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Entertainment Cairns was launched in January 2009 in response to community concern about the closure of live music venues in the Cairns region.
Set up by: Damian Codotto (cairns web designer and cairns recording studio owner); Ray Elias (musician, event management, convener of People Advocating Live Music or PALM); Caz Williams (live music advocate, publisher of the first PALM gig guide prior to Entertainment Cairns) and assisted by Melissa Robertson, then Cultural Development Officer for Arts Nexus and a passionate advocate for capacity building in the arts community.
Entertainment Cairns set these goals
First 12 Months
6 years On... Still going Strong!!!
Please support Entertainment Cairns and help contribute to a more vibrant, culturally diverse live
music and performance "brand" in the Cairns Region.
By using our website to locate performers and events of interest, you will support artists and
entertainment venues. Turn off the TV, the computer, the play station and enjoy live performance!!
Please spread the word!!
For more information or enquires, contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
All photos by Lovegreen Photography
Damian at Purple Sound Cairns
Ray Elias - musician & event manager