We regretfully announce the closure of RED-C Events at Jordan Esplanade, Coffs Harbour Jetty. We were offered a short term two month licence by Coffs Harbour City Council, due to the rushed nature of the EOI process, in order to have the decision on the one year licence returned before our tenure ended. Regretfully we cannot accept the two month short term licence with no guarantee of rent relief, after being shut down for 4 weeks. We have already had to refuse many future bookings and events due to the uncertainty surrounding our tenure and face ongoing restrictions, so the additional two months at full rent, with no guarantee of Christmas trade after that, is just not a viable economic option.
It appears that Council, unless specifically directed by the NSW government (as it was last year), has no support for business in the current Covid related climate. This being the case, we cannot see any way forward for RED-C Events at the current site in the future, as long as Covid is an issue.
We have therefore withdrawn our Expression of Interest in future licences at these premises.
We will be opening for our final day of trade this Sunday 12 September from 11am-10pm for our Last Hurrah! We have an awesome range of musicians and bands coming along to jam all day, including Orlandos, The Slammers, Unison, The Shufflemen, Benny Black, Billie-Jo Porter, Pam Hata, Pleasing George, Phat Tracta and will be topped off by the fabulous band Raven, with their British Blues Invasion, so don’t miss it!
The Red Shell Dining team will be providing delicious meals as usual, so come along for our Last Hurrah on Sunday!
We would like to thank all of our fantastic staff, and all of the amazing musicians and bands who have played during the past three years! You helped create the friendly and creative community atmosphere that RED-C is known for! We also thank our supporters and patrons who have come along to enjoy our venue, despite the Covid restrictions of the last 18 months. Around 1600 supporters signed our petition to Save the C, so we are feeling the love! It has been a privilege to open the premises, located in an absolutely unique environmental spot, back up to community use and we thank all of our patrons for coming along to enjoy it with us.
We are proud of the community music and not for profit events centre we established, and hope that Council and the NSW Government will take on board the support we received and keep the site for the future public use of the Coffs Coast community.
We hope to see you on Sunday for our Last Hurrah at RED-C!