The best music for restaurants at the Gold Coast

Restaurants and cafes in love with their music can win a National Award with Restaurant & Catering Association by entering online. The OneMusic Excellence Award is open to any venue who puts an interesting spin on its music use, background music, live music or even a DJ. Enter the 2022 Awards now.

Nominations are now open for OneMusic Excellence Award!

Last year’s Queensland winner, Caffeine Kings in Miami, took home the award for their outstanding recognition and support for the Australian music industry.

Caffeine Kings give a platform for local musicians, both established and up-and-coming, encouraging customers to explore local talent and never-released tracks. Caffeine Kings also offer free food & drinks for the musicians performing in their venue, along with a further offers for the muso’s family and friends attending the gigs to expand the word of mouth factor (and sales).

Mikaela Vu of Caffeine Kings:

It comes down to actively supporting the incredible talent we have in Australia and as an Australian small business providing them with a platform to share their art. We all need to work alongside each other to provide an experience customers return to.

SA’s 2021 winner, Beach Burrito Company in Glenelg, takes support for the Australian music industry further by hosting street parties for upcoming artists and bands. The events provided the talent with the opportunity to share their music with over 200 patrons.

The OneMusic Excellence Award reward dining venues who have elevated music to be their premier marketing drawcard, their passion.

What we listen to when we eat can make the food spicier, more delicious, more satisfying and we even eat quicker and leave the table for the next sitting if the tunes are pitched just right.

Restaurants and cafes are invited to enter this years’ 2022 OneMusic Excellence Award, a new inclusion in the long-running national Restaurant and Catering Association Awards series.

The Awards provide well-deserved recognition for hard work, creative ideas, community spirit, exceptional food and outstanding service in our vibrant industry.

How to enter

To nominate for the OneMusic Excellence Award, applicants simply need answer only a few questions which takes no more than 10 minutes.

Nominees will be highlighted in marketing of both R&CA and OneMusic, so c’mon!


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