Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Location: Wayne and Calhoun streets in Downtown Fort Wayne

Phone: 420-3266, ext. 3040

Email: Events@DowntownFortWayne.com

Link: http://www.downtownfortwayne.com/BuskerFest

Event Description

June 4, 2015 Updated Jun 29, 2015 at 10:16 AM EDT

You are invited to BuskerFest on Saturday, August 29, from 4:00pm – 10:00pm – Featuring exciting street performers and a family-friendly atmosphere, this free admission event will take place at the intersection of Wayne & Calhoun Streets in beautiful Downtown Fort Wayne!

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 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.

Great Downtown restaurants and food trucks will be serving during BuskerFest while JK O’Donnell’s Irish Ale House will host a beer tent along Wayne Street.

Buskers are the highlight of BuskerFest. Performers from T.A.G. Art, Peru Amateur Circus and Joy Unspeakable are scheduled throughout the evening 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, 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.

BuskerFest Stage Schedule:

4:00pm Rusty Ammerman’s Dimension of Illusion PNC Performance Stage

5:00pm G. Money & Steve WMEE Music Stage

5:30pm Fire Guy PNC Performance Stage

6:00pm Alicia Pyle Quartet WMEE Music Stage

6:30pm Fort Wayne Taiko PNC Performance Stage

7:00pm John Renz & Friends WMEE Music Stage

7:30pm Fire Guy PNC Performance Stage

8:00pm Fernando Tarango WMEE Music Stage

8:30pm Peru Amateur Circus PNC Performance Stage

9:00pm Haley Jonay WMEE Music Stage

9:30pm Pyroscope PNC Performance Stage

Be sure to visit the Art Market at I&M Power Center Plaza for unique creations crafted by some of Fort Wayne’s finest local artists.

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, 97.3 WMEE, WFFT Local, Strahm Building Solutions, JK O’Donnell’s and The T.A.G. Art Company.

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