Busker’s Ball

May 9th, 2011  |  by Published in C3 news, featured, Featured Events  |  1 Comment

The Royal Frog Ballet and C3 proudly present…

!!!!! THE BUSKER’S BALL !!!!!

A One-Day Street Performance Event

SATURDAY MAY 21st 2011

12-6pm. DAYTIME = THE BUSKERS BALL. Dozens of acts perform outside at free public locations up, down & around Main Street in downtown Northampton

7:30-10pm. EVENING = The CABARET. A selection of acts from the day, including a few surprises, perform indoors at Dynamite Space, in the basement of Thornes Marketplace

DAYTIME / 12:00-6:00pm
A variety of local and touring artists of all kinds delight passersby and help everyone shake off the Winter blues with antics, songs, games, dances, interactive projects, and wild costumes — all in celebration of cold and snow being so very “last season.”

Howling musicians, wiggling puppeteers, loud fortune tellers, ethereal movers, pick-pocketing performance artists, death defying jugglers, moving musicals, kinetic sculptures, interactive art projects, fancy clowns, living statues, screechy sing-a-longs, dime-a-minute tango lessons, and portable carnivals are just a FEW of the sidewalk stops for Saturday!

Things will be happening all up & down Main St! There will be Busker’s Ball maps on hand pointing out all the hot spots!

Be sure to bring pockets full of change, small bills (and heck, big bills too!) to support the buskers!

EVENING / 7:30-10:00pm
Miss the Ball (or just can’t get enough)? Come to the evening indoor Cabaret, featuring a variety of the acts and creations from throughout the day, plus some special guests!

Dynamite Space. $5-$10 Admission.
The Buskers Ball will energize and externalize the arts culture of downtown, while contributing to the celebratory nature of community events like the Farmers Market, and community spaces like the sidewalks.

Street art is a great way to spark real conversations between folks who might not have spoken to each other otherwise!

Reward your favorite buskers with your presence, your applause, and your dollar bills!

This event is organized by The Royal Frog Ballet, C3 Northampton, and received funding from the Northampton Arts Council.

For more information, contact Sophie Wood at theroyalfrogballet@gmail.com, or call the C3 office 413-585-0373


  1. - The Connotations says:

    May 19th, 2011at 10:40 pm(#)

    […] (for more details, see the Busker’s Ball event page at http://c3northampton.org/?p=260) […]

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