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The Live and Local project is a joint initiative to be delivered by Council in partnership with the Live Music Office and APRA AMCOS from mid-2021 until mid-2022.

Live and Local is a capacity-building project which aims to increase participation in the local live music scene and explore ways to deliver live music activities in Coffs Harbour that are innovative, flexible and sustainable. The project aims to stimulate employment opportunities for musicians, particularly young, diverse and emerging, while supporting economic activities and developing cultural spaces for audiences.


The project has seen the creation of the Coffs Live and Local Working Group. The group is facilitated by Council and is made up of the local music community and groups who will work together to support the growth of Coffs’ live music scene and help with conducting a Live Music Census.


Scroll down the page to find out how to get involved and include your details in the census database.




The project aims to:


  • Conduct a live music census to get a snapshot of the Coffs Coast live music scene.
  • Pilot two Micro Festivals around the City Centre to showcase local performers and unique venues around late 2021.

  • Deliver a Professional Development Workshop for artists and venues to help encourage more live music performances.

  • Deliver a Local Music Industry Forum for local industry input into what a thriving music scene looks like.


Project outcomes include:

  • Paid performance opportunities for local musicians
  • More performance spaces activated and more music for audiences to enjoy.
  • Network of local businesses programming live music more regularly.
  • Database of musicians and businesses established.
  • Working group established to support growth of live music scene.
  • Musicians and businesses feel more confident to regularly book gigs.
  • Musicians and businesses connected to broader music industry.


Read more about it at: Live and Local Website







The Live and Local project is a joint initiative to be delivered by Council in partnership with the Live Music Office and APRA AMCOS from mid-2021 until mid-2022.

Live and Local is a capacity-building project which aims to increase participation in the local live music scene and explore ways to deliver live music activities in Coffs Harbour that are innovative, flexible and sustainable. The project aims to stimulate employment opportunities for musicians, particularly young, diverse and emerging, while supporting economic activities and developing cultural spaces for audiences.


The project has seen the creation of the Coffs Live and Local Working Group. The group is facilitated by Council and is made up of the local music community and groups who will work together to support the growth of Coffs’ live music scene and help with conducting a Live Music Census.


Scroll down the page to find out how to get involved and include your details in the census database.




The project aims to:


  • Conduct a live music census to get a snapshot of the Coffs Coast live music scene.
  • Pilot two Micro Festivals around the City Centre to showcase local performers and unique venues around late 2021.

  • Deliver a Professional Development Workshop for artists and venues to help encourage more live music performances.

  • Deliver a Local Music Industry Forum for local industry input into what a thriving music scene looks like.


Project outcomes include:

  • Paid performance opportunities for local musicians
  • More performance spaces activated and more music for audiences to enjoy.
  • Network of local businesses programming live music more regularly.
  • Database of musicians and businesses established.
  • Working group established to support growth of live music scene.
  • Musicians and businesses feel more confident to regularly book gigs.
  • Musicians and businesses connected to broader music industry.


Read more about it at: Live and Local Website





  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Have you ever considered hosting live music on your business premises? 

    You don't need to be a "traditional" music venue to put something on and attract new customers! 

    The Coffs Live and Local "Micro-Festival Events"  will be piloted in the Coffs Harbour CBD area later this year, which will target non-traditional music venues and encourage them to include live music as part of their business! 



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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    With the Micro-Festival Events planned for Feb / March, 2022, we're looking for keen local musicians who want to push themselves and their craft!


    Register your interest to perform at one of the two micro-festival events

    1. Coffs CBD Summer Laneway Festival - End of Feb
    2. Live and Local Pop up performances at participating venues for the Coffs Coast Food and Wine Festival


    Get early access to free Professional Development Workshops to help take your act from the garage to the main stage.






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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Do you host live music at your business or venue?

    By finding out about what you do, we'll be able to work out how to better support live music venues and can help touring and local acts find your venue!


    If you want a chance to help develop Coffs Council's approach and support of local music, we want to hear from you!


    CENSUS EXTENDED UNTIL 30TH OF SEPTEMBER!!



    CENSUS EXTENDED UNTIL 30TH OF SEPTEMBER!!

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.


    Are you passionate about live music and want to work to support the growth of the live music scene?


    We would like to hear your ideas on how to best activate more performance venues and spaces and to create more opportunities for local musicians and audiences!

    Expressions of Interest close August 27 @ 5:00pm


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