It's rare that an idea combines tons of talent and a bit of creative enterprise.
Those are the ingredients required when almost three dozen live performance acts from across the US, converge for the Eustis Buskers Festival on May 14.
Busking, entertaining in a public place for donations, is sometimes credited with adding charm to intimate settings, like downtown Eustis. The city's festival will provide buskers a bigger stage, while giving residents and visitors a weekend to remember. The acts range from musicians and acrobats to artists and magicians.
The buskers will compete for over $6,000 in prize money from sponsors, including the festival's grand prize of $4,000.
The family-friendly event will take place downtown on ten outdoor stages, 'busk stops" including Ferran Park. Attendees can vote for their favorite busking act.
The event is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the finalists competing a Ferran Park at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free to the public.
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Above: Local music artist, David Oliver Willis, and a friend busking in neighboring Mount Dora.
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