BuskerFest 2014

Wayne & Calhoun Streets, Downtown Fort Wayne
5th Annual BuskerFest: June 28, 2014 from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m., FREE Admission


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Musicians, jugglers, living statues, stilt walkers and pyrotechnics are the first five reasons why this year’s BuskerFest promises to be five times the fun!  The Downtown Improvement District is hosting its locally renowned event BuskerFest on the Last Saturday of June – Featuring exciting street performers and a family-friendly atmosphere, this free admission event will take place at Wayne & Calhoun Streets, Downtown Fort Wayne on June 28, from 4:00pm  – 11:00 pm

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 the variety of local and regional street performers provide the energy, excitement and ingenuity that has made this festival so popular.

Get a taste of the local fare, great Downtown restaurants and food trucks will be serving during BuskerFest while JK O’Donnell’s will host a beer tent along Wayne Street.

Buskers are the highlight of BuskerFest.  Professional buskers from T.A.G. Art, the Cincinnati Circus and Joy Unspeakable are scheduled throughout the evening with random or unplanned performances giving the audience a sampling of the originality, novelty and creativity from in and around the region. Look for street drummers, living statues, chalk artists, guitarists, aerialists, fire breathers, caricature artists, magicians, jugglers, mimes, painters, musicians, balloon artists and more.  Your Downtown Improvement District encourages patrons to tip buskers for their efforts.

Be sure to visit the Art Market at One Summit Square for unique creations crafted by some of Fort Wayne’s finest local artists. View the flyer!

The Line Up

3:45 p.m.          Raq the Rivers

4:00 p.m.           End Times Spasm Band w/ Farmland Jazz Band

4:30 p.m.           River City Breakers, B-Boy Break Dance Battle – Heat #1

5:00 p.m.          The Renz Bros.

5:30 p.m.           Pogo Fred

5:45 p.m.           River City Breakers, B-Boy Break Dance Battle – Heat #2

6:00 p.m.          Shade Jonze

6:30 p.m.          Tapman Productions

7:00 p.m.         Cincinnati Circus Magic Show

7:30 p.m.          Pogo Fred

7:45 p.m.           River City Breakers, B-Boy Break Dance Battle – Final Heat

8:00 p.m.          Hope Arthur Orchestra

8:30 p.m.          Raq the Rivers

8:45 p.m.          Pyroscope

9:30 p.m.          Wickersham Brothers

 Interested in performing as a busker at BuskerFest? Fill out our Busker Registration Form online on line or download the form.


Photos by Jeffrey Crane

BuskerFest is brought to you by your Downtown Improvement District and held the Last Saturday of June in conjunction with Cultural District activities. Sponsors include: PNC Bank, 97.3 WMEE, JK O’Donnell’s, Hanning & Bean Enterprises, Inc., Office One to Go, Fort Wayne Tincaps and The T.A.G. Art Company.