A ton of fun is in the making when an event combines amazing talent, competition and a bit of creative enterprise.
Those ingredients will be abundant when dozens of live performance artists from across the US converge for the free Eustis Buskers Festival on March 27.
Busking, entertaining in a public place for donations, is sometimes credited with adding charm to intimate settings, like historic downtown districts. Eustis’ fifth annual festival will provide buskers a bigger stage, while treating residents and visitors to a free event packed with entertainment. The family-friendly performances occur from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at “Busk Stops” throughout downtown.
The day-long festival will feature performers such as musicians, dancers, comedians, jugglers, mimes, living statues, artists and acrobats. Each busker will perform two 30-minute acts throughout the day. Judges will rate each act and invite the top performers to the Grand Finale which will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the bandshell at Ferran Park.
Top performers from each division will perform and compete for prizes including the $3,000 grand prize, a $1,500 People’s Choice prize, a $1,000 second prize, a $750 third place prize and 1st, 2nd & 3rd place divisional prizes.
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