<![CDATA[Busker Central Blogs Feed]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?page=&mode=random_blogs&feed=ATOM&limit=5&sid=ce849d1d6610798ce6ccf3459b331af4 2018-10-23T01:18:05-04:00 <![CDATA[Bristol, Tenn starts Busk Stop Central]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=53&sid=ce849d1d6610798ce6ccf3459b331af4 2009-09-05T04:48:29-04:00 2009-09-05T04:48:29-04:00 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The city has launched a program to encourage performers to display their talents at designated downtown spots billed as “busk stops.”

Known as “Busk Stop Central,” the program will allow performers – including jug musicians, avant-garde mimes, tap-dancers, orange jugglers, rubber-band pluckers, bongo players, Flamenco guitarists, spoken-verse poets, Austin Powers imitators, Renaissance Fair re-enactors and other artists – to legally do their thing at specified downtown locations and receive donations from passers-by.

“Busk” refers to an old English term for street performers, known as “buskers.”

A performer must apply for a free city permit to perform at one of three designated areas, all on State Street. The busk stops are marked with medallions in the sidewalk.

For details, contact the Bristol D...

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<![CDATA[Worlds largest busk breaks Guinness Record]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=104&sid=ce849d1d6610798ce6ccf3459b331af4 2011-08-02T02:27:03-04:00 2011-08-02T02:27:03-04:00 (SYDNEY) From hulahoops to didgeridoos, over 260 buskers turned out to break the Guinness World's Record of 230 set in the UK for the world's largest busk.
Although not all were authentic buskers with the youngest being 4 years old, they were officially registered as performers who came out to busk for a worthy cause and break the record at the same time.

Performers played for two hours in 100 places as part of the Bondi Winter Magic Festival donating their day's earnings to SoundSchool which teaches music to disadvantaged children.

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<![CDATA["Grate" Performances kick off Times Square gig]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=43&sid=ce849d1d6610798ce6ccf3459b331af4 2009-05-12T21:05:57-04:00 2009-05-12T21:05:57-04:00 Almost 100 street performers and buskers auditioned for 3 minutes each for a spot in this summer's Grate Performances series in the Big Apple's Duffy square.

Billed as the "crossroads of the world", the Times Square Alliance events are scheduled to start May 28th.

Sadly, New York City performers are usually restricted to performing underground in the city's dark and dirty subway system. This time, however, they were allowed to perform in the sunshine and be viewed by the general public.

Revealing some fresh faces, there were some old familiar ones with even the Naked Cowboy "butting" in.

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<![CDATA[Tom Jones joins the South Bank Buskers]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=24&sid=ce849d1d6610798ce6ccf3459b331af4 2008-11-30T08:35:35-05:00 2008-11-30T08:35:35-05:00 Tom Jones’s first attempt at busking began ominously as a crowd gathered around a set of speakers and a lone microphone set up on the South Bank of the Thames near the Royal Festival Hall. “It’s Tom Jones, isn’t it?” one woman asked. “I’ve never liked him since he had his nose done. He had a sensible Welsh nose in the old days.”

Skateboarders and BMX bikers gathered nonplussed at a nearby underpass. Sir Tom would be using the graffiti-covered skating area if it rained, they were told. “That would be a bit awkward,” one BMX rider said. “We’d have to ride around him.”

But any doubt that the 68-year-old singer could still thrill a crowd was dispelled the moment he stepped up to the microphone. “Can you hear me all right?” he asked. The crowd, which had swelled to about 400, cheered and raised their arms, not in celebration, but to capture the moment on their mobile telephones.

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<![CDATA[Introducing the Southland Buskers Festival]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=72&sid=ce849d1d6610798ce6ccf3459b331af4 2010-02-06T00:00:06-05:00 2010-02-06T00:00:06-05:00 (NEW ZEALAND) Often it's happenstance. Every now and then, though, you've become part of something more organised. Invercargill this weekend has a welcome taste of that, with the inaugural Southland Buskers Festival, a satellite event from the recently concluded World Buskers Festival in Christchurch.

In Queens Park, Wachner Place, and a raft of other venues, world-class performers, are disporting themselves in a host of implausible entertainments.

We have a contortionists and escapologists, acrobats, a strong-woman, a slackrope master, a guy who torments his face with rubber bands, a living angel statue, and we shudder to think what else.

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