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Buskers Audition At Grand Central Station For Music Under New York Program (VIDEO)

Posted: Updated: 05/17/2012 11:19 am

Busker Subway Music Under New York

The Music Under New York program held its 20th annual audition Wednesday with aspiring buskers gathered in Grand Central Station to perform before a panel in the hopes of landing a coveted spot inside the city's subway stations.

As far as we can tell, our favorite buskers-- Damon Scott, Gabriel Royal, and ukelele lady Jessica Latshaw-- weren't on hand for the auditions, but it still seems like the event attracted a talented bunch.

A mariachi band, a sufi folk fusion performer, an a capella soul group, even a handpan player showed up to compete.

While it's technically legal for anybody to play music in the subway, MUNY artists can display official banners, use amplification, don't have to worry as much about pesky transit cops, and have dibs on some of the best and busiest spots underground, according to WNYC.

[VIA 2nd Ave. Sagas]

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Filed by Christopher Mathias  |