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Live music in the spotlight

Posted: 12pm 14 Oct 2021

Fifty musicians will play at 11 local venues over two days across the region during the Moreton Bay Live & Local Micro-Festival.

The festival is part of the Live & Local program led by the Creative Arts Alliance and aims to celebrate and invigorate the local music industry.

The spotlight on live and local music continues at a music industry forum at North Lakes on November 2.

Mayor Peter Flannery says the Live & Local Music Recovery Project will help build a sustainable music industry in the region and shine a light on local arts and culture.

“Supporting our local musicians, performers and artists not only drives positive social and economic outcomes for our region, it gives people a musical extravaganza to invigorate the senses,” he says.

Local and emerging event producer Amy Kate Bryant says curating a local micro-festival has given her the chance to energise local artists and discover new opportunities to showcase live music across the region.

“Through our work, we've activated spaces not traditionally known for hosting live work, so it's been exciting to nurture new relationships and I can't wait to see the region alive with people’s voices proudly celebrating their local areas,” she says.

The free program features 31 family-friendly acts.

The Moreton Bay Live & Local Micro-Festival will present pop-up performances across Samford Village on October 30 and in Dayboro and Brendale on November 6.

Among those performing at Samford is Redcliffe’s Dan Dow, who’s looking forward to playing live.

“This is a great state to be a musician in,” Dan says.

He’ll perform solo at the Little Tree Bake & Brewhouse at Samford at 1pm on October 30.

Industry forum

The focus on live local music continues at a Music Industry Forum to discuss how to foster a flourishing local live music scene.

The forum, at North Lakes, will explore what’s working well, current challenges and areas for improvement, as well as identifying focus areas to better support live music across the region.

Established musicians, emerging talent, fans of live music, music teachers and local business owners keen to support local musicians are invited to attend to share aspirations and ideas for a vibrant live music scene.

The Music Industry Forum is on November 2, 6-9pm at the North Lakes Community Centre, 10 The Corso, North Lakes.

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