Free music gets Brisbane in the mood for G20
BRISBANE'S iconic music scene will be celebrated with 24 days of free live music acts as Queensland prepares to welcome the world's leaders for the G20 Summit.
Arts Minister Ian Walker urged those living in regional parts of the state to make a trip to the capital to catch one of the live shows and take in the sights and sounds of the numerous cultural activities planned for the city ahead of the summit later this year.
He said from October 24 to November 16, hundreds of Queensland's most talented musicians will take to stages across the city and suburbs of Brisbane to perform solo, collaborative and one-off shows as part of the G20 Cultural Celebrations.
"The G20 is really something to celebrate and this free music program allows us to do just that," he said.
"It is designed to appeal to a range of audiences and the artists throughout this program represent Brisbane to the world as the tremendous music city that we all know it to be."
Mr Walker said Opera soprano Maggie Noonan, pop artist Emma Louise and Rockhampton-based blues and roots duo Busby Marou highlight the diversity of the free music events on offer.
"More than 50 free music events will use a variety of Brisbane's performance spaces from established music venues, special concert halls such as St John's Cathedral and the Old Museum, to more unconventional and suburban locations including Yeronga Pool and Sandgate Town Hall," he said.
G20 Cultural Celebrations creative director Athol Young said the program celebrated the talent and diversity of Brisbane's music scene.
"Brisbane is known internationally for its unique and ever evolving live music scene that has produced many of the country's most celebrated artists," he said.
"We have curated this program to bring together a diverse array of genres and events with a focus on supporting our local artists, producers, promoters, agents and managers."
For further information visit http://www.qld.gov.au/g20cultural for the full music program including dates times and venues.
- APN NEWSDESK