Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre and Fixx Events will host a series of drug and alcohol-free music events for youth called MAKE WAY, giving them a safe space to go out and have fun with friends.
The first ticketed night will be held on Friday, April 23, and will feature four local youth bands; Allo Rays, Turtle Custard, Shacked and Wurm.
The event is part of the Central Coast Council’s Youth Week.
Fixx Events Founder, Brad Cardis, is passionate about supporting Central Coast youth and said he is excited to offer kids a place to go and have fun.
“It’s a growing thing on the Coast that kids under 18 can’t go anywhere to watch live music in bands and we are trying to change that with events like this – by working with community and neighbourhood centres and promoting young bands in a safe youth environment,” Cardis said.
“We can have kids of all ages at the event in a safe environment, which means parents can leave the kids there and not worry.
“We have a great line up of young musicians from the Coast who will be bringing psychedelic funk-rock with a twist of punk and side of grunge.”
Cardis said the next underage event would be coming up in July.
“We also want to help nurture these upcoming artists and bands because there are a lot of talented musicians on the Coast,” he said.
“We received a grant from Central Coast Council which we decided to put to bringing the cost of the tickets down to $10 instead of $15.
“We wanted to make it ticketed but accessible because by kids having to pay for tickets, it makes it feel like a proper event, and they can feel a part of the night.
“The people at the KNC are passionate about Youth just as much as I am, so we are excited to be offering a night like this to young people in the area.”
The event will run from 6.30m to 10pm and will include food and a DJ.
Tickets can be bought through the KNC website.