Professional Circle Buskers
Festival Dates: August 3 – 12, 2017
The streets will be closed to traffic from 6 pm – 10:30 pm on weekdays, and noon – 10:30 pm on weekends, including holiday Monday.
The 2017 Festival will have Circle Buskers alternating between two pitches: Broadway & 11th, and Broadway & 10th.
Photo Credit: Saskatoon Star Phoenix, 2016. Show: Undead Newlyweds
|Week 1 Shows||Description|
|Vissertainments||Magic and escapes is a hilarious escape of illusion and comedy. Join Chris as he hog ties Saskatoons unsupervised children in regulation strait jackets and bribes them with hush money if they escape. Fun for everyone…including the kid|
|Eliot Entertainment||Juggling, comedy, magic, and poor fashion choices.|
|Dominic Searle||A comedy variety show using everyday objects. Juggling and unicycling, balance and object manipulation with lots of audience participation. Hilarious involvement with volunteers on stage.
Tons of witty repartee and some of the routines have backing music.
|Ross Vegas||Ross Vegas combines the ancient arts of circus and vaudeville, with the contemporary musical skills of incredible human beat-box and vocal sound FX, to create a show unique worldwide.
Acrobatics, illusion, juggling, visual gags, rapping, and comic improvisation are performed to a soundtrack created live with just the human voice, culminating in a spectacular one-hand balance on a tower of folding chairs.
Ross has appeared at major street theatre festivals across the globe for more than a decade, from the World Expo in Beijing, to the Street Performers World Championships in Dublin.
|Jason Melnychuk||Jason Melnychuk combines high stakes juggling and balance stunts with family friendly comedy and a grounded, down to earth stage personality resulting in a show sure to entertain all ages.|
|LAVArt Entertainment||“The Virtuoso Show” incorporates a variety of extraordinary guitar techniques that most people have never seen before with a comedy, story-telling, and volunteer routine that keeps and builds his audience throughout the entire show. Every piece he performs is so technically advanced that it keeps his viewers wondering what he could possibly do next.
Before they know it, he’s playing on two guitars at the same time with a teaspoon in his mouth sliding a solo on the guitar! And of course, his sex appeal and flirty puns make it that much more of an entertaining experience for his audience.
|Mr. Wizowski||Mr Wizowski is an expert at building crowds in to a frenzy of applause for his madcap stunts. Having run away from law school, Mr Wizowski brings to you a whirlwind of hilarious mayhem. He combines his trademark comic timing with unbelievable stunts, whether it’s juggling knives or balancing on a precarious tower of rolling pipes, Mr Wizowski is guaranteed to risk his life for your entertainment.|
|Tiana The Traveller||Tianna the Traveller has spent her life traveling the world collecting unusual stories and stunts. With charm and a cheeky smile, she dares to face every challenge and seek adventure! Her skills include whip cracking, hand-balancing, and an original ratchet strap escape. Throughout the show she shares quips from adventures she’s had along the way. Using escape as a metaphor for facing challenges, Tianna encourages audiences to be brave and dare to dream big!|
|Week 2 Shows||Description|
|Undead Newlyweds||We are a zombie circus show that combines comedy, juggling, fire manipulation and more! Tons of audience interaction and always a surprise!|
|The Unicycling Unicorn||A bright white rainbow vintage ski jumpsuit, fake ice beard, 80’s music and a unicorn riding a 12 foot unicorn unicycle talking in a Fargo accent. This show for all ages has been getting excellent reviews as kids like it but adults love it due to the ridiculous comedy and unbelievable unicycle skills by this world champion unicyclist.
For the new grand finale he will be juggling on top of one of the tallest unicycles in the world a torch, a knife and a surprise object that has killed more people than sharks last year and is the most dangerous object of them all! An original grand finale that no one in the world is brave enough to do except The Unicycling Unicorn.
|Billy Kidd Show||Billy Kidd is one of the few female escapologists and magicians working the world today. Watch as she turns paper to money, attempts to read the minds of the audience and performs her signature comedy escape routine inspired by Houdini. A show full of family fun and audience interaction.|
|Joel Walmsley||Comedy magic.|
|Gazzo Show||Gazzo is one of the most sought out entertainers in the industry today. With over 30 years experience performing at festivals worldwide his show should not be missed. Gazzo will mix his english humour with his cheeky style of magic. You can witness him find cards in the most unexpected places, and what he does with fruit and veg has to be seen to be believed. A laugh out loud type of show for the entire family. You might recognise him performing his signature act on Fool Us with Penn & Teller.|
|Toni Smith Show||Girl next door and professional world-class hula hooping with cheeky ‘just for mom’ comedy… Toni Smith leaves you chuckling while kids dance sweet ignorance!|
|Travis Bernhardt||A magic show. Fast paced and funny!|
|The Big Wheel Show||Hannah is bringing THE BIG WHEEL to the street. This is a circle show of circle themed circus. Contorting through rings, hula hooping and rolling about, she turns upside down and round and round. It literally runs rings around the competition. Audiences will be left with heads spinning, just hoping for another round. Wheely! Dazzling, dizzying, death defying, all in a days work.|
Starting the first day of the festival, the daily schedule of what you can expect on the streets will be put in here!
Time slots are one hour long, allowing for a 45 minute show with 15 minutes transition time. The pitch schedule has two, five (5) day fixed schedules. The first schedule has 4 groups with 8 shows each from August 3 – Aug 7 the second schedule has 4 groups with 6 shows each from August 8 – 12. It is our goal to have 8 unique performance groups. You may apply for placement in both 5 day schedules (the price would be $150 total) and in July, if we are not full, we will fill spots with companies wishing to perform both weekends.
Note: we do not supply any personal amplification systems. There is a Long & McQuade near the festival site that does rent them.