Between the Rugby Union Club and Arts on Alma, you will find a rather
Every second Saturday evening, between 8pm and midnight, it is home to
the Mount Isa Folk Club, or as it is better known, The Music... Shack.
Volunteers run this community group for anyone who loves live music, and
for a gold coin donation, entry is yours.
The Mount Isa Folk Group was founded 47 years ago by a small group of
musicians that played in local pubs. They moved into a property in
Simpson Street, which they outgrew, and then was offered an opportunity
to buy the old footy clubhouse. The musicians at the time rallied
together and played local gigs to raise the money to buy the present day
The licenced bar has inexpensive drinks, and the outdoor stage has a very
casual atmosphere - and honestly, who needs a roof when you have a jam
The whole idea behind The Shack is to provide a platform for individuals
and bands to 'have a go'. Equally important, it gives us locals something
to do on a Saturday night!
Regardless if you are new to town, or if you have lived in Mount Isa your
whole life, The Shack is a fantastic place to meet new people, make new
friends, or even start a band.
Those of you who have been there will agree - it is pretty unique. They
are always on the lookout for new musicians as well as volunteers to help
setting up, so put up your hand and make a difference in our local
Find them online at www.facebook.com/groups/isafolk