2016 Busking Competition Winner: Gavin Chatilier
2016 Busking Competition Runner-up: Paul Reynolds

Each year, talented buskers line Clarinda Street to wow the crowds and compete for the prize of Best Parkes Elvis Festival Busker.

There are great prizes on offer with the top three buskers decided by popular vote. So make sure you stroll down The NRMA Festival Boulevard across the Festival, note down your favourite buskers’ numbers then go to Elvis Central to cast your vote for your favourite act in the Junior and Open categories.

Buskers must register and perform over at least two days of the competition for at least two hours per day. The organisers will determine your performance area. Performances must be in the style of Elvis to be considered for the competition. The top three buskers must be available to perform for the title of Best Busker 2016 on the Cooke Park Main Stage at 3pm on Sunday 10 January.

Many of the Elvis tribute artists you see performing at venues across the Festival started out as buskers right here on the streets of Parkes.



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