On May 26 and 27 from 3 – 10 pm Block 70 in Downtown will be transformed into Salt Lake City’s annual Busker Festival. Block 70 encompasses Main Street and Regent Street, between 100 and 200 South. Free to the public and appropriate for all ages, Busker Fest thrills audiences with musicians, dancers, hula-hoopers, jugglers, performance art and comedy acts.
This year’s festival includes an impressive lineup of performers that includes local favorites and international traveling artists. Headliners include:
Pancho Libre (Mexico City)
Satya Hoops (Australia)
Brent Fiasco Sideshow (Phoenix, AZ)
Marcu, Funny Man Who Does Tricks (West Jordan, UT)
A Rose Moment (Boulder, CO)
Pick My Pose (Las Vegas, NV)
VaVaVoom Vaudeville Cabaret (Salt Lake City)
Clown Alley (Salt Lake City)
You will find these acts in the various pitches (Busker lingo for a circle on the street where crowds gather for the show) surrounding Eccles Theater. Outside of the pitches, be ready to be entertained by roving performers, magic shows and street musicians lining the streets. SLC Busker Fest is a FREE event and open to the public, however, attendees should be prepared to tip performers and acts that they love—bring your wallet full of cash!
“Buskers contribute to the character and texture of a vibrant city, engaging people in a delightful manner. Salt Lake City’s Busker Fest brings local and regional acts to Regent Street, McCarthy Plaza, and Block 70. Harkening back to the city’s rich vaudeville roots, the festival will showcase local talent and encourage performers and the public to embrace street performers throughout the city. We are so excited to bring this event back for the most incredible showcase of busking this city has ever seen,” said Kim Angeli, Event Director and Owner of Primrose Productions. .
What is a busker? A busker is a person who entertains in a public place for donations. Busking is a time-honored tradition that adds to the vibrancy and culture of cities around the world – including here in Salt Lake City.
Busker Fest 2023
May 26 (6 – 10 pm)
May 27 (4 – 10 pm)
Busker Fest is presented by the Salt Lake City Arts Council in partnership with Primrose Productions and support from Downtown Alliance, Visit Salt Lake, THE BLOCKS, Fisher Brewing, Beehive Distilling and T-Mobile.
More information at buskerfestslc.com