News release from the Fort Wayne Downtown Improvement District:
It’s Hip to be Squareâ€¦Busker Square!
(August 7, 2015) – The Fort Wayne Downtown Improvement District is pleased to announce the return of Busker Square at Taste of the Arts 2015 on Saturday, August 29. A celebration of the arts through street performance (known as “busking”), Freimann Square transforms into Busker Square for a full day of fun activities. Join us from 11:00am – 7:00pm to see street drummers, dancers, musicians, caricature artists, magicians, jugglers, stilt walkers, and more. Professional performers from T.A.G. Art will join us, as well as professional living statues “Country Boy Fountain” and “Marie Antoinette”. Interactive performers will include fortune tellers, balloon artists, and face painters. Finally, there will be a variety of buskers roaming the entire festival. We encourage patrons to show support of the artists by tipping their favorite buskers.
New This Year:
Due to severe weather on June 27th, the Downtown Improvement District’s event BuskerFest was cancelled. However, we are pleased to announce that many of our BuskerFest stage performers, including Rusty Ammerman’s Dimension of Illusion, the Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy Steppers, singer Haley Jonay, and many more, will join us at this year’s Taste of the Arts. Thanks to the help of Arts United, there will be a Downtown Improvement District Performance Stage this year located just east of the Auer Center for Arts and Culture on Main Street which promises a fantastic day of entertainment. See schedule below:Time Performer 11am Rusty Ammerman's Dimension of Illusion 12pm G. Money & Steve 1pm Raq the Rivers 2pm Fernando Tarango 3pm Fort Wayne Taiko 4pm Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy Steppers 5pm Alicia Pyle Quartet 6pm Haley Jonay 7pm Old Crown Brass Band
Be sure to visit the non-profit booths in Freimann Square and learn about the important work they are doing in the city.
This special event is brought to you by your Downtown Improvement District and is held the Last Saturday of August in conjunction with Arts United’s “Taste of the Arts” and the Cultural District “Last Saturdays” activities.
Anyone interested in registering as a street performer for Busker Square can complete a simple Busker Web-Form posted on the Busker Square page of the Downtown Improvement District’s website. For festival details visit: www.DowntownFortWayne.com
Busker Square at Taste of the Arts
August 29, 2015; 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Free admission
at Freimann Square, Downtown Fort Wayne.
Enjoy a final taste of summer with Busker Square at Taste of the Arts!