Tickets are now on sale for seven gigs in four Goulburn electorate venues as part of the Australian-first music event, Great Southern Nights, this November.
The event is a NSW Government initiative created to kick-start the recovery of the live music, hospitality and tourism industries and features more than 2,500 artists and 300-plus music venues across the state.
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the gigs would be a drawcard for the region.
“It’s fantastic to see the NSW Government supporting these venues in to deliver live music as part of the inaugural Great Southern Nights event in NSW,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
“This will motivate visitors to enjoy our region through live music, and encourage them to get out and explore the other restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and attractions on offer in Berrima, Goulburn and Gundaroo.
“Great Southern Nights is driving tourism and boosting the state’s economy through authentic, Australian music in unique, NSW locations like ours.”
Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said NSW will come alive with in November with gigs taking place in many of the state’s greatest music venues, pubs, bars, bowling clubs and wineries.
“With 2,500 artists performing in 300-plus venues across Sydney and more than 130 NSW towns, there is a gig spanning every genre and destination – check out the gig guide for details, book your tickets and start planning your Great Southern Nights adventure now,” Minister Ayres said.
“Shows range from Jimmy Barnes playing The Sydney Coliseum in Western Sydney, Tones And I performing at the Civic Theatre in Newcastle and Ian Moss at Lizotte’s Restaurant, Matt Corby embracing the North Coast vibe at Brunswick Heads and Shannon Noll rocking out in Deniliquin.
“The NSW Government is proud to be getting artists, roadies, venues, hospitality staff and tourism businesses back to work through this ambitious initiative and now it’s over to the public to show their support by booking tickets to a gig or two, or more.”
Great Southern Nights will comprise 1000 individual COVID-safe gigs across NSW during Australian Music Month – November. Music lovers can book tickets to a show via the gig guide at http://www.greatsouthernnights.com.au. Tickets are now on sale for over 900 gigs with more coming online daily.
Great Southern Nights is delivered by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW in partnership with the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).
ARIA CEO Dan Rosen said the Great Southern Nights program was unrivalled by any Australian music event that has come before it.
“This event is innovative, gives back directly to artists and venues and is the only of its kind ever undertaken in this country,” Mr Rosen said.
“Everyone is looking forward to getting back out on the road, getting into live music venues and enjoying a gig from the country’s leading and emerging artists.
“This is an important moment for the Australian music industry and we can’t wait to see the shows getting underway from 5 November.”
See the gig guide and buy tickets at http://www.greatsouthernnights.com.au
Media materials are available at bitly.com/GreatSouthernNights
Goulburn electorate events as follows:
• The Loch Berrima 21 Nov Richard Lane and Lorena Gore
• The Loch Berrima 22 Nov Richard Lane and Lorena Gore
• Goulburn Club 21 Nov Don Hopkins (with Chris O’Connor)
• Goulburn Club 28 Nov Steve Kilbey
• Astor Hotel 27 Nov Shane Nicholson
• Gundaroo Colonial Inn 27 Nov Twenty + Sun Bears and Moon Dog
• Gundaroo Colonial Inn 28 Nov Brewn + Stu Barton + Zac George