Leeton will play host to a tour of regional musicians when NRAM Live! comes to the Roxy Community Theatre next week.
The tour is facilitated by the Northern Riverina Academy of Music (NRAM) and the National Youth Jazz Academy.
The Roxy was chosen as one of two locations for the Riverina leg of the tour.
In their first visit to Leeton, CEO of the Regional Youth Performing Arts Foundation Wayne Robinson said his team is looking forward to playing the Roxy.
“This will be the first time we’ve taken a troop inland We’re really keen to reach out to the Riverina area,” he said.
“We want people to get a bit of a taste for what we’re able to offer emerging artists that are based in regional Australia and for audiences to see what is out there.”
While this tour only hosts one Leeton show, Mr Robinson is keen to come back and forge more local connections.
“We’d like to come back to Leeton and do some follow-up down the track,” he said.
“We’d love to come back next year and have an extended stay to work with local artists.”
Roxy Theatre Coordinator Clay Pasquetti said that the tour was a chance for Leeton to support up-and-coming musicians.
“We want to support young kids. We want to see what talent is out there,” he said.
The NRAM program is designed to offer alternative pathways for young musicians trying to break into the industry.
“It’s about trying to develop self-sustaining, business savvy artists and develop a career that is a little outside the box in terms of the way they go about it,” he said.
Mr Robinson said that the tour was a chance for young people to see how the logistical side of how a tour is run.
“It’s about trying to develop self-sustaining, business savvy artists and develop a career that is a little outside the box in terms of the way they go about it.”