Busking

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. Are you the next big thing?

Each year, talented buskers line Clarinda Street to wow the crowds and compete for the title of winner: Parkes Elvis Festival Busking Competition.

There are great prizes on offer in both the Junior and Open Categories, with the top three buskers decided by three Festival judges. All buskers must perform at the Cambridge Hotel between 3pm & 5pm on Friday 10 OR Saturday 11 January to be considered as a finalist.

Buskers must register and perform over at least two days of the competition for at least four hours (juniors one hour) 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 in the finals on the ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage on Sunday 12 January.

Entries for the 2020 Busking Competition are now open. Please fill out the competition entry form below to enter.


Elvis Busking proudly presented by Civil Independence.