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.. . . . . . . . ... .. .. .. .. ......................... Entry forms are now available for the Australian National Busking Championships (ANBC) hosted in Cooma this November. The ANBC has become one of the Snowy Mountains most anticipated events. Each year hundreds of tourists and locals converged on Cooma to watch some of the nation’s best musicians battle it out for the crown of Australia’s number one busker.
.. . . . . . . . ... .. .. .. .. ......................... Last year the event saw a record field of buskers take to the streets of Cooma’s CBD. 161 performers showcased their talents at 28 busking hotspots before the pick of the crop were chosen to compete in the finals concert. Cooma’s Centennial Park was filled spectators for the finals concert as the winners across multiple categories were decided. Mat Brooker took out $2000 prize money for finishing first, ahead of Kit Watts and Canberra’s Tessa Devine. Last year’s winners, The String Family from Wollongong were named runners up. In the secondary division Lucy Sugerman (who went on to become a finalist on popular Channel Nine reality show The Voice), Shelby Grace and local busker, Oscar Litchfield, wowed the judges and the audience. There is always a stack of emerging talent on show at the Saturday November 4 extravaganza.
towns this year, including Ballarat, Narooma, Noosa and Peak Hill. In 2016, Stanthorpe in Queensland became the first town outside the Snowy Mountains to host a regional final. Not only does an event of this nature bring an influx of tourists to a town, but it also provides a boost to the local economy. Buskers from as far away as Queensland made their way to Cooma for the ANBC last year. The event brings in hundreds of people to region and launches what is set to be the busiest summer season the Snowy Mountains has seen. The event also coincides with the Cooma Rotary Markets. With plenty of great food stalls and homemade bits and bobs on sale, it is a great day to be out and about in Cooma, the Capital of the Snowy Mountains. For more information about the ANBC visit www. buskingcooma.com
The ANBC is now a nationally acclaimed event with regional finals to be held in a number of
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