5th annual BuskerFest promises five times the fun!

2014 BuskerFest logo.

News release from the Downtown Improvement District:

5th Annual BuskerFest Promises Five Times the Fun!

(May 23, 2014) – Musicians, jugglers, living statues, stilt walkers and pyrotechnics are the first five reasons why this year’s BuskerFest promises to be five times the fun! The Downtown Improvement District is hosting its locally renowned event BuskerFest on the Last Saturday of June – Featuring exciting street performers and a family-friendly atmosphere, this free admission event will take place at Wayne & Calhoun Streets, Downtown Fort Wayne on June 28, from 4:00pm – 11:00 pm

BuskerFest is a celebration of the street performer and a festival of the unexpected! Scheduled stage performances guarantee the audience a great line-up of entertainment but the variety of local and regional street performers provide the energy, excitement and ingenuity that has made this festival so popular.

Get a taste of the local fare, great Downtown restaurants and food trucks will be serving during BuskerFest while JK O’Donnell’s will host a beer tent along Wayne Street.

BuskerFest Stage Schedule:

  • 3:45pm Raq the Rivers
  • 4:00pm End Times Spasm Band w/ Farmland Jazz Band
  • 4:30pm River City Breakers, B-Boy Break Dance Battle – Heat #1
  • 5:00pm The Renz Bros.
  • 5:30pm Pogo Fred
  • 5:45pm River City Breakers, B-Boy Break Dance Battle – Heat #2
  • 6:00pm Henry Phillips
  • 6:30pm Tapman Productions
  • 7:00pm Cincinnati Circus Magic Show
  • 7:30pm Pogo Fred
  • 7:45pm River City Breakers, B-Boy Break Dance Battle – Final Heat
  • 8:00pm Hope Arthur Orchestra
  • 8:30pm Raq the Rivers
  • 8:45pm Pyroscope
  • 9:30pm Wickersham Brothers

Buskers are the highlight of BuskerFest. Professional buskers from T.A.G. Art, the Cincinnati Circus and Joy Unspeakable are scheduled throughout the evening with random or unplanned performances giving the audience a sampling of the originality, novelty and creativity from in and around the region. Look for street drummers, living statues, chalk artists, guitarists, aerialists, fire breathers, caricature artists, magicians, jugglers, mimes, painters, musicians, balloon artists and more. The Downtown Improvement District encourages patrons to tip buskers for their efforts.

Be sure to visit the Art Market at One Summit Square for unique creations crafted by some of Fort Wayne’s finest local artists.

This unique event is brought to you by your Downtown Improvement District and is held the Last Saturday of June in conjunction with Cultural District activities. Sponsors for BuskerFest include: PNC Bank, 97.3 WMEE, JK O’Donnell’s, Hanning & Bean Enterprises, Inc., Office One to Go, Fort Wayne Tincaps and The T.A.G. Art Company.

Anyone interested in registering as a street performer at BuskerFest can complete a simple Busker Web-Form posted on the Downtown Improvement District website. Click here for festival details. visit: DowntownFortWayne.com.


5th Annual BuskerFest
June 28, 2014; 4 – 11 p.m., Free admission
at Wayne & Calhoun Streets, Downtown Fort Wayne.
Enjoy a celebration of the street performer and a festival of the unexpected!


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