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
See schedule below for more details.
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Alex Zerbe With the energy of 1,000 suns, Alex Zerbe moves like a rubber band from one end of the stage to the other. Beatboxing, juggling, dancing, singing, music, and magic are just a few of the things that led Piers Morgan of America’s Got Talent to call this physical comedian, “The total package.” The “Professional Zaniac,” whoʼs been cracking jokes onstage for almost 15 years, zigzags between physical stunts and non-stop comedy. During the show vegetables are sliced in…
Tianna the Traveller Tianna travels the world collecting unusual experiences and stunts. Her cheeky grin shines in the face of a challenge, and her charm can pull even the most stand-offish crowd into her brave world of discovery. She offers a selection of shows for the general public, families, adults, or kids. Her skills include whip cracking, hand-balancing, acrobatic stilts, fire, and her signature ratchet strap escape stunt. Most exceptional is Tianna’s incredible ability to affect an audience. In a…
PK Dwyer is a songwriter, creative force, and folk & blues busker extraordinaire. PK is also a living piece of music history, much of it connected to the Seattle area and Pacific Northwest with the distinction of being recognized as the first to busk at the Pike Place Market in 1972 . He is also the founder of the influential proto-punk band The Jitters and creator of the musical personas George Michael Jackson, Hollywood Dick Doll, and Pioneer Square Jim. PK Dwyer's long love affair with Busking…
Rotary Pavilion, 9am-1pm: Family fun in historic downtown Ellensburg. Bring the kiddos along to the Buskers in the Burg festival for inflatables, furry critters, crafting paper planes with Puget Sound Energy, messy cloud art, children's crafts, and a photobooth. Admission to inflatables requires a signed liability waiver.
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.
Prepare to be dazzled by Hillia's exhilarating hula hoop skills and innovative artistry that is sure to leave crowds of all ages spellbound. Watch as she spins everything from single hoop at lightning speed to a human slinky composed of 35 hoops! Some of Hillia's highlight performances include Comic-Con International, opening for the Snoop Dog and Martha Stewart Show and the International Fringe Festival.
Krissy the Card Reader has been reading oracle cards for a few years. She loved the images and messages she received; they inspired her to not only become a better version of herself but to also make magic with others. Her goal is to be the light for anyone she reads for and to help them see oracle cards as a tool for reflection, thought and light. She is excited to be a part of Buskers in the Burg this…
The ONLY Accordion player to ever play Buskers in the Burg is returning for another year!
I’m just a guy who likes to play when I can. I was raised in Roslyn and while I enjoy the sound of all types of music, I find myself usually playing in the folk, singer/songwriter, or light rock genres. My aim is to serve and my hope is to please.
A solo musician from England that moved to Washington State some years ago and started playing music again, These Guitars Say Sorry initially played in and around the Yakima Valley but now plays statewide and into Oregon. You can find him at resorts, wineries, breweries, and festivals entertaining crowds most weekends. Engaging audiences with his music, they also greatly enjoy his British accent and connect with the stories he tells between songs. These interludes have become as much a part…
Formerly known as "Movin' Mountains" Jeanne Malinosky grew up singing and playing music at a very young age. Growing up with a musical family, she started singing and making up her own songs at age 2. Family gatherings have always included playing music and singing with her parents and eight siblings. Whether it is sitting around the campfire, playing at weddings and parties, or just jamming together in the living room, music has always been a huge part of Jeanne’s…