It’s that time! We’re just a couple of weeks away from the 2015 Seaport Village Spring Busker Festival and Buskers After Dark and I’m here to introduce this year’s talented, wacky and extraordinary acts! Are you ready? Let’s get into it!
Busker Festival & Buskers After Dark line-up:
With training from the likes of Cirque Du Soleil, Alex Clark creates a show that is amusing on every level. Jaw-dropping tricks, quick-witted comedy and rocking harmonica jams are all part of this entertainment-filled show that will have audiences laughing the whole way through.
This San Diego-based percussion group features a unique combination of rhythm and movement repurposing everyday objects for an unbelievable percussive performance. Director and Choreographer Chris Rubio toured with the off-Broadway show STOMP for five years before creating his own percussion movement group. CREW has performed in front of audiences around the United States promoting healthy lifestyles through motivational music and dance.
Derek McAlister as The Twin Tango and Derek Derek- Also performing at Buskers After Dark
Character performer, juggler and comedian Derek McAlister demonstrates his versatility with two separate performances. The Twin Tango is a comedic-mime act filled with breathtaking acrobatics and a 20-foot Chinese pole, while Derek Derek is a high-energy show infused with fire juggling, witty banter and comedy.
Groovy Guy Show- Also performing at Buskers After Dark
Originally from London, England, performer Guy Collins is an international street performing sensation and recent winner of the Travel Channel’s hit show, “Penn Jillette’s Street Cred.” The Groovy Guy Show contains a wide variety of tricks and stunts ranging from extreme unicycling to tight rope walking. Gasp with delight as he balances above the crowd juggling everything from plumbing tools to razor-sharp knives!
A contortionist whose résumé includes past appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Drew Carrey Show,” and “The Osbornes,” Kelvin brings a highly flexible act to this year’s Busker Festival. He demonstrates his talents in a variety of ways, including folding himself inside a clear Plexiglas box!
Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, Colin Campbell has wowed audiences around the globe with his high-energy variety show. Watch as he plays bagpipes and juggles atop a 8-ft. unicycle – all while wearing a kilt! He’s performed at busker festivals around the world and his unique acts have even landed him appearances on Comedy Central.
Featured on AMC’s “Freakshow,” this veteran sideshow star is known worldwide for his spectacular sword swallowing acts. Including fire eating, sword swallowing and a bed of nails, this is an amazing act that you’ll truly have to see to believe.
Nerdy Noah has performed at festivals all over the United States and abroad. His act includes jaw dropping stunts and tricks, leaving audiences amazed and laughing out loud as he switches from quirky juggler to mini bike stunt man in a matter of seconds.
Fire juggling, chicken tossing and tons of comedy highlight Greg Frisbee’s one-of-a-kind routine. Greg has performed in all 50 states, multiple cruise ships and 15 countries around the world, while working to perfect this cutting edge show.
This comic daredevil from Canada incorporates a variety of props – from flaming torches to a motorized scooter – to perform amazing stunts for the whole family to enjoy. With thousands of busking performances under his belt, David Aiken has performed at busker festivals around the globe and even put on a show for the former Prime Minister of Canada!
Other non competing acts:
Bronze Baseball Statue (Will be located at Seaport Village throughout the 2 day festival)
Mitchell Walker didgeridoo player (Will be playing the didgeridoo on the Seaport Village boardwalk next to Mystic Mermaid)
Don’t these acts make you want the festival to be today?! Well, March 7th and 8th is just around the corner, so don’t worry. Remember, the festival begins at 12 pm and continues until 6 pm. Buskers After Dark (a racier, 18+ festival) will take place on March 7th, 7-10 pm. There will be a DJ, beer and wine specials, and more!
We’ll see you all on March 7th and 8th!