Pub sings funding praises

A Limestone Coast pub will share in more than $600,000 funding to help more musicians get back on stage. Kingston’s Crown Inn will receive $11,000 as part of round two of the Live Music Australia Program.

Owner Tom Gardner said the pub was over the moon to have been awarded a grant through the Federal Governments Live Music Australia Program. “Like all Aussie pubs, COVID hit us hard,” he said. “To be given a grant of $11,000 will allow us to continue the fight back and showcase top Australian music through our popular Sunset Sessions event in early January 2022.”

Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the grants would provide critical support for the Australian live music industry. “This program is assisting live music venues to re-open and rebuild their capacity for programming activity as restrictions on public gatherings and live music performance are lifted,” Mr Pasin said.

“The Morrison Government is pleased to continue to support local venues and local communities to increase performance opportunities and showcase Australian talent. “I’m pleased to announce that Kingston’s Crown Inn have received $11,000 to go towards their event Sunset Sessions 2022 through round two of the Live Music Australia Program.”

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