Two days of live music at South West Rocks

Community life - 6 March 2018

South West Rocks will be abuzz with live music this weekend as part of Kempsey Shire Council’s Live and Local Macleay initiative.

Council has partnered with Macleay Entertainment and the Macleay Valley Arts Council to bring 17 musicians to South West Rocks to play at various venues on March 10 and 11.

Some of the artists include; local South West Rocks band the Vault, Pam Hata, Dan Hopkins, Max De Groot and Jim and Karen Pike.

Council’s Community Projects Officer, Olivia Parker, said the initiative is supported through funding Council received from the Live Music Office. The program is part of a strategic Initiative by Create NSW to increase opportunities for live music in Regional NSW.

“We were fortunate enough to be one of eight councils in NSW to have our application approved and receive funding to increase live music in our region,” she said.

“Council has gained support from the South West Rocks Chamber of Commerce, the South West Rocks Arts Council and many local businesses who will be hosting venues.

“Without the support from community partners this all wouldn’t be possible.”

Sixty Degrees Café is one of the hosting venues. Owner Emily Mainey said they are thrilled to be part of the event.

“We got involved because we want to support local, live music. We also want to bring excitement to the local community,” she said.

"It’s so important for up and coming musicians to be able to get a chance to get their name out and it gives us, as a business, a chance to showcase ourselves to people who wouldn’t usually travel to the Rocks for an event!"

To find out where and when artists are playing, you can view the full schedule by going to Live and Local Macleay’s Facebook page - www.facebook.com/liveandlocalmacleay  - or pick up a copy at council’s customer service centre.

The VaultSouth West Rocks band the Vault will be playing at the Seabreeze Beach Hotel from 8pm-11pm on Saturday 10 March as part of Live and Local Macleay