When Michelle created NightQuarter on the Gold Coast with her partner Ian, it was important to create a live music space that would become a home for the local music scene and create a platform for local original artists. They had seen the opportunities lessen in the hospitality scene for musicians over the past decade and wanted to create a venue where children grow up with music and music becomes centric to the community. They get immense pleasure being part of the journey for young talented musicians and are constantly working on new initiatives to incubate talent whether it is organising workshops, providing musicians opportunities every weekend or being involved in the overall Gold Coast music scene. NightQuarter was the winner of the 2016 ‘Best Venue’ at the Gold Coast Music Awards and has been recognised as the #2 destination on the Gold Coast. The venue books over 500 acts each year, and has hosted national and international touring acts like The Cat Empire, RUFUS, Sticky Fingers, SAFIA, Screaming Jets, Killing Heidi and more.