10th Annual Buskers’ Bash

Busker (noun): a person who entertains in a public place.

The 10th Annual Buskers’ Bash will take place on Friday, October 6. The public (aka “audience members”) can visit, eat and shop in Downtown Salisbury from 5 to 9 P.M. Buskers will showcase their talent from 5:30 to 8 P.M.

Buskers’ Bash is an annual event that celebrates the best local talent from solo musicians to fire-tossing jugglers and every other type of street performer. Downtown shops stay open later and offer various discounts! The eclectic crew of sidewalk artists, typically amounting to over 30 acts, perform in front of participating downtown businesses.

The public can pick up maps from Hive, Rowan Museum, or City Hall and follow the path to enjoy the evening’s entertainment. In addition to the maps, visitors will also receive a bag with five (5) unique Buskers’ Bash guitar picks to vote for their favorite performers by dropping a pick(s) in the performers’ bucket. (One bag per person or until we run out.) At night’s end, winners are announced at the Grand Finale location (2nd floor of City Tavern on E. Fisher Street) and awarded awesome prizes.

Spots are available to artists/entertainers and five spots are available to dance groups. All are on a first come first serve basis.

Interested in being a busker, click on the button below and fill out the application by Friday, September 8.

Thank you to the Rowan Arts Council!!

2022 Buskers’ Bash Winners:

Dance Group Category:

  • First Place -Spotlight Dance Company
  • Second Place – Salisbury Dance Academy
  • Third Place – Dimensions Dance

Youth Category:

  • First Place – Carson Saine
  • Second Place – Lucy Moore
  • Third Place – Adam Swanson

Adult Category

  • First Place – Rebecca Jean & Friends
  • Second Place – Alex Day
  • Third Place – Kayla Vega
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Oct 06 2023


5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Downtown Salisbury
Salisbury, NC
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