First Night Winchester--A New Year's Eve Tradition, is celebrating its 32nd year on December 31, 2018. We are a New Year’s Eve non-alcoholic, family-focused celebration of the arts that has been growing since its inception in 1986. The mission is to bring friends and families together to unite our community in all its diversity through the visual and performing arts.
This is the inaugural year of our Battle of the Buskers. We are encouraging local talent to participate in First Night Winchester 2019 - Battle of the Buskers! As we transform Historic Downtown into a stage; registered performers can compete for a chance to win cash.
Busking creates a diversified atmosphere by featuring: musicians, jugglers, magicians, and dancers to name a few. Registered buskers will be judged by social media audience participation, awarding a CASH prize to the three most popular performers. You must be registered to win!
Visit our website at www.firstnightwinchester.com for more information about us.
Hours of the competition are 8pm-11pm, December 31st!
• Time: 8 pm - 11 pm • Outdoor event.
2) Buskers are responsible for clean-up and for any and all damage caused by their displays. Buskers not adhering to this clean up rule will not be allowed back. First Night Winchester is not responsible for anything lost or stolen, the loss of power or acts of God.
3) Alcohol and drugs are not permitted and are cause for immediate dismissal and arrest.
4) Artisans are expected to maintain a high standard of cleanliness at all times. Further, the general appearance of any display will be a factor in the Committee’s decision to accept a busker for future events.
The voting will take place on the First Night Winchester Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/firstnightwinchester/. Prize for 1st place is $150; 2nd place is $100 and 3rd place is $50. Buskers should submit a photo after completing the application. Judging will be done by a "like" vote received on the Busker photo, located on our Facebook page, during the competition hours of 8pm -11pm. Once the votes are reviewed we will award the winners.
For more information or if you have questions please contact Christine Germeyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.