Showcase for local acts on Make Music Day

Album cover for Steph Russell. Steph will be playing in the line-up of Northern Beaches live events.

Six grant recipients will receive a share of $90,000 in funding from the NSW Government to stage free live music events throughout the state as part of the annual global event, Make Music Day, On June 20 and 21, which celebrates our local musicians and enables them to showcase their talents and share their sounds as part of this free world-wide music extravaganza.

The successful funding recipients will each receive $15,000 which can be used to help fund live music events.

The successful applicants are:

  • City of Parramatta Council and Sydney Olympic Park Authority – events in multiple public spaces including Parramatta Square, Cathy Freeman Park, Jacaranda Square, The Abattoir Heritage Precinct, Epping Railway Station and more, featuring 30 acts from Western Sydney’s live music scene;
  • Yours and Owls Event – Wollongong’s Globe Lane will be transformed to present Full Set Fest, to showcase grassroots and promising artists in the Illawarra;
  • Lisa Farrawell – in a First Nations-led initiative, local musicians will perform live on an outdoor stage for the Crescent Head community;
  • Blacklight Collective – for a one-day pop-up program in Coffs Harbour featuring dozens of local artists performing electronica, contemporary, Indian classical, percussion, jazz and more;
  • Leeton Shire Council – for two acts including a soul, afrobeat and electronic artists to the Leeton Skate Park; and
  • Northern Beaches Council – 50 musicians performing 45-minute sets across four locations including the Manly Corso, Berry Markets at Narrabeen Lagoon and Mona Vale Village Park and Dee Why Town Centre.

Make Music Day is part of the NSW Government’s annual Festival of Place, which is a rolling program that highlights the importance and beauty of great public spaces and was introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information on Make Music Day 2021 follow this link. 

Image: Album cover for Steph Russell. Steph will be playing in the line-up of Northern Beaches live events.
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