NSW Government wants to showcase Illawarra musicians with 'micro-music festivals'

Corinne Rushby at Back Galley Cafe in Camden. Picture: Supplied
Corinne Rushby at Back Galley Cafe in Camden. Picture: Supplied

Businesses and musicians with an idea for a family-friendly music festival are being urged to tell their local council with grants up to $20,000 available.

The state government is wanting to see local musicians showcased in free “live and local” micro-music festivals throughout 2017-2018.

Create NSW CEO Michael Brealey said events in Parramatta, Camden and Wollondilly were a success so it’s time to bring it to other regions, like the Illawarra.

“Live and Local events have had a very positive impact on the communities in their respective areas, and have proved to be a great way of showcasing some of the best acts,” Mr Brealey said.

“They have created new jobs, brought increased custom for local cafes and restaurants and increased footfall and sales for local retailers. It has been fantastic to see them bring multigenerational groups together to enjoy each event.”

Councils have until August 14 to apply. For more information CLICK HERE

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