With a new year comes a new home for Wagga’s Bidgee Blues Club, but its president said the city needs to support live music more.
After the iconic Home Tavern shut down, club president Wayne Jenkins said they found a new location at the Thomas Blamey Tavern.
“We looked at a lot of options, but we needed our own room on a ground floor and the manager here was really keen,” he said.
“We’re on a three-month contract and we will see how it goes.”
Mr Jenkins said as the club goes into its 12th year, he is looking to host more events and capture more bands coming through.
“I have been saying this for the past year, Wagga needs to support its live music scene,” he said.
“There’s not many venues now that keep putting on music.
“To young people, come and experience it because there is nothing better than hearing the thump of drums.”
The first open mic of the year will be held on February 3 from 2pm to 6pm and Mr Jenkins encourages Wagga to come and check it out.
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