Blog Post
11.09.2015
EATSOUTHBANK HOSTS BUSKERS DURING BRISBANE FESTIVAL

EATSOUTHBANK hits the note this September by hosting Brisbane’s best-untapped talent every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night.

As part of the Brisbane Festival, Little Stanley Street will come alive with the sights and sounds of different busking genres each night.

From singers to songwriters, young performers, magicians or contortionists, there is a night designed to suit every melody taste.

CEO of South Bank Corporation, Jeff Weigh, said the buskers are adding a great infusion to the precinct during the Brisbane Festival.

“They are offering diners a memorable dining experience by not only providing a great musical backdrop but also the opportunity to choose a Festival dish along with a wine or beer for either $30 or $50, depending on the dining destination,” Jeff said.

“Little Stanley Street is a high traffic area in the precinct, so adding some tunes is something quirky and instrumental,” he  said.

“We have a range of performers on the three nights from a saxophone and guitar duo to an illusionist and drummer.

“Although the precinct has established itself as a food lover’s destination, the street performers will bring a great melody to the street.

Phoenix Entertainment Harpist, Rebecca McConnell said that the busker’s initiative was a great way to activate Little Stanley Street whilst providing exposure to emerging artists.

“It’s something that’s fresh and different and a great way to get a new act out there,” McConnell said.

“The response so far has been really positive and the people I have played for have been really engaged with it and it has provided a lovely experience for them.

“I have had a couple of people ask about booking me at functions and one lady even wanted to book me for her wedding.”

The buskers will be performing on Little Stanley Street Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 5pm – 8pm until September 24th.

ENDS.

Media enquires to Olivia King on 0408 157 253 or email Olivia@thepressgarage.com.au on behalf of eatSouthBank.