About Live and Local

Live & Local – Gympie region started in 2018 as part of a festival program, and is a live entertainment showcase that aims to support and increase the capacity of our local music and performing arts sectors through live performance opportunities, working alongside high profile artists, and activation of local performance spaces. 

The Live & Local program showcases south east Queensland’s finest bands and performers inside, outdoors, online, and everything in between. The diverse Live & Local line-up has something for everyone, from classic rock to intimate jazz, to stand-up comedy and performing arts.


Live and Local Gympie Region 2020

The easing of the COVID19 restrictions has seen audiences returning to live music experiences and with funding from the Play Local Grants Program through the Queensland Government, Gympie Regional Council has been able to support local and Queensland based artists by presenting the Live and Local Gympie Region series in spaces and venues across the region. Here are some of the highlights!


Balkan-French ensemble  MZAZA and local artists Aspy Jones and Ashley Pel kicked off the program with an outdoor show at the Nelson Reserve Soundshell on Saturday 17 October.

This was the first live music performance in the region since March 2020.



Award winning recording artist Katie Noonan, internationally renowned cellist Louise King and Sunshine Coast singer-songwriter Andrea Kirwin gave a sold out show at Dingo Creek Vineyard on Sunday 8 November.



TRAX Youth Music event at the new Gympie Skate Park and Youth Precinct showcased the best of the region’s emerging music artists and producers with rxperimental hip hop artist Youkai Geb, lyrical rapper Nicky B and a debut performance from Stone Moth, a collaboration that formed from the Plug In Music Week RADF Initiative held in January 2020.



The Festival of Small Halls returned to the Rainbow Beach Community Centre on Wednesday 25th November. Local artist Joel Mak joined the line-up with the incredible Karl S Williams and folk music superstars, Women in Docs



The Live and Local Gympie Region program has also supported an Eats and Treats event held at the Duckponds on 23 October and presented local artists at the Gold City Centre Stage for the Mary Christmas events on the16 and 23 December 2020.


Stay tuned for more Live and Local Gympie Region events in 2021!