Thursday, August 18, 2011

Buskers! Boo-yaa!!

The annual Downtown Lawrence Busker Festival starts tonight with a preview show at Abe & Jake's Landing. I can't wait. For the uninitiated, a busker is a street performer of the circus or vaudeville variety...and variety there will be. Think belly dancers and magicians....
sword swallowers and acrobats....
and lots of guys doing cool stuff with fire....
These acts will be scattered about downtown on Mass. Street sidewalks and closed-off side streets all weekend long. The performances are free to the public, but the buskers gladly accept - and actively encourage - tipping. Lawrence has one of the few busker festivals in the nation, thanks to the tireless efforts (actually, I'll bet he's kind of tired right now) of one Richard Renner. I encourage my local blog friends to get downtown and get buskered. You won't regret it.

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