buskers

By - 10/20/15 - 8:06 am

City Councilors Sal LaMattina and Bill Linehan want to require street performers to buy $40 annual licenses for the right to perform on Boston streets.

The city council tomorrow considers their request for a hearing on a proposed ordinance that would require street performers to wear their permits - and to show them to inquiring police officers and to stay at least 100 feet away from elementary schools and hospitals - and at least 50 feet away from other buskers. Read more.

By - 9/13/14 - 3:11 pm

Erica Mattison saw this singer at Downtown Crossing today, thought he was wonderful, wonders if anybody knows who he is.

By - 5/12/14 - 7:21 am
Boston Common buskers

Myron Freeman took in an impromptu concert on the Common the other day.

Copyright Myron Freeman. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 4/10/13 - 8:32 am

At South Station. Boston Magazine interviewed them.

H/t Faye.

By - 2/25/12 - 1:41 pm

Fred Palmerino has posted photos of buskers in action in 1999 and 2000. Any still performing?

Via Ride Like Charlie.

By - 8/10/10 - 1:02 pm

Harold M. Clemens reports he wanted to reward a cool harmonica and guitar player on an Orange Line platform at Downtown Crossing yesterday, but realized he couldn't, because he had no change:

By - 4/6/10 - 8:51 pm

Jane Kokernak was having your basic Park Street-type commute when she heard the guitarist: