Calling All Buskers! Washington Ave. Could Be Filled With Street Musicians This Summer
|Brown Bottle Fever, a busking duo from South St. Louis, plays outside the Flamingo Bowl on Thursday. One St. Louis man wants busking to become a regular occurrence on Washington, and has plans to bring them downtown.|
And he's looking for talent.
At a press conference on Thursday morning at Flamingo Bowl that announced various events planned for this summer downtown, Kociela said he wants to take buskers from rogue status to official levels.
"We want to make it clear they're official," he noted.
While street performing is best-known as an informal, grassroots operation, Kociela says his planned project would place musicians on street corners up and down Washington, which might be more likened to Astro-turfing.
"We would love to," Kociela said when asked if he plans on hosting an open call for musicians any time soon.
Street musicians, are you interested in taking your act to Washington Avenue?