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City Seeks Street Performers for Pilot Program

What do you think about the plan to bring some performing arts downtown?

Are you a musician, acrobat, living statue or magician? 

City Hall is looking for professional street performers of all stripes to bring foot traffic downtown on Friday and Saturday nights, and are accepting applications to audition for the volunteer gig. 

While there is no pay, performers will be permitted to accept tips from their audience and "offer for sale performance-originated products" only.

Artists must also adhere to a number of regulations and apply for a permit from the city. 

Those interested can download the application and email it to Kevin Duffy at kduffy@cityofmalden.org. 

Performers can also call Duffy with questions at 781-397-7000 ext. 2009. 

Tony H. June 21, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Agreed -- street performers will bring some great energy to the downtown, but the Great Wall of Malden will ensure the benefits are minimized. People need to see into the square from Malden Station and the street needs to become a thruway so drivers (myself included) stop avoiding it. I volunteer to help with any teardown / rebuilding efforts...
Phe June 21, 2012 at 06:11 PM
This, this, a thousand times this!
david mokal June 22, 2012 at 12:37 AM
Sure will I love the Idea.
Eric Robitaille July 13, 2012 at 05:33 PM
I love the idea, mostly because im one of the performers. I'll be performing tonight 7 to 9 across the street from Pho 99 on Pleasant St. Look for Eric Robitaille (the magic guy)!!!
Phe July 13, 2012 at 06:31 PM
:) We saw you audition, Eric. Amelie thought you were cool. Also, after tonight, is there a set schedule from this point forward or just...when performers are out, they're out?

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