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Popular Birtinya venue recognised at Queensland Music Awards six months after opening

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A twice-a-week festival, which opened just six months ago, has been judged the Best Regional Live Music Venue in the state.

NightQuarter Sunshine Coast claimed the accolade from the Queensland Music Awards in Brisbane.

The nominees included two other Sunshine Coast venues (Solbar and the Events Centre) and regional venues from around Queensland.

NightQuarter essentially relocated from the Gold Coast to the Sunshine Coast in November.

It has hosted acts like Ocean Alley, Vera Blue, the Jungle Giants and James Reyne, as well as a host of Sunshine Coast artists.

The Birtinya venue has five stages across the precinct. The main stage area is a touring level space purpose built with shipping containers, a dome hangar and a second balcony level.

Other stages host emerging acts, local bands and soloists every weekend.

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NightQuarter has attracted more than 60,000 patrons to enjoy live music, food and entertainment.

The venue has booked more than 300 acts and hosted more than 30 concerts since opening, providing a boost to the local music scene and the economy.

It’s attracted more than 60,000 patrons to enjoy live music, food and entertainment and contributes $15m per annum to the Sunshine Coast community.

NightQuarter operated on the Gold Coast from 2015-2019 and was the winner of the same
award in 2019.

NightQuarter co-owner Michelle Christie said they were honoured to be a finalist at this year’s awards.

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“It is particularly meaningful to us after putting our heart and soul into moving our venue and giving it new life,” she said.

“We are so thankful to our new Sunny Coast community for voting for us in the award and for embracing us despite the challenges we have faced with a COVID restrictions.

“To provide a stage for local musicians, touring musicians and be a part of the music industry ecosystem as it emerges from the pandemic is awe inspiring.

“All of the venues in the category are amazing venues and have faced the same struggle over the past year and we are honoured to be recognised alongside them.”

NightQuarter is open every Friday and Saturday from 4pm-10pm and monthly on Sunday.

It is located at 8 The Avenue, Birtinya.

More information on upcoming live music events is available at NightQuarter.com.au

 

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