Sahara Beck has been named as the recipient of the $15,000 Carol Lloyd Award for 2019, the announcement taking place at the launch of this year's Queensland Music Festival.
Riverstage has presented countless diverse and memorable shows over the years and this September will celebrate its 30th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, they want to hear about your experiences and memories from 30 years of celebrating music and culture at this iconic venue.
The unforgettable moments, shared with thousands of others. The way you felt, the impact the shows had, the incredible photo you took, the sore feet from dancing, the solidarity of your fellow crowd members in inclement weather. Take the Audience Memory Survey to share the memories that captured your heart and the shows you dream of seeing live at Riverstage in the future and help decide the top 30 Riverstage gigs in 30 years of live music and entertainment in Brisbane. You can also contribute to the Memory Box Archive by uploading digital artifacts, including photographs, ticket stubs, setlists, reviews, posters, programs and videos. In doing either, you'll go into the draw to win a double pass to any gig at the Riverstage in 2019.
Officially opened by Brisbane City Lord Mayor Sallyanne Atkinson on 7 September 1989, Riverstage is now an internationally recognised, iconic, outdoor live music amphitheater located in the heart of Brisbane City.
Riverstage is integral to Brisbane’s expression and a venue that celebrates our quality of life and a sense of place – built on Meanjin, connected to the lands and cultures of the Turrbal and Juggara nations.
The Top 30 gigs will be announced in the lead up to celebrating Riverstage’s 30th Anniversary.
Winners will be announced Thursday 30th May.
Queensland Music Festival has launched its massive 2019 program. The state-wide program for the festival's 20th anniversary will run 5 July through to 28 July and bring "the gift of music to all corners of the state". Find out what's on and how you can get involved!
Last fortnight Paris Irwin, winner of the Industry Connect ‘Chill with Paces’ mentoring session spent an afternoon at Alchemix Recording Studios with Paces to gain some priceless industry insight, feedback on her songs and whip up a groovy new tune with the Gold Coast based producer.
Tucked away in the mountains of the Sunshine Coast is the picturesque Heliport Studios where for the second year, eight Industry Connect participants will spend four days co-writing and collaborating on new music with the guidance of industry experts.
APRA AMCOS have announced the return of the biennial APRA Professional Development Awards offering nine individual winners $15,000 each. The Smugglers of Light initiative will also return in 2019, providing a promising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music or media practitioner with a grant of $12,000.