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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Sat., Sep. 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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 [forming and fronting the bands Felix & the Freelicks and PK Dwyer & the Live Wires]. 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 began in 1970 performing on UCLA Campus and the streets of Los Angeles. While busking the LA theater lines PK Dwyer and Eric Zahn were tapped to write and record the soundtrack for Jac Zacha’s pulp fiction film Walk The Walk. [1970 Kroger Babb Hallmark Productions] In 2006 PK Dwyer felt the calling to go back to his roots as a full-time busker — preferring street corners and farmers markets to the bar scene and club circuit. PK writes and performs his own unique style of rollicking folk and acoustic roots & blues which has become known to his fans as cosmic American blues and Sidewalk Hipster Blues.