The RYSS BUSking Project is finally here!! We have big plans to help young people across the Central Coast to capture and share their voices and musical talents with the World!!!

Our original idea was to run open mic gigs at Central Coast community events across the region, giving young people a platform for a live music performance experience. The current health crisis has unfortunately impacted our plans, and we are adapting and taking The BUSKing Project ONLINE! Of course, when the time is right, and restrictions ease, we will take to the streets and get BUSking!

The exciting part is that the online platform will still operate like an open mic music showcase. Young musicians aged 12-25 from the Central Coast region can submit a video or recording of a song. It could be a cover or original music; you could be a solo artist or a group act. We would like to share the videos across multiple web and social platforms giving our region’s young musical talent the exposure it deserves.

Professional Recording Experience & Metrofest

We are giving an opportunity for 4 promising artists/acts, the chance to professionally record their song, and to play a 20-30min set at our mini music festival - Metrofest! The next Metrofest will take place at the end of this project (or when restrictions allow).

BUSking artists




Get those phones out and start recording! Registrations are now open and we are ready to see Central Coasts AMAZING talent!

Click here to register!


Stay tuned to social media for all the info and see all the musical creativity and talent from Central Coast young people!


  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • YouTube

Taking your music out to the public can be scary and you might not know where to start, so we hope BUSking will also be a space for young artists to share their tips and tricks for getting started as well as gaining advice and mentorship from young industry professionals.

Click below to check out amazing local young artists!







Youth Lead Initiative

Join our Planning Group

This project is led and run by people just like you - young people who have a passion for music, events, and community. If you would like to join our planning group, we would love to hear from you! This opportunity is open to all young people 12-25, even if you are a musician wanting to showcase your musical talent. The invite to join the planning group has limited spots - we encourage good organizers to get involved call Briar or Lani to express your interest on 4323 2374