Live and Local Music Hawkesbury – gig guide
Hawkesbury City Council is proud to announce that Richmond and Kurrajong will host micro music festivals in March and April.
Dubbed ‘Live and Local Music Hawkesbury’, the micro music festival for Richmond will be held on Saturday, 24 March. Kurrajong will host its festival on Saturday, 14 April.
The sounds of local musicians will be heard in ten business venues where soloists and groups will perform a whole range of genres including jazz, pop and country.
The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Mary Lyons-Buckett encourages everyone to come along to enjoy the music.
“This is a wonderful initiative that will help build the local arts scene and provide a chance to promote the Hawkesbury as a creative and vibrant place to live, work and visit,” Councillor Mary Lyons-Buckett said.
“We have engaged a music curator to assemble some of our best emerging artists and experienced professionals from a wide variety of music styles.
“We’re showing off our local and Western Sydney talent.”
On 24 March, the Macquarie Towns Wind Group will kick things off at the Rotunda in Richmond Park at 10am. Then visit the hosting Richmond venues between 10am and 2pm:
- Paull's Richmond Mowers, 293 Windsor Street – The Belle Trio – gigs between 10am-12:30pm
- Crazies Café, 334 Windsor Street – Dani Madeline, Abbey Gardner, Amy Nelson – gigs between 10:30am-2pm
- Café Relish, 229 Windsor Street – Macquarie Towns String Quartet featuring Chelsea Routley – gigs between 11am-2pm
- The Right Bite Café, 219 Windsor Street – The Quokkas – gigs between 11am-1:30pm
- Park Mall Richmond, 209-211 Windsor Street – WomanSong, Hawkesbury Song Company, Chorella – gigs between 10:15am-1pm
- Feel the Steel Tattoo, 187a Windsor Street – Sharon White, Chloe – gigs between 10:30am-1pm
- McDonalds Richmond, 69 March Street – Empty Fish Tank, Divinia Eather, Bella Luchetti, TRU’ – gigs between 10:30am-2pm
Prue Stever from Paull’s Mowers said she is really looking forward to the day.
“We’re having jazz amongst the mowers! Everyone is invited to come down for the performance. It’s a chance for us to give something back to our community and to have some fun.”
On 14 April, three business venues will host musicians in Kurrajong between 10am and 2pm. All businesses are centrally located on Old Bells Line of Road:
- Feeding Frenze, no. 79 – RAPT – gigs between 10am-12.30pm
- The Village Kitchen Kurrajong, no. 83 – Wombats Crossing – gigs between 10:30am-1pm
- Carey & Co, no. 70 – Antoinetta and Friends – gigs between 11am-2pm
In late 2017 Hawkesbury City Council was successful in its application to the Live Music Office and received $20,000 to connect local businesses with Western Sydney and local musicians. Funds are used to pay musicians and a music curator.
For more information on the Richmond and Kurrajong micro music festivals, visit the What’s On section of the Discover the Hawkesbury website www.discoverthehawkesbury.com.au
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