Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance and Grow the Music partner up

In the lead up to Saltwater Freshwater Festival 2019, communities from Coffs Harbour to Taree will host a series of open-mic sessions called Made Deadly, to unearth new and exciting musicians, encouraging all ages and all types of performers to apply.

The Made Deadly open-mic sessions will be open to anyone who has a song or performance to share. We encourage artists to register at their nearest open-mic between 11am and 2pm, meet the Grow the Music team, share your music on the stage, and bring family and friends to support you!

There will also be a free BBQ. All applicants will get the opportunity to record their song and enter into the Made Deadly competition. Five outstanding artists will then be chosen by an expert panel to take part in further performance master-classes and appear at the Saltwater Freshwater Festival on January 26th, 2019.

Grow the Music is a program that works to support new and existing musicians in Aboriginal communities throughout Australia. They have worked in over 30 communities from Wallaga Lake to Wyndham in the East Kimberley, discovering and promoting several artists around Australia, bringing new music and bands to festivals and performances in communities and beyond.

“Don’t let your nerves stop you,” Grow the Music’s Lizzy Rutten said.

“If you or someone you know has a talent to share, this is your chance. It may be the moment that changes your life and gives you the opportunity to develop as an artist.

“I am always blown away by the talents that are waiting to be discovered.”  

Made Deadly will be in a community near you soon!

• Purfleet Taree LALC – Saturday, November 10

• Kempsey Dunghutti Elders – Sunday, November 11

• Bowraville Grants Hall – Saturday, November 17

• Port Macquarie LALC- Sunday, November 18

• Coffs Harbour LALC – Saturday, December 8.