The local music industry has been included among the business sectors to receive the spotlight as part of Bathurst's annual BizMonth initiative.
A host of local musicians have been invited to perform a series of gigs in Kings Parade throughout September to provide the public with live entertainment during lunch time on Fridays and Saturdays.
Bathurst duo Momentum kicked off the roster last Friday, performing a fun two-hour set of tunes to keep the public entertained during the lunch break.
The event is set to continue this week with performances by Kerry Hodge [Thursday, 12pm to 2pm], Kris Schubert [Friday, 12 to 2], Mills Gigs [Saturday, 12 to 2] and Pengopuss [Saturday, 5.30pm to 7.30pm].
All performances are subject to weather conditions and comply with the relevant public health orders issued by the federal and state governments.
BizMonth is an initiative of Bathurst Regional Council which highlights the importance and diversity of local businesses.
The BizMonth business lunch, one of the initiative's premier events, is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, September 29, with tickets now available.
Mayor Bobby Bourke said this year's lunch has been adapted to fit with the current restrictions and guest speaker Gus Balbontin will join the lunch from Melbourne via video link.
Gus is a former executive director of Lonely Planet and a current board member of Start Up Victoria, so he will have some fantastic insights on how to deal and adjust to rapid change, something we have all had to do this year, Cr Bourke said.
Tickets to the lunch, to be held at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, are limited because of COVID restrictions, so if youd like to attend, dont delay in buying a ticket.
Throughout September, a range of workshops and seminars are also being staged educate businesses in all things digital and to also encourage the community to shop local.
The format will look a little different this year with a mix of online and in-person events, the latter of which will have limited numbers and social distancing measures in place, Cr Bourke said.
Tickets to the BizMonth lunch are $35. For more information and to purchase tickets visit https://bathurstbusinesshub.com.au/event/bizmonth-business-lunch/.