MUSIC fans in Taree are encouraged to mark their calendars for Saturday, November 23, as Aussie Hip Hop duo, Spit Syndicate, together with renown DJ Joyride are playing an all ages gig at Harry Bennett Park.
The event is made possible with a joint partnership between members of the Manning Youth Action Team (MYAT), Akoostic Youth and Indent, a subsidiary of Music NSW.
"We are one of only five regional centres across NSW chosen to hold the event and it is a fantastic opportunity for young people to see popular big name acts in the local area," said Jane Lynch, Greater Taree City Council's youth development officer, who facilitates the MYAT group.
Indent regional tours are currently in their fourth year, with the added benefit that industry professionals provide local young people the chance to learn and develop event management skills.
Local Jim Bird has been nominated to take on the event manager role and is working closely with the tour professionals.
"It's a great chance to see the inner workings of big tours and hopefully transfer what we learn here into bigger and more frequent events in the future," Jim said.
Local artists who are interested in being support acts are also encouraged to be involved.
"We ask that interested bands or DJs send through a demo or an online link to their work by Friday October 11," Jim said.
"We will then announce the local supporting gigs on Monday October 14."
The event is all ages and is completely drug and alcohol free.
Tickets are $10 and available online or from tour supporters, Manning Valley Books and ABC Shop, Bass'n'Blues Mega Store and Leading Edge Music.
For more information, check out either the GTCC or Indent websites, or the Manning Youth Action Team Facebook page.
To submit a demo contact Jane Lynch on Jane.Lynch@gtcc.nsw. gov.au or 6592 5338.