Travel Tips for Buskers


A Blog about Street Performers


A Guide for Buskers on the Road.

Busking is a great way to make money, but living out of suitcase can be difficult. Here are some tips for travelling buskers:

Pack light. Don’t bring anything you aren’t willing to carry. If your performance involves props, figure out where you can buy or rent them along the way. If you’re bringing a partner, children, or pets, make sure they’re prepared to travel too.

Stay safe. Not all cities are busker-friendly – in some cities it’s even illegal to perform on the street without a permit. Check the laws in the towns you plan to visit before you arrive so you don’t get caught by surprise. Bring a buddy with you if possible, and always keep an eye on your props and donations box.

Learn How to Play a New Instrument on the Road: It’s Easier Than You Think!

You never know what opportunities might open up when you’re on the road as a busker – maybe someone will ask you to join their band or play at a small venue, or even record an album! You’ll want to be ready for anything, so try learning

I’d like to start this blog with some basic travel tips for those of you who are new to busking. Traveling around the country and playing music for strangers is a great way to make a living – but it’s not without challenges. I’ll try to cover all of the important ones here.

The first and most important thing you need to know about busking is that it is illegal in most cities. While local police in some towns are tolerant of street performers, in many other places it is illegal to play music on public sidewalks. You’ll have to do your research and find out what the local laws are before you go there. In some cases you may need to get a permit and pay a fee before you can legally perform.

Busking isn’t just about playing music though – it’s also about making money! And if you want to make money, then you have to know how much people will be willing to pay for your performance. I suggest setting up an online donation system like TipJar so that people can donate with their credit cards or PayPal accounts without having cash in hand.

Finally, remember that there are lots of different ways to busk! You don’t have to stand on one spot all day long – you could also try moving

This blog is about street performing.

It is written by a professional busker who goes by the name of ‘The Amazing Mr. A’. He has been traveling around the world as a street performer for over 10 years.

Here are some interesting posts from it:

How to Make Money Busking – Buskers make an average of $20-$60 an hour. Mr. A tells you how to get started and what to expect when busking!

Busker Travel Tips – Busking is a fun way to pay for your travels, but make sure you know what you’re doing first! Here are some tips and safety warnings.

Traveling with Kids – They’re cute, but can be a liability! Mr. A shares his experiences of traveling with kids and what you need to consider before taking your own on the road .

In this blog I’ll describe the good, the bad, and the ugly about busking for a living. My goal is to help you be successful at busking, wherever you are in the world.

My name is Diego, and over the last 20 years I’ve traveled from town to town as a street performer. This means playing music, juggling, or even jumping on a pogo stick while wearing a clown costume! In this blog I’ll share with you what I’ve learned along the way.

If you’re thinking of starting out as a street performer, there’s no better way to earn your living. What could be better than entertaining people while traveling? Not much.

Busking is just like any other job: some days are good and some days are bad. But if you work hard at it and improve your craft each day, you can make good money and get to see new places around the world!

You can check out my website for more information about me and my music. You can also follow me on Twitter at @buskerstreet!

Buskers are street performers, who play an instrument in the street. They make money by asking people to put money in their hat.

The best places to busk are on pavements near transport hubs, like stations and tube stops, or at busy tourist attractions. The most popular place for buskers in London is a place called Covent Garden Piazza. There are also a lot of buskers at Edinburgh Castle Esplanade in Scotland during August when there is a famous festival of street performers there.

Busking is a good way to practise your performance skills and have fun, but it can be difficult to make a lot of money unless you have a very unusual act that makes people stop what they are doing. Some performers say they get more money if they do not look at the people who are walking past them, but just play their music as if they were practising on their own.

Some buskers use special equipment like amplifiers or electric instruments powered by batteries so that they can make a louder sound. Some local councils ban this because it can annoy other people and disturb businesses nearby, so you should always check the rules before using any special equipment while busking.

Street performers are one of my favorite things about European cities. But it’s hard to know how much to tip them and when.

1. If you have time, watch the whole act before you decide whether to stop, even if there is a hat or instrument case set out on the ground. Some acts are better than others and some people are not really trying to be performers at all, but just begging for spare change.

2. If you don’t have time, throw in a coin anyway. Many performers, especially musicians, will give you a short free sample if they see you walking past with your head turned towards them.

3. If you enjoy the performance, throw in a few more coins at the end. Street performing is an uncertain living and they appreciate any support they can get.

4. If you thought the performance was awful and feel like being mean, throw in a single coin rather than leaving nothing at all; that way there is no chance they will think you didn’t realize they were performing and feel bad about it later on when they find your empty hat or case.

5. Often the performer will ask for specific amounts of money; for example 2 euros for a photo or 5 euros for a piece of paper with their email address written

A street performer, also called a street artist or busker is a person who provides a public performance. The term busker comes from the Spanish root word buscar, meaning “to seek.” Street performers might be portrait artists, caricaturists, jugglers, fire-eaters, acrobats, contortionists, fortune-tellers.

Some cities have busking permits and designated spots for performers. Some places like Tokyo have strict rules that you can’t perform without a permit. Some cities have restrictions on amplified sound and especially in New York they are not allowed to use amps at all. In Paris and other European cities there are many street performers using amps, but they are often fined by police.

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