Wests’ Illawarra to host new open mic nights and jam sessions

Picture: AP /Richard Lewis
Picture: AP /Richard Lewis

Wests Illawarra will be home to a new open mic night for musicians and bands of all ages and genres, run by the newly formed Shire to Shoalie Muso’s group.

Founded by Cat McNamara and Kylie Simpson, the pair provide networking and performance opportunities to the hundreds of members on their Facebook groups.

Their newest opportunity will run at Wests Illawarra on the first and third Thursdays of each month.

“Wests Illawarra is looking forward to supporting live music and local businesses within the music industry. We recognise and celebrate the role of live music in gathering and uniting communities and people with common interests,” venue spokeswoman Stacey Corbeski said.

“After observing the success of this initiative in the Sutherland Shire, and in light of the common synergies between our organisation and the vision of the live music program, we welcomed the opportunity to host the Illawarra live music program at Wests Illawarra.”

The first Jam Session is Thursday April 19 at 6:30pm, and the first Homegrown night is Friday May 4 from 7pm.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/shiretoshoaliemusos