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Old 12-14-00, 07:34 AM   #1
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My partner and myself started busking in this last month. We have a restaurant in the Cincinnati OH area that we work on Tuesday nights (Ruth doing face painting and I am a Balloon Artist)and are making about $150. U.S. a night. Why didn't I discover this wonderful way to live in the 1960's!

My query is; We are going to Mama Clown's school the week of Jan 15 and want to do some busking on our trip. We will be going thru Atlanta GA and Orlando FL. Where are some spots to stop and busk doing Balloon animals and hats?

Thanks for any info.
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Old 12-15-00, 07:53 AM   #2
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Peter,

Howdy!

I'm based in Orlando, FL. Orlando PD has ordinances against busking and strictly enforce it downtown in the Church Street District (a popular spot for tourists) You can however obtain a busking license from city hall which allows you to busk downtown.

Of course the theme parks are going to object if you do it on any of their property.
They have a control issue when it comes to their entertainment... go figure...

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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="2">Originally posted by Peter:
Good Whatever Part of the Day it is for You,

My partner and myself started busking in this last month. We have a restaurant in the Cincinnati OH area that we work on Tuesday nights (Ruth doing face painting and I am a Balloon Artist)and are making about $150. U.S. a night. Why didn't I discover this wonderful way to live in the 1960's!

My query is; We are going to Mama Clown's school the week of Jan 15 and want to do some busking on our trip. We will be going thru Atlanta GA and Orlando FL. Where are some spots to stop and busk doing Balloon animals and hats?

Thanks for any info.
Peter
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Old 12-16-00, 01:23 AM   #3
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="2">Originally posted by Lyndel:
Peter,

Howdy!

I'm based in Orlando, FL. Orlando PD has ordinances against busking and strictly enforce it downtown in the Church Street District (a popular spot for tourists) You can however obtain a busking license from city hall which allows you to busk downtown.

Of course the theme parks are going to object if you do it on any of their property.
They have a control issue when it comes to their entertainment... go figure...

Hope this helped!

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Lyndel,

Can you send me any information on how to get the permit? We might be in Florida early next year and it would be fun to do some busking while we're there.

Any help will be appreciated.

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Triona,

I could not locate the phone number to city hall, but if you contact the chamber of commerce at (407) 425-1234, they will steer you in the right direction! Good luck!

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Lyndel,

Can you send me any information on how to get the permit? We might be in Florida early next year and it would be fun to do some busking while we're there.

Any help will be appreciated.

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Old 04-24-01, 10:46 AM   #5
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To my knowledge, the first block of Church Street in Orlando is for 'selected" performers only, they do have auditions and the scedule, but the second block - with less traffic, is OK for 'drive through" busking. You can also work in Ybor Town in Tampa, actually there's a post on gigs forum about it. Also a good place to work is Bayside Miami, you need the permission of the marketing director, but they are pretty easy about it if you work for tips and look presentable...Unfortunately, Atlanta Underground got closed for busking, there's no good pitches there, but you can always do balloons in Piedmont Park on the playground. They also have family days in Centenniel Park and there are kids there near the fountain.
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