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Buskers Called to Compete in ‘Busk Off’ on Thursday

June 15, 2011 7:28 AM | Entertainment

Buskers will be competing for cash prizes during the Portage Alive Busk Off tomorrow.

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is calling on buskers to come down to Portage Avenue from Memorial to Main from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday. The public will get the chance to vote for the best act and enter to win a pair of NHL tickets.

The busking competition welcomes any Manitoba musician to come downtown. Walk-ups must register with BIZ staff stationed at kiosks on the sidewalk or they can sign up by e-mailing allison@downtownwinnipegbiz.com or calling (204) 958-4640. After registering, buskers can set up anywhere on the north side of Portage between Main and Memorial.

The People’s Choice Busker Award will be announced at 3 p.m., with the first place winner taking home $1,000, followed by $500 and $250 for second and third place winners, respectively.