A website created by the Thompson-Nicola Film Commission to promote the region’s performers has been handed over to the Kamloops Arts Council and Gold Country Community Services.
The film commission created the website in 2018 to promote music venues that support live music. The site contains information about the region’s artists and venues and keeps an updated list of events.
Beginning this month, the duties of populating that website with events, artists and venues, will fall to the Kamloops Arts Council for Kamloops and the surrounding region, and to Gold Country Community Services for the western half of the regional district.
“Our goal is to promote the hiring of TNRD-based musicians, to market live music tourism opportunities region-wide and to increase audiences at regional live music performances,” said film commissioner Victoria Weller. “Live music is an integral part in promoting quality of life and tapping into the gig economy.”
Kamloops Arts Council executive director Terri Hadwin is encouraging local artists and venues to contact the arts council and let them know about events in the area.
“Any event that features live music, even if that is not the primary focus of the event, is shared on this site,” she said.
The website was created with funding from Creative BC, the regional district, Tourism Kamloops and Gold Country Community Services.
Find it online at bcsbestlivemusic.ca.