BECOME A BUSKER
"Busker" is an English term meaning street performer. You'll find a wide-ranging variety of Buskers here at the Market, performing with everything from puppets to violins. Buskers enrich the Market's already vibrant cultural community.
There are 13 locations throughout the Market where performers can entertain crowds for an hour at a time. Painted musical notes mark the sidewalks where they stand, and the number painted on the note corresponds to the number of performers that can play there at one time. New performers are always welcome at the Market; however, horns, percussion and amplified music are not allowed.
All Market performers are required to purchase a performer's badge. To perform at the Market, visit the Market office on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. to apply. The cost is $30 for an annual permit. Performer permits expire on April 14 each year. Permits for the following year will be available starting the first Tuesday in April and must be paid by April 15 each year (or by the first performance date of the year); they remain valid until the following April 14.
Pike Place Market PDA
85 Pike Street, Room 500
Seattle, WA 98101
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