Gove FM showcasing their local town centre and local musicians

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 3rd July 2018

The Milk Crate Sessions, brought to Nhulunbuy NT by Gove FM, is an idea dreamt up by staiton President, Rob Stewart, to showcase the town centre.

The centre had recently received a makeover - new murals and lighting - so Rob decided to start an acoustic open mic night to draw the crowds back to town. Milk Crate sessions

For the second installment, the station arranged some local food trucks to provide some tasty tucker, and the audience were able to bring along some beverages. There were also two cash prizes given away during the night to lucky attendees, and for the next session, the team has secured some return flight tickets from Airnorth! 

The performance was broadcast live and also recorded. Rob, always working hard, then mixed and mastered the songs to forward to the performers in the days after the gig. Plus they shared in a small prize pool donated by a local council.

Rob says about the initiative:

It’s been getting a really positive response from performers and attendees alike, and local vendors and council are effusive in their praise of its success. 

Check out some more photos from the second Milk Crate installment.


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