California WorldFest • Presented by The Center for the Arts


WHAT IS A BUSKER? Street performance or busking is the act of performing in public places for gratuities. Street performance is practiced all over the world by men, women and children and dates back to antiquity. People engaging in this practice are called street performers or buskers. – Wikipedia



WorldFest Buskers come in many varieties:

Solo artists playing original songs, duos & quartets playing jazz and Americana classics, the occasional a-cappella sing-along, and more. You’ll find them at the Festival entrance at Gate 1 and just outside the WorldFest Marketplace.

Accepting Applications for Busking

Buskers get free admission to WorldFest on the day(s) you play in exchange for 2-3 of sets of music. It’s a great way to welcome people into the festival and share your music. Times range between 10AM to 5PM and we’re looking for solo, duo, trio or a quartet size acts. Note we’re not able to accommodate full electric band style acts, think more semi-acoustic as would be the case with a street busking scene. We provide a basic stage, a small multi-channel amp with one mic and mic stand and electrical power.

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California WorldFest © 2022. California WorldFest is presented by The Center for the Arts, a cultural and educational organization that promotes and presents the literary, visual, & performing arts for the enrichment of our community.
Site Photography by John Taber, Marion Charlotte Photography, Ryuta Shimotomai, and Eye of Laksmi.

California WorldFest acknowledges the racial injustice of the past and present. We are committed to listening to BBIPOC voices and educating ourselves as we work together towards a future built on equality. We believe the arts foster unity and will continue to advocate for BBIPOC artists and community members. We see you, we hear you, we support you.