Festive Busking Series

Festive Busking Series brings the sounds of the season to our townships

Council is delighted to be supporting our local townships with the Festive Busking Series, supporting our creative community, businesses and our residents to get into the holiday spirit. 

Buskers, singers and performers will be matched with a seasonal event or retail activation in the lead up to Christmas.  

The project has been positively received by local community and trader groups.  

“We're very excited about the Council bringing buskers to the Valley & Mooroolbark! Mooroolbark Traders' and Community Group are running Christmas promotions throughout December including photos with Santa, a VIP shopping night and Santa’s Mailbox,” said Ashleigh from Mooroolbark Traders. 

“Merry Monbulk will see the town’s main street comes alive with a Christmas market, free kids activities, Santa and festive fun for all!” said Lucy from Monbulk Traders Group. “It’s wonderful that the Festive Busking series will be adding to the atmosphere.” 

“What a wonderful initiative,” said Jeremy from Belgrave Traders Association. “Belgrave is the perfect spot for all your Christmas shopping needs, we’re thrilled to have the main street host buskers in the days leading up to Christmas.” 

These events, Christmas markets, carols and many more seasonal experiences can be found on the Enjoy Local Calendar. Community groups and businesses can add their events to the calendar for free.  

When visiting these events, be sure to check out the Christmas window displays bringing even more festive cheer to our communities. You can nominate and vote for your favourite display, and go into the running for prize hamper full of locally sourced goodies.  

The performers receive a retainer of $250 to play 3 x 30-minute sets and are welcome to play their own material and covers, along with some festive fare. 

Interested performers can fill out an expression of interest here. Local community or businesses groups interested in being part of the program can get in touch with business@yarraranges.vic.gov.au