This year’s event was awesome! Bigger and better than last year! We had almost 100 musicians performing at 22 diferent venues. In total , illness the buskers performed over 300 half hour sets over the 2 days. That’s a lot of music!
And the Winners are:
1st Open Champion – Guyy Lilleyman
2nd Highly Commended – Ben Warner & Vince Leong
3rd Commended – Matt Charlesworth
1st Secondary Champion – Vendulka Wichta
2nd Secondary Highly Commended – A Tie!
Sybling Rivalry & The Browne Sisters
3rd Commended – Olivia Cakarun
1st Primary Champion – Jark Hermans
2nd Primary Highly Commended – Callum McPhie
3rd Primary Commended – Brademann Brothers
Peoples Choice Award – Vendulka Wichta
Special Music Awards –
- Country Music Award: Roger McCullough
- Multicultural Award: Numeralla Fingerplunkers
- Classical Music Award: Stypa Quartet
- Special Judges Award: Mark Davis
Congratulations to all!
Thank you judges for a job well done and for giving up your weekend for this event.
Thank you Donna Smith and all the wonderful people at the Cooma Visitors Centre
A HUGE thanks to all the wonderful buskers.
Plus a Special Thanks to All our generous sponsors:
The Tourist Cafe
Roses Lebanese Restaurant
Cooma Family Dental
Chelsea Coffee Lounge
South East Arts
Snowy Monaro Arts Council
Eucumbene Trout Farm
McDonalds Family Restaurant
Bombala Street Surgery
Sharp Street Surgery
And of course a Big Thank you to all our Busker Hosts & Venues:
McDonald’s Family Restaurant, Cooma Monaro Railway, Cathy’s Lolly Shack, Cooma Cafe, Tourist Cafe, 40Cafe, Mainstreet, Snowy Camping World, Pizza House & Food Factory, PD Murphy Cafe, Chelsea Coffee Loung, Kettle & Seed, Moontree Health Foods, Roses Lebanese Restaurant, Alpine Hotel, The Lott Foodstore, Monaro Stitches Quilt & Craft Fair, Cooma Motorfest, Honda Snowy Ride, St Patricks Bazaar Fair, A Feast of Poetry and Cooma Visitors Centre.
Here’s a Youtube video of Guyy Lilleyman, Australian National Busking Champion 2013
Here’s a Photo Gallery of the weekend. For more photos and comments go to:
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