One of the new opportunities our Meredith campus affords this summer is “Busker Alley” – the opportunity for performance artists of all types to share their talents with our audiences. Utilizing our beautiful outdoor amphitheatre, we are offering the chance to entertainers to provide a half hour of pre-show entertainment from 6:45-7:15 in advance of our evening performances at the new Mainstage Theatre! Audience members are encouraged to come early, bring a picnic dinner or buy a boxed dinner from our new Playbill Menu conveniently located in our lobby, and enjoy the live performances as an appetizer to the main course – our professional production.
Busker Schedule - 6:45-7:15pm
Check back frequently as we will update as the summer progresses!
Wednesday June 19th - Kyle Nickerson, guitar
Thursday June 20th - Peter Brunette, guitar
Friday June 21st - Rockin' Daddios, Doo Wop
Saturday June 22nd - Stage Coach Women's Chorus, singing music from the 30's, 40's, 50's
Monday June 24th evening - Abbie Morin, folk infused with funky soul
Tuesday June 25th - Happenstance, improv troupe
Wednesday June 26th - Technical Difficulties, improv troupe
Thursday June 27 - Steve Hayden, folk
Friday June 28 - Jonathan Lorentz, jazz
Saturday June 29th - Open Tunings, folk
Wednesday July 3rd - Kyle Nickerson, guitar
Monday July 8th evening - Abbie Morin, folk infused with funky soul
Tuesday July 9th - Happenstance, improv troupe
Thursday July 11th - Jonathan Lorentz, jazz
Wednesday July 17th - Kyle Nickerson, guitar
Saturday July 20th - Marena Harris, indie-acoustic
Monday July 22nd evening - Abbie Morin, folk infused with funky soul
Tuesday July 23rd - Happenstance, improv troupe
Wednesday July 31st - Kyle Nickerson, guitar
Tuesday August 6th - Happenstance, improv troupe
Wednesday August 14th - Kyle Nickerson, guitar
Friday August 16th - Peter Brunette, guitar
Monday August 19th evening - Abbie Morin, folk infused with funky soul
Tuesday August 20th - Happenstance, improv troupe
Saturday August 24th - Open Tunings, folk
Wednesday August 28th - Kyle Nickerson, guitar
Looking for Buskers for the 2013 summer season!
Performers of all types are encouraged to apply – musicians of all types, jugglers, magicians, singer/songwriters, dancers, improv troupes, a capella groups, barbershop quartets – basically any person or small group that can provide 30 minutes of quality outdoor entertainment and is looking for an audience. Intimate and acoustic acts are preferred – we don’t want performances that will blast the campus or the neighborhood, but some low amplification may be possible.
If interested, performers should contact Executive Director Bryan Halperin at email@example.com and send a demo or weblink of what you can do! Our staff and some trusted local artists will be vetting your materials to ensure that the quality of the performers will be consistent with all the programs the Playhouse offers. There are no age requirements or professional qualifications required. Anybody with talent will be considered!
Please spread the word! We have over 60 performances scheduled from June – Labor Day weekend (Performances are Monday through Saturday, plus a Monday matinee) and would love to make you a part of our summer season and have as many nights filled with outstanding Buskers as talent allows!