5:00 to 7:00 pm – Busker Preview

8:30 pm – Luminary Show

7:00 to 10:00 pm – Busker Comedy Kickoff


9:00 am to 2:00 pm – Kittitas County Farmers Market
10:00 am – Arts Parade
11:00 am to 3:00 pm – Main Stage Performances
10:00 am to 3:00 pm – Kids Activities
11:00 am to 3:00 pm – Buskers perform throughout downtown

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American Honey Band

Pearl Street Optical
Tue., Sep. 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Audre Belt, Bill Cron, Brian Parker, and Dan Holmes bring you explosive guitar solos and powerful vocals that you won't want to miss!

PK Dwyer

Ellensburg Floral
Sat., Sep. 29

PK is a professional busker with strong ties to the Seattle area and the Pacific Northwest at large. In fact, he was the first busker to appear at the famous Pikes Place Market in Downtown Seattle. PK specializes in acoustic style Blues and Folk music.

Kids Activities

Kids Activities

Rotary Pavilion Lot
Sat., Sep. 29

Rotary Pavilion, 11am-3pm: Family fun in historic downtown Ellensburg. Bring the kiddos along to the Buskers in the Burg festival for inflatables, furry critters, pictures with characters with Unity Dance, crafting windmills with Puget Sound Energy, science experiments with S.A.L.T., children's crafts, and pumpkin painting. Admission to inflatables requires a signed liability waiver.

Thomas Creek Band

John Ford Clymer Museum
Sat., Sep. 29

Thomas Creek band is a trio from Yakima, WA that plays traditional Bluegrass and Americana music. The band's name comes from an actual place in SW Arkansas that has family ties to band leader Dale Thomas. Dale handles lead vocals, guitar, and mandolin. Tom Pritchard provides backup vocals, guitar, and mandolin. Katie Eims rounds out the bands sound with the addition of her Dobro guitar.

David McLemore

Troutwater Outfitters
Sat., Sep. 29

David is returning for another year of incredible tuba playing! He is the instructor of Tuba and Euphonium at Central Washington University and is a part of the CWU Faculty Brass Quintet.

Main Stage Act

Main Busker Stage
Sat., Sep. 29

Thomas John Thomas John hails from San Francisco where he spends most of his time being a comedy writer and founder of Whoop Laugh. He held a long-term contract in Germany and performed their professionally for 3 months. Thomas was also on America’s Got Talent Season 6 where he made it to the Quarterfinals. Thomas displays his talents effortlessly while keeping the audience laughing the whole time. Thomas John is the creator of Juggling Americana and plays the glockenspiel. Never…

Gone Fiddling Again

Ellensburg Events Hall
Sat., Sep. 29

This Yakima based music duo plays and sings a fresh mix of folk/rock, swing, blues and country, bluegrass, jigs that will keep you dancing all day long!

Make Music Ellensburg

Mountain High Sports
Sat., Sep. 29

Borgin’s Fine Dark Magicks

Sat., Sep. 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Balin Lusby is a published author and poet, an actor, engineer, a cancer survivor, and magician. He has been doing magic since age five, and professionally since age fifteen. Inspired by the legendary magicians of the Victorian Era, Balin created the stage persona of The Great Cigma. Now his second character (inspired by the Harry Potter series), a dark wizard named Borgin, will be making his debut performance here in Ellensburg in the days leading up to All Hallows Eve.…

Cool Beenes

Gallery One
Sat., Sep. 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

This father-son duo from Seattle is nothing short of pure talent. With guitar, vocals, and a harmonica, there's nothing they can't do! You can even catch the son performing shows with the School of Rock Seattle.

Steven Padilla

Wells Fargo
Sat., Sep. 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Steven Padilla is a local folk / country recording artist and performer. His unique style of country fusion music includes folkrock, bluegrass, jazz, and blues. His new album, Whistling in the Dark, includes original songs performed in a rhythmic percussive guitar style.

Fort Vine

Statefarm Insurance
Sat., Sep. 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

This Alternative Art-Rock duo met in New York, started a band, and fell in love! They now travel all over the country in a fully renovated van spreading their angelic voices and positive energy to anyone they meet.

Krissy the Card Reader

Grapes and Crepes
Sat., Sep. 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Krissy has been reading Oracle cards for herself and her friends for several years and is excited to bring her talents to Buskers! Oracle cards can be tools for reflection and self-knowledge or can provide inspiration at just the right moment. Stop by her table to draw a message for your day, find your Patronus or get a pep talk. If you're feeling really magical ask for the Unicorn Special!

Main Stage Act

Sat., Sep. 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Greg Bennick Greg Bennick is a man of many talents and a humanitarian and inspirational speaker on top of it all. He has more than 35 years of experience and has performed in over 25 countries in front of hundreds of thousands of people. Although he spends most of his time all over the world, he has made Seattle his home. Greg’s fast-paced, quick-witted comedy and high-energy juggling skills make him a unique performer that you won’t want to miss.…

Bella Anicello

Sat., Sep. 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Rotary Pavilion Lot
Sat., Sep. 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mickey Howard

Dark Moon Craft Beer
Sat., Sep. 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Darren Smackri

Catalyst Co-Working
Sat., Sep. 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Darren is a graduate of the CWU music department with a BA in Percussion Performance as well as a chef at CWU!

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