TransLink Busker Program

 

TransLink's busker program has been providing SkyTrain customers with music and entertainment since Expo '86. Registered musicians perform at approved SkyTrain stations, playing a variety of instruments and musical styles.

In 2018, you can enjoy TransLink’s buskers at the following locations:

  • Burrard Station
  • Granville Station
  • Lougheed Station
  • Main Street–Science World | East Stationhouse
  • Main Street–Science World | West Stationhouse
  • Metrotown | West Stationhouse
  • Stadium–Chinatown | BC Place side
  • Surrey Central Station | East Stationhouse by bus loop
  • Vancouver City Centre
  • Waterfront Station | SeaBus SkyWalk
  • Waterfront Station | Howe Street Entrance

 

TransLink holds auditions on an annual basis for the program, single and duo performers are welcomed. Successful musicians are issued a licence valid for two years, and are scheduled to perform at specific stations and times on a rotating schedule. Performances are 90 minutes in length, with 30 minute intervals between each one. If a musician isn't performing at their scheduled time, another musician is allowed to perform in their place on a first come first serve basis.

 

Interested in Becoming a TransLink Busker?

This year we will be conducting online auditions for new busker positions. So, if you think you can busk and want to busk on TransLink property please submit a maximum 30 sec clip of you preforming with the instrument of choice to busker@translink.ca and putting in the Subject line: New Busker (your full name). We will contact the successful candidates to inform them that they are required to attend a mandatory Annual General Busker Meeting which will be held on Dec. 17 at 2:00 pm.

 

Attention to all current licensed buskers, you will not have to submit a clip of your performance but you will be required to attend the Annual General Busker Meeting which will be held on Dec. 17 at 2:00 pm and pay your annual fee of $75 if you wish to come back to the program. If you intend to come back to the program please send an email to busker@translink.ca and putting in the Subject line : Current Busker (your full name).

 

We look forward to seeing returning and new buskers.

 

To get updates via email, sign up for the Busker Program on our Newsletter.

 

Fees

12-month licence: $75
Full payment (cash or cheque (made out to "TransLink") only) is required upon successful acceptance into the program.

 

    For more information, please contact:

    TransLink Customer Service
    604.953.3333