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City Newspaper's Best Busker contest is turning 7 years old!

SPECIAL EVENT: City Newspaper's 2016 Best Busker Contest 

Our annual Best Busker Contest, now in the South Wedge!


On May 5, come down to Rochester's SOUTH WEDGE for a night of free music on the streets from great local musicians, plus ridiculous deals from neighborhood merchants.

From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., local shops will be offering special buys on food, drink, goods, and services.

And be sure to come by the City Newspaper tent (At the corner of South and Gregory) to get your FREE guitar picks, which you'll use to vote for the live musicians playing on the sidewalks 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The top vote-getters will win some fabulous CASH prizes


$1.00 PBRs and $4.00 well drinks at Lux Lounge
Buy One Soap, Get One Soap Free (Select Soaps)at Apothicaire
50% Off Select Cabinet & Door Hardware at Historic Houseparts
$2 scoops of ice cream and $1 single truffle at Hedonist Artisan Chocolates
$1.00 off cocktails and $1 wings at Butapub
$10 Little Button T-shirts and a free bumper sticker at Little Button Craft & Press
Bucket of 5 different Mexican beers $16 at Orb's
25% off Sterling Silver Jewelry at Zak's Avenue
50% off 4 weeks of beginner Swing Dance classes ($40 value for $20) at Groove Juice Swing
15% off clothing. at Thread
$8 Haircuts at Glovers Barbershop
Buy one get one tube (free one equal or lesser value) at Full Moon Vista Bike & Sport
20% off storewide (excluding consignments) at Needledrop Records
$1.50 Jumbo Meatballs. $4.00 House-made Italian Sausage on roll w/ peppers & onions. at Mise En Place
$3.75 20oz Irish Drafts at Caverly's Irish Pub
$1 Ron Burgandy at Meat the Press (Food Truck)
$4 vegetarian poutine and $5 surprise special poutine at Le Petit Poutine (Food Truck)
Free Sample of Jillian's Delight at Cheesy Eddies
$1.00 off any beer/wine with purchase of sandwich at Harry G's New York Deli
$2.00 Blue & Blue Lite Pints, $3.00 wells, $4.00 Bartender choice at Beale Street
Free Coffee if you have our Travel Mug. $1.00 for coffee for everyone at Equal Grounds
$1.50 off select drafts and $1.50 off Poutine at Tap & Mallet
$3 Specialty Tacos at smokin’ pete’s BBQ (Food Truck)
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