6:00 to 8:00 pm – Busker Preview: several busker acts will be playing at venues downtown.
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
11:00 am to 3:00 pm – Kids Activities
11:00 am to 1:00 pm – Dance troupes perform at Dancer’s Stage
11:00 am to 3:00 pm – Buskers perform throughout downtown
5:00 to 8:00 pm – Kelleher Motor Company Buskers Beer and Wine Bash
See schedule below for more details.
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Main Stage, 11am-3pm: Peter Irish is known the world over as perhaps the greatest juggler in the world....with his feet! Pete's feet have won him 6 World Championships in the game of Hacky Sack, as well as an “Innovation in Juggling” award. Pete is a master of several amazing and hilarious skills and arts. He has studied with monks to learn Yoga with a flaming chair balanced on his face. He has studied with kung fu masters to become a…
Rotary Pavilion, 11am-3pm: Family fun in historic downtown Ellensburg. Bring the kiddos along to the Buskers in the Burg festival for inflatables, pony rides, pictures with Disney characters with Unity Dance, crafting windmills with Puget Sound Energy, science experiments with Four Square Church, children's crafts, and pumpkin painting. Admission to inflatables requires a signed liability waiver.
Dancer's Stage, 11am-1pm: Gather around the Dancers Stage and enjoy performances featuring three diversely talented groups, Sunflowers-Bollywood Dance Group of Ellensburg, TusuyPeru, Troupe Rose and Unity Center of Dance. Sunflowers-Bollywood Dance Group of Ellensburg is a folk dance, “Bollywood style” local non-profit performance group started in 2014. TusuyPeru celebrates Peruvian culture in the Northwest of the United States. TusuyPeru hopes to take you on an imaginary voyage to the beautiful beaches, the wonders of the majestic Haciendas, to the elevated…
Main Stage, 11am-3pm: Sam Malcolm has amazed audiences with his energetic juggling routines and hilarious comedy in shows around the world. His show is a seamless combination of the absurd, impossible, and daring with in the moment wit and captivating original jokes. Sam is an accomplished juggler, winner several awards for his abilities at the International Juggler’s Association as well as many regional competitions. He was featured on CNN”s Great Big Story in the summer of 2016. For more information…
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.
Pamela Thomas-Martin is a native Pacific Northwest singer/songwriter who specializes in acoustic style music. She has played at various festivals throughout the northwest, is featured on various radio stations on the west coast, and has also made an appearance on Good Morning Northwest.
Musician Jez Slowe moved to the Pacific Northwest from England several years ago. He has since had a successful career playing his indie/folk style music in a multitude of venues in the Seattle area.
Darren is a talented percussionist who graduated from Central Washington University right here in Ellensburg.
Hollie is a singer/songwriter who recently relocated to Washington from Oklahoma. She plays mostly her own indie and folk style music, with an occasional pop cover.
Madelyn Whitaker (one of our top three Buskers from the 2016 festival) has paired up with Katrina Marquardt to bring you the acoustic sounds of The Alpine Girls.
The Bruce Marshall Project is a three-man band that plays a wide range of music, but focuses mostly on Blues, R&B, Funk, Reggae, and Jazz.
David L. Douglas has released two instrumental finger style guitar albums Peacemaker and Big Beautiful world and is currently finishing his 3rd album which is a Singer/Songwriter Folk Americana album and still untitled.
This is the first year Buskers in the Burg has had cloggers! From Royal City Washington, please welcome the Rockin' B Cloggers.
The Latona Family Band was a crowd favorite in 2015 at Buskers in the Burg. They are returning for 2017 for more family band fun! Come listen to them play during the day, then join us for Busker Beer and Wine Bash to hear more!