MERRI CREEK TAVERN ANNOUNCES ONLINE CONCERT SERIES “STREAM THE CREEK”
The Merri Creek Tavern is launching “Stream The Creek”, a series of ten summer livestreams featuring a diverse array of fantastic musical artists, some of them Tavern favourites, others new to the Tavern’s intimate band-room.
ARIA Award-winners such Rob Snarski, Nick Barker, The Lost Ragas and the Tavern’s co-owner Mick Thomas will be appearing along with up-and-comers Cool Sounds, Leah Senior, Freya Josephine Hollick and Kee’ahn.
A relatively new arrival on the Melbourne music scene, the ‘Tav’ has quickly cemented its place as an integral player on the local and national touring circuit. While restrictions ease across metropolitan Melbourne it will be some time before music-going audiences get to rub shoulders in tiny band-rooms, so its owners have determined to bring the experience of a Tavern show to punters live-streamed into lounge-rooms, bedrooms and backyards across the state and around the world.
“These shows really highlight the quality and range of the amazing artists that the Tavern is proud to work with” says Tavern co-owner Mark Garnett, “and our commitment to helping them create a great looking and sounding experience for music lovers. It’s also an opportunity for artists to connect with fans not just in Melbourne but far and wide”.
Punters will have the opportunity to purchase season tickets to show their support for the Tavern, the artists and the live music scene as a whole.
“We’re really excited to be playing a show again as we haven’t been together in a room since the last show we played in March and we’ve really missed doing it. I also deeply miss working and drinking at the Tavern, the other side of my social life, so the prospect of there being some activity there is really exciting.
“The live stream series that the Tav are putting together is going to be unreal. Having worked a lot of shows there, I have complete trust that the programming is going to be excellent and the commitment to quality is going to make it worlds better than most of the live-streaming happening elsewhere. It’s a great opportunity to support one of Melbourne’s very best venues and help some bands like us get a little walking around money back in our pockets. Hopefully we can remember how to play our instruments!” – Nick Kearton, Cool Sounds
“Obviously this year has had a huge impact on musicians. I personally had to cancel a tour of Europe, my first tour of America opening for King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard as well as an Australian album tour. With live streaming I am happy to have the opportunity to do something special with the Merri Creek Tavern. We have spoken together about the importance of making sure the live stream is as captivating as possible with great quality audio and footage.” – Leah Senior
“Congratulations to Merri Creek Tavern on launching their new live stream series Stream the Creek. It’s a great chance for musicians to be able to connect with their audiences while we await the return of live indoor gigs. It’s so important that audiences are paying for music, whether recorded or live – to ensure our artists, venues and ecosystem as a whole survive the post-COVID rebuild. If you love music, please put your money where your mouth is” – Patrick Donovan, CEO, Music Victoria
Stream the Creek is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
Punters will be able to purchase a Season Pass Supreme which for $145 gives them access to all ten shows plus a MCT t-shirt (quality AS Colour garment), a full colour poster and a pot of beer when they actually hit the bar at the Tavern. SEASONS PASS SUPREME https://www.trybooking.com/BMLRI
AND HERE ARE THE SHOWS – all are priced at $15: NOV
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