The ongoing FitzLive event has been widely hailed a success by performers and Fitzmaurice Street businesses during its debut.
Artists and acts from across the city flocked north of the CBD, burrowing their way into cafes, butchers and even bike shops for intimate gigs.
Though the street festival remains in its infancy, event producer Tracie Miller says the signs are positive.
“We were one of six successful councils to receive funding for this event and we’ve managed to compile a list of incredible musicians, all of whom are playing original songs.”
Wagga singer-songwriter Russ Clarke is one of those performers and couldn’t speak more highly of the event.
“I think it’s the best thing for local artists,” he said.
“The local singer-songwriter doesn’t get much of a look in around here, so hopefully events like this can thrive and continue.”
Musician Dane Kennedy was another attracting wanderers in from the street.
“I’ve been set up in the bike shop but there’s still people poking their heads in and listening,” he said.
“I think it’s a terrific idea and it’s a lot of fun playing in a space like this.”
Cafe Sonder owners Tanya Hardwick and Adil Khan said there was a distinct energy along Fitzmaurice Street.
“There’s been a real buzz around the street all day,” Tanya said.
“Live music like this is always going to attract people indoors and I think it’s a good initiative, particularly for supporting businesses this end of town,’ Adil added.