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Re: best busking cities
Hmm, interesting. Maybe there's really something going on in Idaho.. I
some friends actually making a decent living in Boise playing chamber
music... surprised the hell out of me.
Dublin has a ton of buskers, particularly around the Grafton Street area.
Can't walk more than a few meters without running into someone(s) else
playing music. Everything from just fiddlers or guitarists to full bands
with drum sets, to huge hammered dulcimers... not something I'd
like to haul around the street with me, but to each their own.
From: "Kris Hartung" <firstname.lastname@example.org> [Trust] [Block]
Date: 30 Dec 2005, 01:57:35 PM
Subject: Re: best busking cities
Boise, Idaho, from the Spring through Fall (April through October), has a
program sponsored by the Boise Arts Commission. They pay musicians to play
on the street on Saturday late morning, during our recurring Farmer's
Market. There is usually a musician on each street corner of a block (three
performers total, a week)...they usually pay them $100 for each
That's one nice thing Boise has done to support local musicians. I've seen
everything from violon and guitar duos to sitarists and hand
They don't guarantee power, but sometimes folks are able to find an outlet
nearby or get permission from one of the businesses to use their outlet. I
believe they accept out of state applicants as well, but I'm not certain.
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