Lawrence Busker Festival

Downtown Lawrence

The Lawrence Busker Festival returns with wilder and weirder street performing. Strong woman Mama Lou and Sword Swallowers The Wicked Liars join a large group of jugglers, magicians, musicians, chalk artists, living statues, aerialists, and other variety artists on selected sites in downtown Lawrence on Friday and Saturday. Sunday they move to South Park to help entertain the crowds at the Flat Picking Championship. Full schedule below this video preview...

Friday

US Bank Stage, Ninth and Mass.
6 p.m. — Tullintrain Pipe and Drum Band
6:45 p.m. — Richard Holmgren and the Flying Debris Show
7:30 p.m. — Rod Sipe - Magic and Fire-Eating
8:15 p.m. — T. Texas Terry - Comic Cowboy
9 p.m. — Mama Lou Strong Woman
9:45 p.m. — Amazin Jazon - trickery and fire

Breezeway between 7th and 8th street on Mass.
6:15 p.m. — Zydeco Tougeau
7 p.m. — Professor Farquar, music and magic
7:45 p.m. — Daniel Jackson, Mooncalf the Magician
8:30 p.m. — Zydeco Tougeau
9:15 p.m. — Rod Sipe, magic and fire-eating
10 p.m. — J Phoenix, live electronics

Eighth Street, between Massachusetts and New Hampshire streets
6:30 p.m. — The Wicket Liars, magic, fire and swords
7:15 p.m. — Mama Lou Strong Woman
8 p.m. — Two Man Gentlemen Band
8:45 p.m. — The Wicked Liars, magic, fire and swords
9:30 p.m. — Ra Element Fire Tribe

Saturday

Farmers Market, on N.H. between 8th and 9th
7:00 a.m. — TBA
8:00 a.m. — TBA

Chalk Artists, Balloon Artists and Living Statues will start performing
from noon to 8 p.m. all over the downtown area.

Lawrence Arts Center Plaza, 940 New Hampshire
Noon — Voler Thieves of Flight, aerial artists
1 p.m. — Damian Blake, as Charlie Chaplin
3 p.m. — Voler Thieves of Flight, aerial artists
4 p.m. — Damian Blake, as Charlie Chaplin
5:30 p.m. — Voler Thieves of Flight, aerial artists
7:30 p.m. — Voler Thieves of Flight, aerial artists

10th and Mass.
This space will be filled with artists in town for the Fiddling and Picking Championships.
1 p.m. — Peghead
2 p.m. — Checkered Past
3 p.m. — Highwater String Band
4 p.m. — Old Dust Band
5 p.m. — Almost Ready Brothers
6 p.m. — Vera, Chuck and Dave
7 p.m. — Three Bean Salad
8 p.m. — Sunflower Colonels
9 p.m. — Pat Nichols and Lee McBee

US Bank Stage, Ninth and Mass.
1:30 p.m. — Two Man Gentlemen Band
2:15 p.m. — Brian Wendling, comedy, juggling
3 p.m. — The Wicked Liars, magic, fire and swords
3:45 pm. — Richard Holmgren and the Flying Debris Show
4:30 p.m. — Two Man Gentlemen Band
5:15 p.m. — The Wicked Liars, magic, fire and swords
6 p.m. — Tullintrain Pipe and Drum Band
6:45 p.m. — Bryan Wendling, comedy and juggling
7:30 p.m. — Ra Element Fire Tribe
8:15 p.m. — Mama Lou Strong Woman
9 p.m. — Amazin Jazon, trickery and fire

Eighth St. between Mass. and N.H. streets
2 p.m. — Richard Holmgren and the Flying Debris Show
2:45 p.m. — Daniel Jackson, Mooncalf the Magician
3:30 p.m. — Tullintrain Pipe and Drum Band
4:15 p.m. — T. Texas Terry, comic cowboy
5 p.m. — Amazin Jazon, trickery and fire
5:45 p.m. — Daniel Jackson, Mooncalf the Magician
6:30 p.m. — Mama Lou Strong Woman
7:15 p.m. — T. Texas Terry, comic cowboy
8 p.m. — Richard Holmgren and the Flying Debris Show
8:45 p.m. — Rod Sipe, magic and fire-eating
9:30 p.m. — Ra Element Fire Tribe

Breezeway between Seventh and Eighthth streets on Mass.
2:30 p.m. — Sheri Martin, singer/songwriter
3:15 p.m. — Daniel Jackson, Mooncalf the Magician
4 p.m. — Zydeco Tougeau
4:45 p.m. — Daniel Jackson, Mooncalf the Magician
5 p.m. — Zydeco Tougeau
5:45 p.m. — Sheri Martin, singer/songwriter
6:30 p.m. — Rod Sipe, magic and fire-eating
7:15 p.m. — Zydeco Tougeau
8 p.m. — J Phoenix, live electronics

Lawrence Public Library Family Stage, 707 Vt.
11:15 a.m. — Bongo Barry Bernstein
Noon — Larry Carter, music and story-telling
12:45 p.m. — Priscilla Howe, story-teller
1:30 p.m. — Paul Mesner Puppets
2:15 p.m. — Larry Carter, music and story-telling
3 p.m. — Priscilla Howe, story-teller
3:45 p.m. — Paul Mesner Puppets
4:30 p.m. — Bongo Barry Bernstein
5:15 p.m. — Priscilla Howe, story-teller

Sunday

South Park, in conjunction with Fiddling and Picking Championships
Noon — Richard Holmgren and the Flying Debris Show
1 p.m. — The Wicked Liars, magic, fire and swords
2 p.m. — Richard Renner the Vodvil Klown
3 p.m. — TBA
4 p.m. — TBA

More info at lawrencebuskerfest.com.

Comments

Kelly Corcoran 12 years, 11 months ago

I'm curious to know if downtown retailers get a bump from this event. I'll chime in with Love Garden's take tomorrow. Anyone?

Leslie Swearingen 12 years, 11 months ago

Great lineup. Good things to see and hear all day. Have to visit some of the downtown restaurants to eat between events. There is just so much to do.

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