Downtown Kingsport Busker Festival

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Are you a performing artist who wants to “take their talents to the streets”? Do you enjoy experiencing live performance in unique areas? Most importantly, are you ready to be a part of an extraordinarily new attraction to Downtown Kingsport? Well, if you answered yes to any or all three of those questions, then you’re going to love the Downtown Kingsport BuskerFest Around the World! Brought to you by the Downtown Kingsport Association and the Professionals Engaged in Advancing Kingsport (PEAK), the Downtown Kingsport BuskerFest Around the World is a brand-spankin’ new attraction to the ever-popular FunFest with a multi-cultural twist! Held on the first Saturday of FunFest, July 16th, the Downtown Kingsport BuskerFest Around the World will help kick off another great and exciting week of festival fun for Northeast TN!

This one-day event is meant to promote the age-old tradition of street performing – also known as “busking” – and encourages various types of performing artists to hone their crafts while performing publicly on the sidewalks of uniquely beautiful areas in Downtown Kingsport. You can experience the various eclectic performances from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. throughout historic Broad Street and Market Street in Downtown Kingsport on July 15th. The BuskerFest is family-friendly, and will include special kid-oriented activities.

However, if you are a performing artist of any type who is interested in sharing your talents with the FunFest audiences in Downtown Kingsport, then please submit a short description of your act and a link to a video below. No previous busking experience is required, and more importantly, we’d love to see your talents shared with our downtown audiences. Artists will receive a small stipend as well as tips from their performance.

Applications will be accepted through May 1, 2017.

We look forward to seeing you at the first Downtown Kingsport BuskerFest Around the World!

Submit Here!