belgrave abuzz with buskers
|Local singer/songwriter Ben Kelly and myself were |
judges for one of the solo stages. We were treated to
a great array of busking performances throughout the
day and had great fun, the spirit of the day was terrific.
The event, held for the second time, was organised by the Belgrave Traders Association with the assistance of a Shire of Yarra Ranges community grant.
|Busking spots were dotted throughout the town, so buskers|
could put their hat down to drum up trade.
|Here I am pictured with Justine Walsh, local spoken word artist. |
Justine won the Darren Jones Encouragement Award, an award
given to the artist recognised with great potential who could
reap great rewards from encouragement.
|Sean Carroll provided great entertainment with a |
mix of covers and originals, our last performer for the
day, he was working hard in the heat. Sean took out
second prize in the solo category.
|This yarn bombed cherry tree from the End of the Line Festival |
provided another busking spot for aspiring performers.
|Jared Duffy covered some classic rock songs as part |
of his perfomance, he took out an encouragement award
for his efforts.
|The youth stage saw some great entertainment from those|
young budding performers in our community.
|The undercroft of the stables at Earthly Pleasures provided|
a great stage for duos.
Primary (under 11s)
1st Anya 2nd Heath
Youth (12 to 16 years)
1st Jack 2nd Justin
Solo (open age) Stage 1
1st Mel Wilkinson
2nd Sean Carroll
Encouragement awards to Rudy the One Man Band and Jared Duffy
Solo (open age) Stage 2
1st Sally Carter
2nd Glenn Scolyer
Encouragement awards to Ella Ruby and Carol McCoy
Duo (open age)
1st Kate Crowley and Michael Waugh
2nd Kaitlin Marie Duo
Group (open age)
2nd Jakk's Azimuth
Encouragement awards to River Tribe and Melting Pot
Darren Jones Encouragement Award
Congratulations to you all and to organisers for a great day in Belgrave.
|This cherry tree was yarn bombed just in time for the festival,|
thanks to Danni from Walk in Wardrobe.