Live music event a big hit

Country, pop, rock, classical and traditional music were just some of the genres on show at Live and Local on Saturday.

The music festival bought thousands of music lovers to Argyle Street, Camden.

More than 30 local performers played a range of songs at several venues along the main street.

Acting mayor Theresa Fedeli said the event was brilliant.

“I have dreamed of seeing something like this in Camden,” she said.

“Normally you have to go to places like Surry Hills or The Rocks for this kind of event but we had it here.”

Visitors could stop at local pubs and clubs to catch live music, but they could also see performers along the street and inside stores like Shoe Talk, Sarita's A Collective Emporium and Symphonys on Argyle.

Cr Fedeli said the town was “practically buzzing”.

“I got there early and you could already tell the buzz was starting to build,” she said.

“The whole event had a really good vibe.

“I want to congratulate council staff – it was a great initiative.”

Cr Fedeli said she would like to see this event become an annual festival.

Performers included Ash 'n Bodo, the Christie Lamb Duo, Isaac Lewis, Luke Koteras, Peter McWhirter Band, Murray Bishop Quartet, Sinclair Brown Duo, Stringline Folk Band, The Honey Sippers, Theo and Bel and the Vietmusic Band.

Cr Fedeli said it was important to highlight local artists.

“I talked to the parents of a few performers and they thanked us for giving local musicians this opportunity,” she said.

“We have a lot of hidden talent and Camden and I want people to see them.”