The Sydney CBD precinct is up for Best Night Time Economy Initiative.
Sydney’s new YCK Laneways bars precinct has been nominated for an international award for the use of music in the development of cities.
The Music Cities Awards are a global competition to acknowledge and reward the most outstanding applications of music for economic, social and cultural development in cities and places worldwide.
YCK Laneways is nominated in the category of Best Night Time Economy Initiative and is up against nominees from the UK (Bristol Rules safety campaign by Bristol Nights) and Austria (Pilot Project Vienna Club Commission, by Mica – Music Austria).
The category recognises initiatives that have a direct connection to music and are aimed at increasing safety and security, stimulating economic growth, improving public health, and increasing social interactions at night.
Countries represented among Music Cities Awards nominees include Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Kenya, South Africa, Indonesia, Austria, the UK, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Sweden and the US.
The awards ceremony will be held online on November 9 and is free to watch. Register to watch here.
YCK Laneways is an association of venues in the York, Clarence and Kent Street area of central Sydney. It was launched in March this year with the help of Time Out for Business and with Time Out as a media partner.
Since launching, the area has hosted two cultural festivals, YCK Laneways Block Party and Night over Light.