Moved by Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood, a report to Council will investigate current gaps in the live music scene as well as identify and build on existing music opportunities, with the view to preparing a Live Music Strategy with stakeholders.
“If we want Adelaide to be a happening place, we need to encourage more live music in the city,” Stephen said.
The strategy fits with the Capital City Committee’s push to bring vacant laneways and public spaces to life by activating side streets and finding new uses for vacant buildings.
"Whether it’s through more temporary activation projects or reusing old and underutilised buildings, there is a growing importance to protect and enhance local live music.”
The Live Music Action Plan will build on existing support currently offered through Council’s Arts and Culture Grants.
This includes funding for Carclew Youth Arts to run the Off the Couch music program, the Adelaide Concert and Pipe bands free music programs throughout the city and seed funding to Music SA for the Laneways Festival.
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