Music & Street Performers

Music is a valued part of the Market. We have a combination of featured bands and impromptu street performers (Buskers) that add to the festive atmosphere.

Downtown Farmers Market presents "Music at the Market." This program features a band each Saturday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Applications

Featured Music Performers

As a community event we are interested in highlighting local bands each week on the central plaza of Pioneer Park from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. We are seeking genres that fit the feel of the Market.

Amplification is approved for this venue but will not be provided by the Farmers Market.

Apply Here

Busker/Street Performers

If you are a performer interested in busking at the Downtown Farmers Market, please read through the guidelines and register. There are several locations at the Market for buskers (street performers). Registration is free. After registration, visit any Information Booth for a 2017 "Official Busker" pin.

All locations are first come first served with the understanding that all buskers are to move throughout the Market (some exceptions apply).

Busker Guidelines

1. Face painters, cartoonists, caricature artists and balloon twisters must register as an Artistic Services Vendor.

2. The Downtown Alliance reserves the right to refuse participation to those who do not comply with market rules, regulations or meet market standards which include, but are not limited to, adhering to all local, city, state, and federal laws.

3. All buskers must check in at the Market Information booth each week. Performance areas should not block the flow of traffic. Look for spots that are tucked between booths and out of the aisles.

4. All buskers must seek permission from adjacent vendors if the performance area is within twenty feet of any vendor booth. Should the Downtown Alliance receive one (1) complaint from any vendor regarding a performance, the performer will be asked to relocate immediately.

5. Due to congestion, Buskers are not permitted to play, perform, or demonstrate their talents on the 300 South thoroughfare after 10:30 am.

6. Buskers are allowed to collect tips. It is the responsibility of the busker to report all income, including tips, to the state tax commission.

7. Market Staff has the authority to move and reassign performer spots to enhance or facilitate Market operations.

8. Buskers are responsible for cleaning their space before leaving.

9. Buskers must play acoustically. No amplification will be tolerated whatsoever. Light percussion instruments are tolerated with some exceptions.

10. Buskers should move locations every hour. The idea is to create an atmosphere filled with a variety of roving performers.

11. Buskers may take only the space essential to the performance and may not block the market aisles with chairs, tables, or non-essential materials.

12. Any Buskers who the Market Staff feels is not complying with the market rules may be asked to leave, especially if the performance interferes with market operations or any vendor's ability to do business.

13. The Downtown Farmers Market is not liable for any injury, theft, or damage to either the busker or their property arising from, or pertaining to, preparation for or participation in the Downtown Farmers Market; whether such injury, theft, or damage occurred prior, during, or after the Downtown Farmers Market, the busker further agrees to indemnify and hold The Downtown Farmers Market harmless for and against any claims for such injury, theft, or damage.

14. Buskers are not allowed to bring any vehicles into the park. No exceptions. Parking facilities are available in surrounding parking structures and on the street. Check with the Market Staff for information about available parking facilities or visit our website: www.slcfarmersmarket.com.

15. Market will go on rain, shine, or snow. Hours are 8am to 2pm.

16. Buskers may not erect any tent, easy-up, or structure of any kind.

17. Knives, swords, torches, flames, axes, saws or other objects that can cause bodily injury to any person are prohibited.

Apply to be a Busker

Artistic Services

The Artistic Services category is limited to balloon twisters, face painters & charicature artists. Preapproval is required for any other discipline/talent.

Artistic Services Guidelines

Artists hoping to participate at the Downtown Art & Craft Market must fill out a separate application.

1. The fee for Artistic Services Vendors is $10/day or $100 for the season. Fees must be paid in advance (prior to or on the day) of participation. Fees will not exceed $100 for the season.

2. The Downtown Alliance reserves the right to refuse participation to any who do not comply with market rules, regulations or meet market standards which include but are not limited to adhering to all local, city, state, and federal laws.

3. All Artistic Services vendors must check in at the Downtown Alliance booth each week to secure their designated location and pay the applicable fee. Limited space is available. All locations are first come first served on a weekly basis.

4. Should the Downtown Alliance receive a complaint from other vendors or customers, the Market Staff may revoke participation privileges indefinitely.

5. Artistic Services vendors may not erect any tent, easy-up, or structure of any kind. Market Management has attempted to designate specific areas that limit sun exposure.

6. All vendors must obtain permission from Market Management to move locations. Artistic Services vendors may post prices for their services. It is the responsibility of all Market Vendors to report all income to the state tax commission.

7. Market Staff has the authority to move and reassign any vendor to enhance or facilitate market operations.

8. Artistic Services vendors are responsible for cleaning their space before leaving. Offenses will be documented and offenders will be prohibited from participating at the Market during the 2017 season.

9. Electricity is not provided. Amplification of any kind is not tolerated.

10. Artistic Services vendors may take only the space essential to the activity and may not block the market aisles with chairs, tables, or non-essential materials.

11. Any vendors not complying with the market rules may be asked to leave, especially if the services interfere with market operations or any vendor's ability to do business.

12. The Downtown Alliance is not liable for any injury, theft, or damage to either the vender or their property arising from, or pertaining to, preparation for or participation in, the Downtown Farmers Market; whether such injury, theft, or damage occurred prior, during, or after the Downtown Farmers Market. The vender further agrees to indemnify and hold The Downtown Alliance harmless for and against any claims for such injury, theft, or damage.

13. Artistic Services vendors are not allowed to bring any vehicles into the park. No exceptions. Parking facilities are available in surrounding parking structures and on the street. Check with the Market Staff for information about available parking facilities or visit our website: www.slcfarmersmarket.org.

14. Market will go on rain, shine, or snow. Hours are 8am to 2pm.

15. Knives, swords, torches, flames, axes, saws or other objects that can cause bodily injury to any person are prohibited.

Apply to provide Artistic Services 

Contact

Please contact Kristin Beck at  with questions.