Mad Max inspired post-apocalyptic event and other job offers

July event opportunities for buskers. 

Know someone who we should book? Why not share it with them? And sign up here.

We have a few gigs we have to book soon. And they're pretty cool! (Application links below).

But first, we have some stats for you:

We have received 86 Event Requests since May 19th
The total value of all events: $49,865 USD ($874/day)
Average pay per busker: $290
Highest pay: $5,000 CAD (in Canada)

We have lots of buskers registered on our site, but they're divided among 1,750 cities, and only half of them have taken the time to add bios, social networks or media to their profiles. In other words, there probably aren't too many buskers with high-quality profiles in YOUR city.

This means you have a good chance of getting a well-paid gig near you, if you create a strong profile. Help us find you gigs by logging in today and making your profile better.

Arts & Crafts Festival at Holy Trinity Church

Looking for musicians who want to take part in the arts & crafts festival, organised by the Holy Trinity Sloane Church in association with Open House London. The three-day festival focuses on the 19th Century Arts & Crafts movement (led by Victorian socialist philosopher John Ruskin) that championed the dignity of labour and craft against the harsh brutalities of the Industrial Revolution.

The philosophy of the movement has echoes in today’s world of low pay, zero hours contracts and the devaluation of contemporary labour as well as highlight the rise of new modern crafts in the UK.
 

Event: Arts & Crafts Festival
Who: Musicians
When: 16 – 18 September
Time: 6 p.m.
Where: Holy Trinity Church Sloane Street, Chelsea, London
Description: A short (appx 45’) performance piece where musicians explore modern work experiences in the city through words and music
Fee: Charity event so small budget allocation
 

For more information you can contact Gerard Brown here

Apocalyptica – Road to Ruin

War Boys, Tank Girls, Wasteland Warriors and ARMAGEDDONIST BUSKERS are invited to a Mad Max inspired post-apocalyptic event (they’re recreating Bartertown!) supporting Thames Valley Air Ambulance. There will be music, booze, camping and entertainment all weekend.

Event: Apocalyptica – Road to Ruin
Who: Freak shows, stilt walkers, jugglers, magicians… anyone with a leaning towards the bizarre and unusual
When: 22 – 24 September 2017
Where: Finmere Aerodrome, Buckingham
Fee: Unfortunately this isn’t a paid event. However, the organiser, Pete, has said you can speak to him about negotiating a fee. Also, hatting the (not too large) audience is allowed (400+ people will be there)
Bonus: Travel expenses and food/drinks are covered for the whole event

*Note: Post-apocalyptic dress code is a must. Free camping, water and toilets on-site but no electric hookups
 

For more information you can contact Pete here

Pensacola Buskerfest

Florida is seeking family-friendly street performers of all types to perform at their first Buskers Festival taking place during the annual 12-day Foo Foo Fest in Pensacola. Performances will take place along a historic street under the shade of hundreds of colorful umbrellas from the Umbrella Sky Project, brought to the US from Portugal.

Event: Foo Foo Fest Buskerfest
Who: All genres
Where: Pensacola, Florida
When: 3- 5 November
Time: Nov. 3: 6 – 9pm / Nov. 4: 10am – 6pm / Nov. 5: 12 – 2pm
Fee: To discuss with the organizer + hatting the (small, 200+) audience

Apply Here, or contact Lissa Dees here

Events booked in June

Here are some of the best gigs we've completed this past month. It's exciting for us to be able to get you these opportunities!

We got an enquiry from the Army Aviation Centre, who were looking for a musician to serenade soldiers and their guests at their Summer Ball. 

"Just want to say thank you for getting me the booking at the Army Aviation centre. It was a great gig and they have already said they'd like me back again 🙂 "

– Nuala

We also helped find an artist to entertain the guests at The Lock kitchen & bar Leeds as part of their Waterfront Festival celebrations.

"I just wanted to say thanks for passing on the gig in Leeds at The Lock, I had a great time and it was a really great venue! It was a lovely sunny day and I got to play outside on their terrace."

We also got a message from the Stamford Plaza Melbourne looking for acoustic singers to perform at their Winter Bar. They have booked Ben Whiting and Wally Howlett, who will be playing every Wed – Fri until Semptember 1st.

Make sure to stop by for a sip of homemade mulled wine and a wonderful performance!

And we booked a Canada Day Celebration, a Wedding, a Marriage Proposal, a Veggie Parade, a Fair and Flee Market, and an 80th Birthday Party. And those are just the ones we know about – we have no idea how many other buskers have been booked through the site itself.
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