Asheville, NC where the street is stage. Buskers from around the world perform street music and talent is on display at every corner.
Street Performing or Busking is the practice of performing arts in public places, for gratuities, which are generally in the form of money. People engaging in this practice are called buskers, street performers, street musicians, minstrels, or troubadours.
Asheville, NC is a city where traveling buskers, troubadours, minstrels, even some gypsies and hobo’s stop off in Asheville.
The Perch Creek Family Jugband – Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012
Janice Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Woody Guthrie, Jefferson Airplane, Paul McCartney just to name a few have busked and some still do on occasion.
Asheville North Carolina, where the air is fresh and the mountains are blue. Good ole mountain style fun and entertainment, with Asheville Street Music being in Top Attractions. The best in Southern Appalachian entertainment is free! Yaw come back now, ya here!
Tipping is by no means required although gratuities are appreciated as most of the professional quality musicians and performers are working musicians. That means performing is their form of income.
Weather and temperature are some factors minstrels contend with, winter months can be compromising. Many troubadours will move toward warmer climate areas.
The Guitar Mama, 610A Haywood Rd in West Asheville. Open Tuesday-Thursday 11am-6pm, Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday Noon-5pm, Closed Sunday and Monday. Locals know The Guitar Mama is the place for VINTAGE instruments, equipment, accessories, and repairs all at fair prices. The Guitar Mama knows musicians need quality and honest value.
The Feed and Seed Music and Dance Hall in Fletcher, just south of Asheville. Admission is “No Charge”, but in fairness they ask you donate to band’s if you can. Friday and Saturday 7:30 PM until.
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Stay Tuned! Asheville NC Street Music entertainment, busking information and many of the best busker musicians in the world.