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Local solo musicians, duos and bands looking for a new place to share their talents are being invite to apply for a gig at the Byron or Lennox markets.

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The organisers of the Community, Beachside, Twilight and Lennox markets are currently putting out the call for fresh talent in the area to sign up and play their music for the crowds.

As a strong and proud supporter of the local music scene, Byron Markets are constantly searching for new talent to unearth and show off to the locals and tourists that visit.

Although the markets have a unique flavour, no genre of music is off limits, whether it’s pop, rock, folk, reggae or something else altogether.

Along with the unique opportunity to play to a steady audience in an outdoor setting, musicians will also be promoted across all the Byron Markets platforms, hence growing their own audience and social media following.

‘Music is such an integral part of our market atmosphere,” says Kate Hardman, Markets Manager.

‘We greatly value the musicians who choose to give back to their community
by playing for us.

‘The markets are a great launching pad for emerging and established local artists to get seen and heard in a unique and vibrant environment.’

Since 1987, the markets have been a hotbed of raw talent, with renowned artists like Tones And I, Juzzie Smith, OKA and Lucy Gallant all launching their careers there.

The Byron Community Centre, which runs the markets, are also keen to seek sponsorship for the music tents at the markets. Should a business choose to become a sponsor, their branding will be advertised on the music tents, with an opportunity to foster local musical talent.

Byron Markets is a social enterprise that supports community programs and services at the Byron Community Centre, including homeless services hub Fletcher Street Cottage, to help locals in need.

So playing a gig not only showcases your musical talent, but also contributes to a good cause.

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