Shop Local - Listen Local

Busker Saturday 17th May 2014

This week on Dunbar high street featured a vinyl sale in town bringing out music lovers of all generations, invited by Dunbar Trades Association, The Vinyl Frontier made Dunbar high street their home, selling, buying and swapping vinyl records. The response was excellent and many records were, bought, sold and swapped across the week giving the residents of Dunbar something different. To round off the musical week in style Dunbar Trades Association organised a collaborative event with local musicians because we believe LOCAL is best and whether that is food, drink, shopping or Music you will be surprised just how much is on offer.

The idea was simple, indoor busking (meaning weather didn't matter) giving shoppers something different to their experience and showcasing some of Dunbars best musical talent.

5 venues provided a home for the first Busker Saturday:

Stella's Bakery

Dunbar T-Shirt Shopping

1650 Coffee Shop

Graze Coffee & Chocolate House

Dunbar Pop Up Shop

Huge thank you to our amazing 6 Artists:

Erin Mitchell



Restless Natives

John Davidson

Wesley Bradd

The response was great with more than pennies being tossed into the guitar cases and with the town already busy due to the fortunate weather it was great to see so many smiling faces and tapping toes. If you missed it here is a little video to give you a flavour.

We are hoping to bring more music to our High Street this summer so if you are a musician then get in touch, either playing live or promoting your albums we'd love to help. Feel free to pop into the T-Shirt Shop and speak to Steve or leave a comment here.

Did you know a licence to play Music (radio or CD) in a shop/cafe can cost over £250 per year, but by showcasing local talented musicians there is no licence required and it helps Local talent gain a wider audience. Also with a capacity of under 150 people there is no performance licence needed for live music. This gives you a great picture of why Shop Local and Listen Local go hand in hand, working together to brighten up our High Street.

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