Blue Skies Busking is program of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo designed to encourage the performing arts and provide an opportunity for entertainers to perform for the public and promote their bands, business, and profession. Entertainers are required to register in order to maintain compliance with special‐event outdoor entertainment policies set forth by the City of Kalamazoo. Blue Skies entertainers are not paid, but tipping is encouraged. Entertainers may include, but are not limited to the following: bands, solo musicians, singers, jugglers, clowns, improv artists, etc.
Due to high demand, performances during Art Hop evenings must be approved by the Arts Council at least 30 days in advance.
For complete program and application guidelines, please refer to the Program Information link below.
In 2021, when weather permits, approved Blue Skies entertainers are permitted to perform outdoors in pre‐approved locations (map included with permit) from Memorial Day through the end of October.
Email Charlie Tomlinson or call (269) 342-5059