Looking to book one of our buskers? Feel free to email Amanda and our team will connect you with the best possible artists for your needs.
An evolution of the former Street Performers Program, the Busking Program pilot works in conjunction with the Emerging Artist Program to animate downtown Barrie.
This pilot program provides the opportunity for performing artists that are not eligible for the
Emerging Artist Program to receive a permit to busk at one of two branded “Busk Stops" in downtown Barrie. This pilot will run for the remainder of 2022 and be evaluated with participant feedback for 2023.
Applying for and obtaining a busking permit is free. Interested performance artists can apply for a Busking Permit through
To receive a Busking Permit, the applicant must provide:
Permit holders must review and agree to the Terms & Conditions prior to busking. Upon successful application, a Busking Permit will be issued for the Permit Holder to save to their cell phone and/or print and must carry it on them while busking.
Please note that permit applications are only reviewed between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Applications received outside of those hours will be reviewed the next business day.
Permit holders may busk at one of two dedicated Busk Stops in downtown Barrie. They are easily identifiable by ground stickers.
The two locations are at the
Barrie Marina Office at the transient docks and on the east side of the
Five Points Theatre.
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