Live and Local music coming to Fitzmaurice Street

Published: 28 Sep 2017 9:17am

Released 28 September 2017

Council this week received a $20,000 grant from the Live Music Office to deliver a pilot project entitled Fitz Live.

A partnership between local musicians, Wagga Tourism Partners located in the Fitzmaurice Street precinct and Council, this project will see two live music events delivered in 2018, a boost for both local musicians and the visitor economy.

“The events will be held on Saturday 10 March and Saturday 5 May 2018, taking full advantage of our city’s beautiful Autumn weather along with the Wagga Wagga Gold Cup Carnival weekend, so we expect big crowds,” Wagga Wagga City Council Cultural Officer Tracie Miller said.

“This is a great opportunity to activate Fitzmaurice Street and promote local artists along with local businesses in this precinct.”

“Local musicians will entertain crowds in diverse locations including Cave BBQ, Kidsons Cycles, Thirsty Crow, Knights Meats and Deli, Romano’s Hotel, Thaigga and Cafe Sonder.”

“Our tourism partners are excited to be able to work with local musicians and explore options to include live music in their business models to attract locals and visitors to the precinct.”

Owner of Cave BBQ Jason Crowley says it will be the perfect time of the year to relax with a meal and a drink listening to live music with family and friends.

“We think this will be a real hit and look forward to discovering local musicians from across the board and finding ways to work with them into the future,” he said.

Event curator and local musician Damian Evans says these events will allow the public to rediscover the value of being able to access a diversity of live music in the city.

“The public will be able to sample a rich cross section of local music,” he said.

Wagga Wagga City Council is one of only eight NSW regional councils to pilot the Live and Local program and Wagga Wagga is the only city in southern NSW to be successful in this funding round.