Submit for Street Show 2023
If you have performed for Street Show in the past or if you're new to Street Show, please fill out the information below. Personal information such as email address and phone number will be kept confidential.

Filling out this form does not guarantee a booking. We will reach out with next steps within a week of receipt of your form answers.

This year we are looking to expand our database of performers to include many more non-musical acts. If you know of other folks who would benefit from this program please pass along the link to this form.

Street Show is a busking program on Nicollet Mall that amplifies the street performance culture of downtown Minneapolis, supports vibrant street activities on Nicollet (e.g. markets), and improves the experiences of downtown visitors, workers and residents. Performer selection is curated by folks at The Warming House.

Location: Nicollet Mall
We will provide more information on specific locations once you are confirmed to play.

Family friendly. Most of the performers that we book are musicians but this program is NOT limited to music. We have performance poets, painters and spoken word artists as well. (Drums are allowed on Nicollet Mall.)

Signage & Sound System:
You will be responsible for picking up signage (the red Street Show wagon) - it is required that you use the signage. DID is also providing small battery-powered sound systems for performers! Using a sound system is not required but if you do choose to take the sound system out you are responsible for checking it out from the office and returning it right after your show. Using your own sound system is not permitted.

Below reflects the rates that we have paid in the past. We anticipate they will stay the same this year. We will never pay less than the rates below. 
Solo performers = $50/hr
Duos = $80/hr
Trios = $90/hr
Plus you can collect tips and sell your merch!
Payments will be made by The Warming House.

2023 Time slots:
We anticipate a schedule much like last year, however that may change slightly. Last season we scheduled performers for the following days and times every week between mid-May and the end of September...
Tuesdays 11-1
Wednesdays 11-1, 12-2, and 3-5
Thursdays 11-1, 12-2, and 3-5

Street Show Artists Unite for Justice: 
All tips will be matched by the Mpls DID as a donation to one of five social justice organizations (JXTA, YouthLink, Voices for Racial Justice, zAmya Theater Project, Kulture Klub Collaborative) that Street Show artists selected.

Thank you for your interest, time, and talent!

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Email *
Contact Name *
Have you played Street Show in the past? *
Name of Your Act *
Cell phone number *
2-4 sentence bio written in the 3rd person.  EXAMPLE: Juan Smith is a dynamic spoken word performer and performance painter. His art and poetry includes themes from life in Minneapolis as well as time in nature. (This may be included on our website) *
Link to a video sample of your work. This should reflect what you will bring to Nicollet Mall. Your video does not need to be fancy or professional. We just want to understand what you do! *
Please provide notes/comments about your general availability. i.e. "I'm never able to perform on Wednesdays" or "I'm typically only available after 1pm during the week". *
Do you have any comments or questions?
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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