Paid gigs for local bands and singers at Patton Park Family Day

Calling all local bands – there’s a paid gig coming up and you could be part of it.

Patton Village Association is giving the people of Broken Hill yet another event to look forward to, this time in March, the day after the St Patricks Day races, when a family day event is being organised as an alternative to the traditional recovery day at Silverton.

Starting at 11am on Sunday March 12 at Patton Street Park, there will be all types of entertainment, food stalls, vendors and even laser tag.

It will also be a great opportunity for young local bands or individuals to entertain the crowds with a paid gig on offer to up and coming groups and performers in the city.

Larry Angell, President of the PVA, said they are trying to give the opportunity for young Broken Hill Bands to be able to perform live and get paid.

“We are hoping to have three or four of the local bands, they will probably be high school students, and this might be the first time they are doing a paid gig.

“It’s going to be good experience for them and the crowd will have a chance to see some pretty good talent, I’ve seen a couple of these kids play and they’re not bad at all.

“The bands will be playing in the rotunda.

“We’ve had a bit of interest and any bands interested will need to contact us soon because spots will fill up fast.

“We really are after quality. This is not a talent quest by any stretch of the imagination.

“This is a paid performance, they will have to be professional in the way they present themselves, professional about how they put together their music set and it’s good experience for them as most of these kids are still at school,” Mr Angell said.

The event is being funded through the NSW Government Children and Young People Wellbeing Recovery Initiative.

Bands wanting to participate should email an expression of interest to [email protected] including your band/artist’s name, band members, whether you play original or cover music. Mention the genre, and send through images, audio and video, if available.

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