Busking event set to bring Camden town centre to life

Camden's Theo and Bel performed at the region's previous Live and Local events. Picture: Chris Lane

Camden's Theo and Bel performed at the region's previous Live and Local events. Picture: Chris Lane

The streets of Camden will come alive with music this month.

Camden town centre will host the new #camdenlive event featuring the area's first officially registered buskers.

Camden Council secured more than $9000 in funding from the NSW Government's Summer Fund - Festival of Place program, to activate places and engage local creatives.

Residents and visitors to Camden will be able to engage with live performances, art demonstrations and curated displays of digital art from Thursday, March 18 until Sunday, March 28.

Camden mayor Theresa Fedeli said #camdenlive was a great way to invite people back into the area.

"Camden residents have done well following COVID-safe protocols throughout the pandemic," Cr Fedeli said.

"Being able to provide COVID-safe free entertainment in local centres is a great initiative to get our residents and visitors back out and about.

"This will not only help some local performers but importantly benefit local businesses and also assist in making visitors feel welcome in the area."

Cr Fedeli said it would be a great chance for locals to see what Camden had to offer.

"And of course Camden town centre is the perfect place for this event," she said.

"Residents will be able to make use of the recently announced Dine and Discover NSW Voucher Scheme in one of the fantastic restaurants or cafes in the town centre.

"The program will be unveiled shortly, and I encourage residents to get out and about and don't forget to use the hashtag #camdenlive to share their experiences on social media."

For more information, visit camden.nsw.gov.au.