Kansas City Ukesters - ukulele players
After a year off because of Covid-10, the 13th annual Lawrence Busker Festival is scheduled to be September 24-26, 2021. The three day event is free, other than tips to the performers. Busking is performing in public places for money. Buskers are also called street performers, street musicians, minstrels, or troubadours.
There will be at least 5 stages with continuous performances by more than 25 acts, scattered along and around Massachusetts Street, which is the Lawrence, Kansas downtown. More street performers such as musicians, balloon artists, jugglers, magicians and chalk artists set up along Massachusetts between the stages. If it is a hot day, most of the performers who are not on stage set up along the south, shady side of the street.
My favorite performances at past Busker Festivals have included the KC Ukesters, the MamaLou Strongwoman Show, Alferd Packer Memorial String Band and the Voler Thieves of Flight Aerial Artists.
Food vendors have been somewhat limited in past years, but Massachusetts is lined with many great, locally owned restaurants. This street may be the best shopping main street in Kansas.
Performances in 2019 were scheduled from 5-11PM on Friday, noon-11PM on Saturday, and 1-6PM on Sunday. There were also be workshops during the day on Saturday. This page will be updated with the 2021 hours as soon as we have them. We the addition of Monday (Memorial Day) this year, we expect the hours will also be changing on Sunday.
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