Live musicians are preparing for a triumphant return to the Kendall Music Exchange after a year of silence

KENDALL MUSIC EXCHANGE: Jim and Sue Newman.

KENDALL MUSIC EXCHANGE: Jim and Sue Newman.

Live musicians are preparing for a triumphant return to the Kendall Music Exchange after a year of silence.

Live music is back at the the Kendall Community Hall with a flurry of entertainment and community spirit on Friday, May 7.

Doors will open at 6.30 pm, and the show starts at 7.00pm. A walk up blackboard open mic set will play from 7pm to 8pm with no pre-bookings.

There will be a free supper from 8am to 8.30am depending on COVID safety guidelines in May.

The evening will recommence with the wonderful voice and guitar sounds of the Wendy and Mike Jamison duo and the Jim and Sue duo from 8.30pm to 9.30pm

Sue Lee-Newman, of the Kendall Music Exchange, said the last music exchange was held in April last year with the onset of COVID and a following March meet had been cancelled.

"The year is looking great already, with some great performer's lined up," she said.

"The sharing of music, forming of friendships and community. It's a gathering of like minded people who love music for music's sake.

"Audiences at the Kendall Music Exchange can expect great entertainment, with the same community spirit that has made the exchange such a popular Friday night entertainment spot, and night out.

"Hopefully now that restrictions are lifting, everyone will have their opportunities to perform in Kendall and surrounding areas, whether it be voluntary, or as employment.

"Naturally it will be a COVID safe event adhering to whatever rules apply for May, including limits, if any on entry numbers, and limits on food sharing. All for the safety of our patrons."

Entry is $5 towards covering costs of the night and supporting local live music.