A host of venues throughout the city of Derry are opening their doors to music lovers throughout this year 2014. As Music City 2014 the city has launched a new exciting cultural initiative geared towards transforming Friday nights in town.
Friday nights will see Derry’s cafes and hotels go live as they throw open their doors for live session performances from a host of local singers and musicians from 5-9pm each week.
This new initiative has been supported by a number of local businesses as well as Derry City Council’s Business Opportunities Programme, funded by Invest NI and European Regional Development Fund. The initiative will showcase the wealth of local talent in a variety of venues throughout the city. The aim is to highlight both the city’s musical talent and give businesses the chance to let their customers sample some of the fantastic live talent that put Derry on the world map during City of Culture year 2013. Businesses and performers are set to reap the benefits from this initiative as Friday evenings become synonymous with the live music experience. A host of hotels, cafes and restaurants have all signed up to support Derry’s latest cultural celebration.
2013 has been universally hailed a success. It has been the foundation stone which can now be built upon and show just how cultural the city of Derry really is. City of Culture status served to show the world what Derry has to offer. 2014 is set to continue this showcase and Friday nights are just a snippet of what’s in store!