Call for Performers

The Honda Celebration of Light is getting ready for an incredible year of programming! For 3 nights, the shores of English Bay are alit not only by breath taking fireworks, but by an exceptional food and music program.

We are looking for a select few professional buskers to engage with our crowds as they make their way to English Bay for July 28, August 1, and August 4. Performances will be 2 x 45 minute sets between the hours of 7pm – 9pm each night. All talents are welcomed, from roaming to musical.

If you are interested in performing at this event, please email your availability to for consideration.

Deadline for submissions: Thursday, June 21st at 5pm

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Busking Location Closures – June, 2018

June 1 – June 3: Public Market Courtyard, Lite Location (Children’s Festival continues)

June 7: Public Market Courtyard Closed – 10am-12pm (School Concert)

Thursdays from June 7 – September 27: Triangle Square every Thursday – Acoustic location Only 10am-4pm (Farmer’s Market)

June 8: Public Market Courtyard Closed – 10am-12pm (School Concert)

June 15: Public Market Courtyard Closed – 10am-12pm (School Concert)

June 16: Public Market Courtyard Closed – All Day (Plywood Cup)

June 17: Island Plaza – BAYOR (Science Jamboree)

June 21 – June 24: Island Plaza – BAYOR (National Indigenous People’s Celebration)

June 22 – June 30: Public Market Courtyard – Closed until 2pm every day, 2PM-3PM BAYOR  (Jazz Festival)

Thursdays from June 7 – September 27: Triangle Square every Thursday – Acoustic location Only 10am-4pm (Farmer’s Market)

Tuesdays from June 26 – August 28: Triangle Square every Tuesday – Acoustic Location Only 10am-4pm (Groundswell Market)

Ongoing: Construction planned between the Public Market and the Ferry Landing. The Keg busking location closed for summer months.

Granville Island will provide as much information as possible regarding closures, yet reserves the right to close any location at any time, without prior notice or detailed information.

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Canada Day on Granville Island – Call for Performers

It’s that time of year again! We are getting close to another Oh Canada Day! on Granville Island. As many of you know it is an incredibly busy day with programming all over the island. We will create a schedule for this day for busking.

The busking schedule runs from 9AM-9PM on this day.

If you are interested in performing on Canada Day and hold a valid 2018/2019 Granville Island Busking License, please email your availability to


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White Rock Buskers Festival – Call for performers

White Rock Buskers Festival – Call for Performers Application
March 5, 2018 at 4:30pm
The City of White Rock is organizing the inaugural White Rock Buskers Festival. The festival strives to broaden the scope of work, improve visibility and skills of the artists involved in the craft of street performing, to increase community engagement and awareness as to the artistry and talent of street and busking performers both locally, nationally and internationally.
We are seeking a wide variety of street performers to busk at four locations in Uptown White Rock. Successful applicants will perform two 45-minute sets on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Performers will be remunerated $250 and have the opportunity to collect funds from audience members.

Performance Locations:
– Five Corners (15223 Pacific Ave)-White
– Rock Clock Tower (1237 Johnston Rd)
– Saltaire Amphitheater (15231 Thrift Ave)
– Miramar Amphitheater (15154 Russell Ave)

Performance Date and time: -Saturday May 5, 2018 from 11:00am- 5:00pm
Performance Remuneration: -$250 for two 45- minute sets, plus collecting funds from the audienceWe are seeking a wide variety of street performers including magicians, clowns, acrobats, puppeteers, jugglers, musicians and dancers.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 5, 2018 at 4:30pm
Please submit questions and completed applications to:
Claire Halpern
Manager, Cultural Development

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Whalley Community Improvement Association is looking for performers

The Whalley Community Improvement Association is hosting their first ever Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair fundraiser on December 2nd, 2017. We are currently looking for a few more entertainers to delight attendees with Christmas/seasonal tunes.
If interested, please kindly contact either via email at or via phone at (604)961-2170

Kind regards,

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Japanese TV would like to hire you

Hello GI buskers, below is the letter I received from Sean Mukai of Japanese TV.
If interested in the gig, please contact Sean directly at:


I am writing on behalf of a Japanese TV production company wishing to showcase some of the local street performance talent when they visit Vancouver at the end of the month.

The filming will be for a Japanese TV special titled “Datsuryoku Times Kurios”, which will air on the Fuji Television network. The crew will be visiting Vancouver in the final week of this month to feature the Cirque du Soleil production “Kurios”. The episode will be supplemented by attractions around Vancouver. The producers would like to include some local street performers to tie in with their Cirque du Soleil feature.

We wanted to see if you could connect us to some local street performers that we could film with our reporters from Japan. We will most certainly compensate them for their time.
We would prefer if they were more of a circus act rather than musicians.

Thank you for your time and consideration.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sean Mukai”

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