Friday 25th May 2018 is a special day on the NZ Music Month calendar - it's Love Your Local Venue Day.
In honour of the valiant work our live music venues do supporting musicians and the musical culture of Aotearoa, we want to show them some love back.
First and foremost, we'd like to encourage everyone to get out and see a gig on Friday 25 May, as nothing shows your support like turning up.
Secondly, we want to fill the NZ Music Month social channels with photos from favourite venues, share stories about memorable gigs, and highlight the incredible work of people who keep our live music venues running all year round.
Tag @nzmusicmonth on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram with your venue stories, selfies, show listings - or video footage! - and make sure your post is set to public so we can share the love! #loveyourlocalvenue
Live music venues are hubs of community; places where musicians play and learn their craft; are vitally important in the early stages of artists development, and where patrons go to discover and support local artists.
To find out whats on at your local, or to discover a new music venue this weekend, go to the NZ Music Month website and click on the venues button at the top of the page. And if we are mising your favourite venue - please let us know so we can add it to the list! Loving your local venue is more than just one day this May - check out the Music Venue Alliance NZ to see how you can get involved all year round.
Remember - let us know what you love about your local venue, or tell us about the great times you've had enjoying the live music performances they book. #loveyourlocalvenue