A marathon music festival will be held in Warrnambool and the council is calling on musos to chime in and help fine-tune the details.
The marathon jam session - part of the Live and Local initiative - will include a string of performances earmarked for September 9-18.
Bands are invited to get in contact with the council and help drive the event's format, funded in part by the Australia Council for the Arts.
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Warrnambool mayor Vicki Jellie said all musicians would be paid and the council would supply technical support.
"It's largely up to local musicians and venues as to how the live performances work - there's a lot of flexibility so we are welcoming any and all ideas," Cr Jellie said.
"Feel free to be creative as we aren't just looking for traditional music venues.
"You don't need a fully formed plan to be involved though - all you need is to be either a local musician interested in a paid gig, or a business looking to host live music. We can help match musicians and venues.
"Live musicians and audio professionals were among the hardest hit throughout the pandemic and with COVID-19 cases still causing all sorts of logistical headaches and cancellations, they are still being impacted.
"Live and Local is a way to increase the number of live music opportunities, encourage more businesses to think about hosting live music and to provide high-level professional development."
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