The Beach Buskers of Mooloolaba is about to take off for the first time ever in January 2017! Buskers will take part in performing and competing – going head to head to find the best Busker that the coast has to offer! The event will take place every Friday throughout the month of January at various locations throughout Mooloolaba. There are fantastic prizes up for grabs for the winners, great exposure for all of the entrants and great live music for everyone to enjoy including weekly prizes for those who vote for their favourite busker!

Each busker will have the option to compete in one of two categories (Starting Out & Been Around). They will perform each week over the 4 week period and will be placed at several venues throughout Mooloolaba and will alternate in position each week. Their aim will be to collect as many votes as possible to be named the ultimate winner!

The winner of each category will receive a live video performance on Balcony TV of their own original song, a paid gig at Mooloolaba Surf Club, 2 nights’ accommodation for 2 people at the Beach Club Resort Mooloolaba and $250 in cold hard cash. A wild card entry will also be chosen by Hot 91 after the 2nd week of competition and will get to perform live at the Hot 91 McDonlads Summer Sky Show in Cotton where over 20 000 people expected to attend! 

Local businesses throughout Mooloolaba will sponsor the buskers and host them outside their venue. They will also be offering a ‘Beach Buskers Special’ each Friday night to be enjoyed with the sounds of the buskers.

The voting process will be done via a paper vote, voting papers and ballots will be placed at all local venues that are sponsoring buskers. Winners be will be announced in My Weekly Preview.

The Beach Buskers Series is just the first of a number of creations that Mooloolaba Business and Tourism are working on to support our Mooloolaba business community in 2017 and beyond. With everyone on board these events will grow bigger and better for all to enjoy.

Bruce Ferguson, President of Mooloolaba Business & Tourism has said,

“The Beach Buskers of Mooloolaba is one of many initiatives in place to draw tourists and Sunshine Coast locals to the area to make Mooloolaba a thriving, vibrant and exciting place to visit. The festival will be a great opportunity for all musicians to showcase their talent and I for one look forward to seeing what they’ve got.”  

The first of the 4 week series will kick off on Friday night from 5.30pm to 8.30pm on the 3rd of January. This will continue each Friday night through until the last evening on the 27th of January. 

Buskers who are interested in nominating are required to email us at business@mooloolabatourism.com.au. Entrants will receive a registration form to complete and will need to supply an mp4 song to audition or a link to their YouTube channel. A photo will also be required for advertising purposes.