Pike Place Market Buskers

At the end of summer the Pike Place Market folks put in a festival to show off all the great buskers* to perform daily at the market.


September 18, 2011 was the date of the latest festival. It had been a few years since I was able to make it to the festival, and as usual, I found a number of really wonderful performers, some of them completely new to me (such as Jobo Shakins). Here are a few of the images I made at the festival. You can see many of these performers year-round at the Market. If you run across them, please drop some money in their hats to help support this great tradition.

Jobo Shakins from Portland
Gloria Darlings
Morrison Boomer
Dre
Dave McKesson

Some folks, though, perform for free...



*Busker: street performer working for gratuities