Buskers go waterside for a month of Sundays

Waterside Events at Currumbin RSL have partnered with Buskers by the Creek organisers to further support live music on the  Gold Coast.

You’d already know this from previous Blank reports, but Buskers by the Creek’s inaugural event say more than 10,000 people cruise through the parklands adjacent Currumbin Creek to check out some 100 performers. Cindy Jensen, the event’s organiser says she’s been inundated with requests for acts to make venue appearances ever since.

“There is an enormous amount of talent on the Gold Coast, but unfortunately the number of venues that are able to support them are decreasing at a rapid pace,” Cindy said.

No wonder then, that she’s so excited about a new partnership with Currumbin RSL which has always supported a grass roots events on the coast. They’ve  hosted Bleach* Festival’s gala opening since its inception and were the first major sponsor of Swell Sculpture festival in 2002 (and beyond).

Currumbin RSL CEO, Anne Stovin has always been a supporter of live music. She said the Waterside Events Room – with its large balcony overlooking Currumbin Creek will be the perfect backdrop for a series of afternoon summer gigs.

“We see the synergy,” Anne said.

Buskers by the Creek’s Cindy Jensen had hoped to organise a number of post festival events to cater to demand, but did not expect it to be an easy task.”

And that’s where Currumbin RSL and Waterside Events stepped in.

“It’s important to support live music and arts in general and to provide a space where our community can enjoy what the Gold Coast has to offer,” Anne said.

The free events will run every Sunday through the month of January from 3.30pm to 7.30pm, with doors opening at 3.00pm.

“I am so proud to have our local, iconic club onboard and our talent are extremely appreciative of the extended opportunities,” said Cindy.

It’s another month of Sundays celebrating summer and it all kicks off on 4 January at Currumbin RSL.

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4 January | Julie Hayes + Kenny Slide + Salt and Steel

11 January | Joshy Dredz and Johan Coppers + The Tristan O’Meara Band + Zed Butel

18 January | Katie Who + Andrew Cousins and Jackson James

25 January | Barefoot Friday + Stav Giouzelis Band + Casey Duque

 

 

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