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Press release from the Downtown Improvement District:

BuskerFest brings street fair excitement to downtown Fort Wayne
Now with two stages of jaw-dropping performances

(August 2, 2010) – Celebrating its second year of family friendly performances, Buskerfest promises to be a dazzling day of live street entertainment. On August 7, from 2 – 10 pm a myriad of local and regional Buskers will take to One Summit Square on the corner of Wayne and Calhoun streets in Downtown Fort Wayne. Buskers are street performers who entertain and delight crowds for voluntary donations. This year, audiences will be treated to a wide variety of street theatre including fire dancing, aerial acrobatics, living statue, live music, miming, juggling, comedy and more.

Stage Performance Hours

  • 2:00 Opening with 97.3 WMEE DJs as Ringmasters
  • 2:20 Aerial Rope by Aloft Dance
  • 2:30 Performance by City Circus Festival
  • 3:00 Silly Hats Show by Shade Jonze
  • 3:30 Magic Act by Terry Owens
  • 4:00 Clog Dancing by Community Cloggers
  • 4:30 Step Dance by the Y-Step Girls
  • 4:55 Spanish Web Aerial Acrobatics by Aloft Dance
  • 5:00 Johnny Cash Music by Shade Jonze
  • 5:30 Performance by K. Monique’s Studio of Dance
  • 6:00 TBA
  • 6:30 Ventriloquist Act by David Crone
  • 7:00 TBA
  • 7:25 Spanish Web Aerial Acrobatics by Aloft Dance
  • 7:30 Modern Dance by Mikautadze Dance Theater
  • 8:00 Demonstration by Science Central
  • 8:30 Bellydancing by Raq the River-FW Bellydance Alliance
  • 9:10 Aerial Rope by Aloft Dance
  • 9:30 FINALE Fire Dancing by Pyrotechniq

Buskers will also roam the square entertaining crowds. Your voluntary donations are encouraged and greatly appreciated!!!

Take the kids to the Science Central Fun Spot for live science demonstrations, face painting, balloon art and a variety of kid-centric entertainment. The over – 21 crowd can watch the talent from a beer garden provided by J.K. O’Donnell’s. Food and other refreshments will be available on site and at nearby downtown restaurants. The continuing generosity of DID sponsors and festival guests ensures that BuskerFest will be an unforgettable day! Buskerfest is presented by Comcast. Event sponsors are AEP Indiana Michigan Power, Fort Wayne Metals, 97.3 WMEE, Arts United, City of Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne/Allen County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Allen County Commissioner Bill Brown, Hanning & Bean Enterprises Inc., Grand Wayne Convention Center, Artlink, Sweetcakes Comedy Entertainment Company and TAG Art Company.

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