busk·er /ˈbəskər/ n. a person who performs music or other entertainment in the street or another public place for monetary donations.
Buskers are generally allowed to set up anywhere on Bloomington sidewalks, but the BCT offers extra benefits: power & amplification, shaded performance space, and a captive audience of street diners. We also pay our buskers to busk!
In exchange for compensation, buskers will be asked to welcome and encourage donations during their performance. If they take recommendations, donations may be used in exchange for song requests. For patrons planning to come to enjoy the performances, please bring extra cash to support your local artists and community theater!
Register to become a BCT Busker!
Are you interested in becoming a BCT Busker? Contact our Development Manager at email@example.com or 812-676-3035. She’ll ask for a signed BCT Buskers Policy & Agreement Form, a copy of your W-9 (to get paid!), and link to one of you public profiles (such as Soundcloud or social media). If you don’t have a virtual performance presence, we can also work out a time to come watch you perform. Just give us a call and we’ll make something work!
Once registered, BCT buskers will have exclusive access to claim timeslots to busk under the marquee!
A note about COVID Safety
Until County Health guidelines change, busker will be masked at all times between & during performances, unless a mask inhibits performance. For example, singers may perform without a mask but must be masked while not performing.
We can’t wait to enjoy the busking season with you!
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