News release from the Downtown Improvement District:
Downtown Fort Wayne + 11 Amazing Performances = Fun for Everyone!
(May 26, 2016) – BuskerFest returns on Saturday, June 25, from 4:00pm – 10:00pm – Downtown’s celebration of the street performer, the 7th Annual BuskerFest will feature fantastic local, regional and international acts, a family-friendly atmosphere and free admission all combining into an experience unlike any other!
Buskers are the highlight of BuskerFest. Performers from T.A.G. Art, Joy Unspeakable and others are scheduled throughout the event with random and unplanned performances giving the audience a glimpse into the originality, novelty and creativity from around the region. Look for living statues, chalk artists, aerialists, fire dancers, 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 on Calhoun for unique creations crafted by great local artists.
New This Year:
We are pleased to announce that, for the first time, BuskerFest 2016 will feature a Jumbo-tron to increase viewing opportunities for attendees. The 8′ X 25′ elevated screen will showcase performances at both the “Busker Central Pitch” and “Loud & Local Pitch” to ensure attendees never miss a beat.
BuskerFest “Pitch” Schedule: (Pitch – The place where a busker’s performance occurs)
- 4:00 PM – Dimension of Illusion
- 5:00 PM – Secret Mezzanine
- 5:30 PM – Circules
- 6:00 PM – Chris Rotkowski & Renee Gonzales
- 6:30 PM – Kobbler Jay
- 7:00 PM – Elle/The Remnant
- 7:30 PM – Rob & Miss Jane Show
- 8:00 PM – G Money Unplugged
- 8:30 PM – Seb Whipits
- 9:00 PM – Bloody Tambourine & The Musical Mafia
- 9:30 PM – Pyroscope
Anyone interested in being a street performer at BuskerFest can complete a simple Busker Web-Form posted on the Downtown Improvement District website. For festival details go to: www.DowntownFortWayne.com/BuskerFest.
This unique event is brought to you by The Fort Wayne Downtown Improvement District and is held the Last Saturday of June in conjunction with Cultural District activities. Sponsors for BuskerFest include: PNC Bank, Fort Wayne Newspapers, WANE TV, 97.3 WMEE, Das Fort and The T.A.G. Art Company.
7th Annual BuskerFest
Saturday, June 25, 2016; 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Wayne & Calhoun Streets, Downtown Fort Wayne
BuskerFest is a celebration of the street performer and a festival of the unexpected! Scheduled performances guarantee the audience a great line-up of entertainment but it is the variety of local and regional street performers that provide the energy, excitement and ingenuity that has made this festival a summer staple.