Melbourne’s free winter music festival Live N Local returns to the City of Port Phillip this August with a program that will delight musicians and music fans alike.
Spanning eight days from August 19 to 26, unique, local venues and hot spots will throw open their doors to host local live music. Musicians will have the opportunity to perfect their craft with an extensive artist development program as the festival continues its firm educational focus.
City Of Port Phillip Mayor Bernadene Voss believes locals and visitors will enjoy the high calibre artists taking part this winter.
“The City of Port Phillip is full of local talent and terrific venues. We are proud of our identity as a live music hub and are looking forward to welcoming everyone to this outstanding Live N Local program. This festival is a great way to celebrate our local music scene,” Cr Voss said.
Kicking off with a pop up party at the newly established Acland Plaza and closing with Jess Ribeiro at Temperance Hall, Live N Local looks set to become a staple of Melbourne’s winter cultural calendar.
La Bastard will headline a soul session at Starward Distillery, St Kilda’s extensive Jazz heritage will be celebrated and the cellar of Newmarket Hotel opened up for some soul. Sacred Heart Catholic Church will host a celebration of ‘Women of Song’ and the ‘Rock The Moon’ closing party is going down at Melbourne Moonshine. Commuter Carols will see commuters serenaded during their morning grind and some tasty ‘Music Bites’ are happening daily at Acland Plaza.
There are plenty of opportunities to network. Workshops exploring law, production, export and mixing will be complemented by panels discussing the broader concepts of songwriting, management and marketing. Guest speakers representing Ditto Music, Sanicki Lawyers, Creative Victoria and a plethora of thriving local institutions will share their knowledge throughout the week.
Further information on all elements of the Live N Local 2017 program is available on the website: www.livenlocal.com.au