<![CDATA[Busker Central Living the Life Feed]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?page=&mode=recent_blogs&feed=ATOM&limit=5&c=2&sid=c95af65f289972699e91354c2923947d 2017-12-14T01:21:36-05:00 <![CDATA[World Busker Festival celebrates 25 years]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=206&c=2&sid=c95af65f289972699e91354c2923947d 2017-12-08T13:53:09-05:00 2017-12-08T13:53:09-05:00 (CHRISTCHURCH) Comedians, daredevils, dancers, singers and acrobats will hit the streets in January to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the World Buskers Festival. Fifty-five performers representing 14 countries will descend on the city for the annual 10-day festival from January 18-28.
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To celebrate 25 years, there will be five headline shows. After making it through to the America’s Got Talent final last year, The Boy with Tape on His Face is coming home to premier his new ideas. Urzila Carlson will perform her new show Unacceptable and the Topp Twins will entertain the crowds with their classic Kiwi humour. A Night at the Musicals, featuring Le Gateau Chocolat, will bring musical entertainment, as will Crossdresser for Christ, featuring Ginger Minj from RuPaul’s Drag Race.

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<![CDATA[Pike Place Market bustling with buskers]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=205&c=2&sid=c95af65f289972699e91354c2923947d 2017-10-01T14:38:31-04:00 2017-10-01T14:38:31-04:00 (SEATTLE) It takes one glance any day of the week to see lots of buskers performing at Seattle, Washington's Pike Place Market. The popular and colorful water-front marketplace is alive and well.
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Busker Central reporters recently visited the scene and observed that street-performers were literally on every block. Pianos, guitars, saxophones, and clarinets were all making music leaving the possibility wide open for larger circle shows. Although the pitches are now permitted, some performers had been busking the market for over 10 years.

A huge tourist mecca, Pike Place Market is also home to the first Starbucks coffee shop. The line to enjoy a cup of java was well outside the door and down the block. Beside the line, a guitarist was busy performing classic rock songs and really seemed to be enjoying himself. Down...

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<![CDATA[Curious - but don't know where to start?]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=204&c=2&sid=c95af65f289972699e91354c2923947d 2017-09-02T00:19:53-04:00 2017-09-02T00:19:53-04:00 (WWW) Contrary to popular belief, it's probably better to have no talent whatsoever when first starting off busking. This is great news for those just starting.
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If you want to get involved with busking but don't know where to start, this information will prove invaluable to you. However, if you're a musician of several years, you'll probably want to use your talent to produce music.

Musicians are the most popular, the most talented, and least paid. Unless you have professional tapes and cd's produced ready to sell, the muse faces the task of entertaining a walk-by audience for tips then selling cd's. The best pass the hat. Musicians take years to perfect their craft. Some stay with it and become excellent artists while many give up and pursue other venues. Musicians also usually sing so they must...

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<![CDATA[Lawrence Busker Festival celebrates it's 10th year]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=201&c=2&sid=c95af65f289972699e91354c2923947d 2017-05-01T13:47:21-04:00 2017-05-01T13:47:21-04:00 (LAWRENCE, KANSAS) It's hard to believe the Lawrence Busker Festival is celebrating it's tenth year keeping Lawrence weird. The festival will host over 50 difference acts on it's five downtown pitches. Included are fire displays, pogo stick acrobatics, break dancers, aerial artists, rubber chicken tricks, musicians and much more.
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The Great Escape will kick off the festivities where an escape artist will replicate Harry Houdini's feat of escaping from a strait jacket while hanging upside down two stories above the crowd. Other events include an attempt to to set the Guinness World Record for the most people attempting a water bottle flip. And it gets even better.

Street performers will soon become a regular sight in Lawrence. Thanks to a $5,000 City Hall grant, the city's Community Arts Grant Competition's...

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<![CDATA[Top 10 cities for busking]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=199&c=2&sid=c95af65f289972699e91354c2923947d 2017-03-02T01:05:54-05:00 2017-03-02T01:05:54-05:00 (USA) Yes, folks - It's time to start planning where to perform for Spring, Summer, and Fall this year.
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While it seems more and more cities are actually encouraging busking and street performing these days, there are some staples in the USA that are guaranteed to please.

New cities allowing busking include San Antonio, Cleveland, and Chattanooga among others. Honorable mention includes Santa Fe, Aspen, Clearwater, and Key West.

:police: There are bound to be some rules and regulations along the way so be on the lookout and be sure not to get caught!

These are the top 10 cities featured on the busker trail. They are expecting to be entertained so don't let them down. ...

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