What is a busker?
A busker is a person who entertains in a public place for donations. Busking is a time-honored tradition that adds to the vibrancy and culture of cities around the world.
Save the date: on August 24th, Regent Street and Block 70 will be transformed into SLC's first Busker Festival. Once home to a thriving Vaudeville scene, this festival celebrates the city's history by bringing the living tradition of busking and street theatre to downtown.
Appropriate for all ages, Busker Fest will thrill audiences with musicians, dancers, hula-hoopers, jugglers, and comedy. This event is free and open to the public. Performers will accept donations.
- Busker Fest is a free festival, a production of the Salt Lake City Arts Council
- Beer, wine and cocktails will be served at McCarthey Plaza during Busker Fest. Please bring your ID if you wish to imbibe.
- Monsieur Crepes and Cup Bop will be on site serving food during the event. Block 70 has a great variety of restaurants for visitors to try. Right on Regent Street, Pretty Bird, Fireside and Last Course will be open to fill your belly.
- Busker Fest is ADA accessible. Restrooms are located inside the Eccles Theater with appropriate access. Drop off zone is at 100 S and Regent. For questions or comments, please contact Kim (text or call) 801-509-1208.
- There is ample parking nearby. The City Creek Garage offers FREE parking for the first two hours. The Regent Street Garage is adjacent to the event. With Regent St being closed to vehicle traffic during Busker Fest, access Regent Street Garage from State St.