Street Performers Will Take Center Stage at San Diego's Busker Festival
When we walk along the sidewalks in New York City, we can't help but stop and gawk at the street performers. Whether it be the break dancers, the spray-paint landscape artist, heck, even the silver guy who stands there completely stillwe at least take a peek. But they're not only in NYC, and San Diego will pay homage to their own performers with a Spring Busker Festival on April 10 and 11.
Buskers from all over the country will fill San Diego's Seaport Village for the fourth annual fest and take turns entertaining the crowd. The lineup isn't just a bunch of jugglers—though there will be some of those. Sword swallowers, fire eaters, tumblers and magicians will perform. Greg Frisbee will juggle knives with his hands on fire and Hillbilly Willy will rattle off jokes and fiddle all while riding a unicycle.
The free fest runs from noon to 5 pm both days on two stages. But on April 10 from 7 to 10 p.m., the performers get to run a little wild in "Buskers After Dark." With an 18-and-older audience, the performers are free to offer spontaneous, not-G-rated acts. The one-buck beers probably will help as well.
Just because this is an organized event doesn't mean that these street performers won't be trying to get you to open your wallets and drop a donation in their hats; tips will be accepted.
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[Photo: Seaport Village's Facebook]