<![CDATA[Busker Central Living the Life Feed]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?page=&mode=random_blogs&feed=ATOM&limit=5&c=2&sid=79c832eec35d87994abf2c8235033c08 2018-05-20T06:13:08-04:00 <![CDATA[Ten best cities for busking fun in the USA]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=171&c=2&sid=79c832eec35d87994abf2c8235033c08 2015-06-01T17:15:16-04:00 2015-06-01T17:15:16-04:00 (USA) It's that time of year again when a young man's thoughts turn to busking. It's all about sun, people, and shade as we take a look at some of the hottest performing venues the United States has to offer.
An article in USA Today features David Michael, a former street musician and author of Busker: Tales of a Renegade Harpist. The article mentions Michael's insight into the wide world of busking. Waxing philosophical, he elaborates about the different venues some buskers take that, were it not for street-performing, the talent would go to waste. Crowd gathering is also discussed.

Some cities are obvious. New York, Boston, and San Francisco are considered the centerpieces of American culture. Yet, we find some surprising "off-the-beaten-path" pitches that, normally, one wouldn't think there...

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<![CDATA[Busking Berne and beyond]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=176&c=2&sid=79c832eec35d87994abf2c8235033c08 2015-10-01T22:29:09-04:00 2015-10-01T22:29:09-04:00 (SWITZERLAND) An interesting page at Swiss Info has many busking attractions, pictures, and related stories starting in the nation's capital with the Berne Buskers Festival.
Celebrating its 12th year this summer, the three-day event featured 42 acts with 145 performers from 18 countries. Half of the acts were musical with the rest involving clowns, dancers, human statues, and other artists.

Related busking stories and pictures take us around Switzerland to Basel, Biel, and Montreux as well as podcast on what it's like to be a busker in Berne.

A reporter for Busker Central entered a Buskerfest contest in Luzern back in 1992. Unfortunately, the city was given a bad reputation when the contest was found to be "won" by a professional opera singer who had stumbled outside. Her father also happened...

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<![CDATA[Street Performer Series gets boost]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=27&c=2&sid=79c832eec35d87994abf2c8235033c08 2008-12-18T22:39:16-05:00 2008-12-18T22:39:16-05:00

The grant, which was awarded through the Regional Regranting Program, totaled $2,880 and will help fund the 2009 Street Performer Series.

The Street Performance Series is a 12-week series featuring regional artists who perform throughout downtown each Thursday evening in the summer.

In 2009, the Street Performer Series is June 11 through Aug. 27.

For more information, visit www.downtownholland.com or contact info@downtownholland.com

<![CDATA[Rivera Beach]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=55&b=14&c=2&sid=79c832eec35d87994abf2c8235033c08 2008-09-27T01:07:36-04:00 2008-09-27T01:07:36-04:00 Living out of my car, I was 26 on Rivera Beach in Florida. I was already hot in more ways than one. The police had already noticed me hanging out with my guitar and knew I was meeting girls and getting laid. Once, a cop came up on us knowing something was going on but found no evidence. It was inside my closed guitar case. Then, a jamming buddy made a sign and we crossed the street to an alcove between 2 restaurants. The sign read "Donations gladly accepted for munchies and strings". We made $12 and took off for much greener pastures down in the French Quarter.]]> <![CDATA[Busker now a fashionable title]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=26&c=2&sid=79c832eec35d87994abf2c8235033c08 2008-12-09T01:01:02-05:00 2008-12-09T01:01:02-05:00 (BUSKING) It seems as little as ten years ago, the term "busker" or "street performer" was looked upon with disdain. Suddenly, now it's the "in" title to tell new-found friends and acquaintances. Strange as it may seem, public perception has shifted in favor of said buskers. The internet has seemed to have had a positive impact on the perception of street performers world-wide.

Wannabe buskers abound on the internet. Some sites have sections dedicated to busking. Unfortunately, once entered, one finds several performers that have only been thinking about busking but somehow never found the backbone to discard their day job to busk full-time. This may be a good thing, however, as some may not have what it takes to begin with. It would probably only add to the long lines at the unemployment office.


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