Celebrating Melbourne Music

The city of Melbourne, Australia, announced a 12-day festival called Melbourne Music to celebrate the city’s musical diversity.

The event, Sept. 29 to Oct. 10, will showcase live music covering contemporary rock, classical and opera. The city is funding the program to the tune of $595,000.

One event will incorporate the annual Association of Independent Records’ AIR awards, which will change its name to Australian Independent Music Awards.

Another is the Australian International Music Show – an open-to-the-public day featuring workshops, performances, master classes, coaching sessions and access to musical instruments.