9th Annual Buskers’ Bash

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

The 9th Annual Buskers’ Bash will take place on Friday, October 7. The public (aka “audience members”) can visit, eat and shop in Downtown Salisbury from 5 to 9 PM. Buskers’ will showcase their talent from 5:30 to 8 PM.

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 in between. 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) special 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 the end of the night, winners are announced at the Grand Finale location (2nd floor of City Tavern on E. Fisher Street) and awarded awesome prizes.

Limited spots are available to artists/entertainers and five spots available to dance groups. All are on a first come first serve basis. The deadline to sign up is Friday, September 9th. Interested in performing, click the button below to fill out the application.

We want to ensure you all that we are closely monitoring all CDC/State guidelines regarding COVID-19. Safety is our top priority for all of our attendees, artists/entertainers, dance groups, downtown merchants, staff, and community. Any changes will be communicated via email and social media.

2021 Buskers’ Bash Winners:

Adult Category

  • First Place – Rebecca Kilhawick
  • Second Place – Shelby Stover
  • Third Place – Pete Bogle

Youth Category:

  • First Place – Lucy Moore
  • Second Place – Liligrace Brown
  • Third Place – Katie Grace DeHart

Dance Group Category:

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


Oct 07 2022


5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Downtown Salisbury
Salisbury, NC
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