We welcome music that is upbeat, family-friendly and skillfully presented. We offer two types of performance opportunities at our market; both play for tips:
Busking: performers who show up on market day and sign up for a space, if available. All buskers must sign an agreement form and give an annual $10 donation to the MF&AM. Buskers are not guaranteed space and will be asked to leave if they are disruptive or unsuitable for the markets.
Scheduled music: performers who are an appropriate fit for our markets may contact our office to arrange for a date and time to perform under either a designated 10 x 10 canopy or on stage, at select markets days only. ("Appropriate" includes: moderate volume, family-friendly, enjoyable skill level, positive attitude. Our band shell stage has an access to electrical outlets; music could also be played acoustic.)
Several guidelines to keep in mind: music is kept at a low volume so as not to interfere with market conversations and sales (generally no drums, brass, etc); performers play for tips only; the market does not provide any equipment. Buskers must check in with the market manager when they show up, and are given a designated spot/time to play, if available.
We reserve the right to refuse space to anyone.