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. 

Erik Royds June 20, 2012 at 11:04 AM
Kelley June 20, 2012 at 11:34 AM
Sounds terrific. Hope it all works out.
howard mcgowan June 20, 2012 at 01:24 PM
get police presense downtown.!!!
Diana June 21, 2012 at 01:32 AM
They've done that, Howard. Try to keep up.
Phe June 21, 2012 at 03:05 PM
I love this! This is the kind of application of the Broken Windows Theory of urban renewal and crime reduction that we need to invest in more of. It's hard for those who have negative intentions to hang out in an area where people gather for street theater, street art, farmer's markets, etc. :)
Michael B Elvale June 21, 2012 at 03:20 PM
ahh, how do we get people into the downtown to watch these performers? take down that wall at cityhall and the police station for starters...
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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