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Pearl Street Mall enjoying it's 3rd rebirth by BC on Feb 1, 2017
:spotlight: (BOULDER) Ever since the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colorado opened in 1976, it has undergone a series of rebirths along the winding way. Now home to human statues, jugglers, fire acts, and of course, musicians, "the mall" has settled down into it's present day form. New pitches have been created so now there's room for everybody at any given time.
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Boulder is one of the most popular cities on the international busker trail. While most tourists don't know it, the mall has essentially expanded to a full 10 blocks. The tourists continue through stop lights on either end and get to enjoy a much larger and thusly more dynamic Pearl Street Mall. Famous for being first in the modern red-brick style, "street furniture" (benches and seats) line the pedestrian-only walkways...

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Street Performing: Low cost, high impact by BC on Sep 5, 2020
:therapy: (THE NETHERLANDS) An article at TheCityAtEyeLevel.com in the Netherlands has published an article portraying busking as a viable means of rejuvenating city streets....

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Street Arts & Busker Advocates by BC on Aug 2, 2020
:violin: (WWW) If we visit college professor Stephen Baird's Facebook page, we find lots of pictures, links, and related pages towards the now suppressed art of busking and public...

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Saibh Skelly Dublin Busker by saibhskelly on Jul 31, 2020
My name is Saibh Skelly, I am 16yrs old and I am a singer. songwriter and Busker from Dublin in Ireland.

I have been performing on Grafton Street in Dublin for the last 1 year and a half. I play mainly cover songs but I also perform my own original songs from time to time....

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Busker Street Union in Pittsburgh by BC on Jul 7, 2020
:tiphat: (PITTSBURGH) Bringing the "Weird, Wild and Wonderful" to the streets, the Busker Street Union enlivens city streets making them safer. It also gives a voice...

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Free eBook for budding musicians by BC on Jun 1, 2020
:guitar: (WWW) A free eBook by Music Industry How-to's Shaun Letang has an interesting take on turning profits by using the popular video site YouTube. In these days of the...

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RE: Much needed info by john on Apr 1, 2020
I see at least 2 options...in no particular order.

The first would be to call each city hall/police and ask if a permit is required.
The second: It's better to beg forgiveness rather than seek permission.

The second is what I used and only got kicked out of a few places...

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RE: Cool busker t-shirts! by chuck on Jan 29, 2020
Those are great!
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RE: Blues enthusiasts take note! by Macknick on Jun 21, 2017
:tiphat: I would love to hook-up with you guys! I play and sing from Merle & Willie to Dylan and Steve Earle. But it's gotta have the blues baby! a lot of the old country...

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RE: trouble with the law by Candi on Jul 1, 2013
I'm afraid Officer Friendly has it backwards. The burden of proof always resides with the Plaintiff, in this case the city. They would have to prove you actively solicited money. This would be impossible if it never happened. They would also need witnesses. Just accepting...

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RE: Amsterdam killing street shows by ScreamimgMime on Jun 16, 2013
The main problem seems to be relying on amplification to do your show.


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