Narooma Rotary is delighted to have a second major sponsor for the Narooma Regional Busking Festival on Saturday, May 27, part of the Australian National Busking Championships (ANBC).
Narooma Sporting & Services Club general manager Tony Casu said his club was always keen to support anything that brings tourism and business to the town.
“What we particularly like about the Busking festival is it will involve so many different areas around town,” he said. “Traditionally events in Narooma have taken place in one area, with secondary flow on effects to other areas.
“This festival will have buskers rotating through many assigned locations around Narooma throughout the day and so potentially directly benefit each of those areas.”
Rotarian Chris O’Brien, a member of the organising committee, said it was “a real coup” that Narooma is hosting one of the ANBC regional championships, through Narooma Rotary Club.
“The local reaction to the busking festival in May has been ‘overwhelmingly positive’, even though it’s four months away,” she said. “People are so excited it’s happening and that they’ll be a part of it.
“Many businesses have already offered to sponsor a busking hot spot outside their premises, and it’s a free event for the community enabling them to hear a range of talented performers from across south eastern NSW, ACT, Victoria and northern NSW.”
Narooma Sporting & Services Club will provide $1,000 to the winner of the concert at Narooma Golf Club that evening, as judged by a panel. The winner will also be offered a paid gig at Club Narooma in the near future.
Narooma Golf Club will donate $1,000 to the People’s Choice award to the busker that gets the most ‘busker dollars’.
Festival coordinator Sandra Doyle said the ANBC had grown over the last six years from being held exclusively in Cooma to being a national event this year with regional competitions in Stanthorpe, Noosa and Ballarat, as well as Narooma.
The winners from the regional events will be invited to compete in the National Grand Final in Cooma in November.
For more information: busking.naroomarotary.org.au and facebook.com/ANBC Narooma.
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