Wayne & Calhoun Streets, Downtown Fort Wayne
4th Annual BuskerFest: June 29, 2013 from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m., FREE Admission
Enjoy a celebration of the street performer and a festival of the unexpected, no performance is too quirky!
Buskers are the highlight of BuskerFest. Scheduled stage performances guarantee the audience entertainment but the random street performers are the energy, excitement and ingenuity of the festival.
Buskers from T.A.G. Art and Joy Unspeakable (Mark Abbati) add professionalism to the busker groups and ensure originality, novelty and creativity in the acts that will be scattered along sidewalks, in One Summit Square and on the lawn. You may see street drummers, human statues, chalk artists, guitarists, aerialists, fire breathers, caricature artists, magicians, jugglers, mimes, painters, musicians, balloon artists, poets and more.
Food will be served by: Jumby’s Joint and Bravas food trucks & JK O’Donnell’s will offer both food and beverages. Numerous restaurants around the Wayne and Calhoun area will also be open for BuskerFest.
This unique event is brought to you by the Downtown Improvement District and is held the Last Saturday of June in conjunction with Cultural District activities.
Don’t forget to check out Magic of FW, too!
Interested in performing as a busker at BuskerFest? Fill out our Busker Registration Form
Interested in selling your artwork at BuskerFest? Contact Tena@downtownfortwayne.com
Spins, freezes, acrobatic moves and eye-pleasing rhythmic original choreography
4:10pm Dumpster Drummers
Educational performance group making music out of trash
4:30pm FW Summer Music Theatre
Songs and scenes from the upcoming play 9 to 5…the Musical
5:00pm River City Breakers
Fort Wayne’s breakin’ crew
5:15pm Jug Huffers
An old time, bluegrass, acoustic local folk band
5:45pm Love Fort Wayne Prize Drawing
The live drawing for Love Fort Wayne contest!
6:00pm The Circus of Learning
Juggling and more
Acoustic folk and soul with a distinctive beat
7:00pm The Beautiful Freakshow
Dancers, fire performers, acrobats, glass walkers & more
7:30pm Raq the Rivers
Enjoy a show from these talented belly dancers!
8:00pm Hope Arthur Orchestra
An eclectic mix of classical piano, quirky accoridan and orchestra
8:15pm Pyroscope Entertainment
Fort Wayne’s first fire performance troupe create enticing illusions including a set to live music with Hope Arthur Orchestra
9:00pm Wickersham Brothers
Americana JazzRock with Soulful Grooves that make you want to sing and dance like nobody’s watching
ExpertfFire theatrical performers from Chicago with superb choreography executing a visually stunning kinetic fire performance
Photos by Jeffrey Crane
Sponsors for BuskerFest include: JK O’Donnells/Fort Wayne Metals, Hanning & Bean, Summit City Electric and Adeslperger & Kleven Attorneys.