NightQuarter announced Best Regional Venue
NightQuarter Sunshine Coast opened in November 2020 and after just six months of operation was announced as the winner in the Best Regional Live Music Venue at the 2021 Queensland Music Awards last night. The nominees included two other Sunshine Coast venues and re-gional venues from around Queensland. The venue went up against Sandstone Point Hotel in the award that was judged by a People s Choice Award and the judging panel of the QMA.
NightQuarter has hosted acts like Ocean Alley, Vera Blue, the Jungle Giants, James Reyne and more since opening as well as a host of Sunshine Coast local acts. The venue has five stages across the precinct. The main stage area is a touring level space purpose built with shipping containers, a dome hangar and a second balcony level. Throughout the night markets other stages host emerging acts, local bands and soloists every weekend.
The venue has booked over 300 acts and hosted 30 plus concerts since opening providing a boost to the local music scene and the economy. The venue has attracted more than 60,000 patrons to enjoy live music, food and entertainment in the past six months and contributes $15m per annum to the Sunshine Coast community.
NightQuarter operated on the Gold Coast from 2015-2019 and was the winner of the same award in 2019 for Best Regional Venue as well as winning the Best Venue at the Gold Coast Music Awards in 2016.
"We are honoured to be a finalist in this year s award. It is particularly meaningful to us after putting our heart and soul into moving our venue and giving it new life. We are so thankful to our new Sunny Coast community for voting for us in the award and for embracing us despite the challenges we have faced with a Covid restrictions. To provide a stage for local musicians, touring musicians and be a part of the music industry ecosystem as it emerges from the pan-demic is awe inspiring". said co-owner Michelle Christoe.
"All of the venues in the category are amazing venues and have faced the same struggle over the past year and we are honoured to be recognised alongside them".
NightQuarter is open every Friday and Saturday from 4pm-10pm and monthly on Sunday. It is located at 8 The Avenue Birtinya. More information on upcoming live music events is available at NightQuarter.com.au