Gig guide unveiled for Logan Live Music Month

Published: 21 June 2018

Gig guide unveiled for Logan Live Music Month
Launching Logan Live Music Month at Extraction Artisan Coffee are (from left) owner Alex Milosevic with performers Melaanie, Lauren Solman and Blake Durant (seated with guitar) from Bam Duo and December Baby (Renee Jury) with Logan City Councillor Steve Swenson.

Emerging and established musicians from the City of Logan will be showcased in the city’s cafes and eateries throughout July.

Launching Logan Live Music Month as part of today’s  international Make Music Day, City Lifestyle and Community Committee Chairperson Councillor Steve Swenson said Council had been thrilled by the overwhelming community response to the new initiative.

“We received applications more than 60 performers and a dozen different venues wanting to be part of the month,” Cr Swenson said.

“Among the performers were Bam Duo, Brown Suga and December Baby, and Extraction Artisan Coffee, Café on Cusack and Beenleigh Bowls Club are some of the venues which have come on board to support Logan Live.

“It has been great to be able to launch this on international Make Music Day as this annual day of music is celebrated in 120 countries around the world.

“Locally we will be holding performances throughout today in Council’s libraries, Mayes Cottage and the Logan Art Gallery to celebrate.”

Cr Swenson said almost 40 local artists who applied to be part of Logan Live Music Month had now been matched with different venues.

“During July we will be showcasing our talented local musicians at home in their own backyard with the help of a wide range of Logan cafes and eateries.”

Cr Swenson said Council wanted to thank all performers and venues for applying to be part of this special initiative.

“Logan Live Music Month will run from July 1 to 31 and provide many opportunities for local residents and music lovers to sample the wonderful talent which exists in the city,” he said.

“We are home to performers from a whole range of musical genres and line-ups including Indie, rock and pop artists and everything from solo performers right through to duos and bands with multiple members.”

The gig guide for Logan Live Music Month can be accessed via loganlive.com.au/

Cr Swenson encouraged the community to support the local performances.

“This is your chance to have a meal at a venue and enjoy some amazing live local music at the same time,” he said.

“I think people are going to be impressed by the high calibre of the musicians participating in Logan Live Music Month.

“We have many hidden musical treasures in the city and the month offers a chance of promoting them to the community.”

Cr Swenson said the initiative was designed to lift the profile of the performers and raise awareness of musical talent in Logan as well as value-add to the café and restaurant experience.

“We ultimately want to leave a legacy where businesses see the importance of live music and continue to engage performers after the program has finished,” he said.

“It is hoped that the initiative will continue beyond the funding support provided by the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) which is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Logan City Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.”