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Live and Local: Camden main street venues host new music festival


Upstairs@freds is one of the main street venues taking part in this Saturday’s inaugural Camden Live and Local music festival

Camden’s Argyle Street will be transformed when the first ever Live and Local music festival kicks off from 2pm this Saturday, June 17.

More than 30 local and renowned musical performers will entertain crowds at 12 venues in the main street of the historic town centre between 2pm and 6pm.

Venues including well known local names such as upstairs@freds, Back Galley Café, BarEnz and Village Court.

The Camden Council initiative has attracted a list of high profile local performers and showcases emerging local artists and groups including young bands such as The Shang and Ayden Reeves.

Award winning country music singer and songwriter, Christie Lamb will take to the stage in a duo with guitarist, Jonathan English.

Christie’s latest album was number one on the official Top 20 Country Chart and he has toured extensively, opening for Lee Kernaghan, taking to the stage with Keith Urban and touring with The Wolfe Brothers.

Camden’s own Luke Koteras will entertain the crowd with his acoustic guitar playing and vocal talent.

Luke’s performance includes elements of funk, dance, R&B and jazz.

The former The Voice TV contestant has toured internationally and joined the stage with famous artists including Renee Geyer, Michael Duchesne, Chris Sebastian and Lionel Cole, to name a few.

Venues for the performances will include traditional and non-traditional live music places, cafes, restaurants, retail shops and courtyards in and around Argyle Street, Camden with special deals offered for this event.

“This is an exciting opportunity to promote Camden as a cultural tourist destination for live music in the region,” Cr Symkowiak said.

“People of all ages will be able to enjoy an eclectic range of musical styles and performances and get a taste of the variety that Camden musical talent has to offer with original and popular music,” she said.

A full list of performers and venues is available on Council’s website here.

Argyle Street, Camden.

The southern end of Argyle Street, Camden.


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