Busking Around the World- FunFest 2018

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July 14, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m 

WHAT IS A BUSKER?

This one-day event is intended to promote diversity and 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.

Experience various eclectic performances from 11:00 a.m. – 3 :00 p.m. throughout historic Broad & Market Streets in Downtown Kingsport. This is a family-friendly event and will also include  food tastings from around the world with additional kid-oriented activities.

Brought to you by the Downtown Kingsport Association and the Professionals Engaged in Advancing Kingsport (PEAK), the Downtown Kingsport Busking around the World is multi-cultural, interactive event you won’t want to miss!

Held on the first Saturday of FunFest, July 14th, the Downtown Kingsport Busking Around the World will help kick off another great and exciting week of festival fun for Northeast Tennessee!

CALL FOR BUSKERS!

Are you a performing artist of any type interested in sharing your talents with the FunFest audiences in Downtown Kingsport’s Busking Around the World event? Artists of all kind are invited to submit an application to participate in our annual festival. Please follow the provided link to complete the application.  Applications will be accepted through June 15th

LINK: BUSKER APPLICATION

Busker examples are as follows, but not limited to: 

·         Acoustic music

·         Instrumentalists

·         Steel Drums

·         Magic

·         Juggling

·         Hula Hoopers

·         Dancers

·         Caricature Drawings

·         Henna Painting

·         Fortune Telling

·         Stilt Walkers

A special thank you to our corporate sponsor Eastman, for making this “GLOBAL” event possible!

It’s a small world, after-all!