Save Your Eustis Receipts to Vote at the Busker Festival

Save Your Eustis Receipts to Vote at the Busker Festival 

EUSTIS, Fla. (March 3, 2017) – On April 8, 2017 the City of Eustis will welcome talent from all over the United States as street performers, also known as “buskers”, converge for the second annual Eustis Busker Festival. The free, family-oriented festival will be presented in Downtown Eustis at “busk stops” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Grand Finale, featuring top performers from each division, will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Ferran Park on the bandshell stage. Performers will compete for the $5,000 grand prize, sponsored in part by Bay and Lake Pharmacy, and the $1,500 People’s Choice Award, sponsored by the Lake Eustis Area Chamber of Commerce.

At the event, spectators will be given the opportunity to vote for their favorite act to receive the People’s Choice Award and the $1,500 prize. To vote, event attendees will be asked to show receipts from any Eustis business from the month of March or April 2017.

“By coupling voting for the People’s Choice Award with showing a Eustis business receipt, we are encouraging residents and visitors to shop local,” said Tom Carrino, Economic Development Director. “Beginning in March and into April, people interested in voting should start saving receipts from Eustis businesses to show at the event for voting tickets.”

Receipts from a Eustis business or service can be shown to receive voting tickets at the event at the information booth in downtown from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Voters will receive one voting ticket per $5 shown on the receipt with a maximum of 20 tickets per receipt. Voters will retain their receipts and the City will stamp each one shown in exchange for voting tickets. 

“At last year’s inaugural Busker Festival, we saw receipts totaling more than $12,000 that were shown for voting tickets,” Carrino said. “That represents a significant amount of local dollars spent; we’re hoping to increase that total this year now that people know the voting system.”

The day-long festival will feature performers such as musicians, dancers, comedians, jugglers, mimes, living statues, artists and acrobats. Each busker will perform two, 30-minute acts throughout the day. Judges will rate each act and invite the top performers to the Grand Finale.

The City is currently accepting performer applications for the event. For registration, sponsorship and event information, visit the City’s website www.eustis.org/buskerfestival or call (352) 483-5491.