Melbourne’s Best Busker Competition 2011

Unfortunately this event was washed out and did not run this weekend. The Rotary Club of Melbourne Park are looking to host the event in a few weeks.

Last year, Jenny Biddle took out the title of Melbourne’s Best Busker and helped raise over $3000 for Melbourne’s homeless youth. In 2011, she defends her title as a group of Melbourne’s Buskers showcase their best talent to raise more funds for HomeGround, an organisation that trains youth in hospitality to give them skills for life. The busker that raises the most money for the charity, in their 10 minute performance, wins the title of Melbourne’s Best Busker 2011.

More details:

The City of Melbourne and Rotary Club of Melbourne Park present a SHOWCASE OF MELBOURNE’S BEST BUSKERS. The best of the city’s busking talent will perform their unique sounds and styles against the backdrop of Melbourne’s most iconic street art laneway, Hosier Lane. A line-up of the city’s most accomplished street performers will showcase Melbourne’s much-loved street culture, recognising the artists who make their livings on our city’s pavements, round the clock, every day of the week. On the day the audience will be invited to vote with their spare change for their favourite performance with donations going to HomeGround, a charity committed to helping Melbourne’s homeless. The performance that raises the most money for the charity will be acknowledged for their contribution to Melbourne’s vibrant street culture and crowned as Melbourne’s Best Busker. Street Change is presented in partnership with the Rotary Club of Melbourne Park, a new young-members club designed to empower young people living and working in Melbourne.

Time: 2pm – 4pm
Date: Saturday 26 November 2011
Location: Hosier Lane (Melbourne CBD)
Family friendly!

Come along and support this great cause, alongside supporting Jenny as she competes for the second year in a row.