If you live in a big city, it is usually enough to go to a square where a lot of people gather to see people performing extraordinary acts and attracting a lot of attention of passers-by. These amazing people are called street performers or buskers. They mostly perform in public places where they can display their talents to a lot of people. Most of them lay a hat or something similar for people to give them some money if they like their performances, but some street performers do it just for fun and out of love. Street performers can be found in almost every big city, but some cities are more famous for their street performers than others.
Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is considered to be the biggest arts festival in the world. This festival is also famous for street performers who make it so special and unique. This is the main reason why so many people come to this festival every year.
Some of the most exciting moments during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe are the shows of street performers. These shows definitely attract the majority of the public and the stages where these shows take place are always rated best.
In addition, there is one stage reserved for the end of the festival which is specifically made for entertainers who have never been performed at such a big festival. They get a chance to entertain many people and, if they do well, they are invited to perform at the festival next year. All in all, this festival is probably the best one to visit if you want to see the best buskers in the world.
Shibuya is another city where you can see numerous street performers working at their best. Shibuya is famous for its scramble crossing where almost 2500 people cross the street each time the green lights turn on, which makes this area a perfect place for street performers to display their talents and skills. In fact, there is a specially designated place for street performers near the sidewalk that provides enough room for a large number of spectators. People who perform here are mostly musicians and they seem to be admired by a lot of passers-by.
New Orleans, USA
Finally, New Orleans is a city with the best artists in the world, and street performers are no exception. There are a lot of street performers in the central area of this city, and the most famous of them are the members of the French Quarter. The members of this quartet look like they are always enjoying life by just doing what they love, and the best part is they sound amazing.