Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Community News

Buskers Wanted

City looking for locals to play this summer

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ost great performers got their start playing on the street for coins. If you can you sing, dance, play an instrument or juggle chainsaws and have some spare time, then the City of Chilliwack wants to see if you have what it takes to entertain throughout the summer at designated locations around town.


For a small fee, musicians and entertainers can beat the Busking Bylaw and get validated by the City to play around town


The busking season runs from April 1 to September 31st. Potential buskers fill-out an application and perform an audition. If successful, entertainers perform seven days a week from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm. The more entertainers interested, the more locations that can be added.


Lorie Hill, Recreation Clerk Supervisor, Parks, Recreation & Culture told The Voice in an e-mail earlier this week that so far the only busker signed-up is magician Erik Stephany.


"He does not have a designated time and place that he will be other than they are allowed to go to Salish Park, Central Park and The Clock Tower area," said Hill.


Only buskers/street entertainers with an application, validated by the City of Chilliwack, will be permitted to perform.


For more information email here, call 604-793-2904 or to apply visit the City's website here



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