Thursday, 24 April 2014

How to become a Scotiabank Busk Stop Busker

It’s that time of year again! It’s time to decide who gets to hold the golden ticket – a 2014/2015 Busk Pass – and entertain Forks visitors with their amazing and unusual talents year-round.

We’re hosting busker auditions May 2 and 3 and we want to see what you’ve got!

You should become a Scotiabank Busk Stop busker if you:

a) can play an instrument
b) can make balloon sculptures
c) can sing
d) can ride a unicycle
e) can make some really cool art
f) can walk on stilts
g) can juggle many interesting objects
h) have an alter ego
i) have some other amazing and wacky talent
j) can do any or all of these things – in unison, in a family-friendly, entertaining fashion, in front of large groups of people, indoors or outdoors at The Forks

On audition day, you’ll have five minutes to show the judges your busking talent – make it fun!

If you are a musician – if you play an instrument or if your voice is your instrument – you’ll have to provide the judges with two different 30-minute set lists. The judges will ask you to play songs from the set lists you provide.

Once you have a Busk Pass, you’ll be able to set yourself up at one of the Scotiabank Busk Stops at The Forks and entertain the masses!

Submit your application to audition by 4 p.m. on Friday, April 25. Download the form here.

Questions? Call (204) 987-4356 or email

Happy busking!

By The Forks communications intern, Larissa Peck

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