Live Music

The positive effects of the Live and Local event model are both immediate and continual. This model acts as a catalyst to assist anyone, including local councils, arts organisations, musicians and creative communities in organising and hosting micro-festival events in which local businesses provide local artists with a space to perform. This approach transforms traditional retail shops into non-traditional music venues, allowing the community more opportunities to engage with live music!

In the long term, this model encourages council members, business owners and local artists to work with each other in their community to develop a more integrated policy for the promotion of live music. Councils can work to accommodate the Live and Local strategy into planning, economic, arts and culture and tourism policies, business owners are empowered to organise their own live music programs and local artists are provided with more opportunities to perform. A more holistic policy that promotes a vibrant live music scene has flow-on benefits for a community’s local economy, employment, arts and culture, tourism, urban development, youth engagement and mental health, to name a few.

This Live and Local infographic provides a simple snapshot of the way in which different community stakeholders can contribute to the development of a more vibrant local live music scene.



If you want to get involved in live music, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll also find advice, resources, tips, case studies and funding opportunities to help support you in your live music endeavours.