$16,000 grant to boost Hardy’s Bay live music scene

Hardy’s Bay Community Club have received over $16,000 in funding to help boost their live music venue after the easing of COVID-19 restrictions on entertainment venues last month.

The Club received a total of $16,426 to help accommodate the Community Club which presents up to 18 original artists in a natural bush setting.

The grant was given as part of Round Two of the Federal Government’s $20 million Live Music Australia Program.

Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, said this funding will help bring live music back to the Coast.

This [grant] really isn’t possible without the work of hard-working volunteers and so many people who get involved to back this club, back our community, back live music,” Wicks said.

“This is a great club, I love it – it’s one of the favourite venues of many people here on the Coast.

“These often-small institutions are a central part of regional economies and cultural tourism, and exist to maintain, protect and display Australia’s heritage and the stories that accompany it.

“I’m looking forward to coming here to enjoy a live music performance in the very near future.”

Treveen Brown, a volunteer at the Hardy’s Bay Club, said the grant would help pay some original bands who play at the club.

“Without live music, the club wouldn’t be here,’ she said.

“The grant will enable the Club to pass on payment to bands which have helped us stay open and continue to support the club.

“Their generosity has kept the club alive.

“It’s quite simple, it’s what keeps it going.”

The Club offers live music performances on Fridays and across the weekend.

More information about future lineups at the Club can be found on their Facebook page.

Maisy Rae