Buskers wanted for rodeo
FORGET TV talent shows, the Warwick Rodeo is set to be the place to show off your musical talents this year.
For the first time in the rodeo's extensive history, buskers will be allowed to show off their talents and entertain crowds at the public entry gates.
Warwick Show and Rodeo Society president Dr John Kiss said the idea was to develop a festival concept for the rodeo.
"We're confident it'll make the event far more attractive for visitors with many forms of entertainment," he said.
As part of the idea, the rodeo's PR committee are calling for buskers to entertain people waiting in line by playing or singing acoustically.
PR committee member Kate Christensen said busking at the rodeo would start on October 24.
"The person or group would need to be available a couple of times throughout the weekend on a roster basis," she said.
"The Warwick Show and Rodeo Society wants to add to the festival feel in the community and involve musicians both young and old to participate."
Under the plan, buskers would receive free entry to the rodeo and be allowed to collect and keep any money they earn. Anyone interested in busking at the rodeo must phone the office on 4661 9060 to be put on the busking roster.
When contacting the office, buskers need to leave their contact details, style of music and if they are an individual or group.