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The Australian National Busking Championships (ANBC) is now in it's sixth year.  The event is held in the picturesque town of Cooma The Capital of the Snowy Mountains in Southern NSW, as well as Regional Championships all around Australia. 


The ANBC is a different sort of music festival for Australia.   The ANBC is a celebration of all styles of music because the Buskers who perform bring a huge variety of music to the event.


Pre-registered Buskers are assigned special locations (Busking Hot Spots) at various times around the Central Business District of Cooma.  Roaming judges throughout the day select a number of Buskers to perform at the finals concert held in Centennial Park later that afternoon.  Battle rounds are then held and the judges and audience make their final decision on the winners.


At the ANBC all the street entertainment is provided FREE of charge.  The audience can of course tip the busker if they wish.  All the wonderful entertainment is performed literally feet from the spectator.



The People's Choice Award sponsored by Rotary Club of Cooma is a chance for everyone to vote for their favourite Busker


Here's how it works...


You buy specially printed Busker Votes - $1 each from the Cooma Rotary Club Stall or other roaming sellers


You vote for your favourite Busker by placing your Busker Votes into their collection container be it hat/ guitar case etc

as simple as 1-2-3!


The Buskers will have their Busker Votes collected and counted by event officials throughout the day and the top 3 Buskers will be presented with the the award at the Finals Concert


The ANBC is supported by the Rotary Club of Cooma and organised by a small group of professionals made up of...

Allan Spencer - Cooma School of Music

Donna Smith - CMSC Tourism & Events Manager

Gunther Gorman - Artist, Musician & Performer

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