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The most unique busking competition in New Zealand!  Busk on the streets of Gore during Queens Birthday Weekend and try not to Freeze Ya Bits Off while competing for huge cash prizes!

Entertain in a country music style and celebrate being in NZ’s capital of Country Music during the NZ Gold Guitar Awards & Country Music Week.

  • Noon to 2pm on Thursday 28th Friday 29th May and/or Saturday 30th May
  • Register from 10am at St James Theatre, Irk Street Gore on the morning of the day you wish to busk, Registrations Essential
  • Entries close at Noon sharp for that days audition
  • Judging order is random, but order preference given to those with NZ Gold Guitar Auditions at the same time
  • Entries will be judged on their music choice, we prefer Country Music
  • Unplugged Open: Acoustic entertainers without wires, $10 entry on the day
  • Plugged Open: Buskers with amplification of any kind, $10 entry on the day
  • Under 14 Open: Buskers aged 14 in any style, Free Entry
  • Under 14 Instrumental: Buskers aged 14 and under playing instrument only (no voice), Free Entry
  • Schools: any kindergarten, primary or intermediate level school, entered as a group, Free Entry
  • Heartland Hotel Croydon, 4pm sharp!
  • $10 door charge, under 14 no charge
  • Hot food available, Cash Bar, Dine in after show ends
  • Guest Artists
  • Courtesy Coach from C.B.D. available


  • Unplugged Open
    Winner:                                $1000 Cash
    Runner Up:                         $250 Cash

    2011 Busking In Action

  • Plugged Open
    Winner:                                $1000 Cash
    Runner Up:                         $250 Cash
  • Under 14 Open:
    Winner:                                $100 Cash
    Runner Up:                         $25 Cash
  • Under 14 Instrumental:
    Winner:                                $100 Cash and Trophy
    Runner Up:                         $25 Cash
  • Schools Section:
    $400 Cash
  • Audience Favourite:
    $50 Voucher
  • Peter Reid Encouragement:
    $50 Voucher

Main Sponsor: The Mataura Licensing TrustMLT - Main Sponsor

With support from Heartland Hotel Croydon

Contact Organising Team if you need more information:

Trudie South, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   0273414496

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