The City of Calgary Busking Pilot

The City of Calgary Busking Pilot

The City of Calgary Busking
Busking in Calgary | Photo: Courtesy of The City of Calgary

Busking involves a person or group who provides entertaining street performances for public enjoyment and is an important part of our city’s identity, culture and spirit. Buskers add delight, interest and energy to festivals, events and afternoon strolls.

Calgary streets provide a wonderful opportunity for buskers to showcase their art and for citizens to be entertained and show their appreciation.

The City of Calgary is implementing changes to the busking program for 2016 including more flexibility for busking IDs, online application process and payment options, and the introduction of amplification at designated Busk Stops and Calgary Transit stations.

Beginning with 2016 as the Year of Music in Calgary, a strong emphasis for the pilot will be on supporting, celebrating and elevating the profile of street performing as a cherished art form.

In conjunction with the 2016 Busking Pilot, The City of Calgary is looking for your input on busking! Please add your voice to the conversation.

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