Ronnies, the best live music venue in Macclesfield has announced a new monthly showcase for the best local acts as the first Macc Sabbath event takes place on Sunday 7th November.
The all-day music festival, which will run on the first Sunday of every month at Duke’s Court, will see local bands Chinese Marbles, Black Tie White Noise, Anthony Dalton and Collider in action as well as some acoustic sets.
The new event comes as live music in the North West faces a crisis with many venues outside of city centres closing down recently, but Ronnie’s is bucking the trend by investing in local music and giving them the opportunity to perform at a quality venue.
“Up and coming bands need places to perform if they are to develop and reach their potential” added Ronnie.
“It’s not only the experience of playing in front of a live audience that is important to them, but the money that they earn from these gigs that can really make a difference to people who are really trying to make a go of it."
“And by not charging entry to our events, apart from when we run them for charity, we can help them spread the word to as many people as possible.”
Already well regarded as the best live music venue in the town, Ronnie’s pride themselves on their commitment to local music.
“We have spent a lot of money on the bar over the past year. We have built a top quality sound system here and we know that people enjoy coming here to perform and always want to come back again and again.”
Hosting both established acts who can pack the courtyard out and weekly ‘open mic’ slots on Tuesday nights to give everyone a chance to show off, Ronnie’s has become a hub of the music scene in the town that gave the world Ian Curtis and now has a thriving community of talented artists.