Calling all buskers!

Apply for our Pop-Up Performer Program and help us activate the streets of Downtown by creating a more enjoyable experience for people on city sidewalks, patios and other public spaces.

Street performances enhance our public spaces by providing fun, free, entertaining and memorable experiences.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a high degree of stress and uncertainty into our homes, businesses and minds on an unprecedented scale. Now more than ever, it is vital to bring vibrancy, whimsy and positivity back into the public realm.

DGRI’s Pop-Up Performer Program welcomes and encourages both local and touring, professional and amateur, buskers to perform within designated public spaces.

Busking performances may range in entertainment styles including, but not limited to:

  • Music
  • Dance
  • Acrobatics
  • Magicians
  • Escapology
  • Tarot readings/Fortune telling
  • Clowning/Living statures/Mimes
  • Live painting
  • Chalk artistry
  • Caricatures
  • Comedians
  • Puppeteering/Ventriloquism
  • Live theatre/Acts
  • Hula-hoop performances

How to Apply

DGRI invites interested performers to read and submit an application to Event Coordinator Megan Catcho at

Applications are due on March 26, 2021.