The Salt Lake City Arts Council has produced some amazing events over the years. Add to that stack: the 2nd annual “Buskers Fest” — a festival on Regent Street happening Friday, August 16th. It’s part of the City’s ongoing effort to keep free art on the street and accessible to everyone.
For one night only, on August 16th from 3 – 10 pm, Regent Street and Block 70 in Downtown will be transformed into SLC’s 2nd Annual Busker Festival. Appropriate for all ages, Busker Fest will thrill audiences with musicians, dancers, hula-hoopers, jugglers, and comedy.
If you’re looking to change up the pace and see something new, here are 5 reasons to get out to the Busker Fest:
- Be part of Salt Lake City’s history. Many Salt Lake residents may not realize that Regent Street was once home to a thriving Vaudeville scene. The Busker Festival pays homage to the history of Regent Street by reviving street theater in the heart of the city, encouraging performers and the public to embrace more street art. The experience is designed to move you and be part of a tradition that will grow and continue in our City for years to come.
- You can learn how to busk for free at a workshop, Aug. 4th. Learn the ins and outs of performing as a busker in Salt Lake City! Produced in advance of Salt Lake City’s Busker Fest, this workshop will help you learn the fine art of showing up, getting a crowd and showcasing your skill.
- Food trucks, great restaurants, and bars nearby. Both hip and historic, experience Regent Street’s culinary and retail entertainment district like never before.
- Brent Fiasco, Brittany Sparkles, George Gilbert, Daniel and many more amazing talented Buskers will hit the stage – you will see everything from acrobatics to comedy, dance to puppeteering, hula hooping, storytelling and more.
- The event is free and open to the public!
Event organizers suggest taking public transit to get to Regent Street (located behind Eccles Theater on State Street) using the TRAX stop at City Center or Gallivan Plaza. Also there are plenty of public and private parking options.
For more information visit www.buskerfestslc.com