Turning up the volume with Council’s new free live music trail

Published 13 June 2024

Musicians jumping in front of a barn

Crank up the decibels with City of Moreton Bay this June with our new month-long live music trail - Make Music Month.

The City will come to life with the sound of music across all 16 of Council’s galleries, libraries, and museums through free music performances and events including rap battles and ukulele jam sessions to workshops on how to make an instrument using recycled materials.

Mayor Peter Flannery invites the community to check out one of over 50 performances and events across the City.

“City of Moreton Bay is home to a great live music scene, and this is Council’s way of putting artists on show while giving locals more free events to attend,” he said.

“Make Music Month will transform our music-loving city into a stage for live performances, open mic nights, jam sessions, workshops and more.

“Make Music Month promises a diverse array of musical experiences for everyone. From rock to RnB, classical to country, traditional folk to indie pop, it’s a musical buffet for every taste.

“Our libraries, galleries and museums hold such a special place in our community, and events like this bring people together, so make a date to catch up with family and friends.

“Look out for gigs from Leena Salim, Northside Soul Sisters, The Smashing Bumpkins and The Harlem Trio. And everyone is invited to create soundscapes by improvising on The Mostly Mellifluous Melodium, a giant music-making installation.

Make Music Month also includes International Make Music Day, which is celebrated around the world on 21 June. On that day, get involved with six different jam sessions around the region − from ukuleles at Caboolture Library and Bribie Island Seaside Museums to kazoos at Strathpine Library, an all-abilities session jam session at Redcliffe Library, freestyle rap and looping at North Lakes Library, and jazz at Redcliffe Art Gallery.

“Events like Make Music Month are made possible with the support of the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and City of Moreton Bay which supports local arts and culture in regional Queensland,” Mayor Flannery said.

Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said the Queensland Government’s successful, long-term partnership with local governments through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) supports the delivery of hundreds of arts experiences, employment opportunities and capacity building for arts and cultural workers across the state.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to strengthen local communities and drive economic outcomes through arts and culture, the Queensland Government has provided $2.184 million for RADF 2023-24 to 59 local councils who have contributed a co-investment of $1.979 million,” Minister Enoch said.

“The Queensland Government’s Creative Together 2020-2030 roadmap prioritises activation of Queensland’s places and spaces and arts engagement that drives positive change for Queensland communities. Projects funded through RADF support communities to share stories and creativity, provide important pathways for learning and connection, and boost local creative economies and tourism.”

So, mark your calendars and embark on a magical musical journey this June with Make Music Month in the City of Moreton Bay.

For more information and the full schedule of events, visit Make Music Month - City of Moreton Bay