Country IT co-owner Michael Greentree (left) and Casino Beef Week president Stuart George have brought back the busking competition for its second year.
Country IT co-owner Michael Greentree (left) and Casino Beef Week president Stuart George have brought back the busking competition for its second year. Cathryn McLauchlan

Buskers to get visitors mooving at Casino Beef Week

FOURTEEN buskers will attempt to get the community mooving when they contend for first place at the Casino Beef Week Country IT busking competition.

The competition was launched last year and due to the positive feedback from performers, businesses and the community it will run again.

The selected 2016 musicians and performers are sure to impress in a range of genres and with a variety of instruments, from guitar/singing combinations and keyboardists to Celtic and country gospel music.

Country It co-owner Michael Greentree said he was keen to get on board as the naming sponsor.

"The busking competition creates an electric atmosphere throughout the streets of the Casino CBD that isn't often felt, and that excites people," he said.

"It's inspiring to see local performers from all backgrounds and abilities given an opportunity to showcase their talents in our town."

The buskers will perform on the streets of Casino from Monday, May 23, to Thursday, May 26, and the top three performers will be chosen by the judges to perform again on Friday before the winner is announced.

The announcement will be made at the Breakfast with the Butchers event.

The winner will receive $750, second place gets $150, third place gets $50 and the people's choice musician gets $50.

Casino Beef Week president Stuart George said the competition was the perfect opportunity for performers from across the region to get some exposure.

"(It's) the perfect platform for artists to showcase their talents to the thousands of visitors during Casino Beef Week and perhaps walk away with some great prizemoney," he said.

Buskers range from school kids to adults travelling from Coraki, the Northern Tablelands, Queensland and a few from the local area.

For more information visit casinobeefweek.com.au or facebook.com/Casinobeefweek, or call the office on 6662 8181.



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