Buskers take over in lively festival

TONS ON TALENT: Some of the buskers who will be appearing at this year’s Narooma
Busking Festival and Competition. Collage by Rachel McInnes.
TONS ON TALENT: Some of the buskers who will be appearing at this year’s Narooma Busking Festival and Competition. Collage by Rachel McInnes.

Entries for Narooma’s Regional Busking Festival and Competition on Saturday, May 26, have been rolling in from across the region and elsewhere.

“Narooma will again buzz from the Plaza to the Flat, filled with about 200 happy performers and musicians playing all kinds of wonderful music throughout town,” festival co-ordinator Sandra Doyle said.

The Festival is hosted by Narooma Rotary Club, partnered with the River of Art, and is part of the Australian National Busking Championships (ANBC).

Mrs Doyle said they had about 55 busker entries with a few more still on the way.

“Each act will play through the day at three or four of the 35 busker hot spots around town, with music ranging from country, blues, jazz and rock, to Scottish bagpipes, dancers, poets and circus acts.”

A program will be available online and on the day from an information stall opposite the Ice Creamery on the Flat, the Visitors’ Centre and Rotary volunteers who will be walking around.

“Every spectator can vote for their favourite busker for the People’s Choice prize of $1000; each vote costs $1,” committee member Lynda Ord said.

Narooma’s four judges will be roaming around listening to all competitors throughout the day, with the overall winner’s prize also $1000.

The Festival culminates with a free concert at Narooma Golf Club by finalists at 5pm and the presentation of prizes. Narooma Lions, Quota, CWA and VIEW Clubs will help Rotary on the day, as well as many other volunteers but more are needed. 

To volunteer call Sandra Doyle on 0408 298 233 or email her at sandra@spinninggums.com.au

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