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SPECIAL EVENT | City Newspaper's Best Busker Contest


The Best Busker Contest on Thursday, May 2, marks its fourth year of fantastic street festival fun. Join City Newspaper and a horde of talented local musicians as they play on the sidewalks of the East End between Chestnut and Alexander streets, competing for votes (guitar picks) from passers-by, and the chance to win prizes from Bernunzio Uptown Music.

You, the viewer, will be surrounded by all manner of acoustic tunes, and have access to ridiculous deals from neighborhood merchants on food, drink, goods, and services.

Participation is entirely free — just head down to the East End and visit City's booth for your five guitar picks (that's how you cast your vote), a map to the buskers, and a list of merchant deals and locations. Merchant offers will run 5-9 p.m. (unless otherwise noted), and musicians will play 6-8 p.m. For previews of merchant deals, participating musicians, more information, and updates, visit and follow us on Twitter @roccitynews.