Groove to the sounds of local musical talent on Saturdays in the Armidale Mall with ‘Musicians of Armidale’ commencing morning sessions from this weekend at 10am on the mall stage.
Armidale Regional Council Mayor, Sam Coupland, said that Council has provided some financial support for Musicians of Armidale (MOA) to begin an eight week program of ‘Music in the Mall’ on the new stage as part of their focus on activation of the Armidale business precinct.
“A thriving live music scene brings vibrancy to the city and will be a great atmosphere for locals on a Saturday morning,” said the Mayor.
“We need to bring more people to the heart of our city and at the same time it gives local musicians the opportunity to showcase their wonderful talent.
“This is a great initiative where Council can offer local artists a platform to be heard and earn an income from their passion.”
President of the Musicians of Armidale Mark Cooper, David Carr, Carol Elder, Kez Watson and Steve Tafra have been involved with the Black Gully Music Festival for the past eleven years. Four years ago, these five were instrumental in setting up a group called Musicians of Armidale (MOA) to advocate for local artists and seek appropriate venues for performances.
“We are excited about this opportunity to invite local musicians to perform in the Mall. There will be a variety of solo and duo acts playing for two hours and people are welcome to come down to the Mall and bring a chair to relax and enjoy the different styles of music,” said Mark Cooper
“The MOA also has their own website featuring local musicians with information on their style of music and contact details as well as membership and event information, so please check it out, “ said Mark
If you are an event organiser, music promoter or performer and would like to promote your event in the Armidale region please submit your event to the council’s events calendar. https://www.armidaleregional.nsw.gov.au/events#ALL Your event will also appear in our Weekly What’s On email to over 3000 subscribers.
Published on 04 Nov 2022