Busker Fest Breakdown
Here are all the details you need to stay "in the know" for Blue Ridge Busker Fest 2019!
Who should come to Busker Fest?
EVERYONE! We have 3 components to the festival to please EVERYONE! Imagination Station up on the Barter Green will please the children from 11-3pm, Blue Ridge Busker Fest will please ALL AGES from 12-5pm up and down Main St. and the Buskers After Dark event is for adults 21+. If you're reading this-YOU are invited. So are ALL of your friends. Spread the word about #blueridgebuskerfest and let them know #itsalwaysplaytimeinabingdon
What should I bring?
Your Camera or smart phone for pictures: the photo opps will be endless. Use the #abingdonbuskers and #abingdonva on Instagram.
Your Appetite: we have some of the best independent restaurants in the state-which is why Abingdon was just named the Best Small Town Food Scene by USA Today, and many of them will have specials during the festival. Grab lunch, dinner or a drink.
Your Smile: Prepare to be dazzled and inspired by the amazing performers of the day. We hope Busker Fest will amplify the good feelings of our happy town. We also want you to leave the festival happier than you were when you came. We expect it you to have fun and create memories you'll never forget!
Where do I park?
Parking is available in public lots and street spaces around town. Free Shuttle Services will be running up and down Main St to shuttle attendees from the extra parking lot at Rose's on Main Street near Thompson Drive. You can also hop on the shuttle buses to discover acts on one side of town to the next.
Why Blue Ridge Busker Fest?
Abingdon has a rich history of performing arts-we're bringing that authentic Abingdon character to our historic downtown! Busker Festivals are exploding as a way to support the arts by showcasing street performers, and in some cities are the largest public event of the year. We started Busker Fest to highlight the arts, culture & beauty of historic Abingdon, VA. After all-It's Always Play Time in Abingdon.
Who's in charge of Busker Fest?
Abingdon Music Experience is a program of the Tourism Department of the Town of Abingdon, and produces the dozens of events throughout the year to showcase the authentic culture of SWVA and highlight the many ways to enjoy the historical downtown culture of Abingdon. Contact us!