Busking competition secures local support from the Freight Bar and Restaurant

Ballarat’s Freight Bar and Restaurant has once again thrown support behind local musicians and performers in pledging support for a busking competition next year.

Chooka Parker one of the buskers at this year's Regional final of the National Busking Championships. Picture: Kate Healy

Chooka Parker one of the buskers at this year's Regional final of the National Busking Championships. Picture: Kate Healy

The Ballarat regional finals for the Australian National Busking Championship will be sponsored by the Freight bar and restaurant.

The venue will also host an open microphone session at the end of the day which the Freight Bar’s manager Chris Sargent said would be open for anyone. 

Mr Sargent said the championship was a great event for Ballarat. “I’m looking forward to seeing it grow and making it bigger and better,” he said.

The event was first held in Ballarat this year after moving from its home of the previous six years, Cooma in New South Wales.

The Australian National Busking Championship will hold the Ballarat Regional Finals on March 24, 2018, with roaming judges observing contestants throughout the day, with a $10,000 prize pool. 

For more information visit buskingballarat.com.au.