Live music, street food to bring life to new city centre

By HANNAH TURNER

Experienced market organiser Andrew Sisley is bringing an all-day Eat Street-style market to Maroochydore’s CBD on Sunday.

Mr Sisley said the weekly event is a great opportunity to showcase local musicians’ talents after COVID-19 shattered the arts community.

“Food stall operators along with artists and performers have taken a massive hit as a result of the Coronavirus so it’s great to be working with so many fun people and provide us all with an opportunity to generate a sustainable, long-term business well into the future,” he said.

“Our aim is to provide a platform for established musicians to perform, as well as uncovering new musicians and bringing in guests from out of town.”

“Each week we aim to have around six hours of live music, so this will surely help the local artists who have suffered so much due to the COVID pandemic.”

Streatside will launch on August 23 and will be a weekly showcase of some of the coast’s best food, drink, art and craft scene.

It will be located at the Metropolitan, a temporary space in the hub of Maroochydore, from

11am to 8pm every Sunday.

Mr Sisley said he was mindful of the current COVID-19 implications and said he was committed to ensure the markets remained safe.

“We will have abundant sanitisers available across the whole market and we will be compliant with all other health and safety requirements to ensure all our guests have an enjoyable and safe experience whenever they visit.”

The opening day will see live music from 12pm to 7pm from artists including Hayden Hack and Andrea Kirwin.

Local Sunshine Coast musician Kaedyn Philemon said the market was an opportunity for artists to showcase their new material written during the COVID-19 shutdowns.

“Streatside will give the opportunity to musicians to not only be heard locally but hopefully on a national scale in the future,” he said.

To host a stall, enquire at: https://www.streatside.com.au.

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