Busking is very much a part of the RVA music scene. Carytown buskers are always the first that come to mind, from the dulcimer-playing-lady and bucket bands to banjo and acoustic guitar and big brass bands, the entertainment comes in all varieties and genres.
The Virginia Center for Latin American Art (VACLAA) and #BPRVA present the competition to win the Bill “Bojangles” Robinson Great Busk Award! It all goes down next week from April 3rd-5th @ parking lot of VACLAA on Broad/Moore’s Auto Body in the Arts District.
Local bands Lobo Marino, Miramar, Richmanian Ramblers, and DJ Mikemetic will perform after the busking events on Friday, 4/4 @ Black Iris Gallery (321 W. Broad Street)
I did not write the following:
"The Great Busk is an exciting new opportunity for Richmond’s music community to create awareness of the excellent grass roots performers that make life in RVA cultural dynamic. Buskers - or street musicians (future Great Busk events will include dance, theater etc.) are encouraged to register for the event. There will be a maximum of 30 buskers chosen and Buskers will be notified of their selection by April 1st. Chosen buskers will perform one 15 minute set and the buskers who raises the most money for VACLAA during their set will win the Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Great Busk Award which includes a Four hour recording session at Sound of Music Studios in RVA.”
It’s not too late to sign up! Get your registration forms HERE.