The creative arts is not the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word government official. So why should they control busking content or public creative expression. Government should protect us from dangers to personal life and property only.
Freedom of Expression and Busking Content
At this time the Grafton Street mercantile interests are…
Boston buskers performing in public areas could face regulations and permit fees under a proposal from two city councilors. Alleged unruly, loud and bullying breakdancers on the public plaza in front of Faneuil Hall, prompted the proposed street performer ordinance, City Councilor Sal LaMattina said. “I have no problem […]
From dancer and trumpet player Master Blaster G and other performers to all the great locations, the Charlotte Observer wants you to know where to see and who are some of the the best SF Street Performers.
St Louis and other cities are beginning to worry also about the safety to passersby. The drumming is a noise issue and is different from juggling dangerous objects. The volume has truly been raised on the noise issue already early in this year. Somerville, York and other cities have already addressed it and have included ways for a variety of buskers conditions. Auckland is also getting a debate on the Busker Laws for the city. Cities may want to consider an area for that kind of busking. New York is debating a law now that creates volume friendly public areas for performing. Pier 39 on Fisherman’s Wharf has a stage where jugglers and magicians perform spectacular feats daily. People throw ,money at them.