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 January, 2018, for musicians between 12 and 24 who want assistance with preparing a submission for the Expression of Interest. This includes getting an ABN, producing quality photos and music videos and compiling written music descriptions.
To submit an Expression of Interest to perform at the event, or to participate in the MYST promo workshop, go to katoombaliveandlocal.com.au
EOI entries must be submitted by 25 January, 2018.
Successful applicants will be announced on 30 January, 2018.
For more information contact Meg Benson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More pages on our web to be revealed as we approach different phases of our festival, watch our space!
A Huge acknowledgement to the most awesome web and tech team:
This is our brand new Face Book Page for Katoomba Live and Local.
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This is about including people in performance opportunities at Katoomba Live and Local on 7th April 2018.
See you at Banquet of Dreams today, doors open at 6pm for 7pm show start.
ABSOLUTELY MIND BLOWING COLLECTION OF WORLD CLASS RAZOR SHARP DRUMMERS AND PERCUSSIONISTS IN JUST ONE ROOM, RIGHT HERE IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS!!
SOME ADDITIONAL SPECIAL TREATS:
CHARLOTTE SAGEWOOD IS GUESTING WITH CIRCLE OF RHYTHM
EPIZO AND GREG SHEEHAN WILL DO A SONG OR TWO TOGETHER
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You can still pre- purchase tickets, and they are now at door prices.
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