Berkshire Busk! is planned as a 10-weekend summer event in Great Barrington, MA, where street performers (buskers) will perform in designated areas in the early evenings of Friday and Saturday. The locations span one end of downtown to the other, creating a "cultural journey." We intend for the performers to be diverse in age, race, skill, and genre -- from bands to jazz and classical music, spoken word, dance, jugglers and more.
Aside from creating a new and exciting type of community engagement, the project is all about economic development -- helping to ensure sufficient numbers of customers for the restaurants and stores to help them recover from the pandemic.