#BuskingInMemphis Contest: The Downtown Memphis Commission wants to make the Main Street mall more musical – and we need your help!

If you are a musician, join the fun by entering our #BuskingInMemphis Contest!

  1. Record a clip of your musical genius.
  2. POST the video on your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #buskinginmemphis and tag @DowntownMemphis.
  3. Get likes! The three social submissions with the most likes at the end of the competition period will automatically win a spot on our busking lineup.

If you’re a music lover, VOTE for your favorite busking video by searching for #buskinginmemphis on social media and liking your favorite submissions! Vote early, vote often!

Winners will receive $100 and a spot on our official Busking lineup starting this Spring.

Click here to download a PDF on How to Busk in Downtown Memphis.

How to submit an entry for the DMC’s Busking contest


  • Via social media: upload video to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, with the hashtag #buskinginmemphis and tag @DowntownMemphis
  • Via email: send to busking [at] downtownmemphis [dot] com (these entries may still win a spot, but won't be eligible for fan votes)


  • Busking entries will be accepted from musicians of all genres
  • All video entries must show 30 seconds of performance, at minimum, no maximum length is required
  • Only video submissions showing the artist playing/creating outside will be eligible for the contest
  • All entrants must be 18 years or older
  • Contest runs from Friday, February 17 until Friday, March 17. All entries must be received by the final day.

Me & Leah - Sample #BuskingInMemphis Submission Video

Michael Starnes Jr. - Sample #BuskingInMemphis Submission Video

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